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shoestring
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Posted - 31 Jul 2018 :  11:16:55 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I am 95% sure the bush size is 16mm od, 12mm id and 12mm long.
Remember to dunk in oil for a day before fitting.

PS I fave a spare if anyone wants it
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greg124
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Posted - 31 Jul 2018 :  14:08:11 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Following this thread with interest, as I'm currently collecting the components to do the same. Ignition amplifier arrived in today's post.

Barry, I'd like the spare bush please

Melle, I've been hunting for a distributor, but can't find the exact one listed in you're manual. I can however find one with Bosch part number ending 58 rather than 56, and VW number ending in B. Unfortunately I don't know enough to determine whether this is compatible?
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shoestring
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Posted - 31 Jul 2018 :  14:20:14 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Hi Greg,
If you text me your address I'll send it ( no charge )

Barry ( 07411196168 )
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greg124
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Posted - 31 Jul 2018 :  17:58:56 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Text sent.
Thanks
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melle
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Posted - 31 Jul 2018 :  20:17:42 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Clive, you dont need that exact number, any JFU4-type dizzy that turns in the right direction should be usable. Ive also used them from Volvos, the Hall element is the same.

Barry, thanks for the info. I just overhauled two Bosch starters for which I needed oilite bushes; I assumed they would be metric, but theyre not. Very hard to find non-standard sizes. I oil them by putting them on my thumb, filling with oil and pushing with my other thumb on the other end to push the oil through the walls. This way theyre saturated in seconds rather than a day.

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shoestring
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Posted - 10 Aug 2018 :  20:28:32 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Hi Melle,
Conversion progressing, just a couple of questions

Did you put a stepped washer under the 4mm cap screw to achieve free movement of the top shaft on the dizzi and did you rotate the distributor to avoid the 3 pin plug fouling the throttle linkage.

Thanks for your continued help,

Barry
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melle
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 11 Aug 2018 :  10:16:11 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by shoestring
Did you put a stepped washer under the 4mm cap screw to achieve free movement of the top shaft on the dizzi
I use a cheese head screws. It's been a wile since I did the last one, not sure if I used washers at all.

quote:
Originally posted by shoestring
did you rotate the distributor to avoid the 3 pin plug fouling the throttle linkage.
Linkages/ fouling depend on the type of carb you're using I imagine. You can rotate the dizzy 90 degrees to get it to sit in a more convenient position, just swap the HT leads around. I'm not sure if I needed to do this on my current engine with a DCD, can check later.

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melle
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Posted - 11 Aug 2018 :  23:21:17 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Took some pics of my dizzy today. Bit hard to see if there is a washer under the screw in the top shaft without taking it apart, but I took the opportunity to oil the felt when checking! Im using a 900ng distributor cap (Bosch part number 1 235 522 332) should you be wondering, works great with the Solex air filter housing.








No fouling whatsoever:


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shoestring
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Posted - 12 Aug 2018 :  10:48:48 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Hi Melle,
Thanks for the pictures, in the end I put a small 4mm washer under a larger washer to achieve a small amount of axial clearance on the top shaft.
I have encountered one problem with the wiring, my hard to find 3 pin plug is numbered 1 2 3 on it, unfortunately this is a mirror image of your numbering in the manual. It may help in the future if you changed the manual to - 0 + as it is marked on the fixed part of the plug on the distributor.
The car fired up immediately but won't keep running long enough to adjust the timing, I'll need some assistance from my wife,

Cheers,

Barry
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melle
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 12 Aug 2018 :  14:50:35 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Thanks again for the feedback, will revise the manual when I have time.

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