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PeterPortugal

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Correct Distributor for March 1963 220SE Cabrio?
« on: December 01, 2018, 10:10:17 »
Hi all,

I have read the excellent posts on checking dwell / timing / vacuum advance etc and am ready to crack on with it on my car.

My car has a Bosch distributor type 0 231 116 049 fitted which according to my workshop manual was the latest one to be used on a 220SE.

Does anybody know if this is correct for a March 1963 car? Chassis W111.023.10.038868?

According to the manual their were 3 different versions of distributor used on the 220SE, each with their own curves. I would be surprised if mine would have had the latest version, certainly this is not the case with the injection pump, intake manifold, thermo time switch, time switch, etc.

Regards

Peter
1963 220se Cabrio
1968 280se Coupe

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Re: Correct Distributor for March 1963 220SE Cabrio?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2018, 20:17:38 »
Just giving this one a push.

Dan Caron?
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Re: Correct Distributor for March 1963 220SE Cabrio?
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2018, 21:23:42 »
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.../...if this is correct for a March 1963 car.../...
One suggestion would perhaps be, for you to instal a 123 ignition instead (electronic). Use the search function on this website for lots of info on this matter.

http://www.123ignition.nl/
« Last Edit: December 04, 2018, 22:26:53 by mbzse »
/Hans S

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Re: Correct Distributor for March 1963 220SE Cabrio?
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2018, 22:00:07 »
Well that's the second option...

I don't have to rely on my 220SE or use it very regularly so I thought I'd give the original setup a chance !!
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Re: Correct Distributor for March 1963 220SE Cabrio?
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2018, 22:32:09 »
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.../...I thought I'd give the original setup a chance !!
Yes, for sure. Perhaps first look at the state of your unit. What could be examined is the centrifugal unit inside (may be siezed up) and the shaft wobble.
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Re: Correct Distributor for March 1963 220SE Cabrio?
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2018, 08:34:31 »
Hi Hans,

The distributor functions OK.

I am doing adjustment of fuel/air ratio, and as per technical manual / forum advice am making sure everything else is adjusted properly first before adjusting the mixture.

There are several different types of distributor shown in the workshop manual for a 220seb and I wanted to verify I had the correct one.

If I do find any mechanical problems (requiring rebuild) with the distributor when I check its function I may well choose to fit the 123 !!

Thanks for your interest !

Regards

Peter
1963 220se Cabrio
1968 280se Coupe