Looking for a Subaru EA81 Distributor for sale that has already been modified to include DUAL MAGNETIC PICKUPs in the distributor?

   OR:   Does anyone have any documentation with good photos that shows exactly step by step, how to modify my distributor so it has DUAL Magnetic Pickups so I can selective power dual coils?


Glen Rushing

Tallahassee, Florida


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Hi Normand,

   Thanks for the attached Docs.

My email is:   glen@glenrushing.net

Larry McFarland has built the new plate for me and is shipping it to me...

Checked your profile and with 850 photos, I didn't know where to start looking.  :)


Just a reminder, as you will read in the instructions. Be sure to have the pick up plate in the correct orientation before you set it in. The fit will be tight. Hard to get back out if it isn't right the first time. 

where on earth do you find the Nippon Denso electronic distributor for the EA 81. Lookinf everywhere. Im looking to convert an EA 81 engine I just acquired when I bought a Merlin GT. Thanks

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Hi Gil,

  My EA-81 already had the Nippon Denso with ONE electronic pickup.  I converted it to DUAL pickups so I'd have a backup ignition system.   Wish I could help you find one. My search included Amazon and Ebay.  You MAY even find one in a salvage yard.  OR maybe someone on this forum may have one extra?

Good Luck.


Bought mine new from advanced auto about three years ago.


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