We are looking at less than $100.00, upgrade to 1979 on up.
A 232-258 basically the same thing on the outside
I will tell you exactly what to get, if interested.
My number one Jeep is a 1977 too, after four modules and three distributors, I decided it was time to upgrade up to what my previous 1979 had in it. This issue always occurred at the worst possible times!
Can you butt-splice wires (correctly)?
Do you have a voltmeter, can you check DC voltage with it?
I suggest you by the two main ingredients, as we want it to be reliable (I will 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 1980's on back, Fords (Jeeps are scarce). Just need a few wires with connectors off of them. Probably will just givethem to you!
If this sounds hard, it really is not!
I will talk you through changing the Distributor the easy way, so do not jump ahead, or it will get complicated.
I will 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 distributor, now modified into a oil primer for rebuilt engines. You will see my upgrade to Motorcraft, ignition (1979 Jeep), my four bbl intake and carburetor other good stuff.
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Monday, August 1st, 2011 AT 1:31 AM