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Re: Misfire above 1/4 throttle
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: February 08, 2019 10:11PM

Swapped the Pertronix today and I think the problem is fixed. So 90% was the capacitor and 10% the Pertronix. The reason I said I think it's fixed is on the test drive I filled it up with gas and the tank sprung a massive leak. Gas was leaking out the back side of the tank. No, I don't think I ran any screws through it. Lost half a tank on the 2 miles back home. I managed to drain about 7 gallons out into gas cans. I'll pull the tank tomorrow and see what the deal is.

Joel
Northlake, TX
4 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Misfire above 1/4 throttle
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: February 14, 2019 10:03AM

Last night I was about 40 miles from home and it wouldn't start. Rotor grabbed the wires on the Pertronix and tore them out. I put the old one back in and routed the wires away from the plug wires and it works fine. I guess the high voltage wires were causing interference with the trigger to the coil.
I've never had a Pertronix eat the wires in the distributor before now but I don't like the way they have to wrap around inside the distributor. Should I drill some holes in the plate and add some zip ties?

Joel
Northlake, TX
4 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Misfire above 1/4 throttle
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: February 14, 2019 10:10AM

I've never had an issue with the wires in the distrubtor with a Pertronix. Of course it has been so long since I installed mine, I have gorgotten how the wires are routed.

David Clamp


1965 Corsa convertible - 140 4spd/3.55/AM-FM

2013 Mustang GT convertible - 5.0, 6spd auto, Procharger i-1

2003 Miata SE - 6spd manual (wife's toy)

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Norman, OK

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Re: Misfire above 1/4 throttle
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: February 14, 2019 10:12AM

joelsplace Wrote:
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I've never had a Pertronix eat the wires in the distributor before now but I don't like the way they have to wrap around inside the distributor. Should I drill some holes in the plate and add some zip ties?

Craig replies:
I wonder if the factory plastic dust cover would fit over the pertronix module? That would keep the rotor away from the pertronix wires.

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: Misfire above 1/4 throttle
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: February 14, 2019 12:54PM

I thought about that but I'm not sure how the got caught. They might have been caught up in the cam.
I just checked and the Pertronix is too tall.

Joel
Northlake, TX
4 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Misfire above 1/4 throttle
Posted by: stitch ()
Date: February 14, 2019 12:57PM

One end to your distributor problem could be.... [www.perfvair.com]
thumbs upsmileys with beer

"If you can't fix it with a Hammer, you have an Electrical problem."
Stitch...
Schertz, Texas.
(Smallish town/burg 17 mi. NE of San Antonio)

!967.. 4th body
8th off the line

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Re: Misfire above 1/4 throttle
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: February 14, 2019 01:36PM

None of them are 100% reliable and I have to save money somewhere unless you want to buy me a dozen...

Joel
Northlake, TX
4 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Misfire above 1/4 throttle
Posted by: stitch ()
Date: February 14, 2019 01:46PM

joelsplace Wrote:
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> None of them are 100% reliable and I have to save
> money somewhere unless you want to buy me a
> dozen...


You brag about 100+ Corvairs? But you can't afford....
Never mind.
Nothing is 100%. But I've found Seth's distributor to be about
99.9% !smoking smiley

"If you can't fix it with a Hammer, you have an Electrical problem."
Stitch...
Schertz, Texas.
(Smallish town/burg 17 mi. NE of San Antonio)

!967.. 4th body
8th off the line

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Re: Misfire above 1/4 throttle
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: February 14, 2019 01:56PM

And he isn't selling them to mere mortals like me any longer if I understood his announcement correctly.

Joel
Northlake, TX
4 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Misfire above 1/4 throttle
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: February 14, 2019 04:00PM

I haven't heard where he isn't selling them to Vair people. His applications guide still lists them for the Vairs. All you have to do is send him an email and tell him what you think you want and what engine & # carbs you have, and he will help you out.

I got one for my 140 from EFI Ted and Seth has made me a special set of wires for it. When it is time to install and set the distributor up, I'll follow instructions. But I bet he will be there to help if I stumble in the installation and first run.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Misfire above 1/4 throttle
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: February 14, 2019 07:24PM

He sent out an email not too long ago that said he was only selling custom distributors to racers. No more normal Corvair ones.

1/8/2019

"New Direction for Performance Corvairs in 2019

I have enjoyed spending the last six years developing and supplying the Stinger Ignition Distributor for street Corvairs. I helped the manufacturer design the unit to meet the unique Corvair requirements. I modified them for specific applications, primarily racing. That has now become the focus for Performance Corvairs and the Stinger ignition. I have decided to take my company out of the street Corvair market for these units and deal only with racing applications."

Joel
Northlake, TX
4 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Misfire above 1/4 throttle
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 14, 2019 07:50PM

Folks Clarks and CalCorvair still sell them





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Re: Misfire above 1/4 throttle
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: February 14, 2019 08:17PM

Well, I missed reading that post. But glad there is a source of parts for them. I hope the booklet and user replaceable parts got all defined and released. I probably missed reading more on that also.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Misfire above 1/4 throttle
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: February 15, 2019 05:55AM

Lane66m Wrote:
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> Well, I missed reading that post. But glad there
> is a source of parts for them. I hope the booklet
> and user replaceable parts got all defined and
> released. I probably missed reading more on that
> also.


Unless I forgot where to find it on his website, once he decided to switch over to the performance side, the parts replacement section, known as "The care and feeding of the Stinger Ignition", is now deleted. confused smiley

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Re: Misfire above 1/4 throttle
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: February 15, 2019 06:07AM

Does any have a copy of it? I would hate to buy a ne distributor for a bad module.

I did a google search and found nothing on the document.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp





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Re: Misfire above 1/4 throttle
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: February 15, 2019 06:36AM

That would be great information to have.

Joel
Northlake, TX
4 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Misfire above 1/4 throttle
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: February 15, 2019 06:54AM

I added a new post to the old stinger manual discussion to have comments there instead of here regarding the stinger manual status.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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