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Old 02-24-2004, 18:57   #1 (permalink)
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Can anyone tell me if they changed the Distrubutor design. I am about to take delivery of a 68 302W for my ute and it has points which has to go. Can i fit a late model Electronic dizzy. I have noticed that late 80's early 90's mustang dizzys are breakerless and wont need a computer to run them and these are very cheap from the states.
Any ideas if they will fit??

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Old 02-24-2004, 19:33   #2 (permalink)
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Re: New vs Old Windsor Dizzy

Sure will, I retrofitted a dizzy from i think about a 85 mustang windsor to my 302 windsor i had in my 66 stang.

The dizzy's are similar to the ones used on the eb - ef xr8 motors. (but do not have the electronic module integrated into the cap)

MSD make a product called Cap-adapt which is new cap, spacer, and rotor button. Makes the distributor look like a much more expensive electronic msd unit. Good idea to replace these items anyways.

I used a bosch electronic module to run with mine, same as the bosch replacement for a camira i think.

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Re: New vs Old Windsor Dizzy

You can also get the pertronix electronic ignition for your dizzy. You just replace the points, condensor, etc with the pertronix stuff. Keep the same dizzy, cap, leads, no external module...

Have a look at the ignitor and the ignitorII:
http://www.pertronix.com/
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Re: New vs Old Windsor Dizzy

i like the look of the Pertronix stuff. makes it easier than trying to hunt down a dizzy from the states. any ideas where i can buy this stuff from. their web site has no info at all as to suppliers, which is a bit dumb.

also helpful to know that all dizzys are the same, have seen some real cheap ones on Ebay, problems is most wont ship them to australia.
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Talk to a mustang parts supplier here. They deal with the US all the time, and are happy to ship items around the country. Shop around for the best deal though. If you want, I can chase up some US prices for comparison.
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Re: New vs Old Windsor Dizzy

I had one mechanic (ford fan and mustang owner) tell me that the older dizzies don't fit the newer cars without modification. i was going to have to dump my coils if i wanted to fit the wolf3d system and have it work to it's best. He recommended the dizzy option so that he could get a clear system or something. I'm going from memory but he was on about the shaft lenth being different or somthing.?!?!?!?!?!?! i'm lost on dizzies but he sounds like he definetly know his windsors.

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I got my Pertronix Ignitor II from Mustang World in Bundoora, Vic. (03 9467 7917). Cost around $200.
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Hey Thunder Kiss - how much difference did the Ignitor II make??
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I used crane xr700 which available from rocket vpw (i think) etc fits in stock dizzy in about 30 mins being carefull, use better coil ( i used lx91 crane), or u can go all out and use the same optical type pickup and run a crane hi-6,7,8 etc or MSD stuff (with associated gear) think xr700 kit retails for about $250, I agree points bounce best in the bin
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Hey Thunder Kiss - how much difference did the Ignitor II make??
I went from points to the Ignitor II module. The car seems to start much easier, run smoother and it obviously does away with the job of changing points all of the time. To be honest, i can't feel any difference in power, but to my way of thinking, anything that makes these old cars run better is worthwhile.
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