miss fires

35

Asked by Oct 09, 2009 at 12:17 AM about the 1972 Ford F-100

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my 1972 ford f-100 with the stock 320 and two barrel in it that we rebuilt about a year ago misses around 65 mph. just had the timing set at a shop and new points put on. runs totally fine until about 65 mph like i said. any ideas?

3 Answers

35

Hey Jacob , try checking your wires to the points as I have found some trucks are vibrating the wires causing a dead short which is cause the truck to miss fire or end up stalling .

35

that would make sense because i only have a three speed and around 65 the rpms are fairly high causing vibrations. thanks! ill try that

15

I had that issue on a 69 F100 I used to have, had a 240 I6, anyway I racked so many miles on the truck that the distributor itself was worn. New Distributor fixed my issue. (I checked plugs, wires, points, timing damn thing had me stumped for a few days.

Your Answer

F-100

Looking for a Used F-100 in your area?

CarGurus has 167 nationwide F-100 listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Ford F-100 Experts

  • #1
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    480
  • #2
    MrBlueOval
    Reputation
    310
  • #3
    Rowefast
    Reputation
    280
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-250
477 listings starting at $6,694
Used Ford Mustang
729 Great Deals out of 38,316 listings starting at $895
Used Ford Bronco
192 listings
Used Chevrolet Camaro
418 Great Deals out of 30,790 listings starting at $3,550

Used Cars For Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.