Re: 429 distributor selection
I ordered up another whole distributor from Summit, even though it looks like exactly the same thing, almost certainly made in the same place (2x+ the price), "maybe" it has better guts but I doubt it. I'm going to try to diagnose this dead one now. Usually I diagnose first and order parts second but whatever. Not sure what else to blame as all was well one day, no spark the next. 12v going in and the rotor still spins so I can only surmise the coil or the ignition module failed, right?
So, while I checked for 12v with key on, I didn't check during crank, drops to 9ish, not good, jumped a hot straight off the battery to the coil, also drops to 9 during crank, battery dying maybe? Maybe the new Tuff Stuff starter is drawing too many amps? The engine spins over like mad.
If indeed it's lack of voltage that is the issue I guess I should hook a relay up to the stock ignition wire and run a nice hefty dedicated line straight to the distributor.
Last edited by jvandyke; 07-24-2018 at 04:36 AM.