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280ZX Distributor Base / Plate wanted

Discussion in 'Parts and Other Items Wanted' started by chrisvega, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. chrisvega

    chrisvega
    Z Club Member

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    Looking for base and locking plate to enable fitment of 280ZX dizzy to 240Z, have the dizzy just need two parts on the right of pic.

    Thanks.
     
  2. yellowz

    yellowz
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  3. chrisvega

    chrisvega
    Z Club Member

    Thanks Jim
     
  4. Nigel Brook

    Nigel Brook New Forum User

  5. SacCyclone

    SacCyclone
    Z Club Member

    Chris,

    Careful with California-Datsun. They have a bad reputation on the local datsun forums here.

    Are you still looking for these parts????

    Mike
     
  6. chrisvega

    chrisvega
    Z Club Member

    I managed to source some used items thanks Mike so won't be buying from California Datsun parts. I noticed their complete dizzy conversion kit was expensive at $350 bearing in mind we can get rebuilt/new dizzy for around $100 delivered from Rock Auto minus baseplate/fixing part. May have another conversion to do shortly in which case will drop you a pm if need same parts again :thumbs:
     
  7. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    So to replace the standard 240z distributor with the 280 part you just need these two items? Anything else required?
     
  8. jonbills

    jonbills
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    Yes thats right. You just need all the items in that pic at the top, and an extra red wire.
     
  9. yellowz

    yellowz
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    Is there any mileage in bulk buying from somewhere because I'm planning on doing this swap in the near future?
     
  10. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
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    And a different coil.;)
     
  11. jonbills

    jonbills
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    Not sure about that - why do you think the old coil won't work?
     
  12. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member

    Don't know - I'm a nunce but change a dizzy for a pointless version and you need to change the coil for a 280ZX version !
     
  13. toopy

    toopy
    Z Club Member

    It will work, just might not for that long

    The resistance is different, the ohms on a points coil is 5-7 ohms, one for an electronic system is 1.5 or less, 3 ohms is likely a high performance points coil

    Above figures not Datsun specific, but applies nonetheless
     
  14. toopy

    toopy
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    Just to add to above

    You can use a low resistance coil but it will burn out the points very quickly, where as a high resistance points coil will work ok with a electronic dizzy, but it is likely to fail prematurely because of the high voltage induced

    3 ohm would probably be fine and last just as long as the low resistance 1.5ohm jobby
     
  15. SacCyclone

    SacCyclone
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    I need to get more pics of what I have, there are different base towers (my wording) and different timing plates. I will try to get more pics tomorrow of what I have.

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  16. johnymd

    johnymd Active Forum User

    So is the base from a 240 different to a 280?
     
  17. Nigel Brook

    Nigel Brook New Forum User


    Yes.
     
  18. johnymd

    johnymd Active Forum User

    Can it be made to fit? or is the timing chain cover totally different?
     
  19. jonbills

    jonbills
    Z Club Member

    Timing cover is the same - i think it's the orientation of where the timing adjuster holes are on the dizzy and mount.
     
  20. Nigel Brook

    Nigel Brook New Forum User

    I'll put a pic up of the correct one when I get a moment.
     

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