Has anyone used one of these 4cylinder/fire's 8 plugs on a T overhead? These distributors were used in Datsun cars around 1980. They were dual points with a stacked 8 plug wire cap.
I have a SR fronty head with 8 plugs and thought this might be a interesting distributor application.
Thnx in advance
Both Humble Howard & my Dad Fast Frank run that setup on their current cars. I'll see if they can post some info for you
Hi Brass Gar Guy,
I had an '86 Nissan pickup with a four cylinder eight spark plug engine. It had the dual points and a distributor cap which did look as if it was for an eight cylinder engine. A fellow two towns over has such a distributor on his OHV torpedo and it works quite well. Parts are still available, but not a shelf item as they must be ordered. Just sayin'. Bill
I believe SOSS covered this conversion in depth in Secrets magazine maybe 10-12 years ago. Check their website to see if back issues are indexed, perhaps you can get a digital copy of the issue or at least the story.
Dual points? By the 80's, I would have thought all manufacturers were using electronic ignition. Was Datsun still using points and condenser that late?
I knew a guy back then that had a 300SX that had that set up. I was/still am an American car guy, but I found that interesting back then.
I installed the Datsun point distributor on my BB RAJO Racer 25 years ago - still has the voltage reducers on the firewall - changed over to a Mitsubishi w/electronics 10 years ago - If I remember correctly, it was out of 280 or 300.
Attached is the 1st page of the SOS article. If you are going to use it in a Bosch front plate, you will need reverse rotation gears, which I have available. Hope this is readable. Not sure which issue this was in but at least it gives the years these were used. Unfortunately, I did not save the remainder of the article for some reason. Dan
Brass car guy, I have all of your answers and wiring diagrams and sent you a P.M. check your email and enjoy. It's in my garage running at this time in the fasted running engine that ever went up Shell Hill by Chris Egsgaard. Fast Frank