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Hitachi to Nippondenso Disty conversion.


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#1 exister99

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 12:50 PM

Perusing the selection of Subis at a local junkyard I noticed that all of the remaining distys were Nippondenso units. That got me to wondering how easy it is to switch from a Hitachi to a Nippondenso.

One obvious issue is that there is some sort of external ignitor unit that mounts on top of the ignition coil above the wheel well. If I pull this unit and the disty and use them both to replace my Hitachi will I have a working engine?

Has anyone done this? How did it go?

#2 VaporTrail

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 12:52 PM

whenever I've done them, it was a straight swap over....

#3 JonOfScio

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 12:56 PM

I've got a hitachi carb but a nippondenso rotor... accell coil... yep.

#4 exister99

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 01:02 PM

So what exactly is that thing mounted on top of the ignition coil?

It is present in Nippondenso cars but not Hitachis.

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 02:18 PM

To keep the static down on the radio.

#6 exister99

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Posted 22 September 2003 - 02:42 PM

Does that mean I can use a Nippondenso disty without it and only suffer crappy radio reception?




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