With less resistance, the coils can accept a higher feed voltage and generate more secondary spark energy and higher spark plug gap voltage, creating a more powerful ignition system. Click for larger image To test the pickup in your distributor, you will need your ohmmeter. In fact, use as many ground wires as you can, go to the body, the frame and the engine. The key here was that I could use the stock Mopar electronic distributor for the conversion. Don C taught me this, use washer locks on every stud that requires a nut.
Gene Lol thanks guy and that is how I had it wired the problem before is I was using the wrong diagram and keep frying stuff and after 3 attempts I got a kit from summit instead of just using w. It's easy, clean, and simple to remove if you ever have the need to. An external ballast resistor is required when using stock Mopar ignition coils. Last, but not least you can now set the air gap for the pickup. 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. If one is unused, it will be same as the supply pins.
If you are replacing an Electronic Lean Burn or Electronic Spark Control system, there are several other things to be considered. They do the exact same thing; the 4 pin simply as extra ballast integrated into it. I believe the extra 2 bolts were added around 63 or 64. Points are difficult to keep adjusted due to the rubbing action on the cam lobes and the resulting wear. Route new vacuum lines from the vacuum advance port of your carb to a thermostatically controlled ported vacuum switch usually on the head by the upper radiator hose on new engines, or on the radiator on old points systems.
Gene One should be cognizant of the fact that once the car is running the battery is out of the loop electrically speaking. Junkyard Builder We can hear the howling already. Also switching the wiring on the Ammeter and the coil a 12 volt coil with PerTronix ignition. Otherwise the coil will have a short life. Connect the 12v+ lead from the new wiring to a source of power which is only on with the key turned to run. Assure is a proper module ground.
What you won't learn This article is only the tip of the iceberg, especially if you are not familiar with basic engine systems and maintenance. I wired my truck two times, fire took the first harness. Also a blade style box. Most of the time, that connection is screw threads into thin metal. You might be a professional that wishes to try to find references or address existing troubles. We also bypassed the bulkhead with the main hot wires, cleaned all connections and terminals with evaporust, wired the alternator charge wire to the starter relay, and ran new heavier guage wires to the interior, the battery to feed the relay , and from the starter solenoid to the starter relay.
You can also change them out. This generates a tiny signal that triggers the coil — essentially an electronic version of a set of mechanical points, except no voltage passes through the pickup like it does with ignition points. Just as we got into the show grounds, the car died. Every time the pole piece triggers the magnetic pickup, it sends a signal to fire the coil then eventually finds its way to the spark plug. Along with knowledge about mopar electronic ignition wiring might be accessed from many free places online. It helps assure temperature and mount stability of the module. It would still be working if the mechanic I purchased the truck from hadn't removed most of the necessary pollution equipment and sensors that feed critical information to the computer.
It's rather difficult not to have this just by installing the module, but I like to run a ground wire to one of the module mounting bolts just to be sure. Once it has been determined that there is no spark, there are a few quick checks that can be performed to determine the cause. The Super Coil was dead. Mine had a green wire which was not used. I am pretty sure none of these wires have been replaced and looking at the condition and coloring the brown wire certainly looks factory. In the diagram above, the brown, two dark blues, and the light blue all get connected together.
I'm switching to a newer starter relay right now because I think mine is bad. 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. While the wire colors from the magnetic pickup will be different, they all wire up the same way. Contact points are a simple switch which allows 12v current flow at each low point of the lobes points closed. It should be checked with an ohm meter and should have 1. Mount the module on an aluminum plate near the distributor so it can keep cool, and you are already most of the way there. Once you have everything cleaned you can check the condition of the parts to either replace them or reuse them.
I do not know if you can do the same. Here is a wiring diagram I plan to follow when redoing the harness. Resistance varies depending on which one and application, between 1. Get Magnecor wires and you won't have to think about your spark plug cables again for a very long time. So far it's turning out great.
The story seems to be that the Lean Burn computer had an internal ballast resistor. Installing the Mopar electronic ignition requires a distributor with the magnetic pickup, and one more wire to the ballast resistor. To delete the ballast resistor, just remove it and connect all the wires that went to both ends together. These two wires cannot be reversed or poor engine performance will result the engine will start and run but not well. This way you will have the maximum adjustment each way with the top bolt after the bottom bolt is tightened. The 12 volt coils used on Lean Burn engines didn't have ballast resistors. You can get a variety of news, suggestions, content articles, anywhere in the world in only a few moments.