'71-'77 AMC/Jeep I-6 'TeamRush' Ignition Upgrade
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AMC/Jeep I-6 Engines, 232 & 258 from '71 to '77,
'TeamRush' Ignition Upgrade
REMOTE COIL HEI, THE 'BEST' VERSION OF THE HEI FOR OLDER JEEP ENGINES,
With the ignition coil mounted next to the distributor,
And you use a coil wire between coil and distributor cap...
I prefer this type since it gets the coil out of the cap,
This solves some of the problems the HEI has you can't solve any other way,
Like the in cap coil blowing through it's insulator,
The small size/lousy winding count of the In-Cap-Coil, ect.
AND, you get to choose what coil you want to use, you aren't limited by the size of the hole in the cap...
NOTICE THE LONGER WIRING 'PIG TAIL' AND THE DIFFERENT PLUG FOR THE REMOTE COIL?
'76 CHEVY BLAZER I-6 ENGINE, $92 at Auto Zone.
You will need a tube of 'Heat Transfer Paste' from Radio Shack or a computer store.
Radio Shack p/n 276-1372, about $3.
DO NOTuse the Clear 'Dielectric Grease' supplied with most modules, it simply does NOT work well enough for this purpose.
YOU WILL HAVE TO CHANGE THE DISTRIBUTOR GEAR FOR YOUR AMC ENGINE, GM GEAR WILL NOT WORK.
NOTICE THE CENTER DISTRIBUTOR CAP TERMINAL?
Not a premium cap with brass terminals, but you get the idea...
ROTOR, SCREWS ON TOP OF DISTRIBUTOR SHAFT,
NOTICE THE LARGE TRAY TYPE SPARK GUARD ON THIS ROTOR TO KEEP SPARK ENERGY FROM JUMPING SOMEPLACE IT'S NOT SUPPOSED TO GO?
DIRECT PLUG IN IGNITION COIL, YOU CAN GET A BETTER COIL THAN THIS TO WORK FINE,
BUT THIS ONE IS MUCH BETTER THAN THE COIL IN THE CAP
PLUG WIRES OFF THE SHELF, ORDER FOR '94 JEEP WITH 4.0L ENGINE.
THIS WILL GET YOU A 'CHEAP' SET OF WIRES WITH ALL TERMINALS INSTALLED,
AND IT WILL HAVE THE CORRECT COIL WIRE FOR THE APPLICATION.
MSD ALSO MAKES AN 'OFF THE SHELF SET FOR THIS APPLICAITON.
A 'CUT TO FIT' SET OF WIRES WILL FIT [U]MUCH[/U] BETTER THAN THE OFF THE SHELF SETS DO!
WIRING FOR THE REMOTE COIL VERSION OF THE HEI COULDN'T BE EASIER!
Your old coil positive (+) wire is enough to power up the distributor/coil and it's a SINGLE attachment at the coil.
Factory Tachs will still work.
Even though the coil shown above is MUCH better than the 'In Cap' HEI coil
(no assembly, no chance for the coil to leak voltage past the rubber 'Gasket/Insulator' like the coil-in-cap version of the GM HEI),
There is even a better coil you can use from a Ford Vehicle,
Works great with the HEI module, delivers quite a bit more spark energy with better spark duration and better amperage than either type of GM Coil...
If you change the plug at the end of the wiring, you can use the MUCH BETTER Ford type E-core coil and really get the most from your HEI module!