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Old 06-20-2011, 03:38 PM   #1
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Newbie, rassling with a 1973 Winnebago 22' Indian

Well, the deal was too good to resist.... after draining 8yr. old fuel from the tank, putting air in the low tires, installing batts., changing fuel filters, we had the thermoquad carb rebuilt, installed a new fuel pump, and it fired rightup! about 15 miles later, (on the freeway at rush hour), it quit running. a quick restart, and a couple more miles, quit again. no restart, checked the fuel sys, ok, no fire to the coil, new coil, still no fire, direct jumper to coil, still no fire. towed home. Looking for electrial and owners manuals, (winnebago doesn't seem to have anything that old). HELLLLLP!
FYI, it's dodge, 440. tnx for any help
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:54 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. I can't help you with your question, but someone of this forum should be able to help. Good luck.
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balast resistor. It is located in the distributor and was a commom chrysler prolem.
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:09 PM   #4
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balast resistor. It is located in the distributor and was a commom chrysler prolem.
And/Or it could be the electronic ignition control module if it is equipped with that.
I'd also pull the dist cap and make for sure the dist is turning.
Did you check the engine for oil? if so you didn't mention it.
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Old 06-21-2011, 12:51 PM   #5
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still rassling

Many thanks for quick replies and suggestions! Winne Indust. sent me an old schematic, and a block diagram of chassie electrical. Omly stuff hey have left. My mech. bud tied up for a few days, then we'll dig in again. (he came up with a newer distrib. which we'll try. FYI, found a lot of metallic shavings inside the dist., also a small (about an inch long and bent up, cresent shape with one ear missing), piece of metal that looks like it was some kind of mounting bracket, but, can't see where it might have come from. While I'm waiting for pal, I'll drain the old fuel from auxiliary tank and clear the lines to selector valve and Gen. Getting hot here on high desert and I'd like to see if the A/C works. (Too far to house power).
Thanks again for your responses.
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OOPS!, oil fine, coolant also, tranny fluid still a little red. I was surprised at how well kept it was. "D" rated tires, no dry rot. couple of small leaks at corners of roof vents to be sealed. Still has all original upolstery and wall covering,(except for bathroom, wrinkled vinyl falling off).
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