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Old 08-14-2008, 10:43 PM
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Ford Mod 4.6 Ignition

OK here we go. I have a Ford DOHC 4.6 in a T Bucket. I know nothing about the ignition system. I have the complete car with all the wiring and computer. Is there a system I can use without the stock computer ? Have any of you installed one of these in a rod before ? I know about the carb conversion parts, that is the easy stuff. Ignition is my problem. I would like to use the EFI, another idem I know nothing about, but can build any type of manifold for carbs or blowers I want. Trying to get fuel milage, great running and looks. So can ya'll help me, yes I know it is a tall order. weelstang

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Old 08-15-2008, 07:24 AM
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Hey Bill, glad to see you made it over here.

As far as the stand alone ignition, MSD had a unit made for the 4.6. BUT, I think it is setup for the '99 and newer coil on plug ignition coils. Thats not a huge problem, the new style valve covers will fit your heads, but you would need the covers and 8 coil packs. You might check w/ MSD t osee if it will work with the EDIS-8 style coil packs that you have.

The other option is a distributor mounted to the valve cover like this:

found here (almost at the bottom of the page):

But that runs $900.

I think someone with your fabrication skills could build a distributor mounted on the valve cover for next to nothing tthough.

Did you send back the harness you bought? If your not running injection, theres really no need for it.

Hope this helps,
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