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Have you checked the fuel line for a filter?   Where the fuel line attaches to the carb is usually a small filter in the housing.

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I did, that filter looks good, the weird thing is it has fuel in the carb, like I can use the accelerator pump, and it's strong, but for some reason it's sputtering, and when it was trying to light off it was a rich colored exhaust smoke. at first it looked like oil but the smell, was all gas, like it wasn't oil at all, I'm gonna try leaning the mixture screws a little bit, but I feel like it may need a rebuild.

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also question, any of you guys have a discord or anything that is more direct, I have a discord, that way I can get more direct messages as things happen. I don't have my login saved on my phone and trying to use the forums on my phone can be annoying

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ok guys. serious problem. battery is flat, tried to use the trickle charger but the needle pegged passed 6amps which seems odd. I think theres a battery drain or something. Something happened to the car overnight that changed it, it was fine yesterday had a full battery and cranked nicely, to being a flat battery. I wish I had some people close by that could help cause I am very frustrated, confused and in need of help and knowledge. Google isn't as good as a second head to talk to that can help diagnose problems

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I did try adjusting the points a little bit it did nothing

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I mean I have a feeling it's spark as I had the bottle of gas from testing the fuel pump and squirt it and it still only sputtered

albeit a little more sputtering but I think I have an idea. I think the wire from the coil to the points may be dead or dying, it's the one that was connected to the melted points

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it's inconsistent spark, having had someone come over something in the distributor or a ground in it isn't right as I had someone come over and we messed around and probed around. It has spark that varies in strenght. when it gets stronger it sputters then dies. I am thinking of swapping it to HEI to completely do away fiddly stuff and make it reliable.

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