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#1 IronHorse

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Posted 28 February 2004 - 04:57 PM

What is the rotation of a subaru dist? CCW or CW?
Im asking cus i am converting my sons sand rail to
a chevy tbi setup. ( I hate ajusting the filpping carbs!)
Need to know if the grove in the dist shaft will pull the
oil up or down when installed in the vw engine.

Oh and sube dis is almost a perfect fit in the vw, just
have to change the drive gear!

#2 teasdam

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Posted 28 February 2004 - 06:20 PM

well, on an EA82, you turn the dizzy CW to advance timing...so I assume that would mean it spins CCW

...I don't know if all Subarus are the same. I just gave out some wrong info for a different engine type so I'll just keep my fat mouth shut regarding other engines

#3 IronHorse

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Posted 28 February 2004 - 08:13 PM

Originally posted by teasdam
well, on an EA82, you turn the dizzy CW to advance timing...so I assume that would mean it spins CCW

...I don't know if all Subarus are the same. I just gave out some wrong info for a different engine type so I'll just keep my fat mouth shut regarding other engines



lol

Guess I should say its out of a ea81

#4 IronHorse

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Posted 29 February 2004 - 01:25 PM

Your right teasdam. I found a Haynes manual with
the info i needed.
Thanks for your reply, I guess cuss i said Chevy,VW,
and SUBARU all in the same post no one will talk to me.
:D

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Posted 29 February 2004 - 02:59 PM

Here is a trick you can use on any distributor with mechanical (aka centrifugal) advance.
Try and turn the rotor.
It will turn a little bit in one direction and none in the other.
The direction it turns is the direction it rotates in the engine.


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Posted 29 February 2004 - 06:26 PM

Like Skip's tip, this only works on old-school distributors, this one with a vacuum advance unit:

The vac. unit is mounted to the dist body at an angle, like the starter cord on a chainsaw.

Line your finger up over the top of the advance unit, it'll point toward one side of the dist. Imagine it's the chainsaw starter rope. Your finger is pointing in the direction of rotation.

Works for dual-diaphragm units, too.

Useless for EA82 and newer, of course.




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