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Re: empi accufire

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:18 pm
by SCOTTRODS
*That* picture is of a complete distributor... No need to do that... Just the parts shown in the link I posted. I nearly fell over when you said the other "kit" was 300 dollars... Pertronix is the parts shown In My link, and the wiring is very important when you replace the old one with new. DO NOT GET THEM CROSSED or you will brick the new ones immediately. Take care and make sure the red wire goes where it should, and the black where it should... it's only 2 wires so it should be very easy, but many people screw this up... otherwise I wouldn't mention it at all. 89 bucks should take care of a failing ignition module... if that's, in fact, the problem.

Re: empi accufire

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:45 pm
by rrb6699
ok. i'll update after I change it. I was wondering why some sold the distributor too.

Re: empi accufire

Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:25 am
by cbeck
As long as the distributor checks out[ excessive play, advance mech moving freely] all you should need is the proper conversion parts for that distributor [module @ magnetic ring]. I had 1 pertronix fail on me. Believe it happened while tapping the dizzy into place on a different long block. Replaced under pertronix warranty [18 mos?].

Re: empi accufire

Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:32 pm
by rrb6699
ok. I thought the distributors were also modernized because I must be having heat issues and my thoughts were to replace everything because maybe the new Distributors dissipate heat quicker or stand up to heat better then a 44 year old one

Re: empi accufire

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:16 am
by FJCamper
viewtopic.php?f=63&t=149661&p=1247806&h ... r#p1247806

Here's some background and tech info that might help.

FJC

Re: empi accufire

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:40 am
by Ol'fogasaurus
If it isn't already this writeup should be in the electrical forum in an easy to find post or how to.

Good post FJ!

Lee