Switching 3.0l distributor

Discussion in 'Gas Engines' started by kenrahe, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. kenrahe
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    kenrahe Sunseeker

    One motor that i'm going to be using has the delco est distributor can i switch the point distributor that I have on my parts motor with no wiring problems the reason I thinking of doing this is that the delco one has two plugs at the bottom of the cap and can't seem to find what went into the second plug the first one plugs into the coil is the second one just for a tach hookup...
     
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  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Is this a Mercruiser, a Volvopenta or a OMC?
     
  3. kenrahe
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    kenrahe Sunseeker

    A Mercruiser
     
  4. CDK
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    CDK retired engineer

    The electronic version has a 2-wire connector dangling from the housing. Merc says in the manual it is for diagnostic purposes only....
    I never bothered to check how it is wired internally.
     
  5. kenrahe
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    kenrahe Sunseeker

    But can I switch to points dist.with no problems
     

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    CDK retired engineer

    If that's what you wish, yes you can.
     
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