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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-02-2002, 07:49 AM
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Went with the upgrade. Instead of the E-core from a 92 Ford Escort would a canister from a 79 Ford F-150 304 work?
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I think the E-core gives you higher voltage, which you probably wouldn't get with a canister type.

Yes, it would work, but you wouldn't getting the full effect of the upgrade.

Correct me if I'm wrong, Aaron.
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Ford didn't make a 304, but I get the point. (I'm a typo slinging fool! I feel your pain![img]images/icons/blush.gif[/img])

You have done the leg work by changing the cap, rotor and plug wires.
Now your ignition will support higher spark energies.

The E-core coil is only a little boost in voltage, but voltage isn't everything.
The E-core design give you a longer discharge at the plug gap.
(meaning that the spark duration lasts longer and gives your plug more opportunity to get the cylinder lit.)

You will be pleasantly surprised with what you have done now, and you can always do the coil later when it needs replaced...
An Extra $45 for a premium coil and $15 for the connector is a big bite and can wait until later when you feel more comfortable with the upgrade and have some extra spending cash...
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Picked up yesterday, will put on today if it quits raining, let you know outcome though. Thanks for the info from everyone.




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Well finished the upgrade. I am impressed with the difference. Idles smooth, step on it and getti up. Thanks to you all for your imput. I have seen talk on grounding the black wire out of the module, just splice into it and ground at the battery?
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VERY good idea!

The black wire from the module is the only ground the entire primary side of the ignition system gets...
Otherwise you are dependant on the distributor keeping a good electrical contact with the block, that is where AMC/Jeep decided to connect the ignition ground...

Splice in with a 12 or 14 ga. wire and run it directly to the negative battery cable or the negative side of the battery.
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