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Hi,
What is the easiest way to upgrade from points to EI on a 240Z? Can I just take a distributor from a mid 80's Z and add a new coil?

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I used a MSD box and a Mallory photocell distributor with a MSD coil. This set up was fairly easy, just a couple hours for an average joe. But I'm not sure if it's the easiest.
By the way I LOVE the electronic ignition on my 240 considering it wasn't burning all the fuel from my 4barrel.

> Hi,
> What is the easiest way to upgrade from
> points to EI on a 240Z? Can I just take a
> distributor from a mid 80's Z and add a new
> coil?

> Reeko
 

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> I used a MSD box and a Mallory photocell
> distributor with a MSD coil. This set up was
> fairly easy, just a couple hours for an
> average joe. But I'm not sure if it's the
> easiest.
> By the way I LOVE the electronic ignition on
> my 240 considering it wasn't burning all the
> fuel from my 4barrel.

I have been told that you can run a crane HI6 ignition with a 280 el distributer. Tweeks told me this, if you call, ask for Jeff caldwell
 

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> Crane XR-3000, only 4 wires to hook up.
> Takes 45 minutes to install. It sells for
> $110.
Does the Cran XR-3000 screw up your tach or does it work fine??? ok it took your 45min what do you have to do to hook it up Do you have to buy a different coil or what???

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> Does the Cran XR-3000 screw up your tach or
> does it work fine??? ok it took your 45min
> what do you have to do to hook it up Do you
> have to buy a different coil or what???

> Dustin Morris

EASIEST:

Get a 1981 - 1983 280-ZX Distributor with it's ECM built right onto the side of it. Remove your distributor. Install the new one. Hook up the 2 wires to the + and - sides of the coil. If car will not start, reverse the 2 wires. Start car. Case closed.

John M
 

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I can attest to that, did the same with my 240 10 years ago. Two months ago I added a Crane HI-6, PS-91 Coil and a tach adaptor. Installed without a hitch, fired right up. Tech support at Crane was good, they explained exactly what to do. I put the HI-6 on the passenger kick-panel to avoid engine bay heat, extended the harness to the coil/distributor as needed. Lost the hesitation off the line, more power at high revs and I love the rev-limiter!
 

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> I can attest to that, did the same with my
> 240 10 years ago. Two months ago I added a
> Crane HI-6, PS-91 Coil and a tach adaptor.
> Installed without a hitch, fired right up.
> Tech support at Crane was good, they
> explained exactly what to do. I put the HI-6
> on the passenger kick-panel to avoid engine
> bay heat, extended the harness to the
> coil/distributor as needed. Lost the
> hesitation off the line, more power at high
> revs and I love the rev-limiter!

I have a 73 240z, automatic with dual points. Will the Crane HI-6 and PS-91 coil work on my car? If so, is there a phone number I can call to order?
Thanks
 
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