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Got a timing light? Stick it on the coil wire, tape the trigger down and watch it flash.... if it continues to flash "normally" when the engine cuts out you have a fuel system problem. If the light momentarily stops flashing you have an ignition problem. Can't remember.... what do you have for an ignition system? Also hear a lot of "air" for having the air cleaner installed.... check for a vacuum leak.
 

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Got a timing light? Stick it on the coil wire, tape the trigger down and watch it flash.... if it continues to flash "normally" when the engine cuts out you have a fuel system problem. If the light momentarily stops flashing you have an ignition problem. Can't remember.... what do you have for an ignition system? Also hear a lot of "air" for having the air cleaner installed.... check for a vacuum leak.
Will do thanks. It's a pertronix system btw.
 

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Just a quick update. I had some major starting and idling issues again on my last start up...so bad it would barely run. Long story short I took it in the my shop. The mechanic checked it out and said the power valve was blown and was time for a carb rebuild and new filters. I Just brought it home and so far its running extremely smooth in this obscene 120 degree desert heat. I'll give it a day to cool down and check the choke function. But so far so good.

Much appreciation to all those who chimed in. This forum is a fantastic resource.
 
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