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can someone please send me a pic or just a description of where to find the ignition module. I'm going to the junkyard tomorrow and need to pick one up for my ignition upgrade (zx dist in 240z). Thanks
 

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it will say it on the module itself. also the 12-80 module only has two pins on top of the module, (the one you dont want) has pins on the side as well). they came in the 79 and early 80 module 280ZX's. hope this helps. if not i can send you a pic of the one in my car later today.

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The last time I checked, this module new cost about $150. I don't have that kind of money... It is nice if you do, however I did successfully switched the dist module with a GM HEI Module. This module cost about $15 new and delivers the same if not better performance. I found the needed instruction in the archives. I had to do some info seeking, seek out Mike Kelly with MK Racing he walked me through the modification on my 260Z. Maybe he can help you with your 240Z. If you cannot find him e-mail me and I will send through e-mail what it took for me. I am so satisfied with this upgrade, I am going to do the same thing for my 240Z.

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yes you will with those model modules it needs the computer to help with the top end. if you do what i did you can go to your local parts store and buy a remanufactured distributor for about 120 dollars and it comes with a warranty!!

and like i said before the swap is easy and why not pay for something that you know will work and is new.

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If you are doing the electronic distribuitor swap to an older 240 as posted on several other web sites and with references here, it will make a difference. Especially if you are still using your old tach.

So don't cheat and think you can just ignore those extra side wires, it's like getting a unit for AC when you have DC or vice versa, just won't work.
 

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why would i swap in another points distributor, I hate the **** things, already had to grind the points twice this year. plus points is worthless above 5K rpm.
 

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You can find these modules on almost any Datsun built from 79-83. I have found them in the 210 and Maximas and other models. But, I definetly recomend the remanufactured Distributors. I bought one for 100+tax with the module on it. This model is so easy to hook up to any car. I have a good picture that explains how to hook it up to an early Z. I can e-mail it if you need it.

The distributors that have the two seperate plugs cost nearly twice as much and have a vacum advance and retard unit (2 seperate vacum hose fittings on the vacum advance). This model will NOT work properly without the correct EFI computer (82-83ZX hooked up to it).
 

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The dual port vacuum advance unit is for automatic transmission vehicles.

Timing changes introduced by the mechanical and vacuum advance mechanisms on the Hitachi dizzy's are never seen by the ECU.

Wayne Monteath
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The module is on the front of the Dizzy it is black and about 2 x 2 x 1/2 inches. The correct module will have E12-80 stamped onto it.

1979, 1980 and 1981 280ZX N/A and 810 (E12-80 Nissan # 22020-S6701)



1982 and 1983 280ZX N/A (E12-92 Nissan # 22020-W3100 or E12-93 Nissan # 22020-P9700)



You can use any Hitachi Dizzy from 79 - 83 BUT you must use the E12-80 ignition module.

Dizzy's from manual transmission cars have a total of 17 degrees of mechanical advance.

Dizzy's from automatic transmission cars have a total of 18 degrees of mechanical advance.

If you use the Dizzy from an auto trans car you should use the vacuum advance from a manual trans car.

Standard Motor Products has a replacement Vacuum Control # VC-351



The dual port vacuum advance unit is for automatic transmission vehicles.

Sorry, no picture.



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