Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Ferrari Life Posts: 11,859
Like David said, the stuff was pretty crude back then, but even on the original 308 V8s, there were two distributors each running 4 cylinders. With points, it allowed for more dwell out of the distributor, although with CD ignition, all the points did was trigger the CD unit.
Even my 04 V12 and the latest V12s and V8s have two Motronic DMEs, one for each bank of four or six cylinders. Your engine is set up as two four cylinders on the same crank, unlike American V8s, which have cross-plane (90 deg) crankshafts. The flat/planar/180 deg crank on Ferrari V8s makes it easy to run them as 2 independent 4 cylinders.
Present: 575M 135171
Past: Dino 246 GT 02984, 365 GTB/4 14009, 308 GTS 25125
Every day I look around, and if nobody is shooting at me, it is a pretty good day.