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85 dodge 360 no spark replaced, coil , ign switch, condesor , replaced distributer , wires, plugs , coil is getting power to it at 13.3 volts

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I would suspect the ignition control if you have already replaced all that stuff. I personally would replace it with an MSD ignition for better running and fuel mileage, but the ignition module should be a whole lot cheaper.

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