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No, you have said too little. This year is long before my expertise but what do you mean by hard wired, and I am at a loss as to an ignition module for a 1980 model that would need to be mounted to the bottom of a battery tray. It would be very surprising to me that any electronics would be mounted under a battery tray especially if there was any chance of any battery acid, corrosion from a wet lead acid battery that would go with a 1980 motorcycle etc possible to contaminate the electronic device. An electronic ignition module could be mounted anywhere it was secure, protected from moisture, battery acid, excess vibration etc and it was adequately/properly grounded.
Posted on Dec 11, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Make sure you give it a good tune up. Make sure that your rotor is moving when you crank it over. If it is moving then you will need to replace the distributor module.
Posted on Apr 01, 2009
Ford has substantially altered their 1978-86 electronic ignition test
procedure. Due to the sensitive nature of the system and the complexity
of the test procedures, it is recommended that you refer to your dealer
if you suspect a problem in your 1978-86 electronic ignition system.
The system can, of course, be tested by substituting known good
components (module, stator, etc.)
This system, which at first appears to be extremely complicated, is actually quite simple to diagnose and repair. Diagnosis does, however, require the use of a voltmeter and an ohmmeter. You will also need several jumper wires with both blade ends and alligator clips.
The symptoms of a defective component within the solid state system are exactly the same as those you would encounter in a conventional system. Some of these symptoms are:
- Hard or no starting - Rough idle - Poor fuel economy - Engine misses while under load or while accelerating
If you suspect a problem in your ignition system, first perform a spark intensity test to pinpoint the problem. Using insulated pliers, hold the end of one of the spark plug leads about 1 / 2 inch; (12.7mm) away from the engine block or other good ground, and crank the engine. If you have a nice, fat spark, then your problem is not in the ignition system. If you have no spark or a very weak spark, then proceed to the following tests.
Tell if you are talking about this ignition system...
Hope this help.
Posted on May 11, 2010
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