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Distributor condenser wire bolt insulator

Moto Guzzi V700, V7 Special, Ambassador, 850 GT, 850 GT California, Eldorado, and 850 California Police models

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The little bolt that secures the electrical wire from the condenser to the ignition points MUST be insulated from the body of the distributor. The insulating plastic pieces can be purchased new from MrFiat. Fiat part numbers 9903328 and 9909362. Mr. Fiat part number: EI-500-073. Thanks to Michael Baker for sending me this information via email.

Fiat part numbers 9903328 and 9909362. Mr. Fiat part number: EI-500-073.
Fiat part numbers 9903328 and 9909362. Mr. Fiat part number: EI-500-073.

Photo courtesy of MrFiat.com.

Prior to the parts being found at MrFiat.com (above), DIY solutions were your best bet.

Thanks to Miguel Balaguero for posting this information on the Yahoo! Loopframe_Guzzi news group.

Looking for a source for Magneti Marelli distributor parts...specifically the plastic insulating piece that goes on the inside of the distributor where the points attach. See first picture.

Or is anyone making them out of HDPE?

Melted insulator for condensor wire bolt.
Melted insulator for condensor wire bolt.

Photo courtesy of Miguel Balaguero.

After calming down a little I took another look around and found some UHMW polyethylene and made my own insulator.

...use UHMW instead of HDPE...yes, a plastic soda bottle wouldn't bee the best...I did get a couple of old plastic credit card type cards and cut one up as a template.

Replacement insulator for condensor wire bolt.
Replacement insulator for condensor wire bolt.

Photo courtesy of Miguel Balaguero.