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The rat, she lives!

With everything in place and ready to go, the ballast resistor was giving off waves of heat. Not good. Turned out to be a bad coil. I dug into Zippy’s parts bin and grabbed another one.

With just a bit of choke, she fired right up! Once it warmed up, I set the dwell and timing. A quick compression check showed fairly even results:

#1: 162
#2: 163
#3: 165
#4: 162

The carbs I rebuilt earlier were not happy though. They leaked the ATF from the dampers through the bottom and one of the pistons jammed open.

3.5 years from street orphan to running car!