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4 months ago
Bob65
4 months ago
Bob65
Free Stinger Distributer to first that PMs me. I've gone back to points to control my blood pressure. Someone that is performance minded might be able to master it. (And I mean free. I pay the shipping!)
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5 months ago
Bob65
Coil relocated as suggested. Voltage at coil is 9.5 to 10 volts.
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5 months ago
Bob65
I'll do that as it is easy to do. It's also suggested to check voltage and make sure voltage reg.hasn't gone bad. I never did quite figure out why the coil base is in a hole that gets hot air off the engine.
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5 months ago
Bob65
It is bolted to the head.
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5 months ago
Bob65
Last year I had a coil blow up after installing the Electronic Ignition Distributer sold by Clark's. I've run for almost a year with an Accel coil. Yesterday after a long ride in the year's first hot weather the engine started missing. This coil is now leaking and after replacement the engine ran fine. I replaced it with an old Bosch coil which I KNOW meets the specs because I meas
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7 months ago
Bob65
I am not so convinced that deep seats are better on tired aluminum than captured seats (as suggested by Mr.Finch) many years ago are better. A mechanical build up around a step seems a good long term approach.
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7 months ago
Bob65
The older I get the more I like the low ratios. My 140 is .060 over with ot-20 cam. I usually start out in 2nd gear on level ground with the 3.27 installed.
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10 months ago
Bob65
This one is for after market pan. I had to grind away some of the fins in pan for added clearance for this to work in Clark's pan. There is an even deeper one for when a pan spacer is used for more oil capacity.
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10 months ago
Bob65
Bent pushrods and broken lifters leads me to believe the pushrods weren't seated properly when the valves were adjusted. The amount of threads exposed depends on studs used but they should all be pretty close after a careful non-running valve adjustment (this saved me once when I noticed one was off and I found the pushrod wasn't seated). A broken lifter would probably badly damage the
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1 year ago
Bob65
I mounted a 12 volt fan near the coil to help with coil overheating.
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1 year ago
Bob65
I replaced the burnt wiring and installed an Accel 8145. So far so good (knock on wood). I only went for a 5 mile ride but coil did not seem overly warm afterwards. I also found a NAPA/Balkamp BK S67080. My guess it was for tractor usage but it does meet the electrical specs. It is made in China and the warning label on it leads me to believe it has PCB in it. (If that is still possible)
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1 year ago
Bob65
Seth, Thank you for your response. My suggestions would be to add a stern warning at the top of the instructions about using a non-approved coil. My stupity proved the consequences of that. Secondly, only list coils that absolutely work. If these coils are all of the modern type then so be it. A stock setup can always be put back into use. I think all who are using this dist. are looking for reli
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1 year ago
Bob65
……………...and it is an oily stinky fire. I can still smell it. I am so glad I carry an extinguisher.
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1 year ago
Bob65
I know I'm being overly sensitive but I didn't want to blame the mfg. All test driving was at freeway speeds and coil failure occurred at 60 mph. I went with the pertronix because it was on the list and I had a new one on hand. I also have napa, bosch, and some old originals. The instructions state to replace the factory resistance coil wire with a provided wire to supply 12v to coil. T
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1 year ago
Bob65
It is a Seth distributor and I was trying to be carful in not blaming it for the coil problem. Now to who made up the list of suggested coils is another story. The pertronix 45001,45011,and 45111 are all on the list. The as mentioned Accel 8145 is also listed. A highlighted warning for non-approved coils should be at the top of the instructions. It could be the pertronix was marginal to begin wi
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1 year ago
Bob65
I for one was definitely interested in this new distributor and was going to ask others how their results were. Two, a vendor should get a chance to respond before something sensational is written (by you, not me.) Three, if you want to put words in someone's mouth please ask first. Just sayin'
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1 year ago
Bob65
Once again I did not write the title to this thread. I know how hard vendors work for things that may help us. I CLEARLY stated the coil that caught fire was not approved. The pertronix coil failed but did not burn.
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1 year ago
Bob65
This thread of mine's title never included "Coils burning". This maybe factual but they were not my words. I don't know how they got there and I am sorry.
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1 year ago
Bob65
Just to be clear. The distributor is one quality piece that installed and dialed in nicely. You do have to either remove some material from the distributor cap or knock in the sheetmetal to allow for timing adjustment. The suggested coil selections should be addressed as this is pennies on the dollar.
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1 year ago
Bob65
The Brand new distributor.
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1 year ago
Bob65
OK, That is good to know but it was definitely on the list of approved coils and I already had one. I would have gladly used another one to prevent the mess that happened today.
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1 year ago
Bob65
It was a pertronix 45011.(the cracked one) I'd like to get a good handle on this as this could have got bad in a hurry without the fire extinguisher. They have a list of performance coils to choose but I just wanted to see if anyone has used a certain one with success. The pertronix one was not up to the task. The parts store coil was obviously my bad as it was not on the recommended list.
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1 year ago
Bob65
Has anyone tried the electronic distributor available from Clark's? I installed one with a recommended Pertronix coil connected to the new full 12v lead. The car ran very well but coil cracked and failed after 75 miles. I installed a coil from a parts store to get home from a nearby parts store. I realize this was a bad move but beggers can't be choosers. This coil literally blew up af
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1 year ago
Bob65
I made these tools(one for exhaust and one for intake) 10 years and 25000 miles ago. The small lip fits just around the valve seat and is on a 15 degree angle. The hole in center is valve stem diameter and centers tool around valve seat. When centered, I pounded (Hard!) with a lead hammer until I moved aluminum in and over valve seat. After seeing so many heads with half arsed prick pricked punc
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1 year ago
Bob65
I have 4 or 5 heads that I will give you if want some damaged ones. I am thinning things out.
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1 year ago
Bob65
With good carbs and solid linkage a 140 is not really hard to tune up. I am running a 140 with OTTO OT-20 cam, 3.27 rear end. Very drivable that gets 24 mpg on highway. If you are building a 140 go with deep seats or a very solid staking of the valve seats. As I stated earlier you cannot believe how far a valve seat can go if it lets loose on 140 heads. The smaller valves on 110's and turbos
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1 year ago
Bob65
You won't enjoy replacing valve seats after they exit and impregnate every part of your engine. On the other hand, a properly tuned 140 will dust a 180 from 0 to 60 every time.
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1 year ago
Bob65
Clark's rebuilt my Corvair. I just supplied the labor. They are always nice and as helpful as could be.
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3 years ago
Bob65
Does anyone have a good picture/diagram of properly adjusted secondary carb tabs.
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