Fox Body Mustang Restoration: Ignition System Guide

Posted 2/18/2014 by Jeff Jimenez

Get TONS of installation videos & tech articles to help upgrade your Fox Body Mustang's ignition system. This includes distributor install, ignition coil replacement and plenty more!

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If you are looking to throw some performance parts at your Fox Body Mustang, one of the most important things you can do is make sure your supporting mods are in place. By “supporting mods” I mean a healthy fuel and ignition system. If you need help with your fuel system be sure to check tech guide here: Fox Body Mustang Fuel System Guide.

When it comes to ensuring you have a good solid ignition system in your Fox Body Mustang, you need to remember there are 4 major components:

  • Distributor
  • Ignition Coil
  • Spark Plug Wires
  • Spark Plugs

Depending on what your future performance modification will be or the current state of any of these ignition components will dictate how you should approach your project Fox Body. Regardless of what you need to do to your Fox Body Mustang, you will find full step-by-step installation videos and tech articles below to help you install any of these components.

A good rule of thumb for any Fox Body Mustang project is if you are looking at adding some performance parts (cold air intake, exhaust, cam, ect) to your Stang and your ignition system is still the factory components, it is time for an upgrade. If you are looking at simple bolt-on performance parts you will be fine with upgrading the ignition coil, plug wires and spark plugs. Unless your distributor is giving you issues, you shouldn’t need to replace it for a bolt-on build Fox Body Mustang.

You can shop our full selection of ignition components below:

Fox Body Mustang Ignition Parts

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Fox Body Mustang Restoration: Ignition System Guide Tech Info

This Fox Body Mustang ignition tech is designed to help with the following year model Mustang GT LX V6 & SVT Cobra: 1979 (79) - 1980 (80) - 1981 (81) - 1982 (82) - 1983 (83) - 1984 (84) - 1985 (85) - 1986 (86) - 1987 (87) - 1988 (88) - 1989 (89) - 1990 (90) - 1991 (91) - 1992 (92) - 1993 (93)