1970 cuda 340. I replaced my distributor with a Pro Electronic distributor, eliminating the ECU and ballast resistor. All worked well until I replaced the battery with an Optima red top. I started the engine and it ran for 10 seconds and quit. I have no spark. I changed the coil, checked the wires and still no spark. Do you think I fried the distributor? KMJ(where I purchased the Dist.) doesn't reply. Any Suggestions?
can you verify that you are actually getting power to the coil positive and to the RED wire into the distributer..hook a test light to the coil positive terminal... use the clip end.. stick the probe end into something to ground it.. other than the carb.. turn the key on.. does the test light come on.?? showing you have power to the positive side of the coil and the distributer..i don't know what kind of module is hidden under the cover on these..
the ignition modules are only 15 or 20 bucks.. and it would be a great idea to carry a spare anyway...since you did not post which of the versions you had... you will have to select the proper module..http://store.procompelectronics.com/c-29-ignition-modules.aspx
Thanks for the info. I have power from the ignition. I also did a direct check(Battery to pos. coil) with no spark which indicates a dead distributor. Ordered a new distributor.
What ignition module are you referring to? The module in the distributor? Where do I get one? I am running without a ballast or ECU(distributor and coil only).
Did you notice . I pasted a link directly to the proper page on their site