Recently bought the truck mentioned in the subject line. After about
10 miles of highway driving it started bucking and finally stalled. I
managed to roll to the shoulder out of traffic. After about five
minutes wondering what the problem could be I tried starting it again,
and it fired right up.... only to go another 5 or so miles and
buck/stall again. I made it home after three of these buck/stall
events. No accidents, but a few scary moments.
Did some googling on "ford ignition problem" and found this to be a
problem on many 80ish ford trucks caused by the TFI ignition module
getting hot and failing.
Has anyone moved the TFI module away from the distributor to a cooler
spot with good results?
Might moving it to a cooler spot and giving it additional heat-sink
base solve the problem?
Is a new TFI module necessary?
If so, are they available through a regular auto parts store?
What about a new TFI module and moving it to a cooler spot with addl