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disty issue? I think?


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#1 LUVMYBRAT

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Posted 18 October 2004 - 08:52 AM

I seem to be having some ignition issues or something on my brat, question is can you swap EA82 disty into EA81 car? and are there timing differences betweeen cars like 2wd - 4wd or say solid lifter motor to hydaulic lifter motor all EA81 that is? I put a electro disty on a 81 EA81 that had the little igniter box on coil, I changed both coil and disty but seem to be going backwards fast :mad: I cant find timing marks while timing and have turned 180 degrees too.. its running but seems to be getting worse the more I drive it, thought maybe disty I put in was shot, I have some EA82 disty's and was curios to their ability to swap in.

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Posted 18 October 2004 - 10:42 AM

the advance timing is a matter of application determines the curve#1 should point to #1, it's close if you're clueless

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Posted 18 October 2004 - 07:43 PM

sorry Bill the EA82 distys won't swap into an EA81 motor. I heard that the advance curves were different between the 2wd and the 4wd EA81 but make sure you get an '83+ disty because it will be electronic

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 08:37 AM

well I put new wires and cap and rotor in and that improved things quite a bit but there is still a considerable power shortage compared to last motor, it's like it doesnt want to pull up into the high R's under a load. sitting idle I can rev up to redline no problem, but when running down road it wont get past 5G which is 500 or so R's below redline. It also creates a slight surging at the upper end when running on highway. could the modules inside disty be weak or something? and I havent checked yet but I was wondering about air getting sucked in at base of carb, when I swapped carbs.One other thing when idling the tach does a little jumping, not consistantly but when it does it usually jumps 3-500 rpm's :confused: :banghead: I would really like to make this thing run better cause snow is comin soon and I dont want to find myself stranded somewhere.MORE ADVISE PLEASE :)

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 09:44 AM

try swapping a different carb

look for leaks

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 09:46 AM

I dont have a different one :( When the tach is jumping I dont notice a change in motor just in tach

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 09:49 AM

That's usually the bushing in the disty. Pull the cap off and wiggle the rotor. If there's play, there you go.

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 09:51 AM

I was curious about that. Can this also influence the timing? and the performance? I do have a different disty to try. :confused:

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Posted 21 November 2005 - 01:21 AM

Not sure, but sounds a bit similar to problem I just had.

Swapped disty and it started right up. Took it on the road and seemed fine, but no power.
Long story short, Thought I had pull off and puit back in disty in same spot. On #1. But I had the disty in one gear off. Pulled up disty, moved just that 1/4" - 1/2" over put back in.
Does that make sense?




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