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1975 buick electra 225 with 455 engine in garage 5 years started 2 times a year this year I started run outside approx 2 hours put back in garage next day started same run and purred 2 HRS 3rd day took more than usual and is missing big time. I installed new cap and roter,new set of wires,new plugs.I put Rislone eng treatment in case I have stuck lifter or valve , you have to work the gas pedel so it doesnt shut off until it warms up. missing terrible. dont know what to do except take off intake.would like to avoid if possible.......

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1975?? it has a carb and points ,check the points gap first if that doesnt work then its carb strip and clean

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