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Old 05-18-2009, 06:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Points to electronic ignition???

Can someone recommend the best electronic ignition kit to upgrade my 68 273 from points to electronic ignition. Thanks
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Old 05-19-2009, 03:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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MSD. They are the best out there and have been for a while. It all depends though on how you drive and if you are going to have a stock motor or build it up and how much. You don't want to go crazy on an ignition system just for a stock motor but at teh same time, you don't want to skimp out on it on a good build.
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i point mallory electronic ignition on my 383, took about 30 mins to install and it made a huge difference
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i have accel on mine
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a good reliable basic ignition is pertronix. No control box required, just pull out points, put in new ignition and rotor and the route wire to + and - side of coil, then your done. Easy and cheap, took me 10 mins. to install, works perfect.
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Old 05-21-2009, 04:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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the factory mopar unit is good. dont know if they still have it, mp has a conversion kit that comes with everything. on the cheap, get the mp orange box, checker distributor and get a harness out of a junkyard car.
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a good reliable basic ignition is pertronix. No control box required, just pull out points, put in new ignition and rotor and the route wire to + and - side of coil, then your done. Easy and cheap, took me 10 mins. to install, works perfect.
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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
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