Questions & Answers
Questions: I just finished installing this. the hardest part was getting the old distributor out. I review all the other questions looking for one about how to re-time the engine. I looked online for youtube videos. I can't find anything. Do you have any information about how to reset the timing? The engine runs, but I don't know if the timing is right or not. Thanks ~P
Question By: Peer Plaut on Oct 9 2021 11:38 PM
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can send over a spec sheet for you of how to do.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Oct 11 2021 6:17 AM
Questions: solidstate for 6 volt yet or in the future ??? very needed item
Question By: joe cavallaro on Aug 14 2021 5:28 AM
906725 points style is what you have to go with on a 6 volt system.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Aug 16 2021 5:44 AM
Questions: Will my old school tach work with this distributor
Question By: Sam on Feb 27 2021 11:38 PM
They never originally used a tachometer on any Willys.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Mar 1 2021 5:32 AM
Questions: If I order Item # 923068 to an M38 -52. What coil should I order? What cables should I use since original is waterproof? Or can they still be used? And how do I connect the coil since I still have the original distributor and coil is inside it? But all is now somehow converted to 12 volt. What Spark plugs on a M38 should I use when its 12 volt ignition? Any difference on the cables that will be used? For information! I have the jeep not yet and cannot say and know all about it.
Question By: Almgren Björn on Feb 9 2021 11:04 PM
933160 is the coil with this distributor and the cables are 930457. The 923068 takes place of your old distributor all together since you are 12 volt now.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Feb 10 2021 5:46 AM
Questions: I bought this and it is 180 degrees different from my stock distributor. It backfires heavily through the intake by just moving the wires around. Can I return it or do I need to change how the oil pump is orientated?
Question By: Jason on Dec 12 2020 11:43 PM
Give us a call toll free at 888-648-4923 and we can get you fixed up. Thanks
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Dec 14 2020 3:31 AM
Questions: Do you sell the small black box that the wires hook up to in this distributor? I believe mine no longer works. I have power going to the distributor but it doesn’t produce spark.
Question By: Jake on Sep 26 2020 7:45 PM
Your probably looking at your external ballast resistor. Email email@example.com to help.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Sep 28 2020 5:48 AM
Questions: is this fixed timing or does it advance electronically??
Question By: david pope on Sep 17 2020 1:25 AM
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Sep 17 2020 5:40 AM
Questions: Have a '61 CJ with electronic distributor. Engine does not run. No spark. Coil tests good. Power to the internally resister coil is present. Module test good Pick up is triggering wile cranking. Still not fireing. What am I missing?
Question By: Tracy on Aug 16 2020 11:02 PM
I would confirm you have spark out the cables and check your timing. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org to help out. Thanks!
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Aug 17 2020 5:51 AM
Questions: got a skip in '50 cj3a l134 w/electronic dist . thinkin it may be cap and rotor ? new plugs are installed still skip your expert thoughts pleasee Dave Diauto, lynnville tn
Question By: Dave Diauto on Aug 2 2020 7:51 PM
I would try advancing the timing just a bit. Email email@example.com
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Aug 3 2020 5:38 AM
Questions: does the solid state distributor for the 1967 4-134f have centrifugal advance? How do you add vacuum advance? thx
Question By: nick on Apr 16 2020 4:11 AM
No, it is electronic and it doesnt need a vacuum advance.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Apr 16 2020 5:53 AM
Questions: I have one of these distributors on my 56 with a f134 engine. It stopped running and I found it has no spark. I had the coil tested and it’s fine so I bought a new control module and it still doesn’t have spark. Do you know what could be the problem
Question By: John on Dec 26 2019 3:16 AM
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help out on the issue.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Dec 26 2019 5:50 AM
Questions: Do you have an electronic ignition system for a 1942 Willys MB that still has a 6 volt system?
Question By: Alex J on Oct 23 2019 2:45 PM
The only ones available are for the 12 volt system. Thanks
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Oct 23 2019 7:52 AM
Questions: I bought a spare control module for this distributor and wanted to get a spare pick up coil but couldn't find it on your site … would you help me with that please?
