When you decide to switch from the mechanical ignition to the electronic process, you must ensure you are doing it the right way. Here is what to do when installing electronic distributors for classic cars.

The Cap

Remove the cap after removing the battery. Cut of a wire linking the distributor to the coil. The wire is no longer useful.

The Condenser

With electronic ignition, you will not require using the condenser. Therefore, unscrew and dismantle it from the distributor plate. Keep these parts to change over should the process fails.


Clean your distributor and remove any excess dirt or grease. It is also crucial to apply oil on the shaft for lubrication.


These are some of the things you need to do when installing the distributor. One best thing is that electronic ignition does not have many moving parts.