Thanks for the help. I tightened the shift cable a bit and it's working better. (not good, but better) I'm still fighting my cheap bastrad side, he's still winning so I haven't bought a new one yet. Different issue. The clips that retain the dstributor cap have lost their temper and just come off after a while. I hit a serious pothole and it just died, opened the hood and the cap was off. cheap side is screaming bailing wire, though cable ties could be interesting - Anyone know of a source for replacement clips? Junkyards here have little IH stuff.