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Old 08-04-2007, 02:01 PM
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Anyone recognize this distributor?

This is supposed to be an Accel breakerless dist. but there is no identification of any kind anywhere. There are only 2 wires, but it looks like the pickup and module may be one piece. I'm trying to figure out if it needs an external module or not. Any help appreciated.
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Doc here,

Take the cap and rotor off and photo that..


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Doc HEre,

Fine..you need an external module..


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Thanks. Any suggestions on the module ?
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ford mid 80's 302 in something like an LTD.

atleast thats what the pickup looks like.
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Doc here,


Look Here Should tell you what your missing..(about 90% of it...)


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Hmm, looks like a GM gear and lower housing, cap looks like an Accel but the pickup looks like one of those conversion kits that were available in the 70's. there is a place for what looks like adjustable Ford V8 points. The reluctor looks like an add-on kit thing since it has a direction arrrow on it and is held on by one of those cheapo funky one way washers. (I used to install those conversions at Monkey Wards! LOL)
The MrGasket site shows 3 wires going out from the dist but that one only has 2. Also looks like someone cut off a stock wire harness gromment and used some shrink tubing on the two wires and then shoved them through the harness gromment. Interesting for sure!

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Yeah, the housing definitely measures the same as Chev. I put a stock Chev gear on it because the one on it was worn. The holes in the plate do look like the old Ford points would fit, but the holes are not tapped so there was never anything bolted in there. The guy I got it from said he thought it was hooked to a MSD box. I dunno....
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That is an older chevy Accell that requires an ignition box like an msd or an Accel. The extra holes are where the internal Accel module could go. They sold them in both ready to run and external box needed versions. You probably could get the correct module and do a bit of wiring and have a drop in and run unit. It would probably be cheaper in the long run to just pick up a rebuilt HEI and drop it in.
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Thanks...that's good info to know. I'd go HEI but this is in a '34 Ford I built in the '70's when HEI was still rocket science so didn't leave enough firewall clearance for a HEI. I'll get an external module I guess...
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