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My '84 pickup 2X4 starts, runs few minutes just fine then dies. 7.5 amp ingnition fuse burned each time. I've replaced coil, voltage regulator,alternator, fuel pump, air pump, checked wires. Can't fine the short. Any advise on likely candidate is appreciated since this will save me a lot of time checking/replacing unneeded items. Switch on column, emmission controls? I have to believe after 26 years that someone has run into this before. I'm original owner. I love my little baby! Had it longer than I've had children! do my own mechnical work. Runs great, keeps on running.

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Think you should have a 20amp fuse minimum,is it points or ignition module,i ask because here in europe modules didnt come in till 1990 ,but californian motors catch me out quite often with stuff we havent seen in europe till anything up to 10yrs later

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