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1974 porsche 911 2.7L ignition trouble

1974 porsche911 2.7L car starts then loses power wkile driving no spark from coil but magicallypower comes back after 15 minutes.Does it cold or hot. I've checked the coil, perma tune, plugs, rotor, points, cap and wires all seem to be fine. Sounds as if something is resetting after a while.

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Post your problem on pelicanparts.com in the 911 tech forum area, great help here.

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Posted on Aug 09, 2008

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I hope this helps!! If so please check YES! Thanks!

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