Looks really nice
What did it cost you?
Needs to be on the road!
Look in your book under identification
"83" means cj-5
"85" means cj-7
Vin begins "j" second digit is year- mine is "7" - meaning 1977.
My 1979 of years ago was "j9".
The other digits include, place of mfg, tranny, engine, etc, the last digits are a sequential number as the rolled off the line.
Our type of cj-5 was made between 1976 and 1983 (cj-5s began in 1955).
On my 1977 with prestolite there was no "resistance wire" it used a coil that had an internal resistor.
The wire to the coil went the same route as a "resistor wire" and tied in at the same place (basically).
In order to use "1979" (and later) motorcraft ignition on my 1977, I had to do some minor wire changes.
I got the harness from the module to the coil off of a Ford in the salvage yard
In order to keep things 1979 "correct", I used a 1979 coil which required external resistance (the need for the ballast resistor).
So I simply installed the ballast resistor onto the "regular wire" that lead to the coil, as it was already in place for the prestolite crapsome say I should have kept the prestolite coil and no ballast resistor.
I did it "my way" so that when I need anything for the ignition, I simply say "1979 cj-5" at the parts store!
I do now have the extra part (the ballast resistor) should it "break" (lose voltage to the coil), I can simply and temporarily hook the wires together (full twelve volts) to get me in.
Last three pictures are on my 1946 Willys
Are "we" jeeping' well or what?
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Monday, September 8th, 2014 AT 8:59 PM