Lancia Motor Club Forum Banner
07 July, 2022, 01:05:20 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Need to contact the Forum Administrator? e-mail forum.admin@lanciamc.co.uk, for Database Administrator e-mail database.admin@lanciamc.co.uk      -      Copy deadline for Viva Lancia is 12th of each month.      -      For Events e-mail events@lanciamc.co.uk      -      To Join the club go to http://www.lanciamc.co.uk/join.htm
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Register  
Pages: 1 2 [3]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Magnetti Marelli distributor cleaning  (Read 5774 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
simonandjuliet
Permanent resident
**
Posts: 2357



« Reply #30 on: 05 October, 2020, 02:31:11 PM »

Sorry to "invade" this thread but it got me thinking about the spare distributors on my shelf - if anyone wants an inexpensive distributor to convert (or have as a spare) please see my parts for sale advert on the Forum !
Logged

Amilcar CGS, Aprilia Cabrio, S2Aprilia, Ardea camioncino, S2 camioncino, S2 furgoncino, R4 Sinpar, R4 Rodeo, 65 Moke, R60 Tractor, R60 S, Toselli 78, Moto Guzzi Ercole, Disco 3, Mini ALL4 JCW, Moto Guzzi Cardellino, Fulvia GT, RE Himalayan, Ypsilon
andyps
Megaposter
*
Posts: 291


« Reply #31 on: 06 October, 2020, 10:27:57 AM »

Just looked at your ad - quite a collection of distributors you have there but I've got a spare that looks similar to those so don't really need another.

Update on mine - the weekend didn't go to plan so I only got chance to work on it yesterday evening, I put earth straps I'd bought - one between the clutch bellhousing and one from battery earth to the bulkhead - they didn't seem to make much difference. I then removed the distributor, cleaned it all thoroughly but couldn't see anything wrong. I reassembled it, fitted the external condenser from Swiftune (thanks for the tip about it from Jaydub) and put the distributor back in. Result was a nice consistent spark at the points and then a good one at the plug I had out. It was 10pm by that point so a bit late to try firing it up but I'm a little more hopeful for when I get chance.

Stripping the distributor down and reassembly seemed to go OK, I was concerned about getting things wrong and messing up the timing but hopefully got it right!
Logged
andyps
Megaposter
*
Posts: 291


« Reply #32 on: 08 October, 2020, 08:41:45 PM »

Another update, it fired up reasonably easily tonight and ran better than it has previously so a much happier person now! I need to get the timing set right, can it be done with a strobe light? I'm assuming so but haven't read up about that yet.

Running also highlighted that there is a hole in the silencer so another item for the shopping list but I'm thinking I might manage the goal of driving it before the end of the year!
Logged
nistri
Megaposter
*
Posts: 425


« Reply #33 on: 09 October, 2020, 01:07:16 PM »

The strobe light is very useful to check timing since it averages out the difference between sparkplug #1 and #4. It is helpful to mark the /8 sign on the flywheel with white paint. Use a very short 13 mm spanner to undo the distributor nut, Andrea
Logged

Andrea Nistri

Ardea S2
Appia S2
Fulvia GTE
Fulvia Sport 1.3 S
Fulvia Montecarlo
Fulvia Coupe 1.3 S
andyps
Megaposter
*
Posts: 291


« Reply #34 on: 09 October, 2020, 08:53:13 PM »

The strobe light is very useful to check timing since it averages out the difference between sparkplug #1 and #4. It is helpful to mark the /8 sign on the flywheel with white paint. Use a very short 13 mm spanner to undo the distributor nut, Andrea

Thanks, I'll dig out my strobe light soon. I ordered a stubby 13mm spanner last night after once again struggling with the nut on the distributor clamp!
Logged
Pages: 1 2 [3]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Contact the Forum Administrator

LMC Forum copyright © 2007 - 2021 Lancia Motor Club Ltd

Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2006-2011, Simple Machines
Page created in 0.068 seconds with 21 queries.