You might want to try a Pertronix aftermarket ignition module. I had
one in an old MGB (if ever a car needed a better ignition) it just drops
inside the distributor, simple job.
I bet, however, that you could look on some online Mopar forums and find
out a good cheap way to get a distributor from a later model Mopar that
came with factory electronic ignition, and just swap it over. I know
that can be done with GM stuff. Probably $25 or less that way, plus
some time looking it all up.
Find a Pertronix here:
I don't know if that's the best price available, see if you can find the
part number then do a google search for it and see what prices you come
It wouldn't have to save much gas to be worth the ~ $90-$100, especially
considering the reliability and consistency of electronic spark. Set it
and forget it. Points go out of adjustment slowly, so you don't notice,
just gets gradually worse power, harder starting, etc.
Good luck with the sagging roof, I don't envy you:
I almost got a saggy-roofed trailer (they sell cheap, so it's tempting.)
The Photo section has pictures of the coach I ended up with, in the
album called "1983 Shasta 33ft Class A".
We've got 7 kids, ages 15 down to 4 months, and I find that the wife and
I have begun to sneak out to the MH just to sit together in peace and
Scott in Penfield NY
1983 Shasta/Sportscoach 33' SB Roadmaster (Class A 454 P30)
Shad McIntosh wrote:
> Jerry mentioned an electronic ignition to save gas. Anyone know the
> price range or what is involved in installing one? Thanks, Shad