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1110389 Distributor value
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 15, 2018 04:07PM

Anyone see any value in saving a 1110389 distributor that is for 67 and 68 110 HP engines?

I have all the guts for the 140 distributor that was neglected and went through the hurricane under water, Internal parts are good, but the housing is shot. Housing has excessive corrosion of the internal surfaces.

I am thinking, there are many 319s out there to support the 110s, along with Seth's fabulous system. I can put together a solid 140 distributor for the field for someone needing one.

The photo shows the housing. There is no play in the shaft, so one side of me says repair with JB Weld. But another side says move internals to another better housing. That is where the 389 housing comes in. It is a solid housing with no shaft play.

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
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: 1110389 Distributor value
Date: April 15, 2018 04:45PM

Put it in a Free Box at the swap meet. You'll be amazed what pack-rats like me will drag home!


Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza 'Vert (SOLD) ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: 1110389 Distributor value
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: April 15, 2018 05:02PM

The late-late distributors were optimized to reduce pollution at the expense of power, economy, and driveability; not to mention heat. Except for the purist...

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: 1110389 Distributor value
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 15, 2018 05:23PM

Thanks, Craig. I will gut the 389 and fill the housing with 140 parts.

Dan: If you are in Helen, you can have the 389 guts.

I won't hold onto any of the parts except the springs after that. The springs are used in the 319. The rest of the parts are orphans to the 389.

The 140 housing will become an oil pump special tool.

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
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: 1110389 Distributor value
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: April 15, 2018 06:37PM

Simple - Rebuild the 389 dist with all the 140 internals - providing they are good. Then put it up for sale, but keep the trash 330 housing with it to show any prospective customer. Explain what you did and why. If everything in the usable distributor is good, someone who is looking should jump at it. If anybody complains about what you did, offer them the old housing, and tell them where to put it.

Seth Emerson

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

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Re: 1110389 Distributor value
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 15, 2018 06:42PM

Seth: I like your thinking. If they really complain after they put it there, I'll tell them to go buy your great distrutor and hook it to themselves. Might give them a spark in their life.

I bet this won't be the first 1490 guts in another housing.

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
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: 1110389 Distributor value
Date: April 18, 2018 03:00PM

All late 62-69 distributor housings are identical - just the stamped numbers differ - Lon

Lon Wall

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Re: 1110389 Distributor value
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: April 18, 2018 03:18PM

"tell them where to put it".

I like that.

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Re: 1110389 Distributor value
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: April 18, 2018 03:50PM

Yep. I am going to X out the last numbers that aren't right and stamp right numbers below them when I reconfigure the unit. If anyone doesn't like it, they can look elsewhere for a 140 unit. Have fun and support each other, if we can. Suppose to be a hobby not a profession with time off or being fired for helping out.

Still got parts and the 389 distributor sitting next to me on the garage bench. My salvage 110 getting all the love right now. Camaro got the love this morning.

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
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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