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#1 VaporTrail

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Posted 11 September 2004 - 06:53 PM

I highly recommend the swap over to the 82+ electronic disty/coil/alt

I put a new 83 coil, and a disty/alt from a 83 Brat into my '80 GL 4x4 wagon with 1600.

it runs awesome now. I was hitting 80-85 today no problems, and it would hold the 80 up the hills that normaly I would have sunk down to 60-65 on....

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and the swap is easy...

#2 SUBARU3

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Posted 11 September 2004 - 07:07 PM

Can this be done with Gen 1s? Can you elaborate on the process?


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#3 bajavwnsoobnut

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Posted 11 September 2004 - 07:21 PM

yes it can and it's a drop in instalation I have one on my ea-65 thats in the 76 right now

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Posted 11 September 2004 - 09:40 PM

remove Alt
remove coil and IGN module
cut the plug off the Ext VR, and use the wires to join the proper ones together as indicated in the first link below. (read the comments too)
install int VR Alt
Install the newer electronic disty, and be sure to use the newer disty's hold down plate.
the ea71 distys had 2 vac lines attached. attach the one for advance to the disty, and plug the retard vac line.

I studied up my wiring diagrams, and used the link below for reference for the alt/VR swap.

http://www.ultimates...rticle.php?a=14

http://www.ultimates...ead.php?t=20988

#5 bajavwnsoobnut

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Posted 11 September 2004 - 09:56 PM

Hey Mick you don't need to do the change over to the int VR to run a Electronic disty mine is running fine with the ext VR :D

#6 VaporTrail

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Posted 11 September 2004 - 10:29 PM

yeah, I know, but my alt/VR was toast too, so I just changed everything :)



Hey Mick you don't need to do the change over to the int VR to run a Electronic disty mine is running fine with the ext VR :D



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Posted 12 September 2004 - 02:25 AM

k just checking cause I was wondering why you were saying that


but yeah just take out old and put in new and put the wires on the coil correctly same with the cap and there you go

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Posted 12 September 2004 - 12:52 PM

Hmmm... Swap the alternator eh? Can someone snap a picture of the external voltage regulator for me? I dont think I've seen one before. Some pics of what wires need to be cut etc. would be very helpful too.

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Posted 13 September 2004 - 01:19 PM

Just curious but is there any advantage to replacing a alternator that uses an external voltage regulator with a alt with an internal? Its been awhile since I looked under the hood of my 79 wagon but I believe I have an ex reg that is located in between the battery and the coil or above the coil. I'm planning a complete 1600 rebuild sometime this year. Great info!

#10 ShawnW

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Posted 13 September 2004 - 06:01 PM

Why: Mainly because the int VR types are more readily available in yards and parts stores and you could put the XT6 higher amp alternator on if you wanted to.

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Posted 13 September 2004 - 10:30 PM

ah, I get it-higher amp translates to more appliances. :rolleyes:




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