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Old 07-01-2007, 10:59 PM
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What year/make car do I tell the parts counter?



I'm switching to points tomorrow if no one knows.
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Phil,

One of my doner cars was a 1976 mercury Marquis with a 460. It had the blue grommet, and it looked like the original, so you might try giving that car description and see what they give you.

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w00t!

Thanks!
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You can also tell them you need the one for higher altitude. One of my friends at Ford Parts said that's what the blue designates.


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my 78 f250 4x4 has the blue one too
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You can also tell them you need the one for higher altitude. One of my friends at Ford Parts said that's what the blue designates.


Doug... 8)
the guy said "whats it do?"

:lol:

I got one of those 1000yd stares and he said. "without an application I can't look it up". I started throwing random Fords at him and he asked what I really had. I said a 70 Fairlane. Guy types in 70 Fairlane and tells me "we're out" I tried to explain why I was telling him 79 Lincoln 460 etc but it was no good.

At that point I said go find the section on the shelf and open a few boxes.
He never found anything at all. I waited till he had about 17 people in line and walked out.

I bet if I said its for high altitude he would have got a taller ladder.
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:lol: sounds like you need to go to the napa here... most of the people there actually know what theyre doing
actually i think i have a spare out in the garage... dont know how much shipping is though.
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Wells Part No F102 at Autozone

MASTER PRO (MPI) Item No: CBE7 at O'Reillys

Price about $20.00

You do not want the high altitude module. It has an additional pulg and price is higher
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Blue was 49 state
Red was CA emissions
Yellow had the retard function in it

There's a white, brown and green as well,

Edit:

Found this on a Pantera mailing list

""Red - Duraspark I (California cars 1977, California 302 V8 only, 1978-1979)
higher output, considered the module to use back in the '70s and '80s. Does
not employ a balast resistor. Senses current flow through the coil & adjusts
dwell for maximum spark intensity.
Blue - Duraspark II (49 state 1977, 50 state 1978 and later)
Yellow - Duraspark II with "dual mode" (except 1981)
White - Duraspark II with "cranking retard"
Brown - Duraspark III and other EEC controlled systems
Yellow - universal ignition module (1981)
Green - early solid state ignition (pre-1977) similar to Duraspark II, but
never popular for retrofitting, probably because the Duraspark I was
superior.
""
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So is there a box that would work better than the "blue" that I am currently using? Sorry to hijack, but I had to ask. I usually always carry a spare behind the seat in all my trucks, so If I am somewhere and it takes a crap I got it, but I have never had to use it. My 1978 ford f-250 with a 351m had a blue module. I know I don't really care for the parts store guys. They must think I have about 50 vehicles, cause every time I go in there I have to give them a different application so they can look up what I really need. :mrgreen:

Oh well,
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The Blue has a start retard in it as well.

This is the best box for your application.

See these links:
http://www.therangerstation.com/tech...rasparkII.html
http://www.therangerstation.com/tech...asparkII_2.htm
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Good write up on all the Duraspark Systems:

http://www.autozone.com/az/cds/en_us...rInfoPages.htm
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