Question By: George Mace on Jun 18 2019 12:28 AM
Sorry, that I cant get by itself.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Jun 18 2019 5:51 AM
Questions: electronic dist for flat head cj2 ,, not getting spark ,, hot to coil both sides coil ,,what steps test parts in dist
Question By: markdenning on Oct 13 2018 8:01 PM
If you can call and ask for Mike M. We can help you and find a solution.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Oct 15 2018 11:18 AM
Questions: I recently bought a 62 CJ-5 with this distributor installed. I had a huge misfire problem. In fact, it blew my muffler completely out. The vehicle will crank but not fire now. I spark checked the coil wire and spark plugs wires and got nothing. Ohms checked the Standard UC-12 (external resistor required) ignition coil. Checked good (1.8 ohms) on primary and was open on the secondary circuit. I would like to check the pickup coil in the distributor itself but have no specs/values to go by. Do you know what the values of the pickup coil would be?
Question By: Lyle Brown on Aug 6 2018 1:57 AM
If you can call us toll free. We can try to help you out with this. Ask for Mike M.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Aug 6 2018 5:45 AM
Questions: Will this fit a 1961 FC 150 and if so what are the necessary parts needed to complete the installation; a list of parts to order?
Question By: Andy on Mar 5 2018 3:26 PM
We have spark plugs, cables, and coil if you need them. Email email@example.com and i can try to help out.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Mar 5 2018 9:57 AM
Questions: Do you guys carry a 24 volt version
Question By: Ryan on Feb 12 2018 3:29 AM
We do offer complete rebuilt 24 volt distributors. We also have repair kits part number: TK100
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Feb 12 2018 6:01 AM
Questions: does this distributor come with any warranty, if so how long, if not, can I purchase one?
Question By: Albert Windes on Aug 24 2017 5:05 AM
We do give a 1 year warranty on. We can help you out if you ever have any issues.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Aug 24 2017 5:50 AM
Questions: i am working installing this new Distributor, but it wants to stop about 3/4 of an inch from going all the way in ,am i missing something ?
Question By: james stetler on Aug 5 2017 10:53 PM
Make sure you have the tooth on the end of your shaft lined up with the notch on the end of the oil pump. Also make sure the spring clip is till not down there too that was on the end of your old shaft.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Aug 7 2017 5:58 AM
Questions: I need a new cap and rotor for my solid state electronic ignition distributor. I couldn't find it on your website. Can you please provide me with a part number ?
Question By: kevin on Jul 15 2017 4:52 PM
We have them separate. Please call us toll free and we can fix you up on the phone. Thanks!
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Jul 17 2017 5:47 AM
Questions: Hi, I have a Pertronics flamethrower 40511, coil 3 ohm ,supposedly for 4 and 6 cylinder engines. my engine is a 134L 1949. I bought this distributor a little bit ago and and now getting ready to start the motor. my question is ...any problems with this ??does it need a ballast resistor still .I have heard a few stories about the higher end voltage being too much for this distributor...any truth to that? thanks for any input you may have. thanks
Question By: jim yates on May 25 2017 1:52 AM
Sorry, I don't carry Pertronix. I recommend contacting the manufacture direct.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on May 25 2017 5:47 AM
Questions: Does this distributor assembly come with (or need?) the spring that goes on the end of the shaft where it fits into the oil pump?
Question By: JH on May 9 2017 1:39 AM
It does not come with it. I have seen it used with and without it.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on May 9 2017 5:56 AM
Questions: What spark plug wire kit is needed for this direct replacement electronic ignition distributor?
Question By: David Pratka on May 5 2017 3:47 PM
The ones we sell will work for this distributor. 930457 if you have an L 4-134 engine or 930456 if you have an F 4-134 engine. Thanks!
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on May 6 2017 8:48 AM
Questions: This one fits my willys cj3b 4- 134F head ??
Question By: Willy on Mar 14 2017 1:08 PM
yes, it is for all 4-134 engines in 12 volt.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Mar 14 2017 6:56 AM
Questions: I have a 46 CJ-2A 12 volt system now, what will have to change from the old to this new electronic ignition?
Question By: David on Mar 9 2017 8:59 PM
This is pretty much it. Make sure your coil and voltage regulator as well as fuel gauge and generator are all 12 volt.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Mar 9 2017 1:12 PM
Your coil, regulator, generator, fuel gauge, bulbs. We can help with all of this.
Answer By: Admin on Apr 1 2017 10:08 AM
Your existing 12 volt system will be ready to go for this distributor. All you have to do is wire up per the instructions above.
Answer By: Admin on Apr 18 2017 3:34 PM
You need new coil, fuel gauge, bulbs, ect. Your alternator typically has built in regulator.
Answer By: Admin on May 2 2017 4:15 PM
Questions: Will this fit a 1961 FJ3A with a 134ci 4 cylinder? My original distributor has a vacuum advance and this one appears not to have that. The guts are missing from my original including the points plate where the advance connects or I would simply add a Pertronix conversion. Let me know if this will work. Thank you!
