OEM Toyota Land Cruiser Distributor FAQ
All E-87': Have mechanical
advance. Actual advance curves vary from year to year.
E-68': Extra small
distributor body, vacuum advance (correctly called "non-smog", also sold
69'-74': Extra small
distributor body, but with vacuum retard.
75' & early 76':
Small distributor body, completely redesigned, very good quality points
distributor. Vacuum retard.
Late 76' & 77':
Same as previous, but with vacuum advance.
78': Redesigned w/
Medium size screwdown, waterproof cap, electronic ignition. Vacuum advance
79'-80': Dual diaphragm
advance. One big advance (approximately 8 degrees) stage for normal operation,
small second stage (approximately 4 degrees) for extra advance at hi-altitude
(High altitude compensation system). Electronic ignition system.
body redesigned to use large cap. Same dual diaphragm advance introduced
in '79. Electronic ignition system.
redesigned without advance. Distributor pickup is a crank angle sensor,
advance curve is controlled by EFI computer.
Information contributed by:
Jim "JimC" Chenoweth
Lancaster, Ohio, USA
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