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Civilian spark plugs with pinz distributor??

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:34 am
by markv
Hi everyone,

I'm happy with the standard distributor on my 710K for the moment at least, but I'd like to get new high tension leads and use civilian plugs.

What are my options here please, I've alwasy foud it a bit unsatisfactory to make my own leads for various vehicles I've had when compared to factory manufactured quality.

Thanks
Mark

Re: Civilian spark plugs with pinz distributor??

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:55 pm
by 4x4Pinz
If you are wanting to keep the original distributor cap and run newer spark plugs then options are limited. If you want to convert to a civilian cap, wires and plugs then Expedition imports could help you out. Might want to consider the full conversion to petronix and get rid of the points in favor of the electronic version. This is by far one of the most common changes made to the ignition system.
https://expedition-imports.com/PZIGCONV

Of course I still prefer the SSI system but you want to keep the old distributor for some reason. :wink:

Re: Civilian spark plugs with pinz distributor??

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:06 pm
by markv
Keeping the points 4x4Pinz? Old fashioned and quaint :)

Nope just controlling costs for the moment, my resto is a blood, cash and time sucker.

I guess I could get some HT leads and civy caps and just fab some and see how they do, or continue to run the military system.

Thanks for the link and words 4x4Pinz :)

Re: Civilian spark plugs with pinz distributor??

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:29 pm
by Jim LaGuardia
Stock points hate water and moisture(and winter). While cheap, they will leave you stuck. That said, you can make wires and use the proper heat range plugs(NGK BP6ES) for much better driveability.
All of the milspec plugs I have seen and tested were too cold.
This means hard cold starts and are best avoided by upgrading to at least cap, wires, plugs.
Make a choice and move forward!