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Old 03-19-2011, 08:52 PM
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I've been looking at converting the points distributor on the 68 chrysler and what Ive really been lookin at are the conversion kits like accel ignition conversion kit or mallory e-spark ignition conversion kit. They come with a plate to mount where the points were, a rotor that appears to mount to the plate, an ignition module and wires. My question is what else do I need to complete this project? Never done a conversion before so where do the wires end up? Anyone ever gone through this before?

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I would check out Pertronix ignitions. They cost less, and come with everything to convert your distributor to pointless, electronic. I run them in all my vehicles. 2 Wires to hook up. Red wire goes to + side of coil, and black to the - side.
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Pertronix seems to be the best solution. keep the old point and condenser in the glove box in case the module fails. I personally have had no luck with Mallory ignition products.
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I have used pertronix more then once in different cars and such, never had a problem easy to install and you can keep the stock look only takes like 5 maybe 10 minutes but take your time not a big job. I would use them again anytime if i needed to . http://www.google.com/#q=pertronix+e...9f42c0b66ccee8 .


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Those conversion kits are usually readily available from your local auto parts store. (Assumed 1968 Chrysler Newport w/ 440)


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Yes and even the local AutoZone has been known to have some also.


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its actually the g code 383 but the kits are almost the same. Now once its installed any tips to deal with any timing issues? Dont know where it sets now due to the points being so bad it wont start.


the $72 kit on amazon is cheaper than what I was lookin at anyways. Gotta love that amazon.
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its actually the g code 383 but the kits are almost the same. Now once its installed any tips to deal with any timing issues? Dont know where it sets now due to the points being so bad it wont start.


the $72 kit on amazon is cheaper than what I was lookin at anyways. Gotta love that amazon.
If you do the install with the distributor still in place you shouldn't have to do any thing but fire it up. Now if you pull it to do the swap then you might have to re-set the timing then. JMO


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I went with the accel cause I couldnt find a pertronix or any other for that matter for the price. $90 and Im sure its cheaper somewhere else. I can do it all w/out pullin the dist., right there in front on those chryslers. One more question just cause im impatient...the plate in the pictures does it mount to the plate already in the distributor or is it a swap? Already pulled the point and condenser in anticipation.
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A picture is worth a 1000 words. What plate are you talking about
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Ok so got the kit in and installed it easily enough but my issue now is that when using a 12v test light im constantly getting light on both posts of the coil. My question: is this right? After kit installed the red wire went to the post with the ignition switch wire and the green wire went to the other side by itself. The issue is that Im still not getting any fire to the plugs and Im just thinkin that the coil must be weak (its sat for about 15 years). Of course any other suggestions would be great, ignition is a weak point for me. I considered timing but the car ran fine (also 15 years ago) the last time it was moved and I havent moved the distributor so its not a top suspect.
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Red wire pos side? Green wire to the other side by it's self?...... Ground wire?
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I've been looking at converting the points distributor on the 68 Chrysler and what Ive really been looking at are the conversion kits like accel ignition conversion kit or mallory e-spark ignition conversion kit. They come with a plate to mount where the points were, a rotor that appears to mount to the plate, an ignition module and wires. My question is what else do I need to complete this project? Never done a conversion before so where do the wires end up? Anyone ever gone through this before?
Before you install any system, warm up the vehicle, turn on the lights, sound system,heater, wipers, etc. Turn on and hook up your multimeter testing the voltage at idle and continue testing as the engine speed increases. The kits will not indicate the system are voltage sensitive. Failure may not occur over night, and again it may, but it will detonate the controller. As a re-builder of ignition systems, over the years, we found that one wire, self energizing charging systems were taking out the internal voltage stabilizers, within the modules, resulting in failure. If your voltages are like any early Mopar, you will observe a large latitude in specs. If the voltages are 13.V, consistent throughout the spectrum, all the kits are pretty good and should come with install instructions which are very informing. If still confused, check the net for a particulate branded unit, find the part number, locate the Support for that part number and see if they have a schematics to follow before purchasing that brand.

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Ok so got the kit in and installed it easily enough but my issue now is that when using a 12v test light im constantly getting light on both posts of the coil. My question: is this right? After kit installed the red wire went to the post with the ignition switch wire and the green wire went to the other side by itself. The issue is that Im still not getting any fire to the plugs and Im just thinkin that the coil must be weak (its sat for about 15 years). Of course any other suggestions would be great, ignition is a weak point for me. I considered timing but the car ran fine (also 15 years ago) the last time it was moved and I havent moved the distributor so its not a top suspect.
No this is wrong. While cranking the - side of the coil should be flashing. If it isnt then the module is not working for some reason.
According to the instructions on their site you should have a black and red wire, it does not mention a green wire.
From their site

12. Connect the Ignitor black wire to the negative (-) side of the ignition coil.
13. Connect the Ignitor red wire to the positive (+) side of the ignition coil.
14. Reconnect the battery and make sure all wires are connected correctly.

Is the model you have called the ignitor?
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15. After pulling your hair out trying to modify something that worked just fine in the first place, re-install the points and go for a nice drive.....
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