Getting down to business

Have you ever noticed how projects multiply?  When you’re retired, that’s actually a good thing 🙂

Now that I have the tune-up parts, it’s time to get going.  Well, almost.  I decided that this was the time to get the RX-7 out of the garage, clean everything up, and move the Alfa in so I have a nice place to work on it.  The Maxda is another story, but I’m happy to report that the Alfa is now housed in a clean and well lighted garage.

Not only do I have the appropriate parts, I have the Owner’s Manual, and several repair manuals to consult.  Regardless, with my past ’69 Duetto experience, I figured I already knew how to change out the points, plugs, rotor, cap, wires, coil, and condenser.  It’s amazing how much you can forget in 20 years!

After some remedial learning about how to turn the crank to TDC, I got the distributor out.  I already knew that it is much easier to replace the points with the distributor out than in.  Here’s a picture of the engine with the cam cover off and the distributor out,

So far, so good.


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