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Old 11-01-2018, 10:54 PM
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thank you for the great advice. sounds like a good plan to me. what about a switch to entirely electronic ignition and ditching the dist. cap?
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Old 11-03-2018, 11:17 AM
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EDIS = Electronic Distributorless Ignition System
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i just read your profile on supermotors.net and i gotta admit i got almost giddy from reading about your bronco. my f150 has a lot of sentimental value to me, as it carried my expectant wife and me from the oregon coast back to our hometown on long island (NY). my idea of going "stock" has finally crumbled, and i think that the image of what i want it to be is becoming more clear. are the bronco and mustang the only two cars youve ever owned? i was thinking of getting a new ranger, but the wife totaled our daily driver (kia, bad name for a vehicle: K.I.A. (although she and child were safe)), so now she needs a new ride. i just cant justify getting two new cars, so im thinking that i get her the whatever-she-wants and i'll get my darla going.

theres still this 86 flareside with a manual I6 near me that's been sitting for god knows how long. outside is rough but the interior is effing mint. guy wants 900 for it but it doesnt run (old fuel) and says it needs a tune up, he said just plugs and wires. those i6s are bulletproof and i really love the look of these bullnoses, do you think that it is a waste to throw new plugs and wires into something that has been sitting for so long? would i need to remove and clean/replace fuel lines on something that has been sitting so long?

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Old 12-21-2018, 11:50 AM
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Spark plugs don't simply "fail" en masse. If they're filthy, and you can't see a spark jump when you have one out & laid against the block (or grounded by wire), sandblast them clean temporarily.
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Neither do wires, but they can be repaired easily without any cost or parts:


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The stale gas is more-likely the critical problem.


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But it's really easy & cheap (moreso with a carb than EFI) to set up a temporary fuel tank (gas can) & line (rubber hose to the carb) to bypass most of the goo. Add some fuel system cleaner (I prefer Berryman's B12 pour-in) to the gas before running it to the carb, and see what happens. Keep a fire extinguisher &/or garden hose handy, and wear eye/ear protection (in case of backfires).
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