Re: [DMCForum] Re: A Series PRV vs E and F Series (Martin G)
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Re: [DMCForum] Re: A Series PRV vs E and F Series (Martin G)

> content22207 wrote:
>> I've heard you say that the DeLo distributor is missing one of its
>> counter weights or some such. Guess it has a rather flat advance curve.
> No that's not what I said. I have personally seen several dizzy's with
> the spring missing on the secondary bob-weight. There is no evidence
> it was ever there, and in one case, an appalling running problem was
> cured by fitting the missing spring.
>> My A series block came complete with a distributor (and Bougicord
>> wireset!). I'm going to leave it in place rather than swapping for my
>> Renault. Since both are timed 10 degrees, should perform similarly.
> Careful Bill, the throne of "sweeping statements" is still vacant...
> If I timed up my DeLorean at 10 degrees, would the advance curve be
> the same as your Renault engine? No? Then how can you draw the
> conclusion that your two engines will, just because they're timed the
> same at idle?
>> Build date cast into the heads is 3/85. Automotive A series was phased
>> out after 1979. This particular engine was destined for a barge bilge
>> pump, so I guess Douvrin kept producing carbureted manifolds for
>> industrial applications. Norman Preser (the German fellow who bought
>> the other engine) claims all the casting number are Volvo, versus
>> Renault.
> I've seen a book that refers to (and shows a picture of) a PRV
> aeroplane engine. Go figure!
> Martin

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