Buick 225 distributor question

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  1. Campfire

    Campfire

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    My son's 51 Willys just received a 225 V6 transplant. It's a great little engine and runs OK, but I have that missfire on the right bank. I think I have the wrong cap on the distributor and don't trust the replacement parts.

    Does anyone know if the point distributor caps had the long odd spaced contact points in them like the HEI caps?

    And yeah, that little air filter is going away...

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  2. D'Animal

    D'Animal Rescuer of Beagle and Landcruisers Moderator

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  3. ajfriz

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    225s are all odd-fires IIRC. When they went to the 231 it was even-fire (although there were a few 231 odd-fires when they first started producing them). It's always going to sound like it has a miss when it is at idle.
  4. Campfire

    Campfire

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    Thanks for the replies, and I've joined the EarlyCJ5.com forum to have a little more direct access to the clan. I found that we had clocked the plug wires "one" over to get the vacuum advance to clear. Wrong move, with that 45/75 degree firing thing. I pulled the distributor out and reset it it two teeth over and now everything clears and fires on the right side again. On to sorting out the carb or just ordering a Holley 2300 2 barrel.
  5. D'Animal

    D'Animal Rescuer of Beagle and Landcruisers Moderator

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    Glad it worked out for you.

    I'm sure I will have a ton of questions when I start on my 225 in my 1968 Commando.
  6. Campfire

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    What are you running for induction? We have an old Rochester 2CG on there, but it's worn out the throttle shafts. I'm about ready to order that Holley 2300 so we can change the jets easy at elevation.
  7. D'Animal

    D'Animal Rescuer of Beagle and Landcruisers Moderator

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    My rig is 100% stock, so what ever they came with off the assembly line.

    Mine still has the smog pump on it from 1968.

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