Due to the lack of maintenance the car has received thus far I decided it would wise to update the entire ignition system. The ignition coil had already failed on me the first day that I bought the car, so that was the first item to replace. From there I removed the intake manifold to clean and replace the distributor cap, rotor, spark plugs and wires. The coil I decided to install was a higher voltage (18,000 V compared to the stock 15,000 V). This forced me to use a higher resistance compensating resistor. While installing the intake manifold back onto the engine I also cracked the side of the new distributor cap, so a new one was purchased locally.
|Part Description||Purchase Source||Price|
|18,000 Volt Bosch Coil||Special T Auto||29.95|
|1.8 Ohm Resistor||Special T Auto||29.95|
|Bosch Ignition Update Kit||Special T Auto||84.95|
|Distributor Cap||Advance Auto||20.00|
|Stock Air Filter||Special T Auto||9.95|
New Ignition Coil (18,000 Volt)