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post #1 of 3 Old 08-29-2008, 12:01 AM Thread Starter
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teamrush upgrade on 77 jeep with breaker points

i am new to this and have searched but cant find out how to do a teamrush upgrade on a 77 cj5 with a 304 v8 and points distributor i would apprciate all the help i could get

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post #2 of 3 Old 08-29-2008, 12:38 AM
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First off, if you have a Prestolite ignition, (Check for plastic vacuum advance canister on the distributor), there is NO upgrade available.
Prestolite was factory from '74 to '77 on CJ's with both I-6 and V-8 engines.
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If you have an aluminum housing on a 'Breaker Points' distributor, it's a Delco Remy distributor, and any 'Electronic Conversion' kit that will work for a Camaro will work for you.
If you do it yourself, you are looking at $15 in off the shelf parts.
If you buy the conversion kit, you are looking at $60 to $100.

Here is how I did mine,
http://www.junkyardgenius.com/jeep/cj502.html
http://www.junkyardgenius.com/jeep/cj503.html
http://www.junkyardgenius.com/jeep/cj503a.html

MSD makes a 'Cap-A-Dapt' that will give you the large Ford type cap, better rotor, and will accept good plug wires.
Cap, rotor and plug wires will run you about $100.
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
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What I would do if I were you,
For around $60 you can get a Jeep/Motorcraft distributor reman from the parts stores.
I would put the large cap, rotor and good plug wires on it,
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

And I would use a CDI (Capacitive Discharge Ignition) module to trigger a factory style coil...
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
OR
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

Any questions?

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thank you so much that is everything i need now jus have to go look at the distibutor in the morning i apprciate everything
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