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Re: MC/kh/ distributors same

"Buchholz, Steven" wrote:
> > <<    I have a KH turbo motor and am wondering if the distributor is the
> >  same as the MC motor?  I know it is different than the 4kq unit I think
> >  since 4kq uses Vacuum advance but dont know about MC.  Also, what about
> >  the UR-Q distributor.  Will it work too? >>

> ... I'm not so sure ... but I don't know for a fact ... tread cautiously.
> The two may be mechanically the same, but I thought that the KH still had 5
> windows for the hall sender.  Even if it didn't, I do know that the timing
> window on the WX is different from that in the MC, so that may also be true
> for the KH ...

According to what Scott Mockry told me at the last PIR event, some (if
not all) of the KH engines used the same distributor as the later MC
engines.  The easy way to check is compare the part numbers.  

Scott loaned me a distributor (for testing) that he said came out of a
KH-car at a local boneyard.  It had the same part number as the
distributor that was in my MC-equipped turbo GT and the car started and
ran fine (with no error codes) when I swapped them.

So I'd give a cautious "Yes, it should work" with the disclaimer that
I'd only try it if the part numbers match.

Todd, what's the part number on the distributor you have?  I'm sure we
can get somebody (or hell, I'll do it) to run out and check the part
number of their MC distributor.



'85 turbo GT coupe
'84 4kq