Fiori points Dizzy conversion

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Fiori points Dizzy conversion

Post by TOONGA » Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:12 pm

this is to convert a 4 cylinder Fiori points dizzy to an electronic ignition dizzy.
This is way cheaper than trying to import a sambar electronic dizzy from Japan.
it is also a great way to make an Electronic dizzy for an EJ carby Engine.

make sure you have 2 separate containers for the parts of each dizzy

Open up the points dizzy and remove the rotor button and dust cap, unscrew the rotor arm (leave in place for now) and remove the circlip from the vacuum advance then unscrew the vacuum advance module and remove it. Then undo the screws either side of the points plate. Unscrew the screw that holds the external electric wiring in place at this point you should be able to use the rotor arm to remove the points plate. do not force the plate as it has a bearing race that will explode if forced ( I have no pictures of the whole process as I was experimenting when I did this)

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this is the model barina dizzy you will need it must have vacuum advance and of course the electronic internals

the procedure for removing the parts is mostly identical to the points dizzy but take care with the igniter and pick up as they don't like being dropped.
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this is what the two plates look like side by side, the only part you can not see is the heat sink for the igniter as it was on another part of the bench. I removed the external wiring to make it easier to mount everything into the Fiori dizzy
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the barina igniter, pick up and stator in place
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I found the hardest part of this conversion was getting the body screws and the stator undone, even with the dizzy held in a vice with soft face protection for the shaft of the dizzy.

I hope this helps someone

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Re: Fiori points Dizzy conversion

Post by El_Freddo » Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:03 pm

Awesome info Toonga - it’s great to see these sorts of thrills going on to keep the older/rarer ones alive and well!

I’ll add in “barina distributor hack” for anyone that may be doing a web wide search ;)

Keep up the good work!

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Post by TOONGA » Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:07 am

Thanks Bennie hopefully this will solve the EJ dizzy problem for me as I'm going that way again with Nannadan.

Hopefully it may solve problems for Fiori and Sambar owners as well

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Post by Subyroo » Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:25 pm

Toonga I love reading about resourceful people and their ability to overcome obstacles or improve the way something works.

Congratulations!

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Post by TOONGA » Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:52 pm

Thanks Subyroo

I was stunned when I tried to buy a second hand Sambar dizzy from Japan $280 US dollars before import duties. :(

$75 dollars for an MH Barina Dizzy was much better.

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Re: Fiori points Dizzy conversion

Post by Subyroo » Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:14 pm

TOONGA wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:52 pm

$75 dollars for an MH Barina Dizzy was much better.

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Couldn't agree more. :mrgreen:

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Re: Fiori points Dizzy conversion

Post by Subyroo » Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:13 am

This might be a handy link for anyone else looking follow Toonga's lead in the future. :biggrin:
The site also has huge range of other Subaru parts for a lot of different models for those searching for a hard to find part.

https://autoparts.beforward.jp/search/SUBARU/

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Re: Fiori points Dizzy conversion

Post by TOONGA » Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:12 am

Subyroo wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:13 am
This might be a handy link for anyone else looking follow Toonga's lead in the future. :biggrin:
The site also has huge range of other Subaru parts for a lot of different models for those searching for a hard to find part.

https://autoparts.beforward.jp/search/SUBARU/
Yeah I looked there before making my dizzy up. $280 US dollars shipped and then import duties when it gets here.

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Re: Fiori points Dizzy conversion

Post by El_Freddo » Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:40 pm

Who is charging you import duties?? I thought they were on items over $1G - a few of those slipped through to the keeper at my end :mrgreen:

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Post by TOONGA » Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:23 am

I was going on the GST being charged on low cost imported goods coming into act after 1 July 2017

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Re: Fiori points Dizzy conversion

Post by El_Freddo » Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:58 pm

Interesting. First I’ve heard about that!

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Re: Fiori points Dizzy conversion

Post by BrisBrumby » Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:07 am

Subyroo wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:25 pm
Toonga I love reading about resourceful people and their ability to overcome obstacles or improve the way something works.

Congratulations!
Great work, wholeheartedly agree

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