Electronic Ignition conversion
I'm in the process of gathering the neccesary parts to convert
the points ignition on the 318 in my '68 Polara to Mopar Electronic Ignition.
I'm doing this as a low-buck conversion & I'll be using the following parts -
- A new parts store remanufactured electronic ignition distributor
- A new parts store control module
(both of the above from a '72 Barracuda 340)
- Mopar Performance Electronic Ignition Conversion Wiring Harness
(ordered from Jeg's - part number 312-3690152)
My coil, cap, rotor, plugs & wires are all new and I plan to re-use them.
Total cost so far - $98
(I might need to replace my plug wires - They came with the car,
and while they are new, they say -
"High-Temp Super Stock Copper Core 7mm Wire" on them,
and I think 8mm is recommended with electronic ignition)
(I may also replace the old mechanical Voltage Regulator with
a new electronic replacement part - $20 at autozone (part # VR706).
The new type provides a constant voltage instead of the On-Off type
of operation of the old mechanical type, and electronic ignitions need
a constant voltage for best operation).
but still - 108 bucks for all the benefits of an all-new, All-Mopar
electronic ignition system ain't too bad..
I'll do a post all about the conversion once its done
Last edited by Polara_68; 06-12-2009 at 11:48 AM.