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Old May 8th, 2011, 10:34 AM
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Guys be very careful with the routing of the main power wire (black) that comes into the distributor. Mine got severed by the weights inside the distributor leaving me stranded at a busy intersection yesterday. A $50 tow later I got home and today discovered the problem.

97XJSP had the same problem and he solved it by taping the black wire to the coil. Thanks to a spare engine I swapped my wires assemblies out and it is currently not in contact but I think I will do the same thing as 97XJSP just to be on the safe side.
1967 M715 w/wn
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Old May 13th, 2011, 06:34 PM
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Got the replacement MV161A today and installed it with no problem, also installed a new cap with it as I found the old one had a few cracks in it and a bit of carbon on the outside, (suprised it ran with so many cracks). Truck started right up, can't take it for a road trip (legally), still waiting on the tags from the DMV, getting Antique plates with JEEP on them, (couldn't believe it was available for issue).
1991 M101A2
1968 M725(2)
1967 M715
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1963 M43
1954 M37
1969 Opel GT
1957 Plymouth
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Old August 12th, 2011, 07:58 PM
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Installed mine Thursday. Ran good for a few hour's then started bogging down. Now having trouble starting. Thinking the coil is bad but not sure
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Old September 10th, 2011, 09:10 AM
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My M725 will be shipped from OK on monday so I dont have it yet but after reading the posts on this thread I ordered the MV161A. Thanbks for all the information.
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Old September 10th, 2011, 02:47 PM
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You won that Lelant?!?!?! Nice looking 725 someone here posted the auction, I wish I would have had the money I would have got it. It's a great looking truck you should keep us posted on what your plans are....
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Old September 10th, 2011, 03:10 PM
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Yes, I won it! I'm excited to get it home. I plan to get familiar with it and get it in running order and use it in stock form for awhile. Ultimately I would like to transplant a 4bt, spring over / shackle conversion, 40's and go expedition style with it. We will see what transpires.
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Old September 16th, 2013, 03:20 PM
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MV-161A is not a good part for the civi distributor i tried to install and nothing fits looks like i have a, iat 4416 11l prestolite any part numbers for that app.
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Old November 14th, 2017, 08:42 AM
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Just bought a 161A for my stock distributor. Cant wait to get it in. Love this website!!!
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Old November 14th, 2017, 03:40 PM
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Good to hear.
Mine has worked well in my M715.

If you have any questions please ask.
Just don't accidentally leave the ignition switch on for a period of time without having the engine running.
I burnt a Pertronix unit out while trouble shooting the turn signals on my CJ3B.

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Old March 10th, 2018, 01:56 PM
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Just ordered from Car Shop for $128, plus $17 shipping.

Thanks for all the great information guys. Excited to get it in the truck. RB
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