Re: TeamRush Ignition Upgrade
**TR, what exactly will happen if I use my stock 87 YJ distributor with the Nutter Bypass, won't I get enough advance?**
I have NO idea what anyone's version of 'Enough' is, so I can't answer that.
Your distributor won't make the advance the pre '80 distributors will.
The timing control added the advance while it controlled the idle mixture, ect...
In most cases, more advance means more power, so if you do the bypass, it's a good idea to swap your distributor in on a '78 or '79 so you can take full advantage of the centrifugal advance...
**Will it run bad? (actually it probably can't run worse).**
With the condition of the timing control, idle air control motors, and support hardware I've seen lately, It can't run much worse than it does now...
All of your stuff may be functioning, but most of the stuff I see isn't...
**What can I expect it to do with this distributor Nuttered up.**
You can always open up the advance slot your self just to see if it will add any performance.
Ford gave you two slots, one to experiment with, and one to go back to if you don't like the changes...
** I was planning on doing it this weekend along with the Team Rush upgrade.**
Do one at a time, that way I don't get blamed for problems the bypass can create, like having the IAC valve open causing a HUGE vacuum leak, ect...
**In another post you mentioned using 92 4.0L wires for the TR upgrade, and using the stock coil would be sort of OK. Won't the coil wire be mismatched to the coil connector? What will I have to do to the coil wire to use it.**
Everyone reports they couldn't be happier with the 4.0L wires, and I've tried them here, and the do work very well.
The 4.0L wires will come with a spark plug terminal at both ends of the coil wire.
Most parts stores will have coil wires you can buy separately, but the quality is questionable.
Most parts stores will sell you a connector end with boot for the 'Volcano' style coil.
If you can't swing that, find a scrapped Ford up to about '86...
(or buy a set of spark plug wires and swap the coil wires out, return the Ford wires with the AMC coil wire in the box.... With a complaint that you got the wrong coil wire... NOT A LIE!)