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ignition questions - help! (archive)

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Posted by jeff h on June 26, 2001 at 22:39:06:

hi - we have a 67 1600 w/ what i think is a 71 2002 motor in there. the PO installed a delta mark ten CD ignition box which is connected to what certainly doesn't look like any bosch coil i have ever seen. dizzy still using points. the car has a 12v system and runs pretty well now. the tach looks like it came from the 71 car also and is not working. so here are my questions. can the tach be hooked up to the negative side of the coil and work, or is there some sort of add on package required to get the correct signal for the tach using the CD system? what plugs/gap should be used with this setup? currently running W7DC @ .35 gap (i've been using this larger gap due to living at 5000 ft.) the car has dual solex 40PPH carbs and what looks like a standard vacuum advance or retard dizzy (haven't looked into it yet). is this mark ten system too old to be relied upon - or should we just continue to run it? the box has 4 wires that exit which connect to 2 switches on the firewall - any ideas what they are for? the car will not run unless both switches are in the correct position. any idea if this box requires a special coil to be used or not? i have a bosch blue point that i would like to put in if i can. any help on getting the tach to work, info on the CD system, or just general experience on how to get this thing optimally tuned is appreciated. - jeff h

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