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I don't think Geoffrey noticed your almost 4800 posts!!! It's almost a full time job!
I didn't work this hard when I did have a job. LOL

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...got a total engine rebuild. and it works very fine. ...sometimes while im drivin i m feeling the bird rattleing.. even the acellerator pedal... what could it be guys... ?
Yeah, we thought we were rid of those when we sent them to Malta.

You don't give much to go on. John did a great job troubleshooting considering he's 10,000 miles from your car.

How do you know the distributor gears are set right?

#1 spark plug tower usually has a '1' next to it and molded into the top of the cap. Is that where #1 spark plug WIRE is plugged in to?

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Geoffrey, as you mentioned I think it's a good idea to try the old Rotor & Distributor Cap & see if there's a difference. I also think an apology to John would be appreciated, & we can start fresh with the questions & answers again.

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I also think an apology to John would be appreciated, & we can start fresh with the questions & answers again.

Chris......From OZ.
Chris,

Thanks for lobbying on my behalf. I would also like to put this behind us so we can help Geoffrey fix his problem.

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If it only fires when you press on the cap then it sounds like an issue between the rotor and the cap. Are your rotor and cap new and are you sure they are correct. It may be just poor quality replacement parts. I recommend buying the best quality parts you can find. Try cleaning the #5 contact on the underside of the cap. Maybe some plastic is overlapping it.

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Yes I've witnessed the overlapping plastic and the cheap wobbly cap that would never seat properly and finally solved the issue with a cap/rotor that was warranteed for an extra long interval, maybe lifetime.

The op could do a continuity test on the #5 plug wire. Probably a waste of time.
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The op could do a continuity test on the #5 plug wire. Probably a waste of time.
I was going to suggest that he swap out the plug wire in case he has a loose connection at the boot where it goes into the cap. It's possible the movement of pushing on the cap is causing the wire to make a temporary connection.

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I would not assume anything, even though some parts are "new".

Included in that comment is the distributor itself. I would take the cap and rotor off, grab the shaft and see if I could feel any side to side play in it. This would indicate poor bearings. Such in turn can cause odd timing.

Are you certain the cap is sitting squarely and correctly on the distributor body ? A small bit of sloppy plastic could prevent this. Hold it upside down beside your old one and compare.

I would certainly buy another cap/rotor from a different source and try them. Short money. Never know how well/poorly the others were made.

check the spark plug wires for routing. Separate with the little plastic gizmos as best you can. Odd things can happen between them.

But definitely try another cap & rotor . . .

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thanks for all the replies. dont worry jon pizzi maybe i found u in a bad moment yesty.. definetly will buy another cap and rotor... besides birdsnest... is there any other reliable source for buyin such things for my 352 ?...

coz the only places i buy from is birdsnest and rockautoo

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Geoffrey, the Bird Nest and Thunderbird Headquarters manufacture about 80% of the parts that are sold by all the other Tbird parts houses listed in the Advertisements Forum... So they tell me... I have no idea which one manufactures the cap and rotor or if someone else does. But you might try Tbird Hqs...
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thx yellow rose .. i`ll go in for the search
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