Electronic Ignition Options

The TSP Distributors (1st two listed) can be used with or without EFI.

Corvair TSP Distributor with GM Module:

The TSP type of distributor has some merit, but one major complaint that we hear is “what do I do for  replacement parts if something goes wrong? (module dies).  We have modified the TSP distributor to where it uses the electronic paddle to remotely trigger the GM type ignition module. If you ever need a replacement module, any FLAPS or online store has it in stock and the distributor does not have to be taken apart for repair.  The distributor will basically last a life-time as the shaft does not have any load placed on it that will affect timing. You can not use the standard coil as they produce low spark and high amp draw and will eventually destroy the module.  Use of our or any inexpensive E-Coil as it has a super hot spark  and does not have the problem of high current draw.  A standard Corvair type (non-pin) spark plug wire is used on this distributor.

$199.99 plus shipping. (without E-Coil)


TSP Distributor with built in module:

We also have the Corvair TSP type distributor that has the built in module that is sold by Corvair vendors, ebay and amazon.  This unit comes with a Vacuum advance and user configurable springs for different timing slopes.  A standard Corvair type (non-pin) spark plug wire is used on this distributor.  This module can NOT be replaced with FLAPS type and must be ordered or sent away for repair, so think about what you feel comfortable with.

$169.99 plus shipping. (without E-Coil)


Electronic  Corvair Distributor:

This Corvair distributor has been modified to be used with the Brown EFI System.  Its latest redesign allows for all parts to be removable for repair.  Due to “no load” being placed on the distributor shaft, replacement of the bearing should be a non-issue.  It uses a standard pickup and reluctor that has been properly phased for EFI.  You must have EFI or a magnetic spark control to use this distributor. 

Use of the aftermarket “ready to run” electronic distributors will work and can be modified in the same manner, but were very tall after cap installation.  Our distributors have the original look and performs as well as the larger modified distributors.  You must use an E-Coil to prevent premature failure of the module.

These can only be used with ECM controlled engines. 

$129.99 each

$149.99 without core

Distributor-less/Direct  Ignition Sytem (DIS):

DIS will require a crank trigger and either a trigger wheel or a drilled harmonic balancer.  The DIS system has many years of tried and true service with very low failure rate.