If you have points/condensor, out of adjustment or burnt points will cause hard starting, poor acceleration and a rough idle. A bad condensor will cause basically the same thing. Upgrade to a pertronics unit, you will love it.
not sure what you consider a tune-up. Cap, rotor, points and condenser is what i consider a minor tune-up. Plugs and air cleaner are next on the list followed by wires and fuel filter. Timing can also make the car run rough. Vacume can also cause problems normally highlighted by a fast idle.
A bad cap, rotor or points can make the whole engine run bad, where plugs, cap or wires can attack a single cylinder.
If it has been 20,000 i'de probably get everything. If the wires are looking real good skip them. With a clogged fuel filter the car will idle good but run bad under load and acceleration.
If by Distributor, your referring to the cap, as the previous posts said, It'd idle/run poorly. My parants had a Valiant one time that lost a tooth off the distributor gear. You want to talk about a rough ride.....We nick named it the "Getty Up-Go Car" (Hey we were young). As they'd drive down the road, it'd pause on just about every revolution of the motor, then surge ahead. It's a good thing we were young, because otherwise, I wouldn't have been caught dead in it. It sure looked funny though.
I'm in the process of planning my next project which will be a 1967 or 1968 Mustang. I want to build a Hot Rod , modern engine, transmission, (400HP with 5 speed manual shift), disc brakes, air conditioning, etc.... I'm hoping you guys can steer me in the right direction as far...
So I did a little cleaning on the engine bay today. This included taking off oil pressure gauge line to oil pressure sending unit and cleaning it. Put it back on and now gauge does not read correctly. Car has new sending unit. Any ideas? I made sure fitting is snug against sending unit. I do...
1967 Mustang-289 2-barrel car
I purchased this car in November and the previous owner called and said he has a chrome dress up kit he had purchased and included chrome valve covers that he never got around to installing.
The existing driver side oil fill cap has a hose from it to filter housing...
Hi. Im no expert on cars, so i wanted to get your thoughts on which car should consider more.
I am from Europe, the prices are higher for Mustangs because of the import prices/taxes.
At the moment i have 2 choices
69 Fastback 302 cui automatic transmision. for about ~38k
70 Fastback 4...