EICSB106 – Ignition Conversion Installation

EICSB106 – Ignition Conversion Installation

Thank you for purchasing our ignition Conversion Kit for the Unimog or Pinzgauer. We think you will be very pleased with the quality and performance of your kit. If you are not completely satisfied with the kit please return it in its original condition for a full refund. We have highlighted in BOLD some of the most important installation information.

Your kit will include the following components:

  • Cap and Adapter
  • Rotor
  • Plugs
  • Wires – Custom Beru Wires Manufactured specifically for Expedition Imports.
  • Coil
  • Hardware Kit (3 Allen Head Bolts, 3 Spade Terminals, Rubber Insulation Pad)
  • Pertronix Ignitor – unless already installed.

Kit Installation:

  • 1. Remove cap, rotor, points, wires, plugs, and coil.
  • 2. Install Pertronix Ignitor (Installation Instructions enclosed).
  • 3. Install Rotor.
  • 4. Install Cap/Adapter using 3 Allen Head screws provided in Hardware Kit.
  • 5. Install Spark Plugs – Check and Gap.
  • 6. Install wires with the following timing sequence(As viewed from front of engine):
    • Unimog – 1 – 5 – 3 – 6 – 2 – 4
    • Pinzgauer – 1 – 2 – 4 – 3
  • 7. Take Rubber Insulation Pad (Hardward Pack) and wrap around coil and install in original bracket (If you don’t use the pad the bracket will not securely hold the coil).
  • 8. Install/crimp Spade Terminals (Hardward Pack) on both wires coming into coil. Wire them as follows:
    • Distributor Lead (Black Ignitor Wire) to (-)
    • Input from Noise Supressor to (+) (Usually Green or White)
  • 9. Install Coil Wire.
  • 10. Time the Unimog to 10 – 14 degrees BTDC, and the Pinzgauer to 3 – 5 degrees BTDC.

Pertronix Installation

  • 1. Remove the Distributor Cap (Leave wires attached).
  • 2. Remove rotor and points.
  • 3. Unscrew the shielded lead from coil to distributor, and remove (You will need to loosen the set screw that holds the green wire).
  • 4. Remove the 17mm distributor fitting.
  • 5. Drill the distributor fitting with a 7/32 drill bit, and re-install.
  • 6. Remove the Ignitor from the box. Take the half moon blank and install it into the distributor where the points use to sit.
  • 7. Install the Ignitor module on top of the half moon blank and secure with the provided screw.
  • 8. Take your wire cutters and cut an inch off of each of the black and red wire ends. (This is so it will be easier to push through the distributor fitting and through the wire covering).
  • 9. Take the red wire and route it under the condenser wire and out the distributor fitting.
  • 10. Take the black wire and route it under the condenser wire and out the distributor fitting.
  • 11. Take one of the rubber wire grommets and spread the center apart (really small needle nose pliers work great for this) and push both the red and black wire through. Push grommet all the way down until it seats in distributor fitting.
  • 12. Take the wire shielded cover and remove the green wire. Push the shielding towards the center and expand it (Think of Chinese Handcuffs). Know take the red and black wires together and feed them through the shielding. I find that turning the shielding in a circle as I feed the wires through works well.
  • 13. Tighten down the distributor end of the wire shielding, and pull the shielding back to its normal size.
  • 14. Measure up the shielding 2-3 inches and using the pointy nose pliers make an opening in the shielding and pull the red wire out through the shielding.
  • 15. Take the second rubber grommet and slide over the black wire and up into the wire shielding. Strip 1/4″ of wire and crimp on spade terminal provided in Hardware pack. I also use a piece of heat shrink to hold the grommet tight to the wire shielding.
  • 16. Attach spade connector to coil.
  • 17. Measure 4″ – 7″ on the red wire and cut. Strip off last 1/4″ of wire. Unscrew INPUT side of radio noise suppressor, and attach red wire at this same point.
  • 18. Take the round inductor magnet and line up the lobes and press onto distributor main shaft. This may push on very tight, just make sure you are lined up with the lobes.
  • 19. Take the rotor and remove 1/8″ off of the bottom. THIS MUST BE DONE. If it is not done the rotor will not seat all of the way down on the distributor shaft. I prefer to use a stationary belt sander in order to shorten my rotors, although a bench grinder will also work.
  • 20. Install the rotor and put the distributor cap back on. Time the engine.
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