Ok so for about 2 years now my choptop has had this issue with loosing its ability to restart. After about trying everything under the planet including a different engine I am at a loss as to what could be causing it.
The symptoms are like this, I drive it, the things runs fine all over town but when I get on the hi-way for lets say 30 miles it once and awhile after shutting down will refuse to start till I take off the dizzy cap and fiddle with the electrical connections on the distributor. Now this does not always solve it tho and i even changed the distributor with no luck it still does it. Could this be a issue with the computer? it is the only thing in the car I have not changed yet. Crappy part is I cannot duplicate the problem but many people some on here have witnessed it happen. the engine throws no codes when it does this as well.
With all that going on now a new problem has developed, I drove it to meet a friend for lunch a few weeks ago, The trip was about 45 miles to the place and ran perfect the whole drive. After being there for about 20 minutes waiting I restarted it and moved my car a few spaces over so I could see the driveway better again no problems it fired right up. Well later on after eating say 45 minutes it would not fire, finally after pulling the cap again and wiggling the wires it fired and off i went to make it home. Only, this time it was different. As I got on the hi-way it sounded like it was sucking hard from the intake and making no power, the belt started squealing a bit too and according to the gauges it was putting out about 13 volts I did not see a problem since I was running headlights heat and radio etc... but the problem kept getting worse. Also it was having hard time shifting and would pound into gear but if in neutral it would act fine. It was misting out so no real water got up under it anywhere. Any ideas?
I have it put away for the year now but I would like to figure it out this winter so it's ready for spring.
[This message has been edited by jetsnvettes2000 (edited 11-23-2013).]