An electronic ignition requires an electronic voltage regulator. The results of the aggregation are uploaded on this web site. Chrysler told me to go to Mopar Performance. So, when setting up your module wiring, it's best to install a relay that'll provide full line voltage to the module via the coil + terminal. Fortunately it works fine, I didn't want that red wire strung all over my engine. The system is completely reversible as long as you don't throw away your old distributor. I would let it sit for a while, then it would start right up.
Big as it is there was no room in the engine compartment so under the dash, on the firewall was the place to put the computer. Good options for where to pick up this power feed include the battery positive terminal, alternator B+ terminal, large terminal on the starter relay, large terminal on the starter. Objective being more complete ignition of compressed fuel resulting in higher power output. Generally the best prices are available from Mancini Racing, Koller Dodge, and the other big boys who advertise in the Mopar magazines. It's always good to carry spares, but I just have a ballast resistor, not an extra control box or complete distributor. There are a variety of Mopar Performance ignition-control units available for specific levels of performance and rpm.
. The jegs kit comes with a 2nd breaker plate that fits over the original plate's alignment post. Part Numbers for the Mopar Electronic Ignition- from George P3690426: 273-340-360 P3690427: 361-383-400 P3690428: 413-426-440 Small block distributors rotate in the opposite direction, and therefore use a different configuration for the pickup and vacuum advance. I was told by the company that I could open my plug gap up about. First, you will notice on your original ballast resistor you will have two red wires on one side and a single red wire on the other for trucks. Mopar Electronic Ignition Wiring Diagram — Gooddy, size: 800 x 600 px, source: gooddy.
The vacuum-advance mechanism uses a vacuum diaphragm to pull the pickup unit, mounted to a pivoting plate, back relative to the reluctor. Any suggestion on what the retarded setting should be? I shot it with a little contact cleaner and cleaned it up. This bracket can be used on both small and big block Mopar V8 electronic distributors. Economy -- Improves fule mileage, eliminates minor tuneups. The bracket mounts the module beneath the vacuum advance to partially hide it and provide full rotation of the distributor for ease of timing. They said I'd get better fuel efficiency and more power.
Click for larger image To test the pickup in your distributor, you will need your ohmmeter. Initially, I was somewhat wary, given the fact that the 59 has a generator and that the instructions called for an upgrade to an electronic voltage regulator. The best way to check it is the first. Need to adjust advance a little. Personally, I have been using point ignition in both my 440s.
Stiffer springs bring the advance in more slowly, while lighter ones let the advance come in sooner. If voltage incorrect, wiring between ballast resistor and Ignition switch is defective. There is a small roll pin on the lower side of the housing, which goes through a nylon collar, this will have to be pressed or driven out very carefully in order not to damage the collar. Question from Chris: How big an operation would it be to install electronic ignition on my 65 Crown? I used a magnetic screwdriver fool me once. I then ran an extended harness so the brain would mount on the front side of the radiator support and from then on, never was there another failure.
The electronic ignition systems, while unquestionably better performing over a longer mileage interval, don't provide that kind of peace of mind. No charging system upgrade was done. I know that the pickup coil is not a moving part, and theoretically should never fail, but in fact I have had failures on two of my cars one a 1981 Imperial , and both of these resulted in absolute stone cold dead engine which did not show any sign of life until the part was replaced. There are two bushings in the housing, they are pressed into the housing, they can be removed with punch and hammer or a press, once the new ones are installed they will have to be burnished or reamed to fit the shaft, once this is done you can install the shaft into the housing and pre-lubricate the shaft with a light axle type grease. They are very easy to install, in less than an hour! Question from Jerry: I would like to convert my car over to an electronic ignition. Question from John: I swapped out the dual point distributor on my '59 with a Mopar Performance electronic ignition kit and no problems even with the original generator and generator regulator setup. I goosed it up to 2500 rpm and back down several times.
Place the leads of your ohmmeter on each wire of the distributor, you should have a reading between 350 and 550 ohms, if not you will have to replace it. Does Any one out there have any ideas where else to look for a conversion?? They give you a gap gauge plastic strip to set the initial gap. Question from Ted 1955 : Need some information. Yes you can because both systems use coils with primary resistances of around. From Joe: I will add what I experienced on Electronic ignitions.
Question from Jeff: I am in the process of repairing the problems with my 392 Hemi. Mounting high in the engine compartment is better than mounting it low and in the flow of air through your engine bay. The directions tell you to pull the points and condenser first. I have heard they have been improved upon, but I don't have any personal knowledge of it. From Demetrios: Keep your old point distributor in the trunk along with a distributor wrench. Plus you can easily find replacement parts for it at the auto chain stores.
From Roy: With the Mopar unit you have to replace the distributor as well as find a place to mount the box and route all the wiring. If you ever had a breakdown with a Mopar unit, a roadside repair would be feasible. Using the spring scale attached to the shaft pull the scale applying one pound of pull toward the plunger on the dial indicator and then one pound of pull away from the plunger. Run a 16ga wire from this one to any decent ground. Question from Mark: At the suggestion of the guy I bought my '67 LeBaron from, it was retrofitted with electronic ignition, which I'm told was introduced in the 1970's.