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Thread: '79 eldorado

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    Car Year, Make, Model: 1976 eldorado convertible, 2006 magnum s

    '79 eldorado


    I have been trying to replace my 1976 eldorado's computer ("switchbox"). I woud very much like to replace it with a newer, solid-state, upgraded version. Any help out there?


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    Car Year, Make, Model: '51 Chevy Fleetline and a Ratrod project

    get a MSD brain box and override the original. should work. well see if someone confirms.
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    Car Year, Make, Model: 1964 Studebaker Commander

    An MSD won't work without completely changing over the entire fuel and intake system. Assuming this is a '79 with the 368 and EFI, there will be other issues to consider. If the car has electronic climate control, the HVAC system was also tied into the computer system and these controls may not work.

    If this is a '76, this should still have a carb and standard type ignition (possibly GM HEI). Even if there is an EFI, the HVAC is a seperate system on the older models. I believe the only Caddy with EFI in '76 was the SeVille.

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