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 Post subject: Re: EB Fairmont no spark
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:12 pm 
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When mine packed in I got a second hand dizzy from the wreckers for 20 bucks, changed it on the side of the road and I was off again!
As creeture3 its not a hard job just take your time.


Haven't read all the posts, but is this a 6 cylinder engine and you changed the dizzy out from under the inlet manifold?

I had a bung hall sensor which took out the whole module about 6 months ago.
Watched a mobile mechanic get the top off the dizzy and learnt a good range of new bad-words in the process. Seemed like a horrible job to me unless you could take the whole inlet manifold off to actually get to the dizzy properly. (Same goes for replacing spark plug leads - that distributor is in a stupid place)

I have heaps of respect for you if you managed to do it on the side of the road by yourself.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EB Fairmont no spark
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:34 pm 
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Alrighty I'll try and do it this afternoon
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 Post subject: Re: EB Fairmont no spark
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:40 pm 
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Alrighty I'll try and do it this afternoon


Good luck mate. Like I said, dizzy is in an awkward horrible place. Easy as in an 8 cylinder, awful in an inline 6.

Bit like the oil filter in ford 6's and 8's - did they have to put it way the hell up underneath the front cross member?

 

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 Post subject: Re: EB Fairmont no spark
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:03 pm 
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I no it's absolutely ridiculous
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 Post subject: Re: EB Fairmont no spark
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:27 pm 
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Oh ok well I got the new dizzy from repco and I don't no of there copies or not


It is not possible to get a "new" Ford distributor. It will be a Chinese copy

Change the gear!!!!!!
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 Post subject: Re: EB Fairmont no spark
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:49 pm 
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Yeah I plan on doing it tonight
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 Post subject: Re: EB Fairmont no spark
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:40 pm 
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Oh ok well I got the new dizzy from repco and I don't no of there copies or not


It is not possible to get a "new" Ford distributor. It will be a Chinese copy

Change the gear!!!!!!


Understand Bosch are remaking them these days, I would still change the gear to keep them matching though.
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 Post subject: Re: EB Fairmont no spark
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:00 pm 
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Yeah it had a Bosch dizzy cap when I took it off
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 Post subject: Re: EB Fairmont no spark
Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:24 pm 
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Understand Bosch are remaking them these days


Didn't know that....you learn something every day 8-)
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