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68 Points Ignition, 84 F150

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68 Points Ignition, 84 F150

Post #1 by geezer43 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:46 am

Fellow Ford Six Nuts:

I started to convert the ignition about 5 years ago then became sick and everything stopped with only a non-feedback carburetor installed. It ran but with timing locked at 10 degrees BTDC. Drove it from Arizona and got 18 mpg. Surprising, but absolutely no guts.

This last week I had a local mechanic (age 70 like me) do a conversion to the ignition to retrofit to 1968 points ignition. He did a magnificent job and the truck runs better than it did when it was new. He did it in a day and a half (I'm too crippled to get in there) for $$ but it was worth it. $168 in parts before core refund.

None of this would have been possible without the education all of you gave me about ways to get rid of the feedback system and return my truck to its former glory. I'm the original owner and it is low mileage at 235,000. My son, age 40, wants it when I'm done as he learned how to drive on it and his mother (my ex) picked out the colors, medium desert tan and copper glow siding) when it was purchased. It has the most comfortable seating position for me at 6"2".

Thanks again I enjoy reading all the posts and hope this forum lasts forever.

Jim Johnson, Butte, Montana (summer only)
Chandler, Arizona - winter
84 F150XL short bed, I6, T-18, no rust body in excellent shape, never a work truck just a bankers local ride and weekend hunt vehicle
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Re: 68 Points Ignition, 84 F150

Post #2 by blmhawkeye » Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:49 pm

Congradulations, Always good to hear when work goes well.

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Re: 68 Points Ignition, 84 F150

Post #3 by bubba22349 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:31 pm

Excellent glad your keeping the old truck going :beer:
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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Re: 68 Points Ignition, 84 F150

Post #4 by BIG 6 farmer » Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:00 am

Many good Souls on here that like to help. Plus, we like to talk about old Trucks anyway. :nod: Happy to hear this Forum helped ya get your Truck rolling right :thumbup:
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Re: 68 Points Ignition, 84 F150

Post #5 by geezer43 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:19 pm

The old beast made it from Montana to Arizona (1125 miles) with no problems till 2 miles from home when it vapor locked (108 degrees outside) but it managed to stagger in. Got over 18 mpg with new ignition setup and over 1,000 lbs. of wife's stuff in the back end including 4 gallons of chokecherry jam and enough quilting supplies for a century plus my air compressor , suitcase, 5 guns and ammo, and a huge box of auto parts. It would run 70 on the flat and level (3.55 differential) easily. I'm very pleased with its return to old school ignition and good advance. A/C still works well as does everything else except the windshield washer.

It is a simple ignition changeover that I read about on this forum.

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84 F150 XL short bed, I6, T18, 3.55 diff. One owner, 237K.
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Re: 68 Points Ignition, 84 F150

Post #6 by Harte3 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:59 pm

" Got over 18 mpg with new ignition setup and over 1,000 lbs..."

Nice :thumbup:
'83 F150 300, 0.030 over, Offy DP, Holley 4160/1848-1 465 cfm, Comp Cam 260H. P/P head, EFI exhaust manifolds, Walker Y Pipe, Super Cat, Turbo muffler, Recurved DSII, Mallory HyFire 6a, ACCEL Super Stock Coil, Taylor 8mm Wires, EFI plugs.

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Re: 68 Points Ignition, 84 F150

Post #7 by THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER » Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:01 pm

If you got 18 mpg actually doing 70 mph that is very good. Congratulations.
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Re: 68 Points Ignition, 84 F150

Post #8 by motzingg » Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:12 pm

"including 4 gallons of chokecherry jam and enough quilting supplies for a century plus my air compressor , suitcase, 5 guns and ammo, and a huge box of auto parts"

the NSA is reading this and has forwarded your information to the ATF who is currently trying to figure out what nefarious terrorist plot you are trying to achieve via the interstate transport of chokecherry jam and quilting supplies.

by converting from electronic ignition to points you have been characterized as an 'extremist' and 'person of interest'

just thought ya might like to know :D

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Re: 68 Points Ignition, 84 F150

Post #9 by Harte3 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:10 pm

"...4 gallons of chokecherry jam..."

That is dangerous stuff. Send it to me and I will dispose of it for you. :P :mrgreen:
'83 F150 300, 0.030 over, Offy DP, Holley 4160/1848-1 465 cfm, Comp Cam 260H. P/P head, EFI exhaust manifolds, Walker Y Pipe, Super Cat, Turbo muffler, Recurved DSII, Mallory HyFire 6a, ACCEL Super Stock Coil, Taylor 8mm Wires, EFI plugs.

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Re: 68 Points Ignition, 84 F150

Post #10 by geezer43 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:55 pm

Harte3 and znnng?

Yeah, chokecherry looks like jellied gasoline so it is a hazard and picking all the berries deprived the bears of that much more food for the winter. The EPA will also be concerned since it no longer has 84 emissions crap (feedback carb, computer) on it so I'm ruining the atmosphere and not offsetting all that hot air coming out of Washington.

. . .I hear a knock at the door, dag nab it, where is my shotgun when I need it!

Jim's fortress, Chandler, Arizona
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