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Author Topic:   dodge 4-cyl cuttin out
hobby12
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted April 16, 2002 09:12 AM
a friend has a dodge shadow he runs in the front wheel drive, 4-cylinder class. says it cuts out at 4200 rpm? anyone have any ideas how to change/fix this? says it feels like a rev limiter almost. any and all thoughts appreciated! thanks in advance

4Mopar
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted May 13, 2002 12:21 PM
hobby12, you can use the electronic ignition out of an 80 Omni. They came with 1.7 VW engine. The distributor is vacuum/mechanical advance. You have to cut down the distributor shaft and put on the 2.5 distributor drive. Or you can use your stock distributor with no advance. The 1.7 ignition plugs right into it. You will need the wires that plug into the ignition box. The box looks like the old electronic ignition boxes the Chrysler v8s. The only problem is finding them. They only came on 1980 Omni. You can buy the box at the parts store but not the connector.

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