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Hello

I am looking for distributor for my 71 Oct built 72 model(240).

When I saw my microfiche CD I couldn't see well the parts number.

Does anyone know correct parts number.

In general 70~72 model use same distributor but I saw deferent parts number. so what is the deference ?

Buy the way is it possible to have new one from NISSAN ?

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Hi taikaki:

As I recall a new distributor from Nissan is a bit pricey... but you can order one from your local Nissan Parts Dept. - or better call Courtesy Nissan (something like $365.00 but I could be wrong).

09/71 TO 06/72

22100-E4603 ASSY-DISTRIBUTOR HITACHI

D612-52

Unless you are building a show car for the Pure Stock Class - in which case you won't drive the car much anyway - I'd consider a rebuilt unit, or having yours rebuilt by a speciality shop.

or

I'd upgrade to the 280ZX distributor - you get both electronic and high energy ignition, which is a huge improvement over the points type of earlier years. Or the Mallory Unilite with vacuum advance.

FWIW,

Carl B.

Clearwater, FL USA

http://ZHome.com

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There are several types of Hitachi distributors available for the L24 engine. The D612 is shown in the North American catalog for cars up to 7/73 and differs from the D609 in the ability to set the advance and retard for emission controls. My parts book shows 22100-E4603 replacing E4601 which indicates up to 6/72 with no apparent difference. None-the-less, 22100-E4603 is available from Nissan remanufactured for $102. Part number 22100-E4603RE

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I'd go with the D612 Nissan "Reman" Distributor mentioned by 26th-Z, and I'd stuff a Pertronix into it so you don't have to muck about with points. Save the new points and condensor that come the reman dist. so you can reinstall if you ever miss adjusting points.

No point in plucking a ZX dist in unknown condition (probably half or more worn out) from a JY, IF you can even find one with the right module.

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You could also check out eBay. I got my 280z electronic distributor for $12.00US in the states and had it sent to Australia. After postage I got it for less than $40.00AU :) I had to clean it up a bit but it works fine.

There's a few on eBay at the moment. Just search under 'car parts' Datsun, distributor.

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I'd go with the D612 Nissan "Reman" Distributor mentioned by 26th-Z, and I'd stuff a Pertronix into it so you don't have to muck about with points. Save the new points and condensor that come the reman dist. so you can reinstall if you ever miss adjusting points.

No point in plucking a ZX dist in unknown condition (probably half or more worn out) from a JY, IF you can even find one with the right module.

Or I suppose one could simply order the Reman. 280ZX distributor instead.. comes with electronic switching and has the added value of High Energy Ignition.. wider plug gaps, cleaner firing and even less maintenance..

If you can't find the Nissan module - you can always switch to the far less expensive GM or Chrysler modules..

Just a thought...

Carl B.

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This has been beaten to death in the last couple months, but I'd like to say that it's not all that hard to find the ZX with the right module. I've bought 3 of them out of junkyards that I just happened across, and never paid more than $50 for the distributor with the correct E12-80 module. Carl is also correct that you can adapt the Chrysler or HEI module very easily, and both of those are available from any corner auto parts store in the US.

The ZX distributor has a weak vacuum advance mechanism that is prone to breakage, but it has a much better mechanical advance curve and I run mine with no vacuum advance for that reason. Search and you'll find more info on diassembling and inspecting the bushings which don't go bad very often IME. I'm with Carl and would suggest the ZX distributor as the easiest and best solution to an old points distributor for a non-concourse car.

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Reman D612 or Reman ZX dizzy. As far as I'm concerned, either one is a viable option.

But I think it's pretty short-sighted to be snagging a 20+ yr old dizzy out of a JY for an "upgrade" to a car.

Anyone is welcome to disagree, but they don't call'em JY's for nothing!

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Having worked as a mechanic for 8 years or so I have been thoroughly unimpressed with "remanufactured" electricals like starters, distributors, alternators, etc. If you go to an automotive electrical specialist they can do a good job, but your typical auto parts store job is crap IME.

I'd rather reman it myself, especially in the case of a distributor where I think the most likely procedure involved in your typical reman job is cleaning it and putting a new dashpot on the vac advance mechanism. I've actually seen with my own eyes (enough times that I know it wasn't a fluke) a "remanned" part that has been SPRAY PAINTED SILVER RIGHT OVER THE CAKED ON DIRT instead of being cleaned properly!!!

montoya_fan01 is right that a ZX distributor will 99% need a little attention to the vac advance mechanism at the very least, but they're very easy to pull apart and if you do it yourself at least you'd know it's been done correctly.

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Having worked as a mechanic for 8 years or so I have been thoroughly unimpressed with "remanufactured" electricals like starters, distributors, alternators, etc. If you go to an automotive electrical specialist they can do a good job, but your typical auto parts store job is crap IME.

I'd rather reman it myself, especially in the case of a distributor where I think the most likely procedure involved in your typical reman job is cleaning it and putting a new dashpot on the vac advance mechanism. I've actually seen with my own eyes (enough times that I know it wasn't a fluke) a "remanned" part that has been SPRAY PAINTED SILVER RIGHT OVER THE CAKED ON DIRT instead of being cleaned properly!!!

montoya_fan01 is right that a ZX distributor will 99% need a little attention to the vac advance mechanism at the very least, but they're very easy to pull apart and if you do it yourself at least you'd know it's been done correctly.

While I concur with your opinion of reman parts from the local auto parts store, I also believe that you won't have any such "quality issues" if you stick to the Nissan Reman Dizzys mentioned in previous posts. The ones that I've purchased (D612's) have been absolutely first rate.

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Hello Friends

I wonder if anyone know OEM was dual or single for my Oct 71 production 72 240Z ?

If it single, Is it easy to modify dual to single ? How is the deference of performance between single and dual.

sorry it might be poor question some of Z car expert but I am interested in basics of Z car.

Thanks

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