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Stalling issue solved (I think)
Posted by: miesvan ()
Date: August 06, 2011 07:45AM

I started a post a month ago about my adding an Ignitor I and my timing being out of whack. The car would run fine until it would lose all power and almost stall out. I found that the heater duct from the top shroud to blower had a huge rip on the underside at the top shroud. I think it was recycling hot air in the top of the engine compartment and vapor locking. Being a child of fuel injection and only owning one other carb car, I was dumbfounded. I fabbed up a piece of aluminum flashing to cover up the duct opening in the top shroud and ran it for around 10 mi. last night with no stalling. I think I have solved my problem, but I think the timing is still too advanced (no pinging), but it was awfully hot when I shut it down. I don't believe my dummy light for my temp works. What the consensus Corvair Nation?

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Greenville, SC

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Re: Stalling issue solved (I think)
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: August 06, 2011 08:02AM

RETARDED timing causes the engine to heat up!!

Find someone with a timing light and get it set correctly 14 BTDC...with today's gasolines..

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Re: Stalling issue solved (I think)
Posted by: miesvan ()
Date: August 06, 2011 11:05AM

Thanks Matt. I will bump it up a little and see if my neighbor replaced the light in his timing light.

1966 Monza convertible, 110, 4 speed

Greenville, SC

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Re: Stalling issue solved (I think)
Posted by: lgoodwin ()
Date: August 06, 2011 11:07AM

Good news! That reminds me. I need to replace the head temp switch in mine!

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Re: Stalling issue solved (I think)
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: August 06, 2011 12:42PM

One more thing to check... look at the crank balancer. In line with the timing mark is a pair of scribe marks on both sides of the dampening rubber center ring. I have seen where the outer pully has turned on the rubber. This will throw the timing mark off by any slippage of the outer ring. One 1965 with facory AC seemed to have a fairly kind-of tight pulley, but the timing marks were 50 degrees off because of this slip. I have even seen rebuilt pulleys off as much as 10 or more degrees. Shoddy work... but never a Dale one. Dave Lansather does class work!

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