My 1978 Thunderbird starta right up then it quits in traffic and won't start for a while. After sitting runs no prob.

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Asked by Oct 25, 2014 at 11:00 PM about the 1978 Ford Thunderbird

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I've replaced fuel filter, thermostat

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It could be the coil getting hot. Or something in distributed if it does it again check to see if the car has fire at the plugs

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You are describing a classic ignition module for those years, most likely it has a blue grommet where the wiring goes into the unit, most part stores will have this in stock, it might be a good idea to replace the distributor pickup inside the distributor at this time, especially if it has never been changed. That too should be at your local parts store.

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I had the same problem on one of my 65's and I replaced the coil (which was fire hot after running) and the ignition module. Now it runs fine.

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