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Old 04-10-2018, 01:11 AM   #1
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So I was thinking of this today, if you were to swap in either a VG30 or VG33 into a truck that had a KA, but instead of going through all the hassle of figuring out the wiring, you were to use a carb with the stand alone distributor:

http://performancedistributors.com/p...i-distributor/

I would guess you would just need to remove all the fuel injection and emission stuff off the new engine and than run 1 wire to the distributor ( per the distributor maker's web site), if you had a mechanical temp gauge you wouldn't need to worry about hooking up the stock temp sender wire (s), the alternator would still connect as stock, same with the starter other than maybe changing the plug to go into a VG30 starter ( if it is different), V6 motor mounts and do the exhaust.

I read on another site where a guy did the carb/distributor swap on a VG in a 200SX and he said you could remove the whole ECU and wiring as it would no longer be needed.

I understand the distributor is not cheap, I do not know what the carb goes for along with the fuel pressure regulator that would be needed.



Does that sound about right?

Was just curious.
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You could run something like an optically triggered msd ignition system. I have a vg30i intake manifold that could easily adapted to carb if you want to try it sometime.
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Old 04-10-2018, 02:37 AM   #3
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David29 is familiar with this
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you generally dont need a fuel regulator if you go carb, but you do need the right size fuel grade hoses.

as far as the carb itself goes, you can use a weber, you just may need to get an adapter plate fabricated or get lucky with your kit. Ring up Weber they would know more.

Just saw on ratsun.net that some guys have done it, so its definitely possible.

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A lot of 510 owners are running carbed vg30 engines.
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