The coil is in a really stupid place on these. Sat directly on top of the engine and fairly close to an exhaust manifold too! I'll get a new one anyway and make up a new mounting bracket to go on the drivers inner wing, well away from heat. I'll have to extend the low tension wires and get a new longer king lead aswell. Even if it's not causing trouble now, moving it is definitely a good idea.
Thanks for the links junkman, that's the carb that it had originally. I don't know why it was changed. I have heard though the original carbs aren't all that good though? I don't have any experience of these big yank carbs to know!? Are Edelbrock carbs not any good then?
I've got to get an alternator for it aswell as it's not charging very well, 11.6v! The battery is new.
Has anyone ever had or used a 'flamethrower' coil? A suitable V8 one is available fairly easily and I've heard they give very strong sparks too compared to oem ones. Is it worth it or just get another standard part?
It's great to drive, but it's more of a big cruiser than anything. The big V8 is pretty lazy, it's nothing like the muscle cars of the time. When nailed, the front lifts up and it goes ok, but it is a very big, heavy old lump and it feels like it to drive! If you give it good rev when sat idling the body twitches and shakes though, it's awesome!
Stunning.I bet when you nail it the back end squats, it roars its nuts off - but doesn't actually pull that hard.There was a metallic blue Marquis at Cholmondeley that looked like it could eat everything else in sight and still drive home at the end of it all.
Was the blue one at Cholmondeley a 2 door version, I've seen one at a show somewhere, it's either a P or R reg?