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Offline Randy Holman

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Duraspark 2.8?
« on: August 18, 2015, 12:11:23 AM »
I know o can find probably 100 forums that talk about this but I'm lazy and don't want to read 1,000 different comments. So what does it take / what does it mean to duraspark a 2.8. I have a 2.8 carbonated out of an 84 ranger in my wagon. Is it possible to duraspark it and what exactly will I need and what are the pros and cons. Thank you I know there are atleast 2-3 people that know about this on here.
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Re: Duraspark 2.8?
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2015, 07:30:40 AM »
The stock pinto was a duraspark set up, the later bronco II had a computer contrôléd feedback carb and dist ,  it was a pain in the butt when you had a problem with it , the fix was to rob the carb and the duraspark off the pinto , the only difference in your 2.8 over the stock pinto 2.8 is the engine block is thicker , cam journal is larger ,spark plugs ,timing cover , water pump , and some the thermostat was on the top and not the side , but will work ,
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Re: Duraspark 2.8?
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2015, 09:24:58 AM »
Randy, therangerstati on.com has an article that explains everything you need to know about the swap, including wiring mods and diagrams, all step by step.  In my experience the Duraspark is dead reliable.

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Re: Duraspark 2.8?
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2015, 11:12:39 AM »
yes they were very reliable except for the org early 76 to 77 models, a contractor made the ign module with cheep parts to make more money but they started failing , most have been replaced by now , your car came with the duraspark , did you remove it when you put in the 2.8 ?? , I do have some wiring if you need it to set it up right , I converted mine to TBI fuel injection on my 2.8 and used the TFM computer controlled Distribitor , let us know what you have now , later Blaine
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