What did you do to your Marina today?

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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by Daveylozzy » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:06 am

Has anyone fitted this type of distributor to their O series engine?
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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by MarinaCoupe » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:36 am

What is it off?

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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by Daveylozzy » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:33 am

It’s a 65D distributor. It was advertised as for a Leyland Daf 200/400 series 2ltr petrol. The cog drive is the same and the shaft length is also the same. The clamp tho is very different. I had to fashion a 25D dissy clamp to fit. I believe these distributors are fitted to the late spi minis.
I’m only asking as to see if anyone had problems with them if fitted. If fitted!

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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by Daveylozzy » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:48 am

I forgot to add. That’s not it clamped fully down at this point in the photo. I was in the process of adding a secondary 'C' clamp to stop the dissy from Potentially popping out. Anyway the engine misses a beat at idle (not sure if this did this before) but it revs and runs well. I’m only asking to see if anyone knows of any pitfalls in what I’ve done.

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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by david painter » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:00 pm

Providing you have a similar advance curve it can only be a plus as you have got rid of the points and condensor . A quick look at the wiring suggests its reluctor triggered with built in amplifier this was generally a very reliable system . The idle misfire will need a bit of Diagnosis a good quick to check if it is ignition is connect a timing strobe light to each plug lead in turn and see if the flashes are constant. This will allow you to establish which cylinder is the cause of the problem providing it is a ignition fault. In my opinion it is unlikely to to be the reluctor or the amplifier as these generally work or they dont.
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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by Daveylozzy » Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:40 pm

Thanks for that David. I really have set the dissy up by rough estimate. If I turn the dissy one way or the other it starts to run badly. I Also put it in high gear and flattened the accelerator and it does not ‘Pink’. Revs freely and thus far runs well.

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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by david painter » Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:01 pm

If you are setting timing on the road i would set t so that it just pinks as you describe then knock it back slightly will be about the optimum
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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by JubileeNut » Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:06 pm

Been dressing up the Jubilee for my Niece's wedding next Saturday.
Hopefully we will still be OK to do most of the wedding but who knows what will change ?
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Also check all the tuning and general items to make sure it runs perfectly.
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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by drinud » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:05 pm

Been dressing up the Jubilee for my Niece's wedding next Saturday.
Hopefully we will still be OK to do most of the wedding but who knows what will change ?

Covid or niece changing her mind? :lol:

Car looks awesome :clap:
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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by JubileeNut » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:32 pm

Yep I did not make that clear :thumbup: and I hope my Niece will not change her mind!! But definitely uncertainty with Covid.
Thanks for the compliment. Just hope she likes it, it was her request but she has never been in it so that may change :o
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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by locost_bryan » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:00 pm

At least the Marina has a roomy back seat, so she should have room for her frilly dress and train.

Jubilee looks great! :thumbup:
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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by fruity » Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:30 pm

Looking fab Paul


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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by JubileeNut » Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:11 pm

Thanks Fruity. As next year is a big year for the Marina, wonder what the chances are for getting more than 2 Jubilees at the same event? It will depend on where if Chris Wilson will go. I know he used to drive to Peterborough and stay with friends. Then there is yours, and Lorenzo's if it is still in the UK. God knows where the others are.
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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by MarinaCoupe » Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:11 pm

I think Renzo’s plan is to keep his Jubilee in the UK until he can bring his family over for next year’s Nationals.

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Re: What did you do to your Marina today?

Post by fruity » Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:12 pm

JubileeNut wrote:Thanks Fruity. As next year is a big year for the Marina, wonder what the chances are for getting more than 2 Jubilees at the same event? It will depend on where if Chris Wilson will go. I know he used to drive to Peterborough and stay with friends. Then there is yours, and Lorenzo's if it is still in the UK. God knows where the others are.
Well mine has just recently been moved again to it’s new sick bay for treatment! (Engine!) ImageImage so hopefully I can get my old original one rebuilt over winter and pop it in. ImageImage
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Estate is out and jubilee is in. Image


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