I've got a CJ7 with a 1978 258 6 cyl engine that the only way I can get it started is to rotate the distributor clockwise about 20 degrees. As soon as it fires I have to rotate it back to about the right position. This motor had a previous owner who didn't exactly have a clue what he was doing with the wiring so right now I just have it hotwired. Does anyone know how to hook up the two boxes (one about 4x4x2" and the other about 4x2x2") that have a bunch of wires coming out of them? Could this have an effect on the hard starting and the need to rotate the distributor to get it started? Right now I just have a hot wire coming off the battery and going to the coil, bypassing these boxes all the way.
1985 CJ-7 with 4bt Cummins Turbo Diesel, nv4500, dana 300, 4.56 gears in stock axle housings just waiting to blow up with the extra power!