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    1. Member MK1_F00L's Avatar
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      10-27-2016 12:31 PM #1
      Just wondering if anyone has installed a MSD setup on a 2.0 ABA on carbs?

      My question is would I be able to still use the ABA distributor and ICM, and then mate that to the MSD 6AL and timing computer? Or will I still need to back date to the older style distributor.

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      10-27-2016 04:20 PM #2
      Aba only has one window in the dizzy and can't run a 4cyl by itself. Just use the older dizzy.
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      10-27-2016 04:35 PM #3
      That's what I thought. I was hoping that using both the ABA dizzy and the ABA ICM, that it would have a usable output signal


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      10-31-2016 03:01 PM #4
      Nope on an ABA the dizzy signal is only used to identify cyl1 compression stroke. The cranks sensor and ECU is used for the rest.

      Best off using an early dizzy.
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      11-17-2016 01:12 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by need_a_VR6 View Post
      Nope on an ABA the dizzy signal is only used to identify cyl1 compression stroke. The cranks sensor and ECU is used for the rest.

      Best off using an early dizzy.
      I'm already on my hunt through my bins to see what I can put together.

      Thanks for all the help


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      01-08-2017 10:30 AM #6
      You need an Audi 80 2.0 dizzy or swap the reluctor over from a 1.8 Mk2 Digifant dizzy to the ABA dizzy.
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