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Re: Distributor Problems (I think)
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 13, 2018 10:31AM

Sadly He's moved on to other things...

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Re: Distributor Problems (I think)
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: September 13, 2018 10:59AM

Oh. Does he have a eight year old son yet who can help out?

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Re: Distributor Problems (I think)
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: September 13, 2018 12:00PM

Sadly no....just two great girls





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Re: Distributor Problems (I think)
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: September 14, 2018 05:59AM

If I was convinced there was trouble with the distributor I would just remove it to the bench instead of bending over into the engine compartment to work on it but that's just me. I have notched aluminum jaw inserts for the vise to hold it in a convenient position with good light.
I used to be more tentative at removing it when I wasn't so sure about getting it back in properly. If it doesn't have smog belt, I like to clock it so the vacuum advance bracket is parallel to the rear frame member. You have to move the oil pump slot with a long screwdriver sometimes. But I digress...

Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
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Re: Distributor Problems (I think)
Posted by: bnoggle ()
Date: September 14, 2018 04:31PM

Thanks for all the replies. Today I took a look at the points, cleaned, and re-gapped them. There was no improvement so I removed the distributor and found that the shims, and retainer had both broken off the distributor shaft. This seems to have allowed the distributor shaft to wobble and destroy the bushing allowing oil to go up the distributor shaft. I stopped by the Corvair Ranch and picked up a rebuilt distributor housing with a good bushing, shims, cap, rotor, and a new gasket. I transferred the old points plate, points, and condenser to the rebuilt distributor housing. I put the new distributor on, aligned the notch in the housing with the notch on the block, and cranked it over. I still have no spark but I think it could just be a timing issue. I will time it tomorrow and see what I get. If anyone has any suggestions about how to time it to let me know. I have never set the timing on a corvair before.

Carlisle Pennsylvania
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Re: Distributor Problems (I think)
Posted by: Chris Lampe ()
Date: September 14, 2018 04:58PM

Setting the timing is the same as any other car, here a good procedure to set Static timing for the initial startup. Using this method the car should start up right away assuming you have fuel and a good coil.

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Rowlett, Tx
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Re: Distributor Problems (I think)
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: September 14, 2018 04:59PM

It's not simple ignition timing. You need to time the distributor to the crank. Not just align the hash marks. It's explained here.
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Re: Distributor Problems (I think)
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: September 18, 2018 03:33PM

He said no spark. Timing doesn't have anything to do with spark/no spark.

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Re: Distributor Problems (I think)
Posted by: bnoggle ()
Date: September 18, 2018 04:28PM

I ordered a new coil yesterday. It should arrive sometime tomorrow, and I plan on installing it tomorrow evening.

Carlisle Pennsylvania
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