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I know this doesn't apply to the majority here, but some might be interested in it:

http://reincarnation-automotive.com/Duraspark_distributor_recurve_instructions_index.html

I use a DuraSpark distributor in almost every non-EFI, non-TFI engine I build that will fit one. I don't use the DuraSpark amplifier module, but rather just use the distributor to trigger an aftermarket ignition box like MSD or Mallory... anything that will accept a magnetic trigger.

The thing to notice is the different plates and the slot sizes. It isn't uncommon to have a 21L slot being used from the factory.... that gives you 42 deg of just centrifugal advance! :beek:

Anyway, just thought I would share. :thumbsup:
 

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Cool, I need to start finding the rest of the parts and get my 82 F150 back up and going.

It has that horrible VV carb and the "computer" control MCU under the seat.

I finally bought an eBay duraspark distributor (first one I got was for a 302, the seller said it was for a 351 but too short) since it currently has one without a vacuum advance, I am going with a duraspark module though I think, I have to make it look stock, make it run, and most important pass emissions and run well, and not get 7 mpg anymore :) Now I need a balancer with timing marks, a front cover with marks, and a prayer to get it going again.
 

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If you go with the OEM module make dang sure you mount it away from ANY heat source! Those things hate heat something awful. And get the one with the Blue strain relief grommet.

D8VE-12A199-A1C = BLUE Ignition Module = original Ford p/n: D9VZ-12A199-A > > Replaced by 1U2Z-12A199-AA (Motorcraft DY-893)

And this might come in handy for you:
http://www.ford-trucks.com/lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.autozone.com/az/cds/en_us/0900823d/80/0c/e9/82/0900823d800ce982/repairInfoPages.htm

I usually just get timing tapes and put on all my stock balancers. Dirt cheap (something like $4), last a long time, and are so, so easy to read! :D

Good luck! :thumbsup:
 
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