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I going to be replacing my distributor in a 77 304. I was wondering if there was a good distributor upgrade I could do. I can get another stock distributor rebuilt for 60 bucks. I dont want to spend a lot of money. Thanks
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search for the 'teamrush upgrade' on this board. He gives you three different levels kind of a pay as you go option. I did the MSD everything with an electronic dist out of a 79 w/360 and is vastly superior to the old points.

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search for the 'teamrush upgrade' on this board. He gives you three different levels kind of a pay as you go option. I did the MSD everything with an electronic dist out of a 79 w/360 and is vastly superior to the old points.

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This dosent have points in it.
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Like Scott said, do a search for "Teamrush Upgrade" and only use the diagrams that Aaron posted. If you deadset on keeping the crappy Prestolite dist., let me know, I've got a brand new one (less than 5K miles) and box I'll sale for 50% of new from the 'Zone.
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Let me know what your price will be. The thing is I can get one for 60 bucks and I can get it within the day. I dont think Im gonna go the perfomance route yet. Not sure, to many projects going on. Thanks for the info.
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I'll let this one go for $30 + shipping. It has a fairly new cap & rotor button (brass, not al.) and a shiney new ignition box included for nothing. Could I interest you in a set of fenderwell headers and flanged mufflers also?[img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img] Came from a '77 CJ7, I'd have used them but they don't fit mine[img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]
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I will probably take it. Is that points, cause mine isn't. What is your zip so I can see what shipping will be. You can email your zip if you would like. [email protected]

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No, it's the same as yours (if it's stock). Prestolite is an electronic ignition. It has the little spider looking thing under the cap. This one was installed on a rebuilt motor I bought and kept my old points ignition, due to the missing wiring between the Presto & ignition box.

My zip is 27104, should be 5-6lbs. max. Let me know...
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*I going to be replacing my distributor in a 77 304. I was wondering if there was a good
distributor upgrade I could do. I can get another stock distributor rebuilt for 60 bucks. I
dont want to spend a lot of money.*

'77 is a Prestolite ignition, and it's not what I'd recommend of you want reliability, ease of parts replacement, and performance.
There is a quick and easy way to do your ignition, but it's going to cost about $250.
You need a wiring harness. I have one for $70 dollars with instructions.
As far as I know, I'm the ONLY one with this harness, and if you price just the connectors alone, you will find this is a good deal.

You will need a distributor from a '79 Jeep CJ-7 with 304 V-8 engine.
It will drop right in your engine, and work just GREAT compared to the Prestolite you have now.
(Use the Prestolite as a core and save your self about $50.)


From '79 Ford F-150 pick up with 302 CID V-8 Engine...
You will need one each of the following...
Ignition module. Between $15 and $50 depending if you buy at the discount parts houses or NAPA...
Distributor Cap Adaptor. $5.
Distributor Cap & Rotor, Buy premium quality with brass terminals About $30

From a '90 302 V-8 Pick up with E.E.C....
Plug wires, The jury is still out on what fits best, but anywhere from $20 to $80
(MSD 8.8MM are the best quality wires, but they are expensive)

From a '92 Ford Escort with 4 cylinder engine, the Ignition coil, $15 to $50 depending on quality.
Coil Connector from NAPA, P/N ICC-1, $13.
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If you can find a Ford in the bone yard you can swipe all this stuff off of, MORE POWER TO YOU!!!
Advance Auto has the distributor for about $90, and the rest of the stuff is Ford factory.
Don't forget to give them the Prestolite back as a core, it's worth about $50 when you are done.

Here is the wiring diagram if you find the parts and want to wire it your self...
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