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04-17-2004 12:24 AM Chrysler ignition 3 (continued)
I used an old distributor cap (photo 1) with big windows cut in to align the magnetic pick up on the breaker plate so an inductor lobe was opposite the magnetic pickup when the distributor rotor is opposite a spark plug terminal. Twist the inductor rotor on the distributor shaft to achieve this alignment. The magnetic pickup can be bolted to the breaker plate in the most convenient position since the rotor is moved for timing.

Photo 2 shows everything in place ready to fire the engine. The old Chevy distributor shaft breaker cam must be turned on a lathe for a firm press fit of the inductor rotor.

Now all that is needed is a Chrysler electronic ignition module and wiring harness.


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04-17-2004 12:15 AM Chrysler ignition 2 (continued)
Photo 1 is the Chevy breaker plate removed from the distributor. It must be stripped clean. Photo 2 shows a notch that must be cut in the Chevy distributor housing to accept the magnetic pickup wires.


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04-17-2004 12:12 AM Chrysler electronic ignition conversion
My 235 distributor was the 50 year old points type (photo 1). I wanted a modern electronic system to go with my hopped up engine but didn't want to pay the better part of $400 for the commercially available alternatives.

It is an easy conversion to install the innards from a Chrysler electronic distributor in virtually any points distributor. Photo 2 shows the part you need to scavenge off the Chrysler. Note there are two types of inductor rings shown - an 8 lobe for a V8 and the 6 lobe one I used on this engine. These pry off with a screwdriver The other item is the magnetic pickup.


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04-17-2004 12:00 AM Power steering pump
Finally I used a dual groove pulley I got from Jim Carter's (from a 250 chevy engine I think) to drive the Toyota power steering pump I mounted with a home made bracket bolted to the mechanical fuel pump spot. Am using an electric pump.


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04-16-2004 11:55 PM Power steering photos (cont.)
I had to heat and bend the steering arm on the spindle up about 4" because the pitman arm on the Toyota gear is a lot shorter than the Chevy.

I used a GM tilt column (Came out of a Pontiac I think) they are pretty much all the same except for length and there are two spline sizes. Borgeson can handle either. Get the under dash bracket from the donor car too. It has the added benefit of the power brake pedal being built in if you want to go with the firewall mounted power booster.

I did an installation of a column like this on a ?57 Chevy pickup for a friend. He used a Monte Carlo front clip so instead of the Toyota gear we built an extension shaft to couple to the Chevy power steering gear on the front of the clip.


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