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Dumb Soob distributor question

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#1 Myrdynn


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Posted 30 March 2006 - 08:48 PM

Can I use the distributor from an OHC EA82 on my OHV EA81?
having a pain finding an EA81 distributor, but I have been offered lots of great deals on EA82 ones...

Please help

#2 RenaissanceMan


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Posted 30 March 2006 - 09:22 PM

Yes you can if you get the right one. There is a writeup on how to do it in the USRM. Most importantly, unless you dont mind designing linear circuits like me, you need a stand-alone setup that they had on the earlier ea82's (aka, you look in the distributor, and its got the magnet pickup thingy, and wires going to the other block lookin thing on the other side of the distributor...) Basically one without the ignition amplifier module next to the coil..


#3 GeneralDisorder


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Posted 31 March 2006 - 12:39 AM

You will have to change the drive gear, and remove one of the mounting ears, but yes. You need one from a carburated EA82, and the electrical will be the same.

On the other hand - I have a few extra Hitachi EA81 disty's - sell ya one for cheap.... $25 plus shipping... or $100 plus shipping if you want me to have Philbin Manufacturing redo the bushings and vac advance.


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