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Unread 08-25-2008, 08:29 PM   #1
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Teamrush upgrade on 76 CJ5

I was reading up on the teamrush hei upgrade, and I read that it can only be done on 78+ CJ's. Is there a way to make it work on a 76 CJ5 with a 258?

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Unread 08-25-2008, 08:41 PM   #2
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Yes you can do it on your CJ, thii will get you started:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/team-rush-ignition-coil-connector-wiring-595104/
Use the search feature up top and search "Teamrush and JeepHammer", he is Teamrush and explains exactly what you need and how to do it very clearly.
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Unread 08-25-2008, 08:41 PM   #3
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Nope.
'76 is a Prestolite ignition, and the only thing you can do for it is shoot it and put it out or YOUR misery!

Distributor change isn't hard, and the later, upgradeable Motorcraft distributor with the strong trigger will drop right in there.

Then all you have to do is wire up a module and you are off to the races!
Don't panic, it's only about 6 wires, and The Prestolite module provided two of them!
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Unread 08-26-2008, 09:18 AM   #4
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Hammer,
Do you have any part numbers or makes for the module and motorcraft distributor? I am like an infant using a fork for the first time when it comes to mechanical stuff.

I'm taking on the 4" lift and exhaust tomorrow thru friday so we'll see if it is even running at the end of it.

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Unread 08-26-2008, 09:59 AM   #5
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Distributor,
http://www.autozone.com/R,473288/veh...ductDetail.htm


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Distributor Cap Adapter,
http://www.autozone.com/R,1068632/ve...ductDetail.htm


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Distributor Cap & Rotor,
http://www.autozone.com/R,852643/veh...ductDetail.htm



If you don't like that color, how about blue,
http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductD...pe=192&PTSet=A

Or Gray,
http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductD...pe=192&PTSet=A



If you need a separate rotor, some caps don't come with the rotor,
http://www.partsamerica.com/productd...pe=193&PTSet=A


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The Plug Wires,
Cheap Wires,
http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductD...e=5004&PTSet=A


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Cheap Ignition Module,
http://www.autozone.com/R,305782/veh...ductDetail.htm


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Expensive, But the BEST, Ignition modules,
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku



OR,

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku


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Unread 08-26-2008, 10:32 AM   #6
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This is how the stuff is used,

SETTING A DISTRIBUTOR...
http://www.junkyardgenius.com/ignition/dist01.html

THIS IS NOT A NEW DISTRIBUTOR, but it's a Motorcraft I-6 distributor, and it has the small rotor pointing to where #1 spark plug terminals should be located...


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These are the Large Cap and Cap Adapter. If you pay attention to the boxes, there are the part numbers you will need for Advance Auto


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Here are the Cap Adaptor and New Rotor Installed, nothing much to it!
The cap adapter is held down by two screws, the Rotor just pushes on the shaft.



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New distributor Cap installed.


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Plug Wires Installed. Firing order 1-5-3-6-2-4 Clockwise around the cap.
Cylinders are numbered 1-2-3-4-5-6 front to rear.



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DO NOT forget to use a little 'Never-Seize' on the spark plug threads,
Gap to about 0.045", and DO NOT pry on the center electrode to open the gap, or bang the plugs on anything to close the gap up if it's too big!
These actions damage the plug.
Use the correct gapping tool or a pair of needle nose pliers on the ground electrode and bend it...



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This is why you are going to the taller rotor and larger distributor cap with better terminal spacing...


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This little adapter, MSD p/n 8869, allows you to plug into the Motorcraft distributor connector without cutting the distributor wires, and it plugs in QUITE SECURELY!
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku



If I'm connecting to a 'Hybrid' ignition set up, I cut the small connector off and crimp on my wires to the module 'Trigger' side...


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Unread 08-26-2008, 10:37 AM   #7
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Replacment Module Wiring...

'Cheap' module first...

Since you have a Prestolite, 4 of your wiring connections already exist...

There is a 'Red' 14 Gauge wire feeding the ignition coil, and that stays.

That same 'Red' 14 Ga. wire continues down to the module to power up the module, and that stays to power you 'New' module.

There is a 'Green' wire that connects between the ignition coil 'Negative' terminal and the module.
You should reuse that if it's still in good shape...

Here is the wiring diagram for converting a Prestolite ignition (wiring) over to a "Motorcraft/HEI Hybrid" ignition.



If you notice, the 18 Ga. wires to the distributor trigger,
And the dedicated ground wire to the module,
Are about the only 'Fresh' wires you have to run.

Module Power, Coil Power and Coil 'Green' are already existing.
If you want to move the module or graft in new wires to those spots, that's perfectly all right too!
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Just remember to twist your trigger wires (Orange & Violet in the diagram) around each other and keep them AWAY from spark plug and coil wires, and NEAR the engine block and sheet metal if you can.

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CDI, or CAPACITIVE DISCHARGE IGNITION,
Will work find with the Motorcraft distirbutor, and with the cap, rotor plug wires upgrade (TeamRush Upgrade),
And it works great with about any of the factory style ignition coils.

With a few off the shelf adapters, it will easily provide 500% more USABLE Spark Energy than any of the other factory type ignitions out there...

If you notice in the diagram, many of the adapters are shown, with the adapter part numbers.

The module in the diagram says 'MSD', but since the Summit module is a clone copy of the MSD module, it uses the same connector types, so the adapters will work with either module.



Where the diagram shows a connection of the 'Small Red Wire' to 'Painless Harness', you should connect it to your old factory coil wire or module wire.

Here is another version just for replacing the DuraSpark module in the '79 to '86 CJ's,
I show it because it has more information embedded in it...



Since you have an '76 I-6 engine, you are sporting the Delco Remy SI series alternator, so you may have to make the Diode Plug adapter if you use an MSD module.

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Unread 08-26-2008, 03:15 PM   #9
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Will this be able to work in conjunction with doing a 89 chevy blazer fuel injector/throttle body and wiring (plus what ever else I read about being needed). Or does that make it null and I should just wait to do the EFI upgrade? I'm sorry I am so clueless about this. I am learning as I go.

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Unread 08-26-2008, 03:49 PM   #10
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Everything works with all the current EFI systems.
Depending on what type of EFI you use, you may have to take all but one 'Tooth' off the reluctor, but it will work with any of the EFI systems on the market.


Just tell them you are putting it on a 'Ford' and you will do fine.
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