Question By: William Paul on Feb 21 2017 10:45 AM
Yes this fits all 4-134 engines in 12 volt.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Feb 21 2017 6:10 AM
Give us a call toll free. There will be a few things we need to ask and go over.
Answer By: Admin on Apr 13 2017 1:04 AM
I don't think the pertronix will fit it. You would need this complete distributor assembly.
Answer By: Admin on Apr 28 2017 11:28 AM
Questions: what type of plug wires are recommended ? solid wire core or carbon fiber
Question By: jeff on Jan 7 2017 7:02 PM
Either is fine. A carbon fiber is suitable.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Jan 9 2017 7:56 AM
Questions: I installed an electronic ignition on my 1953 M38A1. Should I run a hotter or colder plug with the revised system, or use the same heat plug as original? Also, I understand the gap is to remain the same - .030 inch per my manual. True? Thanks
Question By: Paul on Nov 16 2016 5:59 PM
These don't use a points set in the distributor. We typically run the same plug part number: 804492
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Nov 16 2016 12:28 PM
The stock spark plug should be fine with it. Yes, .020 gap.
Answer By: Admin on Apr 12 2017 11:47 AM
Yes on the .030 gap. And please give us a call toll free and we can go over your other question: 888-648-4923. Thanks!
Answer By: Admin on Apr 28 2017 1:47 AM
Questions: what kind of resistor do I need to use when installing this dis.
Question By: royal on Oct 13 2016 1:34 PM
933160 is the proper coil with built in resistor.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Oct 13 2016 8:16 AM
We offer a coil with an interior resistor in it. 933160.
Answer By: Admin on Apr 13 2017 7:15 AM
933160 is what I recommend. Its built in.
Answer By: Admin on Apr 28 2017 6:49 AM
Questions: Hi do you have the Caps ( # 17244.02 ) and rotor arm ( #17246.02 ) for the electronic ignition .. and a price please Regards mark
Question By: Mark McGilton on Aug 8 2016 10:34 AM
We do. Please call us toll free. We can quote you out.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Aug 8 2016 5:40 AM
For the 923068 distributor we sell we do have cap and rotor. Please call us toll free.
Answer By: Admin on Apr 12 2017 11:52 AM
Questions: My distributor only has 1 wire, from the neg side of the coil to the distributor. Positive on the coil is from the key. No resistor. Electronic dist. wiring would then be ign--> resistor--> +coil --> +dist . Then dist neg --> coil neg ? 12v.
Question By: Tommy on Jul 21 2016 5:27 AM
Please see install instruction link above. It gives a diagram to show how to wire. You would wire your ignition off the +.
Answer By: Willys Jeep parts tech on Jul 21 2016 5:45 AM
Give us a call toll free at 888-648-4923 and we can help you. Thanks!
Answer By: Admin on Apr 23 2017 8:24 AM
Questions: Does this distributor fit the engine of a willys MB 45? Thank you for answering.
Question By: Ousset on Jul 13 2016 5:47 PM
Yes this is for the 4-134 engine used in the Willys MB.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Jul 13 2016 11:18 AM
Yes, it is for all 4-134 engines in 12 volt.
Answer By: Admin on Apr 7 2017 2:56 AM
Yes, it will work for the MB only if you have a 12 volt system. Thanks
Answer By: Admin on Apr 23 2017 5:54 PM
Questions: I have a points distributor on my 52 m38a1. It has a 12 volt system. If I replace it with the electronic distributor will I need to change anything else along with it to make it run.
Question By: Daniel on Jun 15 2016 2:04 AM
If you are already running 12 volts currently then you should be good.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Jun 15 2016 6:28 AM
You shouldn't. Just make sure to wire it in properly to your existing coil per the instructions.
Answer By: Admin on Apr 1 2017 12:38 AM
Just make sure the rest of your system is 12 volt, ie coil, regulator, ect.
Answer By: Admin on Apr 18 2017 1:16 PM
Make sure spark plugs, cable, coil, bulbs. starter, generator, ect are all 12 volt.
Answer By: Admin on May 2 2017 8:11 PM
Questions: I have a 1953 m38a-1 24 volt system, Is the tk100 parts what I need to convert to electronic ignition?
Question By: Curt Zavodny on May 30 2016 4:06 PM
Nobody makes an electronic conversion for 24 volt systems.
