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  1. Hello forum, I had a slight problem with my 71/429cj not long ago. It was pertaining from the Mallory Unilite ignition system. Luckily I have my car running nicely again with a basic Pertronix I system. I still have the original dual point distributor. (Not on the car atm). I have bought a Pertonix 1281DV system specifically for upgrading the original dual points. Are there any advantages over the basic system? Or the original dual points system. The engine sounds absolutely fine and healthy with the basic Pertronix I (non-dual pionts igniter)….. What were the reasons/advantages by having a dual point system originally? We all all know it is a slightly more complicated system requiring a bit more maintainance. thanks.
  2. Kilgon.....hood was opened 22sec after the photo!🤠👍 I did three longish drives yesterday......the car ran smoothly all the way!🍻 That Mallory Unilite system definitely had me ‘conundrummed’....I just didnt believe it could be that. Until I read it was a ‘infra red light system’........that changed my thinkin’ completely. I still have the original dual point distributor. I will install a Pertronix 1281DV in the distributor and put it back in the car. The basic Pertronix I system is a FINE little thing indeed. So simple, so genius!
  3. The fan belt is on correctly. Just the type, I guess. I drove to the small car show. Ran smoothly!👍😀 Here is a picture from show👇
  4. SOME VERY GOOD NEWS!! I worked on the beast today. Changed the coil...Acdelco 505....sorry..problem persisted. I then took out the Mallory Unilite (infrared !!) ignition system and put in a basic Pertronix I. The car fired up. Sounded completely normal. Oil pressure, temp and amps came up! I drove the car for a good half-hour....different rpms!...hehe.....not a stutter, stumble or squeak! I hope this was it! The Mallory Unilite system......anybody here have that system? Please indicate if you have had problems with it. I am soooooooooo happy, that I got it running reliably again. I am attending a small car show later today......fingers crossed that everything works ok!👍🍻
  5. Were all 1971 429cj-r/4sp cars dual point distributors? What is the best Pertronix kit for my car? It is not a Pertronix electronic ignition in there atm.....some other brand. Could defective electronic ignition cause my problem?
  6. Coolant level is fine. Oil level is perfect. Distributor cap is totally dry. Car is stored in doors. Spark plug wires and spark plugs are intact and not damaged. The engine runs absolutely normal and nicely....until the shut down. The car cuts out even when ‘cold’. About 2-3 minutes after start up the first time. The car is startable even when hot. I dont think its vapor lock, because of the way it shuts down......just shuts down instantly...no sputtering. Can/could a defective voltage regulator cause this type of problem? Immediate shut down? Very strange this. Regarding ‘flameouts’...no flames either way....carb or exhaust. Flameout in aviation speak means just that.....no ‘flames’ (in turbine) and engine shuts down. Same happens here.....’flame=spark instantly disappears and engine shuts down.
  7. Could an overheated sparkplug wire cause this issue? Spark plug wire number 1 was basically lying on the exhaust manifold held down on it by a heater hose......
  8. After it stalls......it cranks fine and eventually can be started. It is not the original points ignition. It is electronic now....I will get a photo of it tomorrow. I suspect an electric issue too.....but what could cause this? Bad starter solenoid? Voltage regulator? Any ideas welcome👍
  9. I have used Lucas hotrod oil for a few years now. 10-40. It has some of the highest zinc ppm out there....2100ppm. Valvoline High Zinc is excellent oil, but ‘only’ has 1200ppm. Sunoco have a new classic car oil....2000ppm.......Seems fine too.
  10. Hello forum. I just started driving my 1971 429cj-r/4sp for the season. Some stressful stuff happened. Total instant flameout a few times while driving...and a couple of times while idling. The car has never done this before. The car has been standing for almost a year..with battery disconnected. New fuel was filled recently. Battery is new. Charging seems ok (14.3v). All voltages seem normal. Fuel filter for Rochester carb changed. Fuel pump works fine. I am stumped...... Were all 1971 429cj-r/4sp cars dual advance? See picture of my engine..... I need some good advice as to what is going on. Thanks....
  11. My car has electronic ignition. How would I check if the fusable wire is defective? thanks...
  12. I will check on the car tomorrow........
  13. The car quit like the key was turned off. No sputtering. The gas tank was just over quarter full.
  14. Hello forum. Wierd thing happened while out driving my 429cj. It was warmed up......put in gear...drove 30m...car flamed out......was able to start up again and go. Later same day.....car flamed out on road.....I managed to pull over safely......very difficult to start.....poured on some gas.....a couple of minutes later was able to start and drove home. Any ideas? car had been standing still for nearly a year (due all this corona stuff)... picture from drive.👍
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