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WINGO 09-04-2000 01:25 PM

The ignition coil on my '84 GW quit and it's time for a complete tuneup for the fall and winter season (plugs, cap, rotor, wires etc).

I have read a few posts concerning the upgrade of the existing ignition and followed a link to Trailhead www.trailhead.com/duraspark%20upgrade.html .

Have any of you done this upgrade? I am considering level 2. If not, please offer me your comments concerning this approach or another.

Thanks!

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WINGO
Vineland, NJ
USA
1984 GW 360

WINGO 09-04-2000 01:32 PM

Wrong link!!!!!!!!!!!!

The correct link is:
www.trailhed.com/duraspark%20upgrade.html

Sorry about the mistake!

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WINGO
Vineland, NJ
USA
1984 GW 360

Ralph 09-04-2000 05:40 PM

A guy who recently did it e-mailed me to say it worked great. I'm going to give it a whirl myself, but probably with an MSD ignition module and a TFI coil.

DLyons 09-05-2000 04:33 AM

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Ralph:
A guy who recently did it e-mailed me to say it worked great. I'm going to give it a whirl myself, but probably with an MSD ignition module and a TFI coil.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
I'm "the guy". Yes it works great and I got most of my parts at a salvage yard for considerable savings. My Wagoneer starts quicker but I haven't experianced any noticable increase in gas mileage.


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DLyons
84 Grand Wagoneer
360-727-229-3.31s
2" Suspension Lift
2 1/2" Body Lift(HomeMade)
Redneck Engineering at its finest!

reddog 09-05-2000 03:43 PM


The article mentions a coil by Standard with a part number of FD-479. Checking wrenchhead.com for a 84-85 ford F350 w/460 the part number shows as FD-478 ($34). Is this the right part????

Ralph 09-06-2000 02:11 AM

DLyons: Yes, you da guy! I just didn't want to go searching through my inbox to find your name.

Anyway...

You mentioned that it runs smoother, but you haven't noticed any improvement in mileage or accelaration?

DLyons 09-06-2000 04:18 AM

Mileage is still about 9 mpg. The accelleration might be better but it is hard to tell with an almost 5000lb vehicle. It does start alot easier however.

DLyons 09-06-2000 04:36 AM

Wingo, I tried to E-mail you back, but for some reason it wouldn't work. Anyway, I gapped the plugs at .045 . Any more ??s just send them to me and I'll try to answer them.


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DLyons
84 Grand Wagoneer
360-727-229-3.31s
2" Suspension Lift
2 1/2" Body Lift(HomeMade)
Redneck Engineering at its finest!


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