Answer By: Willys Tech on May 31 2016 5:49 AM
Tk100 is for the original style distributor. There is not an 24 Volt electronic distributor out there for this vehicle.
Answer By: Admin on Apr 13 2017 2:53 AM
No, the TK100 is for the original type distributor. No one makes an electronic ignition for the 24 volt system. Thanks!
Answer By: Admin on Apr 28 2017 2:23 AM
Questions: How do you adjust the magnetic pickup on these? I have installed it per instructions, adjusted plug wire positions, put in new coil and plug wires, but it won't start. Put old distributor back in and it fired right up. Don't know what else to try.
Question By: fire720 on May 9 2015 12:00 AM
Please call us toll free. We will put you in touch with our electrical guy and he will walk you thru a few steps to test.
Answer By: Willys Tech on May 11 2015 12:00 AM
Give us a call toll free and we can work thru it with you. 888-648-4923. Thanks
Answer By: Admin on Apr 23 2017 3:35 PM
Questions: I have a 1943 Willys jeep 12 volt system and would like to change over to electronic is this possible?
Question By: Richard on Oct 12 2014 12:00 AM
Sure. We sell a alternator conversion kit, hi-torque starter, solid state distributor ect.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Oct 13 2014 12:00 AM
Absolutely. And this distributor is the correct one to buy. Thanks
Answer By: Admin on Apr 23 2017 10:45 AM
Questions: do you have the replacement cap and rotor for this electronic unit and other internal parts at well
Question By: kurt on Mar 30 2014 12:00 AM
If you need them separately we can always help out.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Mar 31 2014 12:00 AM
Yes, we do carry a kit. Please call us toll free and we can provide. Thanks!
Answer By: Admin on Apr 6 2017 10:07 PM
Yes, we can absolutely help you with these items. Call us toll free at 888-648-4923 and we can set it up for you. Thanks!
Answer By: Admin on Apr 23 2017 7:48 PM
Questions: Will the spark plug gap be different with this distributor than with stock points distibutor?
Question By: Aaron on Mar 2 2014 12:00 AM
They gap stays .020 like original.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Mar 3 2014 12:00 AM
No, it stays .020 gap.
Answer By: Admin on Apr 7 2017 11:05 AM
Questions: Can you get this Distributor in 24 volt for my M38A1? If not, is there any way I can get the parts to make it?
Question By: Alex on Jan 21 2014 12:00 AM
We do have distributor rebuild kits for the 24 volt part number: TK100 We also can get you a good used original.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jan 22 2014 12:00 AM
They do not make a electronic distributor in 24 volt. We do offer repair kits for your original part number: TK100
Answer By: Admin on Apr 6 2017 10:10 PM
Questions: how do I know what kind of coil do I have? In other words, how do I know if I need an external resistor in series with the coil or the coil I have already has the internal reistor?
Question By: mike on Sep 9 2013 12:00 AM
They are usually stamped on the coil.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Sep 9 2013 12:00 AM
Your coil is typically marked. Otherwise see if a resistor is wired inline to it and then you will know.
Answer By: Admin on Apr 18 2017 3:34 PM
See if you have an external one wired in between the coil and ignition switch. Follow the wire. Your coil is usually stamped too.
Answer By: Admin on May 2 2017 5:18 PM
Questions: Do you have the electronics available for conversion or do I need to buy the whole distributor? I would really like to keep the original for looks.
Question By: Ray on Jan 1 1970 12:00 AM
They are only availble in complete distributors.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jul 29 2013 12:00 AM
You will need to get this complete distributor and they are very similar to original.
Answer By: Admin on Apr 18 2017 6:10 PM
You have to get complete unit as shown.
Answer By: Admin on May 2 2017 8:11 PM
Questions: Does this work with the existing coil?
Question By: James Tyson on May 4 2013 12:00 AM
Yes it will. It is designed to and comes with instructions.
Answer By: Willys Tech on May 6 2013 12:00 AM
Yes, you just wire per the instructions.
Answer By: Admin on Apr 7 2017 4:52 AM
Yes, it will as long as you have a 12 volt coil. Thanks!
Answer By: Admin on Apr 23 2017 5:42 AM
Yes, as long as you have a 12 volt system. Thanks!
Answer By: Admin on Apr 23 2017 5:42 AM
Questions: Whats the item number for a distributor for a 24 v engine? It is for a 1956 amphibious M38A1
Question By: Luis on Jan 1 1970 12:00 AM
We have repair kits for the 24 volt 4-134 distributors they are part number: TK100
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jan 1 1970 12:00 AM
We have repair kits available TK100 is the part number. We can get you a 24 volt distributor. Call us toll free.
