compatable?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by 1977FJ40, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. 1977FJ40

    1977FJ40

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    Does the electronic ignition distributor have to have the matching igniter from the same year? I have read different opinions and want to know for sure before I spend my money buying something that won't work!
     
  2. FJ40Jim

    FJ40Jim The Cruiser Whisperer SILVER Star

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    No, they don't have to match. The electronic distributor guts are the same from 1978 to 1987. Any 1978-1987 ignitor/coil will work with any 1978-1987 distributor.
     
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    My information is the same as what Jim said ... but I'm in the middle
    of trying to mate an igniter from an 85 FJ60 to my '79 electronic
    ignition (FJ40) and the clips don't match. But after I get hold of
    a schematic for the 85 igniter and hook it up right I'm confident ;) that
    there will be fire in the hole.

    Paul
     
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