The EMPI Street Model Centrifugal Advance (009 Style) Distributor with Electronic Ignition has an advance curve similar to the Bosch 009.
The distributor uses the same cap and rotor as the 009 distributor for easy parts availability.
The Electronic Ignition in the distributors must be used with a 3 ohm internally resisted coil such as the Bosch Blue 00012 coil. See Part #9432 for replacement electronic ignition.
This distributor MUST be used with a coil that has 3 ohms of resistance or it will not work and may short out. If you are unsure about your existing coil, we recommend Part #40511 (available in the additional options above).
Note: this distributor will not work with fuel injected engines.
Unless you have a tachometer (gauge), the distributor should be the only item connected to the negative (“1” or “-“) side of the ignition coil.
Distributor with Points
If your distributor only has one (most commonly green) wire, it has points and a condenser. Connect the wire from the condenser to the negative side of the coil.
Distributor with Electronic Ignition
If your distributor only has two wires (most commonly a black and a red wire) it has an electronic ignition. Connect the black wire from the electronic ignition to the negative side of the coil. The red wire from the electronic ignition will connect to the positive side (“15” or “+“) of the coil. Most importantly - the coil will have other black wires on the positive side which are “key hot” wires. It may look odd, but hooking up the black wire from the electronic ignition with the other black wires on the positive side of the coil will fry the electronic points.
(Note, the negative connection on the coil should never be connected to ground. Doing so will ground out the coil and it will not operate.)
California Prop 65 Warning:
Please Note:The information listed below is for stock, unmodified VW's manufactured for sale in the US. VW's are commonly modified and very often parts from another year VW may have been installed on your car. California Pacific JBugs is not responsible for any errors if your car has been modified in any way.