failing at the low tech approach
When I bought my beat-up '78 CJ7, I wanted a V-8, which I got and something not needing a bunch of work which I didn't get. I ended up replacing the engine, rewiring the vehicle from the parking lights to the backup lights, replacing a bunch of seals, gauges, and interior parts and eventually a new top too. All good fun.
Starting out, I was determing to stay low tech so the jeep would remain field repairable as much as possible. I figured this approach would allow me to get it home no matter where I was using minimal spare parts, a roll of baling wire and some electrical tape.
I bought rebuilt distributors from the local shop and managed to keep one just past the warranty period before it started acting up. After the 2nd one failed, I decided to go new.
Sooo, yesterday I installed a DUI distributor from Performance Distributor along with a set of Hotwires from Nology. Woohoo, does this engine run sweet!! The torque at idle is mindblowing and acceleration throughout the range is noticeably better. Maybe I can live with the enhanced reliability and performance of higher tech instead of field repairability. Hmmmm