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Old 08-06-2007, 02:20 PM
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Lincoln Versailles Ignition System

Hey I recently ran into the weird looking setup on a Lincoln Versailles.

The cap and rotor look like this




Can anyone tell me how these were suppose to work?

My best guess was that it was made to fire each cylinder twice every revolution. Kinda like the new 4cyl designs that use only 2 coils.

I'm not working on the car, just thought that this looked cool or stupid or both .

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Those belong to the FORD EEC-I Ignition System which was used on the VERSAILLE very briefly (1979). The points are separated to prevent cross-fire, much like the DURASPARK II cap. This system used a crank sensor, ECM and a DURASPARK II ignition module for spark. EEC-III was a continuation (and improvement) before EEC-IV and TFI became the standard.
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Ok thanks, I wasn't sure about it.

after looking at the rotor and cap closely, I see how that might make the points in the cap and rotor live longer. I guess I just don't understand why you would want to make a simple process more complicated like that.
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I had a 82 F250 with a 351 and the VV carb and it had a similar ignition,it soon got a regular 2 bbl carb and the normal duraspark ignition when it started acting up. I should of learned how to work on it since it did get real good gas mileage for a 3/4 ton truck. Jeff
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