The 351 in my XE just stopped dead. I checked all the wires to the ignition and LPG switch, but still no spark. I had power at both sides of the coil and at the LPG switch, but nothing. I swapped the coil and the rotor and that made no difference.
The only thing left in the equation was the Bosch electronic distributor, that I had reconditioned and recurved over a year ago and has never missed a beat. I pulled it and swapped it for an old, dirty one I had in the shed. The 351 started first turn of the starter.
What could be wrong?
The only thing I can think of is the module hanging off the side.
If this is stuffed and needs replacing, can I do away with it altogether and replace it with an MSD, HyFire or FireBall. Iíve always wanted a bigger spark for the slower burning gas.
This could be the excuse I need to get it now. Iím just not sure how these units work or connect, as Iím not electronically minded. Do I still use my standard coil?
Purely because they are cheap in the US. The crane unit is dearer in the US for some reason I've found. I am looking at a 6AL and using it's rpm limiting features. Comes in handy when you need to drop the car off @ a workshop too. Stick a 4500rpm module in Keeps the car and engine semi safe.
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