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Re: [T3] Alfa Romeo's distributor

On 29 Jan 2004 at 9:10, emilio tiraboschi wrote:

> Now I have the AR distributor. It's Bosch. The vacuum advance units are 
> different: my stock vw unit has two hoses, one from the left carb and one 
> from the left intake mainfold, the AR has connection for only one hose. What 
> should I do to connect it properly?

You might want to consider swapping the original vac can onto the A-R 
distributor. That's really the only way to be sure that you're doing the 
correct thing.

> Another question is about the correct timing advance: it's a 1600cc dual 
> carb, 1970 MY, with AT.
> Is it 0¡ or 7.5¡ ?

With the original distributor in there, run the rpms up while you watch with a 
timing light, then install the A-R distributor and adjust it to give the same 
high rpm advance. Make both measurements with the vac hoses off to avoid extra 

Once you have the A-R distributor set to give the right advance at high rpm, 
you can let the engine slow down and see where it wants to be at idle. Use this 
setting in the future.

Jim Adney
Madison, WI 53711-3054

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