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1953-1960 Classic Car Engines Troubleshooting Guide: Engine Misfires When Car is Accelerated

Things to Look For:

If the engine misses when car is accelerated but does not miss when idling the reason is that the spark plugs stop firing because of increased compression pressure caused by:

  1. Weak spark.
  2. Plug gaps too wide.
  3. Plug fouled or damp.
  4. Plug porcelain below par.

The Complete Guide to Troubleshooting 1953-1960 Era American Classic Car Engines

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