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Unread 04-12-2010, 10:06 AM   #1
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CRT HEI distributor

My jeep cut out on me this morning (AGAIN) and I had to take it to a shop to fix. They are telling me its the coil in the distributor. As far as I know they are based on GM HEI modules. What can I tell them to get to replace it?

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Unread 04-12-2010, 11:46 AM   #2
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Go to CRT's webite and look it up. I dont remember the specs but NAPA had it.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 11:47 AM   #3
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standard GM HEI coil from advance auto / auto zone...
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Unread 04-12-2010, 11:48 AM   #4
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mid 80's chevy 250, 6 cyl is the original base design.

the coil mounts to the distributor cap
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Thanks for the replies all. turns out it was the module not the coil. Ended up costing me $210+tax!! highway robbers!!
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Unread 04-12-2010, 12:58 PM   #6
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Just checked some part numbers on Summit and the 350 and 250 applications are the same, so you should be able to get pretty much any HEI coil. You could just pull an application from this link... Summit Racing SUM-850011 - Summit Racing® HEI Ignition Coils - Overview - SummitRacing.com
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I replaced the module with one from Pertronix for about 60 bucks if i remember. I am not sure which one you need though, but i would check out Summit Racing like Timatoe mildly suggested.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 01:43 PM   #8
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210.00 bucks!!!! Did you tell them you just needed a new module, not a new jeep!!!!
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module...
Proform Parts 66944C - Proform High Performance Ignition Modules - Overview - SummitRacing.com
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Unread 04-12-2010, 02:25 PM   #10
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Thanks for the replies all. turns out it was the module not the coil. Ended up costing me $210+tax!! highway robbers!!
Ohhh, didn't see this when I first posted. Yeah, I bought a module at Kragen for like $24 when I first built mine. Hell they've got an entire replacement distributor for like $120 you just got to swap your current tip and gear.
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I had my hands tied. I was broken down on the grand central pkwy - AAA don't cover it. Had to get towed to the next exit - I was late for work and dropped it at a garage - $89 tow - $120 diagnostic fee - $90 part - all of which I could have done myself if I was upstate and not in the city. I couldn't exactly leave the jeep in the right lane of the grand central and go get the part (which I didn't know what it was at the time).
Sucks big time.
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Unread 04-13-2010, 12:11 PM   #12
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Well, glad you got it up and running. I've been stuck like that before too, had to pay $85 for 5 gallons of gas, and that's back when it was still about $1.10 a gallon.
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