<VV> 140 miss update

Jay Maechtlen jaysplace at laserpubs.com
Wed May 20 15:53:57 EDT 2015

Check the wire inside the distrib going to the points. Also check the 
grounding of the breaker plate.
Any wires that can move might be broken inside the insulation.

On 5/20/2015 12:38 PM, Ralphsebrell via VirtualVairs wrote:
> I took Jim's advice and removed the vacuum hose and plugged it. Ran pretty good, in town and 70 mph hiway  :-)
> removed the vac advance "Bell" and it holds a vacuum. The points plate rotates. When plugged in , Back to sq one.
> Distributer # 1110371   5K21  Delco
> Any more thoughts?
> Too much vacuum advance.  Take the vacuum line of the distributor's
> nipple and
> plug the rubber hose. A golf tee or #10 bolt works fine.
> Drive the car around
> fir a while and see if you have any of the surging
> symptoms.  If that fixes it
> then the easy to get 1/2 of the vacuum
> advance back is to remove the hose plug
> and make a "U out of a piece of
> steel wire (coat hanger size) and place it one
> leg of the vacuum advance
> dash-pot next to the distributor housing.  That will
> still allow some
> advance but only about 8 degrees instead of 15 degrees.
> Jim
> Davis
> On 5/19/2015 8:21 PM, Ralphsebrell via VirtualVairs wrote:
>> This
> has happened on both of my 140's. The car will start to have a small "miss", on
> light throtle and light load in town. And it will get progressively worse, to
> the point of bucking and kicking. Marathon hi test fuel.
>> On the current one,
> I just now cleaned the outside of the coil tower with brake cleaner and it
> helped some, but not yet near good running. Listened to the exhaust, and both
> sides I hear a "miss" ,
>> I'm not a real mechanic, and noone in town wants to
> touch it, nearest Vairs 1 1/2 hrs away  :-(
>> Any ideas apperciated.
> Ralph
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Jay Maechtlen
'61 2-dr modified w/fiberglass skin,
transverse 3.8 Buick V6 TH440T4 trans

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