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The points on the car seem to be pitting and "burning" quick.

The other issue is the car was running pretty good. It would start warm up and rev freely. Now it starts and idles but that's about it. I have read the threads and it seems to be a condenser thing. I am ordering the pertronix today so that is the next step. Still wonder what causes the excessive voltage or what in the points.

72 240 stock. been sitting for 11 years. gas seems ok. po cleaned the fuel system i think but i am going that way today. Nice that this engine is exactly like the roadster just a little longer.

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Bad condenser will cause the points to burn quickly, also having the key in the ON position without the engine running is hard on the points. Going to the Pertronix should solve your problems.

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