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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-06-2000, 08:01 PM
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will TFI coil work with points ignition?

a friend of mine has a crappy running 258 that has points ignition. we are going to clean out the tubes in his carb and do the cap and roter upgrade. will the tfi coil work with the points ignition? thanks.

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Re: will TFI coil work with points ignition?

any one??

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Re: will TFI coil work with points ignition?

Plug a '78 to '90 distributor into it, and do the 'TeamRush' upgrade.

The 'E' core (TFI style) coil will work with points, but it will be REAL hard on them.
If you want information on upgrading that distributor to electronic, so you can fire a mostly modern ignition, get a hold of the PerTronix guys.

You can get a re-man distributor for about the same price, and use all stock parts off the shelf.

That gives you two ways to go....
PerTronix and Motorcraft upgrades.

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