post #1 of Old 05-20-2013, 07:44 AM Thread Starter
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Any Problem with Replacing DuraSpark II with Breaker Point Distributor?

I will spare you the saga (horror story) regarding the "why". Suffice it to say that I want to replace my DuraSpark II system with a '73 - '74-'74 AMC-type distributor which I believe was originally made by Delco.

Are there any problems of which I should be aware? And no, I don't want to try any other electronic ignition systems right now.

By the way, I am here because I didn't get very far with this line of inquiry at IFSJA.

Thanks.

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I"m sure you have your reasons which are valid to you and no, there is no problem with that idea. The points distributor will drop right in. I had a '76 Cherokee which a previous owner had replaced the electronic distributor (Prestocrap) with the Delco points distributor. I left it in there for quite a long time before pulling the engine for another project.
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Just make sure the gears are matched

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the points system also runs off the reduced voltage from the voltage wire. Prestolite takes 12v, points and duralast take 6v. Should be plug and play. I keep a points distributor all set and reasdy to install, just in case of that world-wide EMP blast

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the points system also runs off the reduced voltage from the voltage wire. Prestolite takes 12v, points and duralast take 6v. Should be plug and play. I keep a points distributor all set and reasdy to install, just in case of that world-wide EMP blast
I think about what that would be like sometimes. All these new $40,000 paper weights strewn about the roads and old beaters being worth a fortune

Wag Rebuilt 360, 260H, 727, Locked 44, AMC 20, 208, 31" M/T's, 4" Rustys, 2.5" Duals. SOON:SOA SF, 496, T400, Doubler, D60's, 37" M/T's <-TOY
Cherokee Rebuilt 360, 2" Duals, mostly stock. SOON: Hot Street 401, 4'' Rustys, 33" BFG A/T's maybe a T-case to get rid of Q-Track <-TOW RIG
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and I would kinda like to hear this horror story. I could tell you about arguing with the guys at napa that "No, my truck has points. See!?!"

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You will need a hot 12V line from the I post on the solenoid to the distributor.
You will need a 12V feed, run from the key through a ballast resistor to the distributor.
You will need to set the point gap (dwell)

Basic system

What you want. This is a GM system with the bypass coming from the solenoid (R) on the starter. Your Ford style system will have the solenoid on the fender.

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