Jamie here, Im an auto-electrician and I'm a but stuck with a car I have been repairing as a favour, hopefully some helpful Toyota wizard will be able to impart some knowledge to me to assist in getting his twincam 1600 to run. Basically I have an issue trying to sort out an old fellas kit car. Its a Birkin kit car with a Toyota 1600 16V twincam "red top" engine in. It has had motorcycle carburettors fitted and so the ECU was flung as the fella believed you could run his coil straight of the distributor, unfortunately thats not the case. The car runs a reluctor/inductive pick-up type distributor and what we need as far as I can see is either:
A. An ignition unit that controls the spark and advance from any inline 4 Toyota which is fed its ignition signal from one of these reluctor type distributors.
B. an old points style distributor with vacuum advance that would fit were this one goes (easy option if there is a Toyota with such a distributor)
I believe B might be a good way to go as the distributor casting has the necessary holes pre-drilled for vacuum advance. Making me suspect it is a conventional distributor retro fitted from the factory with modern electronics.
No numbers on distributor and he has no idea what car the engine originally came from. Helpful is not the word.