Good Morning.
Could someone ID the Electronic Ignition box I have? I would guess it was a 89 install. There are 2 wires, a red and green from the box that were going to the coil as well as the large Blue/blk wire and a group of wires that consist of the Orange wire to the starter relay. I want to verify the connections and see if there is a problem with the box. Also any recomendations on a new coil?
I believe the Blue/blk wire is from the tach and goes to the - side of the coil along with the green from the box. The Orange wire group and the Red from the box goes to the + side of the coil.

Thanks, Steve
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Thats there is a Durspark Ignition Module made by FORD. Take a look at the plastic color where the wire enter the box. The color will tell you the actual specs of the box ? Durspark 1 or 2. Some have built in balast resistors and some need them added externally .. one thing I know for sure ..you need a Durspark/ Ford Coil.

The most desirable boxes have a RED relief color.

Ron
Steve,

What you need to do is see this link.

http://tinyurl.com/5o72xx

In the future, you can gather a LOT of previously posted information by doing a search of the Forum archives; which is what I just did to find the above. Wink

Look at the top left of the home Forum page - find the "FIND" box, click, type in a few key words....and VOILA!! Info in hand without waiting for someone to respond.

Larry

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Where does this box sit ?
as I have a few extra things in the engine bay I would like to remove. If I can identify this i will remove it as I am not using it.
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If I can identify this i will remove it as I am not using it.

This was not the stock system on Panteras.

Someone added it to this car.

Larry
Thanks guys, I'll be sure to look up all the info now that I know what I'm looking for. I did try typing in "gray box" but nothing came up. Red Face)

Steve
ORRRR Pooky you can continue to ask the question you started and we will be more then happy to answer and point you in the right direction ...I also happen to have MANY of these parts new in my shop.

Ron
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Thanks guys, I'll be sure to look up all the info now that I know what I'm looking for. I did try typing in "gray box" but nothing came up. )


I love that! roll on floor

One time I searched "rusty bracket" and got nowhere. Later I found out it was my underdash pedal stop! Wink
The coil on a Duraspark has different posts to work with the horseshoe shape connector.
Most coils have threaded posts. The duraspark does not.
I don't have a pic handy or I would post one.
I know for sure, long ago in a kinder gentler era, when there was more hair on my head and less in my ears, the issue was to use a coil designed for the higher voltages & greater spark energy of an electronic ignition, rather than using the coil designed for a breaker point ignition. The Duraspark coil was oil filled for cooling, the breaker point coil was not.

Probably any modern coil would work with a Duraspark module, but that is something I can't say for sure.

It is easy to replace the "horse shoe" shaped coil connector of the Duraspark harness with spade or ring style crimp terminals, just snip, strip & crimp.

cowboy from hell
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