Ok. Yeap this makes sence. It's not going to work like your trying.
Ok. tell me what bits you GOT WITH THE ENGINE. as below
- Did this have vacume advance retard ?
- Does it have a 2 or 3 pin electrical connection
Ignition Module that came with the engine
- Was it of 4 pin type with red & blue wire
ECU loom that came with the engine
- Did this have the 4 pin plug that you cut off ?
Basically, if you have a dissy with a vacume advance retard then you need a 6? pin ignition module from something like a cavalier Mk2 1.6
Early System. (applies to carb models and early 1.8 injections)
Dissy has a vacume advance and retard.
Dissy has a sensor (like contactor) to detect the correct position to spark the plugs.
The sensor (2 wires?) connects to the 6 pin ignition module.
The ignition module them amplifies the signal and triggers the coil.
Late System. (eg late cav mk2, 2.0 8v, 2.0 16v, turbo
The ecu controls the igntion advance & retard.(no vacume connection) (this is either done with the octane plug 8v or knock sensor 16v)
The point of ignition is determined by the ecu using the crank shaft sensor. (no sensor in dissy on 8v models)
The ECU tells the 4 pin ignition module when to spark using the black/red or black/yellow screened wire.
For information to others, a 16v dissy with have a hall effect or camshaft sensor to detect if the cam is inphase or out of phase with the crank and this is used for Sequnential Fuel Injection - SFi on 16v models.
Do not try to mix the systems - Either use one or the other.