V8's n stuff
On the way back from malvern, my 101 started running like a bag of spanners.
Its been playing up a lot lately. To begin with, periodically you would be
going up through the gears and suddenly find yourself with no power or revs.
The only way I can describe it is as if you had pulled the choke out. This
would only happen occasionally. It would also misfire on decelleration.
Anyway, last night it started this again, except it got worse, coughing to
get up hills, I'm sur it was only running on 5 cylinders some of the time.
It sounded awful, was lumpy and had no power. De celleration was even worse.
Now I'm out of my depth with petrol engines, give me a diesel any day to
work on! So I'm a bit lost as to waht might be causing this. My first
thought is to replace the points, condensor and plugs. I'm also wondering
whether to buy a set of magnecor leads (am wondering whether one or more are
breaking down). Am I looking in the right place, or barking up the wrong
Also am toying with the idea of a electronic ignition convertion from
newtronics, esp on 101fc R/B that's been gassed, any thoughts??