Wiring Diagram for a FJ60 Dizzy/Coil

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Jul 7, 2004
I am in the middle of installing a FJ60 distributor/coil in my 72 FJ40. Distributor and coil are installed - just need some help with the wiring.

The coil has two green plugs (single white wires on both) coming from the ignitor - where do these go and what kind of power do they require? (see pictures)

the Distributor has a two prong green plug with what looks like vacuum hose connections (see pictures). Where do these wires go?

Finally, the distributor has two holes in the cap that I imagine are for vacuum? see Picture

If you have a scanned wiring diagram for a 81-87 cruiser, please send it to me.


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IIRC (and it's too dark to check at the moment) one of the green plugs should match the one on the distributor, and the other green plug supplies a signal for the tach.

Regarding the holes in the distributor cap, these are for venting the cap. On a FJ60 the small hole would be connected to a vaccuum source with a vaccuum line. Off the large hole a hose runs to the firewall where it connects to a filter.

With your FJ40 you can run a hose off the large hole and cap it with a small fuel filter, then run a hose from the small hole to a vaccuum source. This is what I've done on my FJ40.
Ummm.. geez... I don't know... Cuz I am the dumber of the two - no wait, that can't be it cuz I am not.. Cuz I am the smarter of the two and know that the dumber of the two couldn't possibly have done it right.

Your brother...

First picture is of the coil/ignitor assembly. The red and white wires are the outputs which go to the distributor. The black/yellow is power coming into the ignitor.

Second picture is of the wiring going into the distributor. I purchased the water-tight connector from NAPA.

Third picture is the ventilation. I used a replacement valve body for a wheel and pulled the stem out of it. I put it into the top side of the air filter cover so that it pulls a vacuum when the engine is on. The other hose I ran into the cab (pulled out for the picture). Probably need to add a small air filter on that end, but it doesn't see that much dust... I also put a small check valve on the suction side just in case I get a backfire to keep it from going into the distributor.
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To resurrect this thread, which of these two wires is for power and which is for the tach?
Thanks Jim. After walking outside and using 1% of my brain, I realized I asked a dumb question.

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