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Old 06-01-2006, 09:35 PM
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DIS where there wasn't one before

I'm putting a Caddy 500 into a highly detailed engine bay. The 500 will have nice covers fabricated for certain areas to really neaten it up... except for that damn front-mounted HEI.

This will be converted to EFI on a megasquirt and (since I'm an ignition dummy other than making good curves), how would one go about piecing together a DIS where there was none? How do you ditch the distributor and still drive the oil pump? I know megasquirt does a spark box that will handle a DIS, as does MSD, but that's about where my knowledge ends. Any ideas?

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Megasquirt II has an ignition function embedded. It will drive the Ford EDIS box.
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I think you need to ask these questions on the megasquirt web page.

As for the oil pump I don't think it would be too hard to cut down a dist housing just for the oil pump. You might also want to keep the reluctor in there...but that is something the MS guys will tell you about.
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I'll check with the MS guys, thanks.

About the oil pump drive... if I cut off the housing and shaft, then tap the housing for a bolt I can set endplay on the shaft... but will the shaft want to push up? Will the shaft push up against the bolt galling it and sending metal shavings into my engine?
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The gear and shims on the bottom would keep the shaft from going up. You would need to do something to keep it from going down (I wouldn't trust the oil pushrod) and keep the dirt out.
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