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Took the efi 5.0 out my 89 bronco and installed a 351w carburated out a 84 bronco.wiring in the 84 was screwed.replaced the distributor with a points distributor and coil and no matter how i wire it it will not start.I know the 351w is a good engine as i drove the truck home.how is this supposed to be wired or will a electronic distributor be compatible with the 302's computer?

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I dont know what "points distributor" you installed or how you made sure you installed it correctly. But a more simple way would be to get a distributor that has the coil pack built in. That kind only would require 2 wire connection. Positive 12 v and ground. also it has a 3rd connection you may use that is for the tac. very simple.
The one you have now ... do you get spark to the spark plugs. If so I would fool around more with being sure it is installed correctly, find TDC and be sure the rotor is pointing to the #1 cylinder, ALSO that you have the plug wires going in the right order on the cap. I dont think you will have luck with the computer compatible question.

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* 1982-85 1.6L Non-EFI and 1986 1.9L Non-EFI engines: Thick Film Ignition I (TFI-I) System
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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the distributor from the engine.
  3. Place the distributor assembly on a workbench.
  4. Remove the two TFI ignition module retaining screws.
  5. Pull the right side of the module down the distributor mounting flange and then back up to disengage the module terminals from the connector in the distributor base. The module may then be pulled toward the flange and away from the distributor.
Do not attempt to lift the module from the mounting surface, except as explained in Step 3, as the pins will break at the distributor module connector.


To install:
  1. Coat the baseplate of the TFI ignition module uniformly with a 1 / 32 in. (0.8mm) of silicone dielectric compound WA-10 or equivalent.
  2. Position the module on the distributor base mounting flange. Carefully position the module toward the distributor bowl and engage the three connector pins securely.
  3. Install the retaining screws. Tighten to 15-35 inch lbs. (1.7-4.0 Nm), starting with the upper right screw.
  4. Install the distributor into the engine. Install the cap and wires.
  5. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
  6. Recheck the initial timing. Adjust the timing, if necessary.

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ignition module in the distributor may be breaking down!
its a common fault as they dont like getting hot!
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test each plug as you may have fractured one when fitting it

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Its not to hard..part is about $ 50
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  2. Disconnect the harness connector.
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WARNING Step 5 must be followed EXACTLY; failure to do so will result in damage to the distributor module connector pins.
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  4. Install the distributor assembly.
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