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been thinking more and more about taking the extra RHB5 turbo I've got sitting in the storage closet as well as re-wiring the engine using the stand-alone 1988 mopar turbo II ecu and engine harness I've got that way I'll have perfect engine management.

Only thing is that the ecu uses a distributor and the 1995 escort I've got is EDIS. I know I could work around this if I "really" wanted to but I'd rather take the cheap way out.

My question is this:

I know on some later engines with distributorless ignition that they simply plug the distributor hole or this or that. Is this an option on the 1995 1.9L engine?? Are there pre-edis 1.9L engines that use a distributor??

would it be simple for me to just pull out the dizzy plug and toss in the older 1.9L dizzy so I could wire up my harness to it??

thanks guys!
 

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Anything from 91 to 95 and up on the 1.9 is distributor less.The 1.8 gt has the distributor.but I am not sure about escorts from 81 to 90 if they were electronic controlled or not.
 

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yeah, but that's what I want though, an electronic controlled distributor. I need a distributor that I can send the spark/advance signals from the ecu with like the EEC-IV dizzies. Not that old school duraspark stuff from the super early 80's.

I looked on advance auto's site and apparently the 88-90 escorts at least had a TFI distributor on them so I think I'm in luck there.

Now I just gotta figure out if ford did the EDIS conversion the el cheapo way and simply blocked off the distributor hole in the head or actually retooled the head to be completely distributorless.

Guess I'll take a good long look at my engine later on today after work.
 

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Not going to work. There is no distributor port on 91-96 because of EDIS. They eliminated that port when they switched to EDIS and revamped the head design. You could try putting a first gen head on the second gen block.

Why do we want to use a Chrysler ECU on a Ford? That would be a nightmare to wire if it worked 8O

Matt 8)
 

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Humm, I looked into this a few months ago, and what I found is that it is possible.
I talked to a guy that put a 3rd gen head on a first gen motor. All he had to do was knock out the freeze plug and the tab was still on the newer cam for the dizzy.
So it might not be too bad, but I did'nt try it myself. I changed my mind and decided to go the custom chip route instead.
 

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Yeah, I looked at my head last night and there wasn't a spot for a dizzie on it so that's out since the mopar ecu isn't compatible with EDIS.

I was going to run a mopar setup on the engine because it's actually very EASY to install. The hardest part is making your hybrid distributor and that's actually very easy if you know what you're doing. I've used factory mopar turbo ecu's on a few projects in the past with great results.

Hmm, oh well, I've got a spare LA3 ecu from my turbo mustang project and I do know that the LA3 ecu is compatible with EDIS since the only two wires I need to worry about are the PIP signal and the SAW signal and they'll splice right in. I might just go this route and get an EEC Tuner for it.

at least with this method I can mount the ecu in the factory location :roll:
 
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