I just got the bronco sounding good with the new pipe and the header leak fixed, and now it leaves me stranded. I drove to a friend's house, shut it down, and got a nasty run on, and a hiss. It started, ran about three miles to my house; and I shut it off. I got up this morning, it won't start. It turns over, it wants to start. It will start with lot's of pedal, but immediately dies when gas is let up.
My theory: the spark run on and hiss caused the distributor to get loose. It was ok for the three mile trip home, but the timing was thrown way off. So if I tinker with the timing, it should be running again. I hope...... What do you guys think?? You guys are a great resource.
While I have your attention. I am thinking about putting a Mallory dist. in. The factory rep told me all I need to do is hookup the vaccum advance and get a source of power to it, and it will do the rest. I am wanting to by pass my computer...... Can it be that easy??? For $260 for the distributor, something had better be that easy...
headers on a 6 banger