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EA-81 Distributor ????
Posted 16 December 2003 - 01:59 PM
Posted 16 December 2003 - 02:09 PM
Obviously your disty is working - cause it's still running. Best thing you can do is have your disty rebushed. Cost for me locally is about $35, and you'll have a basically new disty if you go that route. JY model is going to cost you the same, and who knows how good the shaft is on it....
These guys did an excelent job for me (they are local for me):
A rebuilt unit from CCR is about ~$145 ask them for details on exact price tho..... I don't personally see the point if you can have yours rebuilt for $35...
On the JY one:
Q: How do I tell if it will work?
A: You can't
Q: Do I need a gun to install it?
A: Yes - absolutely.
Posted 16 December 2003 - 02:32 PM
Somebody here might be near you that has one and is willing to loan it.
If you mark everything and follow the procedure the amount of timing that you are off will be very minimal and you can time by ear enough to drive somewhere and buy or borrow a timing light.
I too would go with a rebuilt unless you have a cheap u-pull it yard around. CCR is probably charging that much cuz its a full rebuild....vac advance, bearings, cleaning and replacing some electronics, etc. Just a guess, I havent checked their site for details on the disty rebuilds. Highly recommend them though, very thorough on what they do.
Posted 16 December 2003 - 02:38 PM
I think that a rebuild from CCR will actually have a NEW vacuum advance unit, and probably NEW ignition module too - thus the higher cost. And I hear they do great work too..... for this job tho, I don't really see the need to go to the expense of a whole rebuilt disty, when all you really need is a rebush.... your ign. module is working fine it sounds like.... course it wouln't be bad to have it lying around as an extra I suppose....
Posted 16 December 2003 - 02:48 PM
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Posted 16 December 2003 - 05:52 PM
Posted 16 December 2003 - 07:29 PM
I recomend getting a timming light, they really arent that expensive and it will make it so you may pass smog emissions if applicable in your area. If you go with the tune by ear method, if your like me you will probably be wondering when the car may stall or leave you stranded.
Good luck with the disty swap and do it right for the best reliability
Posted 16 December 2003 - 07:49 PM
Well there is no way I can afford one except a yard distributor until after Xmas. Spent way too much the past week or two and haven't been working so nothing coming in. It'll have to wait at least until mid January when we finish the job we're working on. Hope she'll hold out another 5k. If not I'm pretty much screwed.:brolleye: No one has a used disto they wanna part with cheap do they?
Posted 16 December 2003 - 09:48 PM
At least around here the JY's charge about $35 for a disty IF you can find one, which is a BIG if. There almost always picked. I'm not sure why other than people don't know you can rebuild your disty rather than get another - virtually the same price to have a bushing installed, and that seems like a lot better investment to me.
Posted 16 December 2003 - 10:41 PM
Posted 16 December 2003 - 11:20 PM
You can even use carbed EA82 disty's.... with a little work and modification - you have to cut off one mounting ear, and put the EA81 gear on the EA82 disty shaft, but it would work......
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