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 Posted: 05-09-2016 01:27 am
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Jim Ketcham

 

Joined: 03-13-2005
Location: Salt Point, New York USA
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I had a similar problem in one of my JHs. When the car was warmed up it would die and not start again until it cooled. In my case I eventually found it to be a faulty rotor. It appears that their are substandard rotors on the market where the rivet is too close to the contact and eventually shorts out under high temp conditions. This has been documented fairly well (Google it). I bought a couple of rotors from the guy that sells "red rotor" and that appears to have solved the problem ( been running well for 2 years now). The good news is it's a low cost, easy thing to eliminate. I unfortunately did not discover it until I replaced my Petronix, Coil, plug wires, plugs...
Good luck,
Jim