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post #1 of 11 Old 07-23-2013, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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electronic points conversion

I am looking to replace my points and condensor with electronic. I have been reading all night and dont understand it any better. I only want to install what goes into the distributor, not the full system. What needs to be purchased to do this? Will I see any benifits from doing this?

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post #2 of 11 Old 07-23-2013, 09:34 PM
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There's only one way to do this without installing an actual electronic distributor along with an ignition module and that's with a Pertronix points converstion kit. HEI distributors have the module built in, but you still have to swap the distributor.

I have no idea what you've read so far, but there are a bunch of threads here detailing exactly what to do. It's really not that hard if you have the ability to follow instructions.
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WHAT points and condenser?

If your Jeep is stock you already have a Motorcraft (read that FORD) electronic ignition. The last year Jeep used points was 1974.

Unless someone swapped an older engine in, you should be good. Otherwise, are you talking about Pertronix?

IF you have a points distributor and the engine is from the 70s, I'm 90% positive the distributor is a Delco. (Just Employ Everybody's Parts.) If that's the case you're looking for a Pertronix kit for a Delco 6 cylinder distributor. You probably won't find it for "Jeep". I don't know that for sure, but that's usually the case looking for parts.

To be sure, between the #2 & #3 spark plugs is a machined surface with numbers stamped on. That's the code for the build date of your engine. We can decode that if you post it.

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WHAT points and condenser?

If your Jeep is stock you already have a Motorcraft (read that FORD) electronic ignition. The last year Jeep used points was 1974.

Unless someone swapped an older engine in, you should be good. Otherwise, are you talking about Pertronix?
I didn't realize that. It is on my list of things to do and I just assumed it had points.
Thanks for the info
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What you MAY want to do (I'd recommend it) is look into the "Team Rush upgrade". When our Jeeps were built the distributor cap was fairly small and could lead to misfires caused by spark jumps. Ford later fixed that and created a retrofit correction for our distributors.

What's involved is putting an adapter that widens the attachment point for the distributor cap. Now we can use a wider cap that prevents spark crossing over. It is a VERY SIMPLE fix and can improve performance. The threads are plentiful and extensive on this. Just use the search for "Team Rush".

Do yourself a favor and don't use cheap parts. Just open the wallet and wince, buy the good parts with brass contacts, etc. You will save money in the long run.

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Good catch Windknot! I didn't even look at what year the OP had.
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post #7 of 11 Old 07-24-2013, 09:30 AM
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Oh puleeeze. Keep doing that and I'll think too much of myself! IF that's possible!

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after reading that TEAMRUSH upgrade link again Im not sure what plugs and wires to purchase. do you get them also for the '82 Ford F150 300 CID I-6?
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The plugs don't change. Just open up the gap to somewhere in the 0.040"-0.045" range.

The Ford plug wires will work, but '91 Wrangler with the 4.0 will fit better and have the correct ends for the tower style distributor cap you will have with that swap.
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the plugs don't change. Just open up the gap to somewhere in the 0.040"-0.045" range.

The ford plug wires will work, but '91 wrangler with the 4.0 will fit better and have the correct ends for the tower style distributor cap you will have with that swap.
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