Answer By: Admin on Apr 6 2017 10:24 PM
I'm sorry but no one has a new distributor for the 24 volt system. We do sell a kit for it: https://www.kaiserwillys.com/distributor-rebuild-kit-points-rotor-cap-condensor-fits-50-66-m38-m38a1 Thanks!
Answer By: Admin on Apr 23 2017 2:55 PM
Questions: I have 1ad 4008 distributed. The shaft bearings are bad. Do you sell new bearings? I Have new cap rotor points condensor
Question By: Dean on Aug 19 2012 12:00 AM
You mean IAD4008. If your bearings are bad then you will need to replace the whole distributor with this.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Aug 20 2012 12:00 AM
A1681 is the part number for the shaft.
Answer By: Admin on Apr 7 2017 6:23 AM
Questions: Is there an electronic ignition for the 6-161 engine?
Question By: Tom on Mar 14 2012 12:00 AM
No sorry not for the 6-161. We do have rebuilt ones for the 6-161. Please call us toll free.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Mar 14 2012 12:00 AM
No sorry not for the 6-161. We do have rebuilt ones for the 6-161. Please call us toll free.
Answer By: Admin on Apr 12 2017 3:29 PM
No, I'm sorry it is only for vehicles with the 4 cylinder engines. No one makes a distributor with electronic ignition for the 6-161. We can rebuild your old one for you. Give us a call toll free and we can go over: 888.648.4923. Thanks
Answer By: Admin on Apr 28 2017 12:34 AM
Questions: the dist. in my 59 cj5 has only 1 (one) wire exiting from the dist... well this 2 wire dist work on my willys ???
Question By: bob on Mar 6 2012 12:00 AM
You have a points style distributor. Yes it works perfectly. See install instructions above.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Mar 7 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: will this distributor fit all L 134 engines regardless of current distributor? I have a 1948 willys truck with vacumn advance distributor.
Question By: bill on Feb 20 2012 12:00 AM
Yes it will fit all 4-134 engines.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Feb 20 2012 12:00 AM
Yes, as long as you are 12 volt. You just wire up per instructions and coil.
Answer By: Admin on Apr 18 2017 5:43 PM
Yes, it fits all 4-134 engines.
Answer By: Admin on May 2 2017 2:26 PM
Questions: when installing this unit does the rotor need to be pointing to No. 1 cylinder...? also the instructions say to mark all old dist. and plug wires.. however my engine was missing old dist.. how do I know which plug wire goes where on dist. cap....?
Question By: Anonymous on Jan 11 2012 12:00 AM
You will just need to time it off top dead center on number one piston, then follow the firing order.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jan 11 2012 12:00 AM
You have to re-time your engine off of top dead center 6 degree advance 1-3-4-2. I recommend MANUAL-020 to help you.
Answer By: Admin on Apr 18 2017 10:36 PM
Questions: Is there a version of this distributor with vacuum advance to replace the IAT-1008 as used on F4-134 engines?
Question By: Dinarte on May 19 2011 12:00 AM
No they do not need it in the solid state. Just run your vacuum off the manifold.
Answer By: Willys Tech on May 19 2011 12:00 AM
We can rebuild your distributor if you like to keep the vacuum advance. Call us toll free.
Answer By: Admin on Apr 18 2017 10:30 AM
No, the solid state doesn't require it.
Answer By: Admin on May 2 2017 6:44 PM
Questions: Can a vacuum advance be fitted?
Question By: Peter on Nov 7 2010 12:00 AM
No it doesnt need it. It uses a cyntrifical advance.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Nov 8 2010 12:00 AM
No, the vacuum advance is not needed for this distributor nor is it accepted. The solid state distributor uses centrifugal advance which does away with the vacuum advance. Thanks!
Answer By: Admin on Apr 23 2017 8:39 PM
Questions: What type of coil can be used? If coil requires a ballast resistor, do the internal electronics replace the resistor or do I still need to use it? Do I remove the stock condenser?
Question By: Dave on Jan 1 1970 12:00 AM
You want to use an internal resist coil. But you can use an external resist coil. The instructions come complete with how to wire up either. It is very simple to do.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Oct 18 2010 12:00 AM
We recommend 933160 coil that we sell. You can use either style of coil though. See our install instruction link above.
Answer By: Admin on Apr 6 2017 8:50 PM