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Old 08-05-2007, 07:47 PM
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i am going to start racing a stock 4 mustang, ive been reading the posts on here and i havent seen very much about ignition systems, the rules state: stock ignition, so what is the best stock ignition system that came on the 2.3L (prior to the coil packs and 8 plugs)? this will help out alot, if possible i need wiring diagrams also.

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If you want a stock 'points' ignition, you have one choice: 1974.
Duraspark is good, also. Will spin into the high 4-digit range w/o problem, from what I hear.
With the points dist, you can tickle the advance curve as you wish, within limits. The electronic dists, at least the one I have, has room for mechanical advance under the rotor. Some systems lock it in place, (EEC-XX), so check under the rotor before you choose.
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The stock ignitions on the 2.3's with EFI were very good. We use them on turbo's without any problems. Racer Walsh did have a stock coil with a little more output, but I don't know if they still do. For the earlier engines with ignition points, the Duraspark II is good. jd
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Old 08-08-2007, 01:20 PM
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The best system is to use the Dura Spark dist, change the advance to the one marked 13, its under the plate. Then wire that to a TFI I module, better spark and reliability.

The system a lot of racers are going to, is the TFI IV system, just three wires to hook it up. Locked timing, no advance, just spin motor before hitting ign switch. Very reliable. Module is mounted on side of dist and has 6 pins, you only need the bottom three for it to work.

Both will perform in excess of 10,000 rpm, more than you will ever need.

Just be sure you have good grounds, block to frame, dist to block etc.

You might also try www.4M.net mini stock tech section.
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i am going to start racing a stock 4 mustang, ive been reading the posts on here and i havent seen very much about ignition systems, the rules state: stock ignition, so what is the best stock ignition system that came on the 2.3L (prior to the coil packs and 8 plugs)? this will help out alot, if possible i need wiring diagrams also.

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You may want to consider our Ford Duraspark Racing Ignition System:

http://www.performancedistributors.com/ministock.htm
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[QUOTE=PerfDistIgnition]You may want to consider our Ford Duraspark Racing Ignition System:

http://www.performancedistributors.com/ministock.htm[/QUOTE]

Wow!!! Kinda pricey for low buck racing. jd
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When I ran mini-stocks, I used a stock Duraspark system with great success. Be sure to use a module with the blue grommet where the wires come out of it. They're color-coded for different applications and the blue grommet module is the best all-around unit to use. Doesn't matter if it comes off a 4, 6 or 8-cylinder vehicle either. And take a spare one to the track with you.
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