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460 utiltiy gas rough start...

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Butch WI

08-17-2014 05:47:54

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Over the last couple of weeks my 58 460 utility has been getting harder and harder to start. Today it wont fire but once or twice. I have never done any work on it as far as ignition stuff except plugs and wires when I restored it in '09. When it did start it would run rough and then over a short period of time it would even out and run normal (sounded like it was missing on a/several cyclinders) My question is do you think it is in the distributor? If so what parts would I need? Can I get them from an auto parts place (being that it is Sunday and dealer is closed) any help is appreciated...I can always count on the wealth of knowledge AND the willingness to share that wealth!


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Butch WI

08-18-2014 18:06:07

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 Re: 460 utiltiy gas rough start... in reply to Butch WI, 08-17-2014 05:47:54  
Well I tried the spare set of points I had for an H. Could only use half of them and you will see why in the photos...Can you tell me why there is different ones that I got from the dealer today from the ones it has in it???? Check out the pics.

You can see the differences...have to "modify" the new ones where the shaft rotates on and then use the old rigid part becuse there is no lobe that offsets on the new ones rendering them useless.


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Nate V. IA

08-17-2014 23:24:06

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 Re: 460 utiltiy gas rough start... in reply to Butch WI, 08-17-2014 05:47:54  
Check the plug wires for corrosion in the cap and spark plug boot. My 706 sat all winter in the shed and wouldn't even fire up one spring, After looking at all the usual suspects I was coming up empty. Finally took one of the spark plug wires off and the metal connector was corroded to the dist. cap, same thing for the other five. I made new wires, bought a new dist. cap and coil she was back to work.


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El Toro

08-17-2014 06:48:24

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 Re: 460 utiltiy gas rough start... in reply to Butch WI, 08-17-2014 05:47:54  
You should pull off one plug wire at a time while a helper makes an attempt to start the engine to see if you have hot fire to your plug. If the fire looks weak your coil may be weak. Check your distributor cap for a crack. Do a compression check to see what your readings are
and check the valve lash to see if they have enough clearance. Make sure the helper has the brakes locked and the transmission is out of gear.
New points and a condenser may be in order. Hal
PS: APG is taking a cut in personnel somewhere around 5000. This is what our local paper has posted. The traffic is terrible in that area and not much better in Bel Air.

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