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How does one improve the spark starting an Austin 7 Paxton

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 How does one improve the spark starting an Austin 7 Paxton 1936?

She is also missing badly at times

Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Car
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Expert:  stelol1 replied 3 years ago.
Firstly, nice car. I hope I can help.

When does she misfire, after starting, under load or high revs?
The normal thing to do would be to just replace the plugs, the coil and the ignition leads just to be sure.
Also ensure that the terminals on the coil (SW & CB) are connected correctly (CB goes to the distributor & SW to the ignition switch) This can have an impact on the size of the spark.

I hope this helps, if not please feel free to keep replying as long as you need.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

We will check that and get back to you ,thank you George and Belinda