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Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:12 pm 
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Gday , my electronic distributor in the 351 has shat itself . I want to get a new one but in the meen time I have a points dissy that I can put in. My question is : When I put in the points dissy can i still use the same coil that I used with the elec dissy or do I have to change that aswell?

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:55 pm 
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The spigot on the end of the dizzy shafts are a different size, can't remember which way, but one is 12.5mm, and the other is 13mm. Check this first. Have tried another ignition module ( for the electronic one)???

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:12 am 
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Unfortunately no the coils are not interchangable. You must use the correct one for the ignition system, or you will burn out the points and possibly stuff the coil as well.

I agree with CJH, check the ignition module. You can buy them at Bursons or auto stores.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:50 am 
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The other dissy will fit fine, the only difference being one is elec and one is points. The elec dissy is a piece of s**t ProComp brand , Ive had nothing but troubles with it and I want it gone. Thanks for the info grub73.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 1:20 am 
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Why not get a Ford Electronic distributor? Points are a backward step.

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Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 3:47 am 
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Agree with Pete, the XD/E electronic is excellent.

I got mine rebuilt and curved and used an XC electronic shaft to suit the blue block.
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Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:06 am 
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Yeah I am getting another elec dissy but I want a good one. Im not gonna get a cheapy like the Pro-Comp one I already have. So until I get some cash together for a really good one I was gonna run my old points dissy that I have here for a couple of weeks until I buy the new one. Thats all :)

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:12 am 
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I run an MSD, and swear by it. Hook it up to a digital 6 module, with 2 step limiter, and retard function, works a treat, and sounds crisp. Never a miss to 7300 every time.
Differences in shafts as cjh said is between blue and black blocks. One is imperial 1/2 inch, other is 12mm

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Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 1:01 pm 
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Walker wrote:
Agree with Pete, the XD/E electronic is excellent.

I got mine rebuilt and curved and used an XC electronic shaft to suit the blue block.



Agreed i did the same with mine and ill never look back
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You may want to check the ignition voltage, as in 12V on crank, and 9 or 10V with key in ON position, so as to see if it has a ballast resistor ignition system.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:17 am 
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Found my old coil and put the dissy in . No probs. Will get another electric when i can . Cheers fellas

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:38 pm 
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i can get you a brand new aca dizzy and coil for 200 bucks. awesome dizzy running one in my mild 351

 

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    samsy, you can also get accel electronic dizzies for about $240 delivered, they also have vac advance etc pm me if you want details where to get them, i've used quite a few and they've been fine.
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    Sounds good guys ! But I'll wait till after xmas now . I Will be in touch though - thanx :)

     

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