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Coil per cylinder, crankfire on Gen I small block?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    Anyone sell a setup to do this to a Gen I smallblock? I know you would need a dummy shaft or dry sump setup for the oiling but I think it would be cool, and get a little power out of a small block. Not seriouslly considering it, just wondering if its doable.
     
  2. HarryH3

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    There are companies out there that sell distributorless ignition kits. I think they use 4 coils and each coil fires on 2 cylinders. Each time the coil fires, it's firing at the proper time for one of the cylinders and on the exhaust stroke of the other cylinder. My '91 Beretta GT's 3.1L V6 had 3 coils set up that way from the factory.

    You could just leave the distributor in place to provide drive to the oil pump, but they may include a solution in the ignition kits. Dry sump oiling isn't much of an option, as it costs more than your engine. :eek1: The pump alone can run you a quick $1,000+
     
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    I'd say check out thirdgen.org on this. Pretty sure I've seen people talking about distributorless ignitions and what not over there, for the older engines.
     
  4. sled_dog

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    Eh if I actually did it money wouldn't be a factor ;)
     

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