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Old 09-04-2000, 01:25 PM
WINGO WINGO is offline
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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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Old 09-04-2000, 01:32 PM
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Wrong link!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Sorry about the mistake!

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Old 09-04-2000, 05:40 PM
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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.
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Old 09-05-2000, 04:33 AM
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<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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Old 09-05-2000, 03:43 PM
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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????
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Old 09-06-2000, 02:11 AM
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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?
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Old 09-06-2000, 04:18 AM
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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.
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Old 09-06-2000, 04:36 AM
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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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