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Thread: Which distributor to get.
Draggin_2600i


Redlining
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posted October 09, 2002 10:46 AM

Which distributor to get.

OK, I am getting the Carb kit for my T2 next week. Thiss weekend I am gonna look aroung the wrecking yards for a T2 tranny(highly doubt it) and the ingnition system to convert to carburated.

The main question is what would be the best Distributor to stick in there? What year? I know there is a whole write up on the ignition systems but since I an converting I want to know what would be the best choice.

       
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repuguru


Redlining
Posts: 319
posted October 09, 2002 08:01 PM

This sounds like a job for JEFF20b!!!
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77' REPU plus a few spare parts
for it.
85' GSL-SE
83' GSL

       
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Tom93R1


Redlining
Posts: 458
posted October 09, 2002 09:45 PM

I think the biggest thing would be to get an electronic dizzy, much more reliable than the points. 12a or 13b doesn't seem to matter much. I am running an 83 12a electronic on my REPU with an '86 13b.
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'74 lawn-green
4-port 13b
Weber 48DCO
Racing Beat Header
Magnaflow
resonator/amplifier
really loud!

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Jeff20B


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posted October 10, 2002 01:19 AM

Hehe! Yeah, look for an '81-'85 dizzy. They're easy enough to find and even easier to wire up. One note about the REPU is that there are two different wires that feed the points. When the key is in the 'on' position, one wire goes into the ballast resistors and then to the coils and points. The other is on when the key is in the 'start'position. Actually it has two wires; one goes to the starter solenoid, and the other goes to the coils and points and feeds them a full 12V while cranking. The rest of the time while in the on position, the coils and points are only getting like 6 or 9 volts to increase the life of the points.

All of this can be trashed.

All you need to keep are the two wires from both positions of the key and 'Y' them together. You'll know if you botched your wiring job if you turn your key on and the starter cranks the engine imediatly hehe! It should only do that in the start position. Anyway, the point I'm trying to make is to allow the ignition to recieve a full 12V in 'start' and 'on' all the time.

If you really want up to 14V of good alt/batt output, I'd suggest hooking up a relay with a feeder wire from the fat battery wire on the starter solenoid to a + terminal of one of your coils. Switch the relay on and off with your key switch. I've got to do this mod because my key switch wires get hot. Too much resistance and I loose 1V from the alt over to the coils. It's sad that my meter reads around 14.0V at my alt, then 13.1V on all my ignitors and coils. No wonder my wires get so hot! I already have the relay and it's already wired for an electric fan I won't be using anymore. A perfect oppurtunity made better by the fact that I just succesfully tested an ignition with a relay today. Yep, my truck is getting it next.

       
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Draggin_2600i


Redlining
Posts: 235
posted October 10, 2002 11:15 AM

So which year does the "electronic distributor" come from?

I don't have to worry about the Mazda wiring. I chucked all that out, now I have a whole new wiring system in there. It was a universal kit from "Painless wiring". My fuse block is now inside and all the wires are brand new.

I plan on running a pretty good sound system in my truck too and power windows/doors. Which year car has an alternator with lots of amperage so that it won't die out with all that stuff hooked up.

       
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Tom93R1


Redlining
Posts: 458
posted October 10, 2002 03:16 PM

As Jeff mentioned, the '81 - '85 were electronic.
Sounds like you have all your wiring under control. I need to pull about 20 miles worth of wire out of my engine bay. My wiring harness is huge! It looks like somebody modifyed a fuel injected harness to work on an old carbed engine, I have about 10 extra connectors and lots of extra wire. That is not going to be a fun job...
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4-port 13b
Weber 48DCO
Racing Beat Header
Magnaflow
resonator/amplifier
really loud!

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brad


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posted October 10, 2002 10:58 PM

nice

Jeff, how many amps should the relay be able to handle?
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74 REPU Lawn Green
81 Rx-7 racecar. 12a J-
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