International Full Size Jeep Association
Home Forums Reader's Rigs Tech Library Trail Stories FSJ-List
International Full Size Jeep Association  

Go Back   International Full Size Jeep Association > Tire Kickin' > General FSJ Tech

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-17-2006, 03:05 PM
theJ10 theJ10 is offline
New Member
Join Date: Jul 17, 2006
Location: LaPine Oregon
Posts: 10
Replace the distribitor

Have a 71 J 10,or J2000 cant tell the dif?. Anyhow wanting to replace the stock points distribitor for a updated unit.Do i replace it with a new ford dist, or mopar?, or are there any suggestions for me and if I replace it what would be the wiring be? thanks for all your help
Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2006, 04:13 PM
Menace's Avatar
Menace Menace is offline
Grease Monkey
Join Date: Jun 02, 2006
Location: California
Posts: 476
What engine is in your truck?
Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2006, 04:38 PM
supercopjason's Avatar
supercopjason supercopjason is offline
Master Mechanic
Join Date: Jun 25, 2005
Location: Paul's valley ok
Posts: 1,362
you have 2 major choices. HEI or pertronix!

Pertronix uses stock everything just replaces your points with a magnetic pick-up. Hei is a lot better but a little more than double the price and will need plugs and new wires.
New Addition: 1982 Cherokee W/T
Engine: AMC 360 w/ Edel intake, 1.6 rockers, Class III cam, Comp pushrods, Holley truck avenger carb, headman headers, custom built exhaust
Suspension: 6" Lift 1" shackles up front
Axles: D44/AMC 20 w/4.88 and detroits

1985 Grand Wagoneer 360/727/229
TFI upgrade, 70k orginal miles will trade for the right j-truck.
Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2006, 08:42 AM
J4GRAND's Avatar
J4GRAND J4GRAND is offline
J4000 Restoration Specialist
Join Date: Apr 09, 2000
Location: Valparaiso, IN, USA
Posts: 5,931
I agree with supercopjason- go with a Pertronix unit. Simple replacement of the points and not too much $$$. I did the distributor in my J4000 5 years ago and haven't touched it since.
Patrick V.
73 J4000 "The $LUT" 360 V8 bored .040 over Edelbrock 2131 1407 4V carb K8600 cam Dual Flowmaster 40 mufflers TH400 QT 3.73 Dana 44s
78 Cherokee Chief WT "Old Blue" 360 V8 4V TH400 QT
05 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.7 V6 5 speed automatic with new QT
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:17 PM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
corner corner