It's ALive !!! Alive.......!!
At last , Marelli ignition worked.
But lets start from the beginning.We have finished assembling the car at 9pm on Friday so there was not time for test drive and tuning. Saturday was supermarket day where naturally we used Fiesta so Sprint was not used . Sunday was the annual Alfaromeo gathering at a local track 50 - 60 miles off my house so i went with the car.
As expected , Bosch was crap and with not having tuned the car i had very bad performance . For example engine wouldnt go over 4k rmps or could not exceed 55 miles top speed , not mentioning the enormous fuel consumption. We have tried to install the Marelli replacement on Friday but it didn't work but since it was really late we didnt expirement a lot and we also assumed that the problem could be the barrel.
Coming back home after the track day i checked the engine bay where i discovered few problems. I was licking fluids at cluch pump and antifreeze from thermostat pipe. So i went today back to the shop where my friends could look upon these. We also took the Marelli on an electrician near by to check it where he found it operational with no problem.
After fixing all leaks we focused on ignition . We installed it , tried once and no current on central cable. That was odd so we started checking the connections , in case we have done something wrong. I found also some old photos of the engine bay where we saw the connection before Bosch so we followed this.
We tried once and the engine started right up.... Much much better than Bosch. Smoother idling way better response especially with new 10mm silicone cables. Car drives very well, lots of torque from 1400 rpms gets up to 5500rpms really fast where it slows a lot but that due to carbs settings.
Yes , now we have to set the carbs again due to the fact that they were messed up from Bosch ignition as we experiment a lot in the past in order to get optimum performance , in vain i must add.
Also the sound of the exhaust has changed a lot , much much smoother with less decibels.....
I will have some videos soon.