79Vantucky Posted November 21, 2018 Share Posted November 21, 2018 Hi all, just bought a ‘79 Brat GL that came with a ‘78 Wagon motor. After dropping it in and trying to get it running, I suspect the ignition equipment in the Brat (coil with Hitachi transistor box) and the disty in the ‘78 motor (older points style, I think Hitachi from what I’ve read) aren’t compatible. I found a harnes with blue and red coming from the transistor box next to coil- does this plug into a newer electronic disty? Would the ‘79 have come with electronic ign from the factory? I’m just trying to get it running for now, so not looking to swap to electronic just yet if I can help it- if the car is set up for electronic, is there anything I can bypass/rewire for now to get it to work with the points? Sorry if this has been beaten to death, i’ve been scouring and haven’t found answers quite yet...us young guys have been spoiled by coil on plug... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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