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[Datsun 1200 encyclopedia]

L-series EI

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Categories: Engine Electrical System | Ignition Modifications

Options for converting L-series engine to Electronic Ignition include:

Option 1: Buy a single-point distributor, swap it in, convert to Pertronix. Cost $70 + cost of the distributor.

Option 2: Good for DIY person in USA: Buy a matchbox distributor, swap it in. It can use the stock coil you already have. Cost $30 from pick-n-pull. From 1979 Datsun 620, 1980 Datsun 720, 1979 Datsun 510 or 1979 Datsun 200SX (any with L20B engine). Be sure to get the matching pedestal, which does not come with a new distributor. And is different from the L16 pedestal.

Option 3: Good for tinkerer/racer/tuner: Install MegaJolt/E, it's a distributorless system with multi-coil pack. Cost about $300.