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Seth Emerson
Did you get what you needed?
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2 days ago
Seth Emerson
So, What's New?
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7 days ago
Seth Emerson
Newest Communique has the Hotel contact info (800) 474-3272 - and mention the Corvair Society for the discounted rate.
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7 days ago
Seth Emerson
Has anybody replaced the upper ball-joint on a late Corvair A-arm with a slightly larger one to mate with a Chevelle spindle upper taper. I know it wouldn't be a bolt in, but has it been adapted? If so, which ball joint did you use?
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8 days ago
Seth Emerson
There is really only one failure mode for the spark plug, that is failure to fire a spark across the gap. But the rest of the ignition system has two modes of failure, before the spark reaches the plug. It can fail open, which means the resistance in the system goes so high, the coil cannot fire across the gap. Deposits on the plug can contribute to this problem. An internally broken spark plug w
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8 days ago
Seth Emerson
Turbo motor pressure retard will have 224 or 250 stamped on the arm. 217 is a vacuum advance unit. Dist should be the 1110329 unit.
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10 days ago
Seth Emerson
I had just removed the distributor from the race car - maybe 30 years ago - and I dutifully re-installed the spring clamp and the bent-metal hold down, so I wouldn't lose them. I placed the 3/8 NF nut on top of the stud and spun it down - but it didn't take. What it did was fall down into the distributor hole. Well Fudge! (only I didn't say fudge) Now what? I was looking at the prospect of removi
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11 days ago
Seth Emerson
6:30 AM here. I missed it, but not much. Fox Sports 1?
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12 days ago
Seth Emerson
And you could add my book - Corvair Performance
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13 days ago
Seth Emerson
Andy - Priority Mail left today.
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14 days ago
Seth Emerson
For reference - These distributors are available from California Corvair Parts Inc in Chino, CA and Clarks Corvair Parts in MA. I can still answer questions.
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14 days ago
Seth Emerson
I sent a link for this commercial to my brother. After watching it, he commented: "Can you imagine the poor intern tasked with getting the trademark rights to each of those cars, in order to put them in the commercial? What a job!"
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14 days ago
Seth Emerson
Andy - 2000 miles away, several starters sitting here. We miss you too!
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15 days ago
Seth Emerson
New Direction for Performance Corvairs in 2019 I have enjoyed spending the last six years developing and supplying the Stinger Ignition Distributor for street Corvairs. I helped the manufacturer design the unit to meet the unique Corvair requirements. I modified them for specific applications, primarily racing. That has now become the focus for Performance Corvairs and the Stinger ignition.
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15 days ago
Seth Emerson
I believe the part number for the Pertronix is 1162A (for the "Ignitor" and 91162A for the Ignitor 2" - These numbers are out of their 2018 catalog. PS - The first steps in the installation instructions should be: Set the point gap correctly, remove the assembled point plate and wire to coil, place in baggy with a small screwdriver, store in glove compartment.
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15 days ago
Seth Emerson
The primary need, besides the location, is the need for relevant presentations. Meaning people to present to the group on a subject that will make a difference to the attendees. I presented a few times over the years.(and co-hosted a couple of times) Because I also have products to sell, I have to walk a thin line between a data presentation - and a sales pitch. Some of the best times were when a
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16 days ago
Seth Emerson
I am with Craig. The Multiplex was shown as an accessory, with instructions on how the dealer was to install it. I don't think it was ever a factory option. Part of the reason for this belief is that nothing on the car needed to be changed - at the factory - for the Multiplex to be installed, and it would have been almost impossible (at least very difficult) to have fully installed it on the prod
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16 days ago
Seth Emerson
Ron - Corvair vendors are walking a thin line. Many of the Corvair enthusiasts like to do their own work and pride themselves in their ability to tweak stuff onto their cars. (This is a good thing.) Sometimes a vendor goes the whole way, with every nut/bolt/bracket/etc. Too often they get criticized for "inflating" the cost of a kit. I have noticed that the "nothing other than stock" folks are be
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16 days ago
Seth Emerson
As they suggested- left rear wheel off. Have a couple of nut drivers ready, along with a 9/16 and a 5/8 box end for the battery hot lead nut - I have seen both sizes over the years. All for the Solenoid. Make absolutely certain of the support on that side of the car. You do not want it falling over on you. As Steve suggested, slow and steady gives you a better chance of bringing out the nose with
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17 days ago
Seth Emerson
Andy - Didn't the car have some kind of starting issue in California? Or was that just timing. I suggest you pull the unit out. Battery disconnected! I hope the nose is still one piece.
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17 days ago
Seth Emerson
You can have the reverse rotating Marine cam re-ground to a somewhat hotter grind. Ed - How is the cooling system upgrade going?
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19 days ago
Seth Emerson
So, Joel - newer 911, huh?
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19 days ago
Seth Emerson
Wander around on Master Power Brakes site. Lots of tech.
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21 days ago
Seth Emerson
They don't really like small corded drills, either. I used my purchase of the EZ Carlift as an excuse to buy a really Heavy Duty Milwaukee drill. (Made in USA). It has no problem lifting and dropping the EZ car lift. My 1/2" drive Black & Decker, almost new at the time, wasn't "happy" trying to raise the lift. (That ozone smell) You will like the lift!
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21 days ago
Seth Emerson
Visual and data. Much smaller.
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21 days ago
Seth Emerson
sorry - too many comments in one "soup" If you must stay with points, there are rebuilt points plates with a bushing installed. The points will pivot correctly. Be sure to install the boot over the vacuum arm/pivot when you are done. (whether you stay with points or go to the Pertronix.)
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22 days ago
Seth Emerson
John said it already had a Pertronix installed. So, forget the point-gap changes. But Jim's suggestion of wear in the vacuum advance pin is worth checking. I had a couple of early Pertronix units where the pin was really soft and wore quickly. one of them nearly wore in two. Any wear, there, allows timing movement. Perhaps it is pinned in place with the vacuum off, them moving loosely when any va
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23 days ago
Seth Emerson
You can buy an adequate new car today for $17,000 - That would be a Chevy Cruze. Built in America - for now. It is arguably) faster, but definitely safer and more economical than almost any 60s "non-muscle" car or any British Sports car - excepting the Jaguar. It is also less likely to have a collision, (rear view camera), and easier to maintain, with tire pressure warning and reminder of engine
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23 days ago
Seth Emerson
Or you could add one of the vacuum signal dampers used on GM and AMC cars in the early 70s. We used them for slowing the advance on 110 PG cars, which would ping badly on shift. GM and AMC used them to slow the return to idle when the throttle was closed, for emission reasons. They are available in various rates of retard. Check the Corsa tech guide. If the problem is a slow pulsing in the vacuum
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24 days ago
Seth Emerson
Good descriptions of Valves and how they work:
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