We're looking at less than $100, upgrade to '79 on up.
A 232-258 basically the same thing on the outside
I'll tell you exactly what to get. If interested
My #1 Jeep is a '77 too, after 4 modules and 3 distributors, I decided it was time to upgrade up to what my previous '79 had in it. This. "Crapping Out", always occurred at the worst possible times!
I've owned 7, still have the last 2. Since 1981
Can you butt-splice wires (correctly)?
Do you have a voltmeter, can you check DC voltage with it?
I suggest you by the 2 main ingredients, as we want it to be reliable (I'll tell you exactly what/ where to get a distributor and ignition module!)
Do you have access to a auto parts salvage yard---I prefer self serve type. Must have a variety of '80s on back, Fords (Jeeps are scarce). Just need a few wires W/ connectors off of them. Probably will just give 'em to you!
If this sounds hard, it really ain't!
I'll talk you thru changin' the Distributor the EZ way. So don't jump ahead, or it will get complicated!
I'll show you what wires need to connect. The works!
Are you able to adjust timing, and have the proper meters?
Do you have a repair manual?---If so, Cover title?
Are you game?
Below is my old Presto dist, now modified into a oil primer for rebuilt engines. You will see my upgrade to Motorcraft, ignition ('79 Jeep), my 4 bbl intake and carb. Other good stuff!
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Monday, August 1st, 2011 AT 1:31 AM