I used the 82 DATSUN 280ZX DISTRIBUTOR with Housing stamp of D6K80-07 Part # 22100 58001
Any non-turbo 1979-1983 DATSUN 280ZX IC DISTRIBUTOR will work.
This page came from Datsun 280ZX Haynes Automotive Repair Manual # 28014
You can find the Datsun 240z 260z 280z Haynes Automotive Repair Manual # 28012 here.
New Ignition Circuit
Please reference my blueprint of the Datsun 240z 1972 Engine Bay wire harness 24012-E8800 for Wire id, the ignition circuit is at the end of the harness.
Terminate 1 of the 16 B/w to 16 G/w this removes the drop resistor for the points distributor. The drop resistor lowers the voltage from 12V to 5V, this then feeds the coil + terminal. When you remove drop resistor, test your coil to see if it can handle the +12V feed. Let the car run at at idle a few minutes, then feel the coil. If it too hot to hold your hand on, you will need to rewire the resistor back into circuit. Stock coils need the drop resistor. New coils are engineered better and may contain oil to keep cool and can handle the +12V feed.
Hot B/W (12V) goes to + side of coil,
PLEASE NOTE BOTH B/W ARE PART OF THE SAME CIRCUIT. IF TACHOMETER DOES NOT WORK SWITCH THE B/W CONNECTED TO + COIL WITH B/W CONNECTED TO G/W.
If your coil has multiple terminal connectors, then run wires from terminals on coil to IC unit on Distributor.
If your coil has only 1 terminal per side, install a double bullet connector ( or another connector type) on the B/w wire.
You need Hot B/W (12V) from harness with 2 wires B/w coming out.
1st wire goes to + on coil
2nd wire goes to + on Distributor IC Ignition unit T2 orientation |
Negative Coil wire goes to Negative terminal on Distributor IC Ignition unit T1 orientation –