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Hot Rods 302 ignition wiring?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by babblewon, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. babblewon
    Joined: Aug 19, 2007
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    So I got this late 80's fuel injected 302 mustang engine. I converted it to carb. My question is about the coil/distributor wiring. I need to buy the ignition system and wanted to go basic. The only thing is that the early carbureted mustang distributors have 3 wires. I'm not familiar with Ford stuff at all. Trying to bypass the ignition box the mustangs use. By the way it's in a bare bones hot rod I'm building.

    I wanted to wire it like the typical sbc.
    •Distributor wire to coil -
    •Coil + through balast resistor to the ignition switch
    I attached the wiring diagram I always use.

    Good old O'Reilly has all the stock replacement stuff, I just don't know what to do with it haha.

    Thanks in advance.
     

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  2. You have two issues; one, if the Ford OEM type distributor has more than one wire coming out of it, you'll need an electronic box. Two, if this is a roller cam motor, you need the matching steel distributor gear; using the earlier cast-iron gear will eat the gear and send metal through the motor.
     
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  3. anthony myrick
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  4. babblewon
    Joined: Aug 19, 2007
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    Ok so I found that a 1985 mustang with manual trans has the steel gear I need. Then I found the electronic box I need (attached photo). Then the wiring should be the second photo I attached...
     

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  5. babblewon
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    Then theses should work?
     

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  6. southcross2631
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    Put an HEI GM style dist in it like my Morris Minor . Bought it from Summit ,hooked up one wire and it was done . My motor was an H.O. out of an 88 Mustang. Just change the dist . gear if you have a factory roller cam. DSCF0938.JPG
     
  7. mopar362000
    Joined: Feb 14, 2008
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    use the 85 mustang dist gm hei module ford tfi coil.you can get wiring schematic on the web.Jimmie King
     

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