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Old 05-08-2009, 12:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 1982 Dodge D150 with a /6 and 904with lockup.Shortbed truck got 11mpg when purchased.Replaced stock ignition [leanburn]with home made HEI conversion.Got 20mpg on last tank.Just getting started on mods.

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Old 05-08-2009, 01:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site.

Are you saying that replacing your ignition alone almost doubled your mileage? Excuse me, but that sounds a bit far fetched. Care to explain?
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Old 05-08-2009, 02:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The original ignition was the dodge "lean burn" computor.I replaced the distibutor with an electronic distributor with mechanical and vacuum advance.I used a HEI module from a 1980 gm distibutor to control the coil.The original was not advancing the spark,all I had was initial advance.GM HEI conversion (A 'How To') - Dodge Talk Community Forum Slant Six Forum, :: View topic - HEI Electronic Ignition Retrofit How-To The links above will explain further.
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Old 05-08-2009, 04:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ah, no spark advance. Yeah that would probably do it. Thanks for explaining.

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