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New turbo Distributor wanted
Posted by: Dazanz ()
Date: February 14, 2018 05:10PM

The tuning shop have told me my distributor needs to be repaired or replaced
My 1965 Corsa turbo is pinging when the timing is set at 24 and if retarded then it has no power
I wanted to buy a rebuilt one from clarks but they are out of stock
Even there pressure retard units are not an exact match

Can anyone offer me some advice. Because I am in New Zealand no one has worked on Corvair s before. The only other Turbo Corsa I know of is at the Nelson museum of transport.

Thx guys
Daren

'65 Corsa in the Nelson Classic car Collection

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1965 Corvair Corsa

An innovation from Chevrolet at the time, the Corvair was introduced in 1960 and featured a rear mounted, air-cooled flat-six engine. Its novel packaging and the introduction of a turbocharged engine variant in 1962 were overshadowed by the controversy surrounding its handling. Thanks to the swing arm arrangement of the rear suspension and management’s decision to delete a front roll bar on the grounds of costs, it was unsafe. The roll bar was reinstated and the rear suspension replaced in 1965 with a fully independent set-up but the damage to the car’s reputation was done. The model died in 1969 as buyers were swept up in the craze of Mustang and the introduction of the Camaro in 1967.




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Re: New turbo Distributor wanted
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 14, 2018 05:15PM

Davemotohead probably still has a few NOS units..





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Re: New turbo Distributor wanted
Posted by: 63turbo ()
Date: February 14, 2018 06:06PM

I think that someone got in there and did something to the advance. All of the stock Turbo distributors leave a lot to be desired, as they are hopelessly weak
until 3500-3800 when they advance a whole bunch. You could probably put some sleeves on your current distributor and/or some stiffer springs to limit the
advance and see if it still pings when set at 24 initial. It is not the 24 degrees initial that causes ping problems, its either the boost retard not working or the mechanical late advance is advancing too much or too much too soon.

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Re: New turbo Distributor wanted
Posted by: junkman ()
Date: February 14, 2018 06:10PM

I would check the distributor number to make sure that it is correct for the turbo engine. In the 50 prior years, a lot of parts have been changed by people that think that if it looks the same, it must be the same. I have a used turbo distributor, but don't know the condition or year engine it is from. If no one else comes to your rescue, I will check the one that I have.

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Re: New turbo Distributor wanted
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: February 14, 2018 08:21PM

I have brand New ones in the box, but it will cost ya!





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Re: New turbo Distributor wanted
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: February 15, 2018 06:33AM

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This might help, get the correct weights and springs from Clarks if you old one doesn't have proper parts.

J.O.

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Re: New turbo Distributor wanted
Posted by: Grandpacorvair ()
Date: February 19, 2018 08:34AM

Dave.. 64 distributor?

How many of my arms would I have sell? Kidneys?

Kerry

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Birmingham, Michigan

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Re: New turbo Distributor wanted
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: February 20, 2018 08:41AM

Grandpacorvair Wrote:
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> Dave.. 64 distributor?
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> How many of my arms would I have sell? Kidneys?
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> Kerry
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Do not have any 64 distributors, only 65-66 turbo's and 140's, but if I did have one at least 3 arms 4 legs and both kidneys, but then you would not be able to drive! smiling smiley





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1960 4dr sedan caveman car
1961 Rampside (Chetside)
1962 Rampside (Barnside)
1962 Short Rampside (Shortside)
1962 Monza 700 Wagon
1963 Monza 900 coup (General Nader)

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Re: New turbo Distributor wanted
Date: February 20, 2018 09:35PM

In my opinion our GoVair -Dale rebuilt distributors are just as good or better than NOS -

No transplant organs required -
$149.50 for a Super without pressure retard Plus $50.00 core charge

Lon Wall

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