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 Post subject: Re: Help with buying a new dizzy
Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:49 am 
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SO if the the gear on my current one is alright i can get my mechanic to swap the gears? also is it easy to visibly see if the gear is bigger or not?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Help with buying a new dizzy
Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:26 am 
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peaandham wrote:
SO if the the gear on my current one is alright i can get my mechanic to swap the gears? also is it easy to visibly see if the gear is bigger or not?


Im assuming that as long as the dizzy shafts are the same length and are mounted the same way then i cant see why not?
I reckon if you took them both off and sat one on top of the other you might only just be able to pick a slight difference but it'd be bloody close as both times the wrong gear went onto the aux shaft fine, otherwise i prob would have picked up on it at the time.
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 Post subject: Re: Help with buying a new dizzy
Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:58 am 
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i had to get mine sent up from melbourne, living in sydney.. odd that they told you that.. could have been a case of cbf?



I guess it could have been a case of that, but I thought they would want the cash more! Also fords had just ordered in a really obsure little spring for the rear brakes of a econovan and they did that without fuss. My normal parts supplier told me it was genuine only, and they told me that another workshop had tried to get one too and failed. So maybe just a adelaide thing. lol Or maybe they just went with EL without thinking that other falcons used that shaft.
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 Post subject: Re: Help with buying a new dizzy
Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:19 am 
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so would i be able to swap the gear from my old dizzy to my new one?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Help with buying a new dizzy
Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:30 am 
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peaandham wrote:
so would i be able to swap the gear from my old dizzy to my new one?

yes...
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 Post subject: Re: Help with buying a new dizzy
Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:04 pm 
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Then i should have a problem with damaging the aux shaft if i swap the gears, assuming my old one is still good ?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Help with buying a new dizzy
Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:26 pm 
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Waggen wrote:
bosch dizzys come with a bosch tfi.. cheapys do not..


So the cheapy dizzy's TFI module is actually not a direct replacement then, if it doesn't do the correct dwell.

So i guess the best way around the issue of the stupidly priced ford dizzy is to buy a cheapy, rip off the TFI & the drive gear, fit your factory drive gear & fit a Genuine Bosch TFI to it? It would work out to be much, much cheaper than the ford one, even with the cost of the bosch TFI module. I might have to do that soon, i've been having some weird ignition issues that might be dizzy related.

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 Post subject: Re: Help with buying a new dizzy
Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:34 pm 
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i thought the ecu controls the dwell??
and the tfi ignites the coil...
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 Post subject: Re: Help with buying a new dizzy
Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:52 pm 
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theres are only about 3 million second hand genuine ford dizzys laying around the place much cheaper than new. find a low km one, im pretty sure there all interchangable
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Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:57 pm 
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ToranaGuy wrote:
Waggen wrote:
bosch dizzys come with a bosch tfi.. cheapys do not..


So the cheapy dizzy's TFI module is actually not a direct replacement then, if it doesn't do the correct dwell.

So i guess the best way around the issue of the stupidly priced ford dizzy is to buy a cheapy, rip off the TFI & the drive gear, fit your factory drive gear & fit a Genuine Bosch TFI to it? It would work out to be much, much cheaper than the ford one, even with the cost of the bosch TFI module. I might have to do that soon, i've been having some weird ignition issues that might be dizzy related.

Cheers

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or just buy a bosch one for 200 buks and be done with it?
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 Post subject: Re: Help with buying a new dizzy
Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:37 pm 
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Waggen wrote:

or just buy a bosch one for 200 buks and be done with it?


TFI's are not very expensive last time i checked brand new. I'm building a custom electric dizzy for my F8b powered mighty boy, getting EFI & a megasquirt. Cheap new dizzy, with the TFI replaced & changing the gear would set you back a little over $100. Almost half the price. It would be worth the effort for some.

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 Post subject: Re: Help with buying a new dizzy
Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:45 pm 
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i changed the tfi on my dizzy about 4 months ago and the tfi was $70...
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