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TIMING IS CORRECT BUT IT SPITS SPUTTERS AND BACK FIRES THROUGH THE CARB AND EXHAUST.IT HAS BEEN OVERHAULED WITH IN THE LAST 5 YEARS AND HAS NEW PLUGS, POINTS AND ROTOR BUTTON. ANY IDEAS. WAYNE

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