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Cologne dizzy

Post by philipmasonfrance » Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:45 am

A couple of years back I had a problem with the original distributor - which turned out to be really stupid little pad which had come out and allowed the rotor to contact the stator. OK for 15 minutes or so until the engine just stopped - no ignition. Immediate problem solved courtesy of a s/h unit from QRG. Thanks, Nigel. At the time I had the idea of stripping down and refurbishing the original unit, but that proved more, ahem, challenging than foreseen! Also I managed to lose a TINY circlip in the process. So I put the project away until this year when Mark Wilson dug out an old dizzy, somewhat disassembled with the missing parts. Thanks again, Mark. Only problem is, I now have two distributors, with all the necessary parts, but no memory as to how they go together! I would REALLY prefer not to have to remove the current dizzy in the car (what a b...er to get at!), so does anybody have a detailed diagram of the Cologne distributor please? I think the tiny wire clip (circlip is too fine a description) goes under the felt oiling pad, but there are also several spring washers which I need to identify. A diagram would be really useful!



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Post by DARK STAR » Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:35 pm

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Post by philipmasonfrance » Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:16 am

Crumbs, Chris, that's great. A useful starting point - except I can't see the felt oiling pad (anyway, I assume that's what it is) and the weird little wire clip somewhere under the rotor arm....



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Post by gtcse8 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:09 am

Yes Phil it is a felt oiling pad to keep the rotor unit lubed to allow for advance/retard.
The little C clip is there to prevent too much upward movement of that part to stop the rotor arm from eating the inside of the cap.

That`s a different unit to the GTC supplied one, ours use a screwed on cap and are assembled differently.
That`s why no little clip showing.

There are quite a few dizzies out there that will operate a GTC, been there and seen them :wink:


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Post by philipmasonfrance » Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:20 am

Thanks again, Mark. always useful!



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