swapping the F23A5 to a JDM F23A Help!

Discussion in 'Engine & Transmission Mods' started by Thecuban17, Nov 4, 2019.

First question is can I depin the plugs so I can use the internal dizzy? Next what is the difference

  1. Difference between external and internal distributors

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  1. Thecuban17

    Thecuban17 New Member

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    So the F23A is in the car and running the only concern is the Dizzy. The engine came with an external coil dizzy and the F23A5 has a internal coil dizzy. I have the Vtec F23A harness but the only difference is the dizzy plug. First question is can I depin the plugs so I can use the internal dizzy? Next what is the difference between the two dizzies?
     
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    Mark2001Accord Well-Known Member

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    Yes, you can de pin them.

    Check out Rywire.com, they make adapter harnesses for the Honda distributors. Plug n play.

    Is swapping still going on? I was toying with swapping the H22A. Even after I devised ways of beating the emissions test, I passed on it in favor of the F23. I think about it. All the time. Probably something to learn there..

    JDMChicago has them for $4-500.
     
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    As far as I’ve noticed the only difference between the f23a and the a5 is the plug. Found this out when I pulled the F23a5 outta my Dx and put an a1 in there. Suppose I could rip them both apart and actually find out. I’d suggest just going to the junkyard and finding a dizzy off an lx or ex Accord and call it a day
     
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    The Hitachi distributors from the US A1 models use an internal coil as well. The only other difference I can think of is that the JDM F23A1 didn't use a separate crank sensor, right?
     

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