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3.9 to 5.9 swap “Unanswered question”

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I’ve been looking through the previous 3.9-5.9 swap discussions, and have yet to see this be brought up. Most are old, so I don’t expect a rely from those.
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The distributor, am I good to reuse the v6 distributor and put a v8 cap on it, or is there a difference mechanically between the v6 and v8 distributors? My engine doesn’t have one, nor a throttle body, so I might have to source those, but figured I’d see if the v6 one works. Trying to save costs for other engine parts, but any info is appreciated.
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The pick up coil is triggered off six or eight blades depending on the cylinder count. Other than that I think they are the same. The trigger wheel is called a reluctor.
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