Way Outta Control
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: The Palouse
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Re: Ignition Coil Upgrade
Humm... If I've been reading your posts correctly a new high energy coil ain't going to do you much good yet.
You've still got that advance problem to work out. It's still not clear to me if the problem lies in the Distributor or in the timing chain/gears. If you've properly ruled out the timing chain and gears, then the advance problem likely is in the Distributor (advance plate, springs, vacuum diaphram, dist. gear, shaft, bearing, etc.).
It's not a bad idea to plan the project, just don't start it yet.
When ever you have a perplexing problem, find out the reason for the problem and fix it. When you introduce another item in the mix, like the coil, you can introduce problems that you may not be able to fix later on.
You can easily get lost in the upgrades, fixes, modifications and just plain parts replacements and never know where you are or the trail as to how you got there.
I'd suggest you wait til you get that distributor installed before you make more modifications to the ignition system. This is especially true if you're planning on using used parts.
I'd think you'd want to know if the distributor was the problem, and how much reliabiltiy it added.