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Am I correct in assuming that

Am I correct in assuming that the distributor on a BB512 has a magnetic pickup and that there are no points to set and therefore no dwell to adjust?

So the only real maintenance is making sure the advance mechanism is lubed and advancing properly aside from cleaning up the inside of the cap once a year?

Drew
 
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That's correct Drew. Light

That's correct Drew. Lightly clean the inside cap poles and rotor tips with light sandpaper whenever necc. also and wipe clean any metal filings/dust.

How's the tune & tweek going?

Best, JRV
 
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Thanks JR.

My Sychrometer a


Thanks JR.

My Sychrometer arrived last week and the Colortune arrived on Tuesday. I have been waiting for it before getting started. Today (Saturday) was relegated to football. When you live in Tuscaloosa, AL (home of the University of Alabama) nothing gets done on Saturday.

Anyhow I have my plan of attack laid out for tomorrow. A quick read by the Sychrometer showed the throats to be pretty close. All within about 1 number if I remember. My plan is to dial in each carb using the air bleed screws first. They are so close I think this should go fairly easily; at least I hope. Then I am going you use your method of matching the two primary carbs, cross block, using the idle/throttle adjustment screw. Then set the secondary carbs using the linkage screw on each side. Next, check timing, and reset idle until everything is dialed in.

Then on to the idle mixture using the colortune and recheck/reset.

I feel pretty good about what I have to do with all the help you and David have provided. Plus the car is running real good so I think it is in a good state of tune which means I don't have to go to far from baseline.

I'm really doing this for two reasons. First, intelluctual curiousity; I like to understand how things work. Second, to check the tune and get as close to perfect as I personally can.

Will let you know how I make out tomorrow

Thank you for your quick response.

Regards,

Drew
 
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Morning Drew,

Your statemen


Morning Drew,

Your statement "I like to understand how things work..." made me smile and brought back memories of when I first dabled with cars. Although that "experience" was a quite a few years ago, the satisfaction of doing and understanding has made my Ferrari ownership experience that much more enjoyable.

Best of luck in your endeavors today...Im sure it will be a rewarding day for you.

I'll be home most of the day, as I have similar work to do on my BB. The motor is loosening up a bit...Yes, I've been driving her, finally!...and she needs a few tweaks, as well.

If you have any questions...please feel free to drop me a note and I'll e-mail you my phone number.

Regards,
David
 
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Hi David,

I wish I had seen


Hi David,

I wish I had seen your post earlier. I ran into some minor problems today. I think I know what is happening but am not sure and need a little advice on how to resolve my issue. I'm going to start a new thread so that so that others can gain from your's and JRV's knowledge. I think my issue is common to multi carb cars so let's all learn. If you would turn to the thread "Tuning Issues with the Boxer"
 
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