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single or dual pickup distributor?
« on: April 16, 2008, 06:55:22 PM »
I have determined my 86 ramcharger with starting problems is lean burn equipped. is the lean burn distributor supposed to be single or dual pickup? the one on mine is single pickup but I thought they were dual pickup.
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Re: single or dual pickup distributor?
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2008, 07:10:43 PM »
some are and some aint ./ l,ve only seen ONE dual pickup DIST in my life / they musta not used that in my part of the woods / l can send you the wiring diagrams to change it
















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Re: single or dual pickup distributor?
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2008, 10:00:43 PM »
that would be great, thanks.    ramcentralstation@yahoo.com
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Re: single or dual pickup distributor?
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2008, 10:42:36 PM »
The "dual" pick-up has one for start up and the other is for run. Had nothing to do with the lean burn system.

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Re: single or dual pickup distributor?
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2008, 10:53:07 PM »
My RC is learn burn currently and it is dual pickup,  ( jsut for clarification) you know a distrubutor is dual pickup when it has two plugs right, four wires? ?since mine has the small plug and the big plug, I have only seen this set up in lean burn wiring harnesses.. also the Mopar ign kit, they sell to replace the learn burn. and to change over from points.. why do you have to change the distributor if you are changing from lean burn.. like how the instructions say?  just because they want to make money?
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Re: single or dual pickup distributor?
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2008, 03:32:18 AM »
My RC is learn burn currently and it is dual pickup,  ( jsut for clarification) you know a distrubutor is dual pickup when it has two plugs right, four wires? ?since mine has the small plug and the big plug, I have only seen this set up in lean burn wiring harnesses.. also the Mopar ign kit, they sell to replace the learn burn. and to change over from points.. why do you have to change the distributor if you are changing from lean burn.. like how the instructions say?  just because they want to make money?

Lean burn distributors have now advance mechanism in them.  Its all done by the computer. 

Dual pickup distributors are fairly rare and only used on certain years with certain engines. I've only seen two i think. 
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Re: single or dual pickup distributor?
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2008, 06:13:07 AM »
I have determined my 86 ramcharger with starting problems is lean burn equipped. is the lean burn distributor supposed to be single or dual pickup? the one on mine is single pickup but I thought they were dual pickup.
For 1986, the 318 had the lean burn, the dist has a single pickup, and no vacuum advance.  the 360 has the normal ignition system, with the dual pickup (start/ run)
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Re: single or dual pickup distributor?
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2008, 06:19:34 AM »
My 85 RC with the 360 has a dual pick up in it, never had lean burn.

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Re: single or dual pickup distributor?
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2008, 07:42:39 AM »
For 1986, the 318 had the lean burn, the dist has a single pickup, and no vacuum advance. the 360 has the normal ignition system, with the dual pickup (start/ run)


you are correct, that is what mine has. 318 with lean burn, single pickuup dist. w/ no vacuum advance. I was a little confused because the Haynes manual said 87-88 had single pickup dist w/ no vacuum advance and showed 84-86 had dual pickup with no vacuum advance. maybe mine was built late in 86.
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Re: single or dual pickup distributor?
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2008, 09:40:36 AM »
My Project 84 has a dual pick up, had a 360 in it.

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Re: single or dual pickup distributor?
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2008, 07:50:25 PM »
My '88 Ramcharger has a 360 and dual pickups.
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