Electronic Ignition question

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mike gorrono
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Electronic Ignition question

Post by mike gorrono »

Believe it or not......I have a GL1200 shortblock with GL1100 heads on it! I did NOT build it, I bought it this way!
Remember the HEADS are GL1100. I was told by my mechanic to go find new points/spark advancer and there are NO REPLACEMENTS. "Dynatech" makes an electronic conversion for the GL1000.....do you think that would work on a GL1100?
In other words, is there a difference between the GL1000 spark advancer shaft or assembly, and the GL1100?? HELP!

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Re: Electronic Ignition question

Post by virgilmobile »

The gl1000 advance mechanism and points are mounted to the back of the left head.The mechanical advance,vacuum advance and pulse coils are mounted on the rear of the engine on the Gl1100 not the head.
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