OK, I know that everyone is ready to go to the next subject, but I am a little late. Just as TeamRush posted the info on the Ford TFI coil upgrade I finished my HEI Conversion (with the external coil) http://keith.cj8.tripod.com/hei_upgrade.htm
and I am now ready to do the upgrade on my Ford Distributor.
I have a 1985 CJ-8 (the Mighty Eight, thanks hobbs) with an AMC 258, I-6, TF-999 Auto Trans.
1. The stock ignition wiring uses a 12 volt start and a reduced voltage (via step down resistor) ~9.6 volt run config. I have a 12 volt start and run for my HEI currently. Does the TFI coil need a 12 volt Start / Reduced Voltage Run or a constant 12 volt Start / Run?
2. I live in a Junkyard Deprived and Knowledgable Auto Parts House Deprived part of the country...I need to find the following (we do have a good NAPA store, but I usually have to give them all of the part numbers):
a. The TFI coil electrical connector
b. An additional wiring harness connector for the 4-prong Motorcraft Ignition Module connector
3. What do I need to tell the local parts house guys to get the Mr. Gasket Advance Spring Kit? Nobody around here knows what I am talking about.
Any assistance with local or mail / internet purchasing of these items would be helpful.
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