Distributor Differences - R8, R10, R10S, R12-1289 Engine, R12 - 1.4 Engine
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    Default Distributor Differences - R8, R10, R10S, R12-1289 Engine, R12 - 1.4 Engine

    Might be one for Simon ?
    Can anybody tell me if there are differences in the Ducellier Distributors fitted to the following: R8, R10, R10S, R12-1289 Engine, R12 - 1.4 Engine.
    I noticed my spare Ducellier Distributor (Type 4388A, and another longer number ending in 34) has different size springs operating the flyweights.
    Any ifo would be most heapful.
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    There would be a few differences over such a long time period, as well as variations in curve types (therefore spring tensions) etc, depending on the model application. My best suggestion would be to send it in to John Hurley at Kent Town Autotune for him to wave his magic wand over it to set it up properly, rather than playing with old springs and things, hoping it is set up right.
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    OK, thanks Simon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    There would be a few differences over such a long time period, as well as variations in curve types (therefore spring tensions) etc, depending on the model application. My best suggestion would be to send it in to John Hurley at Kent Town Autotune for him to wave his magic wand over it to set it up properly, rather than playing with old springs and things, hoping it is set up right.
    I agree that there are probably numerous small changes, perhaps even on the same engine over time. I've fitted several different but working distributors to the R8 at times, and to be honest couldn't really tell the difference. But John Hurley is a very good idea! An expensive alternative is to get a 123 Tune fitted to the Ducellier by posting it to Holland, and eliminate all the moving parts, but it is $600-$800. You can then set whatever curve you want on the laptop screen.
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    Thanks for your input John. Cheers Phil

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    Like John I've used different ones over the years and could never tell the difference. Main thing was that they be in at least half good condition.

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