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3 days ago
chuckvh
Matt is correct, that is an odd-fire distributor. Since it's got points and not HEI, then it's most likely a 67 or earlier Buick. Could also be a 67-71 Kaiser/Jeep if manual trans equipped, don't know if any Jeeps of that vintage had the V-6 with an automatic. Note, this is a 225 inch motor. The 231 inch was a slight overbore with the reintroduction by GM in 1975. Good engin
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6 days ago
chuckvh
Pull the distributor cap off and take a picture of the rotor. Rotors are different for odd-fire and even-fire.
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6 weeks ago
chuckvh
I've finally been making some progress on the 62 convertible over the past couple of months. Work hasn't slowed down, but the shift to 100% telework has given me back 3 hours of commute time every day. Got the front discs installed, new fuel tank, trunk paint, dual master is in work, conversion to five lug done on the front and in work on the rear. Resealed one of my 64 Spyder engine
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2 months ago
chuckvh
I happen to be in the middle of an early model front disc conversion and went out to the garage with my trusty digital scale. Here's the actual weight differences: LM spindle and hub with stock steering arm, scarebird bracket, S-10 rotors, calipers, and pads, assembled painted and ready to bolt to the ball joints - 35.4 lbs. EM spindle, hub, backing plate, shoes, wheel cylinder, all b
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2 months ago
chuckvh
When I have a stuck heat shield I use a harmonic balancer puller to push the turbine wheel against the shield and shield out of the housing. I make sure that I've blown all loose debris out and ensure that the spring has pulled the turbine wheel against the heat shield. Then make sure that the three bolts that hold the puller to the exhaust outlet are adjusted so that the puller shaft is i
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3 months ago
chuckvh
So, given that I seem to have lots of time in the garage right now, I went ahead and ordered the pertronix II unit and flamethrower II coil from Summit. It came the next day, so will be installed over the next few days. I will report how it goes in case anyone is interested. Note: This is all part of an engine re-seal and transplant into the 62 vert. A 64 150 turbo engine, with a B-flow/E-fl
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3 months ago
chuckvh
Try again with the pictures...
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3 months ago
chuckvh
This is the advance/retard Dale distributor, this one is curved for the 180 turbo and has zero hours on it since purchase back in the 80's.
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3 months ago
chuckvh
Matt, I could just use one of my many turbo distributors, or re-curve whatever I want to with my distributor machine. I've also got a couple of Seth's electronic distributors, but they're reserved for two other engines I'm building. I'd like to use the Dale unit because it's fully rebuilt, modified with a full length oilite bearing, curved for the turbo, and equipp
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3 months ago
chuckvh
I have a brand new (30 years on my shelf) Dale Turbo pressure retard/vacuum advance distributor kit that I'm installing on a 64 turbo motor. The Dale distributor is a modified 60-61 distributor, and I would like to convert it to electronic ignition. Has anyone out there used the Pertronix II 91168LS kit on their 60-61 distributor? The engine is going in my son's 62 convertible which
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3 months ago
chuckvh
> I would also accept having the furd powered Pantera in my garage too, that is just about it though. You mean like this???
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8 months ago
chuckvh
Just made the reservations for my son and I. Last convention we attended was Tahoe 1999. Now I have a real push to get both of our cars on the road. At Tahoe we won our class in the economy run with his 62 vert with 110 PG, now that car will be in San Diego with an e-flow/b-flow turbo with holly 4bbl. My car that I WILL (forcing myself into a corner here) be bringing is a 64 Spyder coupe with
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8 months ago
chuckvh
Jim Do you have a part number for the right exiting M/C? That is nice and neat.
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9 months ago
chuckvh
Here's my trim plate. Also have the warranty book with protecto plate, original California black and yellow plates with the original 66 and 67 stickers onbit. One interesting bit of info is that although the trim plate indicates a black convertible top, the original owner swore up and down that the car came from the dealers lot with a white top. (The car was built in Nov 65, but not sold
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9 months ago
chuckvh
My 66 LOS Turbo Vert has engine T1025RL, body number 98, and build date 111B. Does anyone know if the turbo verts had their own sequence of body numbers separate from the 140 verts? Seems like they would have due to the exhaust cutout. If so, does this indicate that most turbo verts in 66 were built early in production?
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1 year ago
chuckvh
Kevin Any update on the new fan production status?
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1 year ago
chuckvh
I was able to combine a 62A/C switch with a spare 65 switch in order to get an acc. Position for my son’s early vert. It was 20 years ago so the details are more than fuzzy...
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1 year ago
chuckvh
I remember trading you a set of 140 carbs and linkage for a new dome light lens, I had installed a 4bbl and couldn’t keep the carbs in my dorm room. As I recall you had a dune buggy with Vair drive train and suspension out front at the time.
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1 year ago
chuckvh
Steve Was your shop on Morrison Rd in the late 70's? I made a few visits to that location when I was going to tech school at Lowry AFB in 77-78.
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1 year ago
chuckvh
Well, I saw a number of Saginaw boxes but only one with the single cut on the input, and that guy wanted 600 bucks. I did have good luck in the general Corvair department, for $21 I picked up a pair of 66 95 hp heads, a set of 63-64 brake hardware still in the Clark’s bags, a couple shop manuals, spare tire lock, 64 sill plate, Jack handle, 12 plate oil cooler cover, an AC oil filter, etc. It
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1 year ago
chuckvh
I have the 2.54 19 tooth input shaft. Will be going the the GoodGuys swap meet this weekend. How do I identify a big car Saginaw that will have the 3rd gear and cluster gear that I need? Are there any exterior ID items or do I need to pull the cover? Thanks!
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1 year ago
chuckvh
Copy that. I'm headed for the Good Guys Pleasanton car show tomorrow morning so will try to get the car up on stands sometime between Sat afternoon and Sun afternoon.
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1 year ago
chuckvh
I can get pictures of the underside some time this weekend if you like. Currently re-sealing and deflashing the engine for my Spyder Coupe as well as rebuilding the brakes on the Pantera, so I'll be in the garage most of the weekend anyway. Chuck
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1 year ago
chuckvh
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1 year ago
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1 year ago
chuckvh
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