I left after my last post and didn't read all the replies till I arrived home on Thursday. Headed down to the R.N.P the first half I got stuck behind 3 cars 2 turned off and I overtook the last one, the southern half was the best smooth and windy but I got stuck behind a L driver all the way over the seacliff bridges to Austimer where we stopped for lunch. Had a good run to Nowra our first overnight stop. Next day off to Eden for 2 nights including a day out at Merimbula I couldn't believe the amount of people going 70-80ks in the 100k speed limit roads and that stretch had limited overtaking spots. Continued on the car was running fine then in the middle of nowhere it started missing under load and uphills adjusted driving style to minimise missing and lack of power. Made it to Can River to refuel and check under bonnet suspecting plug leads.
Found power steering fluid on lead from dizzy to coil wiped down and set off again(car had also cooled down ) and it came good but only for about 30mins kept pushing on to Sale where we stopped overnight. Right next to our digs was a mechanic so I drove over to see him, he rang around but of course could not get any new leads but suggested I wrap the offending lead in plastic tube to insulate it. I checked for sparking that night but could not see any the next day removed lead cleaned down and fitted tube. It started to rain but the car was running ok we were headed to the Sorrento Ferry some heavy downpours before Melbourne had the engine missing again.
Pushed on to Apollo Bay and encountered rain hail and sun all the way car was parked outside overnight and in some heavy rain. The next day light drizzle and the car wouldn't turn the starter motor. I could hear the relay operate dash lights were on battery charged so I swapped starter relay and jumped fuel pump tried several times pulled key out and back in no go. Admitted defeat and called RACV the sun came out and 45mins later help arrived he turned the key and it started right away.
Drove on to Warambool and stayed a couple of nights. Returned home via Bendigo and stopped overnight at Sheperton and another night at Yass and back home stopping now and then to cool engine down when it started missing badly. Back home Ive ordered a set of leads and plugs from E bay which should arrive next week engine is now idling rough and I hope new parts will fix it any thoughts on this?
The car got many admiring looks and comments but it also attracts dickheads that want to drag race cheers Dobbo and thanks for the replies.