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Well I,m feeling one minute descent and the next like crap. . They set me up another appointmnet for Friday--THE 13TH---I just noticed it when I got home Friday and I ,m gonna try and change it a shot or something to help me eat. . I go in at 2:15 p.m today.
Good luck and take care man.
 
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Have not replaced control module yet. I have tinkered with it a little. Plan to run it a lot this week and see if it happens again. If so, that’s my next move. I’ll keep you guys in the loop.
 

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I have had a similar issue with my 78 since about 1987. Didn't die on me much but the thing would crank without starting. I would run to the store and shut it off and com out and it just wouldn't start. Sometimes it would start or try to start right when I was releasing the key. I used to pull the distributer cap and wipe the inside out with my hand and had convinced myself that was the fix. I had a spare module mounted next to the one I was using so I could swap it to confirm that was not the issue. Changed the pickup and the coil and was thinking of replacing the starter relay. What finally seemed to give me a fix was to spray wd-40 in the ignition switch. Because it was random I could only test this when it wouldn't start. In the last three years it is 5 for 5. It may not be related to your issue but it has turned out to be the issue I was having. It is my third string truck and I don't even have it registered any longer but I know what to do if it doesn't start. Best of luck!
 

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Ignition module is the most likely culprit. Same thing happened to my 78 and an 85 E250 van with a straight 6. They would just shut off randomly.

I had that van in high school, having it shut off like that, when you're an inexperienced driver is a bae combo.
 

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Ignition module is the most likely culprit. Same thing happened to my 78 and an 85 E250 van with a straight 6. They would just shut off randomly.

I had that van in high school, having it shut off like that, when you're an inexperienced driver is a bae combo.
I hd the same thing happen on my 78 bronco and 75 F-600 With about 12 ton coming down a hill---got home and yank it and the distributor bot out and put in a point distributor in both of them. Done the same in my other bronco too.
 

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back to OP.
keep tfi away from heat (as oe did not) mount remote for long life nxt time.

on OE Dura Spark II is beddah den petronix. If U do not want to go ford's blue strain relief module use the gm 4 pin in it's place. go fast for less dot com shows the schematic for this hydrid system. Wrks in race cars, off rd trucks, etc. Allows wider spark gap, hotter plugs, coil, etc...
 

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back to OP.
keep tfi away from heat (as oe did not) mount remote for long life nxt time.

on OE Dura Spark II is beddah den petronix. If U do not want to go ford's blue strain relief module use the gm 4 pin in it's place. go fast for less dot com shows the schematic for this hydrid system. Wrks in race cars, off rd trucks, etc. Allows wider spark gap, hotter plugs, coil, etc...

That’s what Richard installed on the 78
 

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unfortunatly that's 3 different systems (I said ditch 1, the petronix, but it's fine). The DSII is tops/ideal. The TFI is later...
At least 4 prts to ur ele system (components named above). Only 1 is 'ignition'. My suggestion? learn this one AND make it all DSII.
 

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