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I have read of Fiori distributors adapted to fit the back of EJ22 heads.

I have seen crude photos of a Ford/Mazda distributor installed

I have never read the detail being shared in either text or photos or ANY other detail

 

What gives? Never a write up? 

The Fiori distributor looks like it needs a CNC machined up one piece adaptor to hold the dist centrally, at correct spacing from the back of the turbo side head, and sufficient clamping

Then there is the Ford Escort dist. I have one ! But is missing rotor button, cap and whatever three wire module that plugs in. It has a  47.00 mm round bit that loks to be a perfect fit in the ~ 47.00 mm hole at the rear of the cam if the o ring was removed..

 

Has anyone got info to share please?

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From memory Phinzina was working on this with an adaptor plate. I can’t find the thread I think I remember him writing about it on offroadingsubarus… 

I think it’s a case of make a plate that fits between the head and the dizzy that’s oil-tight an allow for timing adjustment. 

Or do what Silverbullet Sam did and make that electronic timing system that runs the ignition timing. 

Im looking forward to see what you come up with!

Cheers 

Bennie

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The LADM (Latin American Domestic Market) Specs Subarus from the first gen Legacy, came from Factory with Distrubutors, Carburetors and Dual Range Transmissions; in the EJ 15, 16, 18, 20 and even 22; however, the smaller displacement EJ15 and 16 used one part number for the Distributor while the Bigger ones used another part number. I tried to source such original Distributor for few USMB members who asked me for; and only I found rotors and caps; I sent a couple of said spare parts to fellow members in USA.

After purchasing those I realized the reason why those Distributors for EJ engines are so Scarse; besides the limited market areas where those models were Sold, the Original Distributors on the EJ were made by... Mitsubishít! 🤨

Take a look here for Photos of a Factory Fitted Disty on a EJ22

~► 

Maybe, with so much sales online, you can dig and find one on eBay,

and just install the original one instead of adapting.

Kind Regards.

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This is a Factory Carb'd + Disty EJ engine Running in an Honduran Subaru Legacy:

 

(More info, part numbers and photos on this Thread ~► Here)

 

The 1981 Ford Escort distributor fits with little modification. Slight modification of the drive plate to mate with the cam

and open up the mounting bolt slots, in case you want to adapt a Ford Escort distributor, the parts needed from the Ford, are

the complete distributor, the plug from distributor to the ignition module, the ignition module itself, an average ignition coil and its coil wire.

As far as I know, besides the Ford Escort distributor, also the ones from the Early Mitsubishi Lancer and Ford Laser / Mazda 323 works.

 

By the way, regarding this statement... 

36 minutes ago, Loyale 2.7 Turbo said:

... Maybe, with so much sales online, you can dig and find one ...

...Here I found one for sale, online:

 

~► https://articulo.mercadolibre.com.uy/MLU-605372654-distribuidor-subaru-legacy-18-_JM

 

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Kind Regards.

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On 11/23/2022 at 2:02 PM, el_freddo said:

From memory Phinzina was working on this with an adaptor plate. I can’t find the thread I think I remember him writing about it on offroadingsubarus… 

I think it’s a case of make a plate that fits between the head and the dizzy that’s oil-tight an allow for timing adjustment. 

Or do what Silverbullet Sam did and make that electronic timing system that runs the ignition timing. 

Im looking forward to see what you come up with!

Cheers 

Bennie

The EDIS has been in the back of my mind, so too the speedyefi unit. Given that my EDIS project has stalled on my EA82T for too long, I don't think I'll ever get there on the EJ !

I have also been able to source the trigger wheel from a later EJ25 to use on an earlier EJ20 with speedy but suspect my EJ20 has been sitting too long with exhaust ports exposed to moist air - I need to check. I have only just hauled the project Brum off it's weed infested pavers where it has sat for three years or so with the 20 in it, waiting for more work on the gearbox cradle. Levers already shortened, 3.9 diff fitted in the rear. I have to finish polishing it up and pressure wash the redbacks out from under before I go any further. A simple hand crank may settle mind on if it is rusting up or not. I was also sourcing an early Lib as a donor of everything, and that has fallen through for the time being.

These conversions are cycling through on a rotation of such slow speed, I am a little ashamed of self.......

 

Phiz is pretty busy with his new home ...I bet he needs some relief :)

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I forgot that not all members have realized that I am in Honduras, between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean at Central America, so Latin American websites are the first that pops up upon my searches, thanks to google's Chrome ... :) ... By the way, there are some USMB members from Uruguay.

Sorry for the Currency Confusion, Kind Regards.

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