|01-25-2013 07:14 PM|
|cobalt327||Yeah, helpful info... Joe.|
|01-25-2013 03:57 PM|
|LATECH||Joe...you Da Man...|
|01-25-2013 07:36 AM|
I got another answer
A fellow I contacted at the Fiero Forum says I use the internals from a Pontiac v8 301 350 400 or 455. Apparently the internals just slide in.
Thanks for the info Joe, interestingly my Chevy V6 uses a hex drive on the distributor too. That is the 2.8,3.1,3.4 series
I'll keep you posted.
Thanks for the help guys.
|01-25-2013 04:39 AM|
|cobalt327||The complete distributor isn't used. Parts are mixed/matched. Disassembly/modification required. Not plug and play.|
|01-25-2013 01:10 AM|
More importantly, the top photo is a Caddy 4.1 distributor, the bottom is an Olds (all 1964-1990 Olds V8s use the same distributor). Do the look like they interchange?
|01-24-2013 10:33 PM|
CARBED 4.9 SWAP INQUIRY - Pennock's Fiero Forum
|01-24-2013 08:43 PM|
Let's hope he sees it
I tried Joe Padavano for a PM and no luck
|01-24-2013 08:19 PM|
Your thread has a pretty good title. Chances are he will see it and answer.
I couldnt find his exact username for a PM. But his username is what I posted.
|01-24-2013 07:59 PM|
there is the problem
I don't have access to a bunch of distributors to try out. I am a home hotrodder and the advice from someone like Joe would be great. I don't know his forum handle though.
|01-24-2013 06:23 PM|
you will have to bust out with a few distributors and do some checking.
Joe Padavano is a HR member and a GM afficionado. He would probably know what fits...right off the top of his head.
|01-24-2013 06:12 PM|
there is a correct one
I am told there is a model of Olds distributor that the guts of it will slide right into it, with simply cutting the stem a little shorter. But I don't know which Olds engine.
|01-24-2013 05:52 PM|
as long as it has a mech and vac advance it will work. You can put a plain 4 pin module in it with a few mods.
You could almost retro fit a newer one with some older advance mechanisms i would imagine.
|01-24-2013 05:45 PM|
thanks, but the question still is which dizzy?
I know it has to be an Olds or Caddy pre-ecm distributor and I think it may be the one from the 4.1 Eldorado, but I am not sure. Any help will be appreciated.
|01-24-2013 05:18 PM|
|LATECH||The link you posted didnt work, but you are correct. If the dizzy has mechanical weights and a vac pot for advance, that is what you want.|
|01-24-2013 05:14 PM|
putting a vacuum advance distributor on a 4.9 Caddy v8
I am doing a build with a Caddy 4.9
This will be a carb'd engine and I will be using a distributor from the older 4.5 version of the engine and no ECM.
I am told I need to use this distributor with the internal mechanism from an older engine to get a free standing weights/vacuum advance. It may be the 4.1 distributor from 1983, but I am not sure and I am looking for advice before I buy.
Does anybody know which older distributor is the proper donor for this modification?
and BTW, I don't want EFI on this one