TFI/Distributor issues?

Tiny
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  • 1988 FORD BRONCO
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  • V8
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I am having some complications with the TFI and distributor.

I have been following the 347 build as a tutorial to getting the pistons and etc., thrown into the block, got the motor into the engine bay and started to plug in everything from my wiring harness to the engine itself. One thing that threw me off was the distributor that was in the video (https://www.summitracing.com/parts/SUM-850303-1) does not have a notch for the TFI module. (I did not know this at the time) so I got it ordered up and set in the motor.

The big question is, will I be able to splice into the wires from the distributor (since it has three wires coming to a plug) and connect these into the 3-prong sided TFI module? If I remember correctly the three prongs are: "Hall effect ground", "Hall effect power", and "PIP signal).

Essentially what I am trying to accomplish is to relocate the TFI module. I'd basically be jumping the wires from the distributor that are connected to the ignition coil to the TFI module. Then just cut and solder in 2' of wires to extend the 6 prong OE plug to its new home.
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Wednesday, September 14th, 2022 AT 3:48 PM

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Tiny
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Hi,

That is a good question and one I feel is best answered by the individuals making the video. I will forward your question to the right people so they can be in contact with you directly.

If for any reason you don't hear from them within a day or two max, let me know.

Take care,

Joe
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Wednesday, September 14th, 2022 AT 7:28 PM
Tiny
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Hi Jacob, I ended up just ordering the correct distributor but am keeping the other one just in case my theory works.

I still haven’t heard from anybody, so I’ll just keep an eye out for a response. Thanks!
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Sunday, September 18th, 2022 AT 2:25 PM
Tiny
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Hi,

I'm sorry they have not yet contacted you. I will send another request to them right now.

Let me know.

Joe
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Monday, September 19th, 2022 AT 6:47 PM
Tiny
KEN L
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Yep, sorry for the delay, the ignition system used in the build is integrated into the fuel injection system. I don't know if it can be spliced into the old TFI module. There might be a wiring harness that can be used as an adapter.
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Monday, September 19th, 2022 AT 6:51 PM
Tiny
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No worries, thank you!
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Monday, September 19th, 2022 AT 7:39 PM

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