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04-16-2007, 12:18 AM
Working on a Ford truck, 1973, with a 360.
It currently has points ignition, and want to convert it to electronic.
What Im wornderin, What distributor out of what engine will fit?
I, myself am a GM guy ( I like one wire stuff )... but helping a friend out.
04-16-2007, 12:43 AM
Distributor will have to be from an an FE engine 360, 390 '74 - '79.
Two groups of wires on fender mounted module.
Harness with two wire plug, red wire and white wire, are 12v+ power leads.
One retards spark during cranking, other is normal run, can't recall color code, you can experiment without risk.
Other harness on module, leads go to coil and distributor.
04-16-2007, 04:19 PM
You can upgrade to a Petronix Or a Mallory Unilite electronic ignition and it all fits on the original distributor and cap!
Replaces the points and condenser..
I put one in my wifes Falcon 5 Yrs ago..
Still runs strong!
04-16-2007, 09:14 PM
I like the Pertronix products.
They are right down the street from my shop. My Uncle used to work there when they made driving lights for tractor trailers and helped develop their ignition systems.
My brother's '73 VW bug was one of the first cars to ever have a Pertronix ignitor on it.
04-16-2007, 10:20 PM
I agree Pertronixs makes some great, affordable electronic ignition conversion kits. Jegs, Summit, most all of the major distributors carry them for common applications. It should be just what you need.
04-17-2007, 12:36 AM
Got it!! Went to local wrecking yard and got a dist out of a 390. After some wiring, works like a charm.
04-20-2007, 08:10 PM
For the cost of changing the ignition, yet still having both the carb, and the un-programmed ignition.
Have your friend save his money and do it right. Go standalone EFI.
Megasquirt it if he's cheap.
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