|Distributor with everything
|Installation of new Distributor
|Everything put back together.
|New Ignition Coil mounted
to passenger side fender.
CJ 258 TFI Ignition Upgrade
upgrade your ignition? Well, if your CJ runs anything like mine used
to (rough idle, hesitation when given gas, etc.) then you'll definetly
want to do this simple and cost effective upgrade. Since my upgrade,
I have noticed a considerable improvment in pep and in the way my
engine performs... even with a Carter BBD! Below is a detailed write-up
as to what you will need and what you will need to do.
What You Will Need
All the parts you will need to get are for a 1982
Ford F-150 Pickup Truck with a 300CID I-6 engine. Next to each items,
I have indicated the make and model of what I bought.
• Distributor Cap - Wells F952
• Rotor - Wells F953
• Base Adapter - F960
• Spark Plug Wires - Borg Warner
CH857 (V8 wires)
• Ignition Coil - Borg Warner E92
• (2) Different Colored 12-14ga Wire
• Male and Female Wire Terminators
Take note where the number (1) is located on the distributor
cap and then remove the existing plug wires, distributor cap, base,
rotor and spark plugs.
2. Unscrew the two screws
holding down the base.
3. Remove the existing ignition coil.
4. Install your new
distributor base and screw it on. This should line up and fit exactly
with the existing holes.
5. Install your new
rotor, distributor cap and then new spark plugs (.045" gap)
6. Apply some Dielectric
Spark Plug Boot Protector to your plug connections and install. Be
sure to be mindful of the proper firing order which is 1-5-3-6-2-4
and starting with the connection (1) on the distributor cap.
7. I installed my new
ignition coil on the passenger side fender using a bracket that I
fabbed out of some left over junk I had in the garage. The ignition
coil has a couple of holes in it that I used but would guess that
you could probably just use them to bolt it to the fender too.
8. Using a black and
a green 12ga wire, I terminated each of them using female connections
on one end (to be hooked up to the ignition coil) and male connections
on the other (to be hooked up to the wiring harness). Now just hook
up these wires where they belong.
9. Set your timing and
you should be done.