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My ford escort 1976 1.3 kent motor has a flat spot

My escort has a flat spot even though i have fitted an electronic distributor, and overhauled the carb and the engine.

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Hello,it may have a defective coil,which under load is breaking down,hope this helps, cheers

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I agree, jumped timing. Check to make sure the dist is tight. Than check for tdc on the #1 cylinder. When the #1 cyl is TDC the rotor should be pointing to that wire on the cap. Take the cap off while checking. Also is easier to turn motor by hand without plugs in motor.

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