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Forum Name: Six Cylinder Forum
Forum Description: 170, 200, 240, 250 and 300 ci engines
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Topic: 250 electronic ignition
Posted By: unlovedford
Subject: 250 electronic ignition
Date Posted: 30-September-2013 at 2:17AM
I am considering swapping out my points distributor on my '72 wagon for a later model Duraspark. Does anyone know a quick and easy way to do this? I had thought about getting one for, say, an '81 Fairmont w/a 250 and mock up the wiring with a hidden box. Might have to swap the coils as well.

I just dislike points on a daily driver, and am trying to get the most out of my six.

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Joe
1972 Mom's Squire Wagon
1972 Torino Wagon
1976 Torino       
1968 Cougar XR7-First batch
1972 Torino 460
1989 BroncoII/Jeeps/Titanimous
Popeye and Brutus (Rams)



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Posted By: madmaxtorino
Date Posted: 30-September-2013 at 10:25AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pertronix-Ignitor-1261-Ford-Merc-6-Cyl-Ford-49-74-/131005819480?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item1e808e2a58&vxp=mtr" rel="nofollow - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pertronix-Ignitor-1261-Ford-Merc-6-Cyl-Ford-49-74-/131005819480?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item1e808e2a58&vxp=mtr

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Allan
Revelation 6:8
When there is no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the Earth.


Posted By: unlovedford
Date Posted: 01-October-2013 at 2:35AM
Great!! I didn't think they made them for a lowly 6.

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Joe
1972 Mom's Squire Wagon
1972 Torino Wagon
1976 Torino       
1968 Cougar XR7-First batch
1972 Torino 460
1989 BroncoII/Jeeps/Titanimous
Popeye and Brutus (Rams)


Posted By: GranTorinoSport
Date Posted: 01-October-2013 at 1:28PM
Glad to see they make them, but I too am surprised frankly. 

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Scott Eklund

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Posted By: GranTorinoSport
Date Posted: 01-October-2013 at 1:30PM
Actually, just checked - Mallory makes the vacuum advance Unilite distributor for all the standard six's.

A much more expensive solution, but it is nice to know they offer them!


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Scott Eklund

Webmaster


Posted By: am not r2
Date Posted: 17-June-2014 at 11:01PM
the mallory units are great...i have installed more than one. the oem units don't get proper lube  in long service and wobble and need to be rebuilt. Napa sells rebuilts fairly cheap. Get one of those and a pertronix unit(and the matching coil). NEARLY AS GOOD,


Posted By: Greg73Oregon
Date Posted: 05-March-2021 at 3:54AM
You can squeeze a lot of ponies out of a six, without spending a lot of money!
This was my 1970 Maverick: 200 cid.



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GKF


Posted By: Big Bird
Date Posted: 06-March-2021 at 3:12AM
In Mavericks, early Falcons and early Mustangs the 200 was great. Not so much in the late 70s Granadas, Fairmonts and Mustangs, but they do have Duraspark.


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"What we do in full frontal view, is more honest than your cleaned-up mind."
Randy
1979 T-Bird
2005 F-150 STX RCSB 4.6, 3.55 LSD
How the Heck does a REGULAR CAB SHORTBED weigh over 5200 pounds?


Posted By: Greg73Oregon
Date Posted: 06-March-2021 at 8:47AM
Yes & No.  The later heads had better flow through the "log" intake, but the compression went way-way down. I took a a 1976 head, put larger stainless steel  intake/exhaust valves and milled 0.060 off the head.  I also used 1.6:1 rockers (Jeep six banger). Stock rockers are 1.5:1.
Headers with dual exhaust. And, recurved a 1978 Dura Spark distributor.
I gutted the control module (was burned out), and mounted an HEI 4-pin module.


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GKF



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