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    Default Distributor Compatibility Holden V8

    Hi. I'm looking at setting up the Terminator with transmission control on an Australian 308 Holden engine. I was wondering if the distributor I have attached will possibly work with the Dominator ECU, as there doesn't seem to be a Dual Sync to suit Holden engines. It seems to have the same configuration as the Dual Sync, but was wondering if the outputs need a minimum & maximum voltage, and if as stated in the notes, the Dominator has pull-up resistors on the signal inputs.
    Suggest wiring would be:
    A Crank Signal Green
    B Cam Signal Blue
    C Signal Ground Black
    E Switched +12V Red
    https://www.efihardware.com/products...utor-Holden-VT
    https://www.efihardware.com/download...tor_revision_1
    https://www.efihardware.com/download...ync-Revision-1
    Any help would be appreciated. KevD

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    Custom Hall-Effect sensors and/or shielded harnesses:
    1) The ECU already has the pull-up resistor for sinking output (open collector) sensors inside, so don't add anything.
    2) The ECU already has the shield (drain) wire connection/pin grounded inside, so don't ground it at the sensor end.
    Think of the shield wire as an antenna pointing to the sensor; it's only supposed to be grounded at the ECU end.
    http://www.newark.com/pdfs/techartic...haWire/USC.pdf (Shielded Wiring - look for "drain wire" on page 2 & 3.)

    The Hall-Effect crank & cam sensors are wired as shown in the Holley EFI Wiring Manual:
    http://documents.holley.com/techlibr...10555rev17.pdf (Holley EFI Wiring Manual - Figure 11/12, Page 20/21)
    http://forums.holley.com/showthread....m-Sensor-Setup (Crank & Cam Sensor Setup)
    http://forums.holley.com/showthread....ing-Holley-EFI (Ignition Timing Synchronization)
    May God's grace bless you in the Lord Jesus Christ.
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    Hi KevD. I'd be interested to here about your setup.
    Holden V8 with transmission control? So VS or early VT? Gary
    P.S. Thanks to Danny for his input for your distributor.
    Regards, Gary

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    Thanks for the quick reply Danny. I've checked the attachments and the VT distributor looks to be the same as the Dual Sync. Not sure it has a shield wire to attach, but it seems it will work if connected as below.
    A Crank Signal Green
    B Cam Signal Blue
    C Signal Ground Black
    E Switched +12V Red

    Hi Gary. Block is VT roller and Transmission is 4L60E out of a VS going into a Hatchback Torana. Looks like the Terminator will do everything I need for the conversion and more. KevD

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    Hi Kev. I built a VT roller block 355 with the works ($30K engine) for a good mate of mine, a $7K 4L60 fitted in a VB Commodore. Goes really hard, but he doesn't like me driving it. I drive too hard, LOL. Sounds like yours should go really well. Gary
    Regards, Gary

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    Hi. How did the setup go? I'm doing the same in a Torana with a blower setup. Thinking of buying the Holley EFI 558-313 FAST Dual Sync Distributor Adapter to wire up my VT Distributor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaz64 View Post
    P.S. Thanks to Danny for his input for your distributor.
    Quote Originally Posted by KevD View Post
    Thanks for the quick reply Danny.
    You're welcome.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Torana View Post
    Thinking of buying the Holley EFI 558-313 FAST Dual Sync Distributor Adapter to wire up my VT Distributor.
    That should work good, then you just need something like this connector to plug & play into the VT distributor.
    May God's grace bless you in the Lord Jesus Christ.
    '92 Ford Mustang GT: 385" SBF, Dart SHP 8.2 block, TFS TW 11R 205 heads, 232°-244° duration/.623" lift/114° LSA camshaft, 11.8:1 comp, TFS R-Series FTI ported intake, BBK 80mm TB, Dominator MPFI & DIS, 36-1 crank trigger/1x cam sync, 200A 3G alternator, Optima Red battery, A/C, 100HP progressive dry direct-port NOS, Spal dual 12" fans/3-core Frostbite aluminum radiator, Pypes dual 2.5" exhaust/off-road X-pipe/shorty headers, S&W subframe connectors, LenTech Strip Terminator wide-ratio AOD/3000 RPM converter, B&M Hammer shifter, FPP aluminum driveshaft, FPP 3.31 gears, Cobra Trac-Lok differential, Moser 31 spline axles, '04 Cobra 4-disc brakes, '93 Cobra booster & M/C, 5-lug Bullitt wheels & 245/45R17 MT tires.

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    OK, so I actually thought about it. The Terminator X has extra wires in the input/output plug that I took out and fitted into the ignition plug that had a tach wire in it. Now, the adapter has the correct color traces on the wires. I think it'll work just the way the Holley Dual Sync distributor does and a free adapter. I wish I could add a pic, it’s a plug & play now. I did use the EFI Hardware connector, good move.

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    FYI for others reading this. This is the regular Terminator EFI forum. Terminator X users can install the Holley HyperSpark Distributor (Hall-Effect crank sensor only, no cam sensor) with the Holley 558-323 HyperSpark Ignition Adapter.
    May God's grace bless you in the Lord Jesus Christ.
    '92 Ford Mustang GT: 385" SBF, Dart SHP 8.2 block, TFS TW 11R 205 heads, 232°-244° duration/.623" lift/114° LSA camshaft, 11.8:1 comp, TFS R-Series FTI ported intake, BBK 80mm TB, Dominator MPFI & DIS, 36-1 crank trigger/1x cam sync, 200A 3G alternator, Optima Red battery, A/C, 100HP progressive dry direct-port NOS, Spal dual 12" fans/3-core Frostbite aluminum radiator, Pypes dual 2.5" exhaust/off-road X-pipe/shorty headers, S&W subframe connectors, LenTech Strip Terminator wide-ratio AOD/3000 RPM converter, B&M Hammer shifter, FPP aluminum driveshaft, FPP 3.31 gears, Cobra Trac-Lok differential, Moser 31 spline axles, '04 Cobra 4-disc brakes, '93 Cobra booster & M/C, 5-lug Bullitt wheels & 245/45R17 MT tires.

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    If you use the HyperSpark does that allow you to have sequential injection, or do you then need to fit a cam sensor of some kind?

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