Marelli Distributor - Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board & Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-25-2007, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 31
Marelli Distributor

I am working on a 1978 Spider Veloce (have not yet got the car running yet), in any event I am working my way through the ignition system. I am planning on changing the points (among other things), both sets. The distributor is a Marelli with the centrifugal mechanism ABOVE the breakers. I cannot determine how the centrifugal mechanism is removed so I can get to the points?? My manuals donít seem to provide this information? Can anyone give me a hint? Thank You in advance.
malfa is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-25-2007, 04:38 PM
Registered User
Gold Subscriber
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Hagerstown, MD
Posts: 2,390
Those Marelli distributors are about my least favorite Alfa part. As far as I know, the advance plates are not removable with the distributor in the engine. You can, however, set the points if you remove the distributor from the car, set them and then put the distributor back in. I'm not kidding. You might want to consider replacing it with a Marelliplex pointless distributor w/coil (expensive) or a Bosch distributor (not cheap either). There was a thread a few months ago about replacing the points in a Marelli with a Pertronix optical sensor. I think it required some slight modification but if it works you wouldn't have to pull the distributor again for a long time.

Removing the distributor just to set the points turns what should be a 15 min job into a 1 hour job but I think it's the only way to do it right with these things. Put the engine at TDC on #1 and note where the rotor is pointing, make sure it goes back in the same way. Of course, you'll have to set the timing but you were going to do that anyway. Good luck.

Bill Sinclair
67 Duetto
69 Berlina
Bill S is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board & Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome