Jim in Halifax
Where's the fun in that? Gimme a dwell meter and let me twist on that distributor. Proper cam angles? Swap the cam for a hotter one. Learn to love the lumpy idle. New cars are great, they're much more reliable, but they're no fun to work on. Try and imagine Bogart on the African Queen with an OBD reader...It's also mostly bolt-to-bolt, replace rather than repair, b/c that's what works both on assembly lines and in auto service shops. You don't fix an ignition module, or buff its contacts with emory cloth, or have a friend rev the engine while you twist the distributor to find the sweet spot. You use your scan tool to read the EIM fault, swap a new one in, and if needed program it for the proper cam angles.