Questions & Answers
Questions: My son ordered this distributor Part #17239 for a 52 Willys -Aero. It appears that the distributor is the right one but the timing shaft is way to short. He tells me the motor is a 6-226. We need a timing shaft 5.375 inches. long. Do you have one of these timing shafts available? If so will you send me the information so I can order it.
Question By: Carlos Howley on Apr 20 2022 12:55 PM
On the 6-226 engine they used an adapter shaft to connect the two together. It fits onto the end of this distributor.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Apr 20 2022 7:01 AM
Questions: hola I have a willysFor 1960 Jeep Utility Wagon Distributor Cap SMP 13495NX 3.7L 6 Cyl 226ci i need electronicignition Distributor please
Question By: juan samayoa on Oct 29 2021 10:24 PM
Please email email@example.com to help.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Nov 1 2021 5:46 AM
Questions: I have a 1962 willys wagon 6 cylinder. not sure what size motor it has. it says superhurricane on top of motor. would like to get a Distributor. not sure which one will work?
Question By: Brett bianchi on Aug 18 2021 10:09 PM
6-226 engine. This is the distributor for you.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Aug 19 2021 5:35 AM
Questions: IO have a L148 6 cylinder 6 volt system. I cant seem to find the electronic ignition for that engine. Please advise.
Question By: David Soucie on Jun 14 2021 2:48 PM
That is not available. We do have rebuild kits available for your Autolite if you like.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Jun 14 2021 11:16 AM
Questions: My husband has a 1955 willys truck with the 6 226 super hurricane we want to upgrade to electronic ignition distributor,which model number do we purchase? And will we need anything else for the upgrade?will it need an external coil?
Question By: Yvonne Contreras on Feb 25 2021 2:42 AM
This is the distributor you need and coil part number: 933160
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Feb 25 2021 5:34 AM
Questions: I have had this product installed in my 61 Willy's pickup for roughly 5 years. I have had no problems with it whatsoever. We had a pretty good shot of rain last week and I was unable to get my Jeep started because of the moisture underneath the distributor cap. What is the proper maintenance schedule for this electronic ignition? Thanks.
Question By: Chris Kaiser on Nov 4 2020 8:44 PM
This can happen on vintage vehicles. You may want to consider covering it if you know your going to get alot of rain and it sits outside. Also you can just pop the cap and check it too before starting when in that situation.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Nov 5 2020 5:41 AM
Questions: What specific type/part no. of spark plug is needed for this distributor?
Question By: TimD on Oct 23 2020 10:46 AM
See part number: 804492
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Oct 23 2020 5:54 AM
Questions: Do i need a ballast resistor with this?
Question By: Justin on Aug 11 2020 3:09 PM
https://www.kaiserwillys.com/media/wysiwyg/17239.08_1.pdf See install guide. Thanks!
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Aug 11 2020 10:01 AM
Questions: Will these distributor work with my 1943 GPW ? It has a Willys engine
Question By: RASHID YAHYA on Mar 5 2020 2:46 AM
923068 or 906725 is what you need for your 4-134 engine.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Mar 5 2020 6:03 AM
Questions: I have read online that there are some problems with these units not working even though they are new. Do you test them for proper operation before you ship them?
Question By: Jeff Raway on Feb 9 2020 7:43 PM
Yes, these go thru quality control prior to being shipped out. We have very good luck with them and if you ever have a problem we will warranty it out for you at no cost as well. Thanks!
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Feb 10 2020 5:35 AM
Questions: Do you need a special or better coil with this distributor or will the stock one suffice ?
Question By: Christian Fortier on Oct 5 2019 8:41 PM
Your stock one will work just fine.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Oct 7 2019 6:12 AM
Questions: Will this work on a tornado 230 engine. I know they share a lot of the same parts.
Question By: Evan Knapp on Sep 10 2019 12:37 AM
No, this is for the 6-226 motor only. We can rebuild your 6-230 distributor if you like. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Sep 10 2019 5:59 AM
Questions: How much is shipping to Germany? Thank you! Helmut
Question By: Helmut on Apr 5 2019 6:45 PM
Please email email@example.com your full shipping address and we can quote you out.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Apr 8 2019 5:35 AM
Questions: on my '69 I have a ballast resistor. am I eliminating that with this distributor? is this comparable to an HEI set up?
Question By: Luke on Nov 17 2018 2:57 PM
This is for a 6-226 motor not a V6-225 motor.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Nov 20 2018 1:59 PM
Questions: I purchased a electronic distributor from you for my 1962 L226 Super Hurricane. Can you tell me where the red and black wires hookup.Thanks Wm.
