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Unread 09-26-2004, 01:47 PM   #1
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points to electronic ignition

Can you use electronic plug wires on a point ignition system? Are their a difference in wires? My cj7 has a 1974 amc 360 and it misses bad especially at speed, and I am trying to figure out what the problem is. I have checked everything else, then notice the wires are for electronic ignition. Could this possibly be my problem. Thanks alot. Steve

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Unread 09-26-2004, 03:23 PM   #2
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Some electronic ignitions use points to trigger them, that's probably how yours is set up. One good mod is to replace the points with a drop-in replacement that has a sealed switch that duplicates what the points did... much more reliable than mechanical points are.

Sounds like it's time to take it to a shop that has an analyzer so you can see what each plug is doing. I assume you checked your points, set the dwell and set the timing? All plugs in good shape and the right plugs? Not Bosch plugs I hope.
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