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jpage
07-09-2013, 06:33 PM
I have a '84 with a 351W. One of the distributor springs has broken and i need a replacement and having a hard time finding what i need. Anyone know where or what i need to be looking for?

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
07-09-2013, 06:55 PM
I have a '84 with a 351W. One of the distributor springs has broken and i need a replacement and having a hard time finding what i need. Anyone know where or what i need to be looking for?

You can contact prestolite, they at times offer reman units. If that doesn't pan out you will need to buy a new distributor. I would consider going to electronic ignition.

basic point style distributor http://www.summitracing.com/parts/maa-9-26102/overview/make/ford

the unit I changed to last year http://www.summitracing.com/parts/maa-9-26501/overview/make/ford

If you don't wanna spend that much send me a PM message I have an original distributor from my 89 MC that has been converted to Mallory E-Spark electronic ignition that I will sell.
this is the ei that's installed http://www.summitracing.com/parts/maa-9-26902

jpage
07-09-2013, 06:58 PM
I already have electronic in this one with a new cap and button, just need springs...

Cloaked
07-09-2013, 07:00 PM
I have a '84 with a 351W. One of the distributor springs has broken and i need a replacement and having a hard time finding what i need. Anyone know where or what i need to be looking for?
Try here ==> http://www.dougrussell.com/ Call and talk to a parts guy.

I found spares here several years ago....

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
07-09-2013, 07:01 PM
I already have electronic in this one with a new cap and button, just need springs...

springs are obsolete for the prestolite distributor, mr. gasket makes a spring kit for GM, you may be able to modify one of those to work, but I do know several other TT members have tried this in the past and ended up buying new distributors.

ted shred
07-09-2013, 10:12 PM
I just went through the same thing with my 83. yesterday I installed a pertronix flamethrower II plug and play distributor and coil. I have yet to fire it up, the install was real easy. I could not find prestolite springs anywhere.

jpage
07-10-2013, 01:25 AM
its always a .30 cent part that cost you $300 bucks! Is this the correct model i would need? http://pertronix.shptron.com/p/dist-billet-ford-351w-no-vac-blk-m-cap?pp=8

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
07-10-2013, 01:39 AM
its always a .30 cent part that cost you $300 bucks! Is this the correct model i would need? http://pertronix.shptron.com/p/dist-billet-ford-351w-no-vac-blk-m-cap?pp=8

I think this is the one you need for petronix http://pertronix.shptron.com/p/dist-billet-marine-ford-351w-blk-cap

Whichever brand you use make sure it's marine rated.

thatsmrmastercraft
07-10-2013, 09:53 AM
Save some money buying through Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Pertronix-D231800-Flame-Thrower-Electronic-Distributor/dp/B004BZYKWO/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1373460760&sr=1-1&keywords=Pertronix+D231800

sam196370
07-10-2013, 12:38 PM
It's expensive but I'd recommend a DUI distributor:

http://www.performancedistributors.com/marinedui.htm

Put one in my '79 S&S a few years back and results are incredible, easier starts, improved acceleration & more efficient. If you get the wires be sure to measure yours first and get them custom made; they do it for $30.

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
07-10-2013, 01:33 PM
Check ebay doesn't list motor size

http://www.ebay.com/itm/280937495742?redirect=mobile

thatsmrmastercraft
07-10-2013, 01:56 PM
Check ebay doesn't list motor size

http://www.ebay.com/itm/280937495742?redirect=mobile

Interesting find.

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
07-10-2013, 02:56 PM
Interesting find.

the tag on the ebay unit matches my distributor. E5JL-12100-CA

jpage
07-11-2013, 08:11 PM
Will it work with my reverse spin motor?

ted shred
07-11-2013, 08:11 PM
Thats the one.

jpage
07-12-2013, 09:11 PM
Dropped it in to day, runs great!

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
07-12-2013, 10:49 PM
Dropped it in to day, runs great!

which distributor did you go with???

jpage
07-12-2013, 11:57 PM
The Pertronix!

thatsmrmastercraft
07-15-2013, 12:45 PM
Nice.......:toast: