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Re: [T3] Alfa Romeo's distributor -- Compufire

I'm running the Compufire Distributorless system:
Works really good!  To be honest, I don't understand how it knows when to fire
the appropriate coil because there's a magnet at each point on the "rotor" disc
it uses for triggering inside the dizzy.  If someone was to make a quick glance
it would *appear* that both coil packs fire for every cylinder firing.

There is a notch or bump or some indicator on the disc that is supposed to
point to the #1 firing position, just like one would do when installing a
normal rotor and setting timing on #1 in the dizzy.  Maybe there's only two
magnets, 180* separated, and the other two pieces of metal are just dummy,
balancing spots of metal.  À?

     Toby Erkson  --  air_cooled_nut@pobox.com
     '72 VW Squareback, '95 VW Jetta, '81 Gold Wing, '73 Porsche 914
     Portland, Oregon

----- Original Message ----- 
>          Yes it does have coil packs.  I have been contemplating if there
> is any way at all to convert coil packs for use in our cars but since these
> are of a distributorless design I haven't been able to figure this one out

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