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pertronix? for a '62 Spyder
Posted by: lbob1 ()
Date: November 08, 2017 08:40AM

I am thinking about putting a pertronix ignition in my 62 spyder but not sure which to buy. 1162a is listed for corvair, but only back to 63. anybody know which unit to get?



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Re: pertronix? for a '62 Spyder
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: November 08, 2017 08:55AM

Not my choice of ignitions.

There are other better alternatives.

Ken Hand
Handy Car Care
248 613 8586

Vairmech@aol.com

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Re: pertronix? for a '62 Spyder
Posted by: WCcorsa ()
Date: November 08, 2017 08:59AM

I ran the Pertronix & Flamethrower coil in my '64 Spyder with great results.

Easy to install too.

Your '62 uses the same Pertronix as my '64 did.

I'm sorry but I don't know the part number.

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Re: pertronix? for a '62 Spyder
Posted by: oldqmguy ()
Date: November 08, 2017 09:05AM

vairmech Wrote:
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> Not my choice of ignitions.
>
> There are other better alternatives.

I agree with Ken.

Not my first, second or third choice!

JMHO!!

Dale cool smiley

Dale E. Smiley CPBE
Life Member The Society of Broadcast Engineers
RETIRED Broadcast Engineer
CERTIFIED CORVAIR NUT
CORSA/Circle City Corvairs/Corvair Performance Group
Avon, Indiana
WB9SFF
1967 4-Door Monza PG!

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Re: pertronix? for a '62 Spyder
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: November 08, 2017 09:08AM

If it will fit a 63 and your 62 has a 62 distributor, It will fit.

Not my first or even my fourth choice, but that wasn't your question.


'64 Monza Coupe 140 4 speed
'61 700 Lakewood 95 4 speed
'69 Monza Convert. 140 Auto.

Been aircooled since 1973
Northwest Ohio

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Re: pertronix? for a '62 Spyder
Posted by: Spyderman64 ()
Date: November 08, 2017 10:57AM

I've had Pertronix I on two of my Corvairs and a Pertronix II on another Vair -- never a problem with any of them.

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Re: pertronix? for a '62 Spyder
Posted by: Gregory_Miller ()
Date: November 08, 2017 11:07AM

So, if not your first choice or even second, what do you recommend besides points?

Greg Miller
Eugene, Oregon

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Re: pertronix? for a '62 Spyder
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: November 08, 2017 11:36AM

If you have a turbo, and wish to retain the pressure retard unit, you will have to install a unit that retains (or replaces) the stock point plate, and its connection to the pressure retard. Both the Pertronix units do this, the Crane unit does this. There may also be other "points replacement" ignition kits that do this.

Seth Emerson

Check my new Performance Corvair Web site [www.perfvair.com]

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Re: pertronix? for a '62 Spyder
Date: November 08, 2017 01:44PM

I've sold well over 3000 Ignitor I's for Corvairs and used them myself since the late 70's.
Very fast and easy to install. Your turbo will benefit greatly from one.

Lon Wall
www.corvairunderground.com

Lon Wall

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Re: pertronix? for a '62 Spyder
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: November 08, 2017 05:20PM

Gregory_Miller Wrote:
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> So, if not your first choice or even second, what
> do you recommend besides points?
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My first choice is the distributor that Seth sells but alas it does not have a turbo retard available.
My second choice is the Allison or Crane system for ease of installation.
My third choice is the Chrysler system adapted to the Corvair. This is a little more complicated but a good system.

Ken Hand
Handy Car Care
248 613 8586

Vairmech@aol.com

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Re: pertronix? for a '62 Spyder
Posted by: ken ()
Date: November 08, 2017 06:21PM

I have pertronix in my 66 , 110 hp and my Rampside 110 hp. They run great and no problems . Very easy to install . No points to file or adjust .

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Re: pertronix? for a '62 Spyder
Posted by: oldqmguy ()
Date: November 08, 2017 06:32PM

Ken Hand beat me to the reply.

First choice = Seth's new distributor.

Second choice = Allison/Crane

Third choice = Refer to Second Choice!

Dale cool smiley

Dale E. Smiley CPBE
Life Member The Society of Broadcast Engineers
RETIRED Broadcast Engineer
CERTIFIED CORVAIR NUT
CORSA/Circle City Corvairs/Corvair Performance Group
Avon, Indiana
WB9SFF
1967 4-Door Monza PG!

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Re: pertronix? for a '62 Spyder
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: November 08, 2017 07:58PM

So, Ken, someone figured out how to keep the Chrysler modules going more than a year? I actually have no first hand knowledge of them, as no one around here had one on a car I worked on, but my friend from New Mexico said out there they gave up on the system due to high rate of failures. I hope I am not spreading rumors!grinning smiley

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: pertronix? for a '62 Spyder
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: November 09, 2017 03:50AM

I had a Chrysler system on a car for 4 years with no issues. The key is temperature! The car got sold twice and I ended up with the drivetrain and ignition system. I will install it on something again soon.

Ken Hand
Handy Car Care
248 613 8586

Vairmech@aol.com

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Re: pertronix? for a '62 Spyder
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: November 09, 2017 05:29AM

Pertronix seems to be a love or hate thing. I've used the P-1 on my last two Corvairs with no problems. I realize it's not a true electroninc ignition, but I liked it because I just don't like adjusting/replacing points and condensors. If I were in the market to try something new, I'd get Seth's distributor. Also, as mentioned, the Allison/Crane system works really well. I had that on my first Corvair.

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)

"Victory is mine!" - SG

Oklahoma City, OK

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Re: pertronix? for a '62 Spyder
Posted by: BILLG ()
Date: November 10, 2017 10:46AM

I installed a P-II with their coil in my 64 Monza 110. A friends failed so I took mine out and put points back in. Runs great again!

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Re: pertronix? for a '62 Spyder
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: November 10, 2017 10:58AM

I'm easier to please than some. I've had P1 in both cars almost 15 years, I bought a spare in case because I heard they can fail, never used the spare, If I have more than one failure I'll look into something else.

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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Re: pertronix? for a '62 Spyder
Posted by: Joe West ()
Date: November 11, 2017 05:09AM

I had a P-II in my Spyder and it failed after 5 or so years. I removed it and put points back in. Additionally, the pertronix II does not work with Ray Sedman’s Safeguard System, which I absolutely love.

Joe


1964 Spyder Convertible, Laurinburg North Carolina
Restoration Website: [www.corvairspyder.com]

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