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Doesnt want to stay running after it rains out.

Doesn't want to stay running after it rains out. But it runs fine otherwise.

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On your older cars with plug wires if they was bad they acted like that when they got moister from the rain

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cover the distributor cap with plastic and the high voltage coil.

with a damp environment, high voltage usually jumps to the nearest ground and would not go to the spark plug.

you can test this at night when it is damped and raining, at night, let some body start the car for you and you watch the engine compartment without light so that you can trace where the spark is jumping out.

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