Question By: wm Hall on Aug 25 2018 3:10 PM
See part number: 923068 - there is a wiring diagram. Also email firstname.lastname@example.org and I can help too.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Aug 27 2018 5:48 AM
Questions: I am restoring a 1956 226 PU with 6v systems, I chose to not convert to 12v, is there electronic ignition for 6v
Question By: gary czerkies on Aug 16 2018 10:19 PM
Unfortunately, no one makes a 6 volt electronic distributor for the 6-226. Thanks
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Aug 17 2018 4:56 AM
Questions: Are the distributors hard swap out or should I have a machanic do it
Question By: Randy snyder on Jul 17 2018 11:40 AM
I can walk you thru the install. It is straight forward. Call me toll free. Ask for Mike M.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Jul 17 2018 6:09 AM
Questions: Hello we have this unit already but spark is hit and miss or no spark at all . can you tell what I need to replace mod: in dist. if that is my problem Thanks Steve
Question By: steve on May 16 2018 8:03 PM
If you can call us toll free. We can help you out and swap if necessary.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on May 16 2018 1:52 PM
Questions: If the spark advance is just for show, can it be eliminated? Why don't you show the ignition module that comes with it?
Question By: Walt Atchley on Jan 10 2018 10:30 PM
Please call me toll free. Ask for Mike M. I can try to help answer your question.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Jan 11 2018 6:18 AM
Questions: Is there an external coil or power module required for this unit?
Question By: Jim Allison on Dec 21 2017 8:39 PM
There is a module that comes with the distributor. Thanks
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Dec 22 2017 5:07 AM
Questions: So if the vacuum advance is just for looks and there is no moving parts how does the distributor advance?
Question By: Justin Goedken on Aug 22 2017 9:00 PM
The advance is not used. It is for show only.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Aug 23 2017 5:47 AM
Questions: This unit has a vacuum advance canister, with attached linkage. Does this unit need vacuum advance to operate properly?
Question By: Chris Kaiser on Nov 10 2016 3:05 AM
The vacuum is for looks only.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Nov 10 2016 5:45 AM
Questions: I need a electronic ignition for a 64willys with a225 Buick v6
Question By: Calvin melvin on Sep 11 2016 6:50 PM
Sorry, I don't believe anyone makes a conversion for the V6225 buick engine.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Sep 12 2016 5:50 AM
Questions: Why do I still need the vacuum advance on an electronic ignition? Also, who is te manufacturer of this item? Where do I get replacement ignition modules after the original stops working? Thanks. And keep Jeeping!
Question By: Badass willys on Aug 23 2016 10:31 PM
You don't. It is just for looks.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Aug 24 2016 6:13 AM
Questions: I do not have any distributor and I see I will need an "adapter block". Do you have this part in stock?
Question By: Paxton Pembroke on Jul 17 2016 11:50 PM
Those are available good used only.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Jul 18 2016 5:52 AM
Questions: I have a 60' Pickup with a 226. With this distributor what is the proper setting for the timing.
Question By: Brian Poertner on Jul 1 2016 3:19 PM
Please email email@example.com and we can email you over any specific specs you need on the timing.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Jul 5 2016 5:14 AM
Questions: What is the proper spark plug and spark plug gap using this distributor
Question By: Anonymous on Nov 4 2012 12:00 AM
.020 is the gap
Answer By: Willys Tech on Nov 5 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: What is the advantage of the electronic ignition distributor system (over conventional points) and what do the two leads connect to?
Question By: Tom on Nov 4 2012 12:00 AM
The two leads check to your coil / ballast resistor depending on the style you have. It will come with instructions. It does away with the ballast resistor and is solid state.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Nov 4 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: Will this fit a 1959 Willy's station wagon with the 226 hurricane?
Question By: larry nibel on Mar 3 2012 12:00 AM
Yes this is proper. All you have to use is your original adapter to the block and you are all set. They are made just like original.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Mar 5 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: I have a FC 170 with a 6-226 engine, 12v, alternator conversion. will this unit fit in the engine compartment? Thanks!
Question By: Mark M on Sep 8 2011 12:00 AM
Yes this should work just fine.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Sep 9 2011 12:00 AM
Questions: I have a 62 willys wagon with the L 226. I am trying to determine the make of the distributor. Delco, autolight......
Question By: Mark on Mar 19 2011 12:00 AM
There should be a metal tag on the distributor. Sometimes they can be hard to see.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Mar 21 2011 12:00 AM
Questions: On the description of this distributor, it says that it does away with old points and moving parts of original distributors. The question that iI have is do I need to do anything other than put the new distributor in the vehicle? How will it function if there are no points??
Question By: Kem Holt on Nov 20 2010 12:00 AM
This is a complete solid state distributor and uses a ignition module instead of points. It is a simple wire hook up no modification required.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Nov 22 2010 12:00 AM
Questions: I have a 1955 SW, 6-226 engine. The current distributor has a wire going to the ignition switch, but the electronic one does not. Is the original ignition wire eliminated and only the coil wires used. Thanx
Question By: Roger Banks on Apr 21 2016 8:22 PM
See part number: 923068 for wiring instructions. If you have any questions please feel free to call us toll free at 1-888-648-4923.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Apr 27 2016 9:15 AM