Sunday, August 8, 2010

Electronic Ignition Conversion

There has been some talk on the Yahoo Travco group about the stock electronic ignition, so I decided to post on what I have. The previous owner of the '66 270 converted the Mopar electronic ignition (it has a '73 440 in it) to a GM HEI ignition module controlled system. He replaced the stock coil with an MSD #8202 Blaster 2 coil, 45kV output.

Here are some links in regard to similar conversions:

The module is basically a drop-in... Here is a quote from the first site, just the connections:

"An GM HEI module has four terminals - two at each and - that should be labeled C and B on one end, and W and G on the other end, with G being the "smaller" size terminal.
  • C = Coil (negative side)
  • B = Battery (positive side of the coil, or any appropriate power source that is live in ignition and start)
  • W = positive lead (+) from the pickup in the distributor
  • G = negative lead (-) from the pickup in the distributor"
You can eliminate the resistor if you have a coil that can handle direct connection such as mine above, or the GM E-coil that is stock with GM HEI (without computer control).

1 comment:

jc said...

I couldn't find your email so thought I would drop you a line here, by chance you have any where to obtain the tires for your travco, I have the 67 over here in Springdale and its getting time to replace them, but I haven't had much luck finding anyone who can get them anymore. They are the 17.5's I am sure yours are the same, just let me know if you have heard anything out your way,
Jimmy C,