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John Smith
MattNall Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > You bet... it made many envious.... 8 gal... > all the tank held.. > > And remember most outboards were 2-strokes... I bought a small boat last fall to ready for this year. It had an 80 HP 2 stroke. I sold the motor and bought a 9.9 4stroke for this next season...i get the fuel economy. A Cor
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Yesterday
John Smith
If one was nearby I would have to take a look at it. At my age I really don’t have a need for speed, but I will admit the fuel economy you described would make it attractive for the speed given.
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Yesterday
John Smith
Im coming late to this conversation but I have a question..how well did this design do in the water in a real boating environment? I'm all for Corvair power, but w/o looking very closely to the mechanicals, it not clear to me how it was built. Are any parts still available for either end of the motor for repairs? It is obvious some machine work was done to build the power head. I could see
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3 days ago
John Smith
Just to follow up on this thread I thought i would include a pic of this distribtor as installed on my 64 coupe project. It seems to have a 154 cam, a 536 shaft, "e" weights, and a 230 vac can. All of this seems to be consistant with a 68 110 as mentioned to me via e-mail from Robert Lane. I have found that someone may have installed this just beofre it was parked 30 years ago or so
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5 days ago
John Smith
The car sat for 30years. It does turn over but has so much mouse residue in the head fins and cylinders I hate to even start it. I will probably pull the whole drivetrain to clean it up
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5 days ago
John Smith
RobertC Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > From a parts list, the shaft, cam and springs are > unique to the 370 dist. Weights are used in a few > 66 / up distributors. 217 is the vacuum advance. Very interesting..
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5 days ago
John Smith
Hi guys, getting back to this late...my motor is a yn block, with correct 64 head 3819876. The blower fan is indeed a 64 mag one. I appreciate the convo about all of this. I haven’t pulled the diz..I actually may try to start it possibly. I have the 319 diz on the bench from the 65 spare motor. Thanks for all the input
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5 days ago
John Smith
steve c goodman Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Junkyard primer is your friend John. 1110370 is 66 > 110/pg with smog Thanks so much..seems I should check every part inside to be sure I suppose...thanks agin
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5 days ago
John Smith
Hi there forum.. I am looking at the diz in my 64 project car..the number on it seems to be 0370. Is that correct for a 110? I also have a spare diz with the 0319 number. Which would be a correct for a 64 110 diz? Thanks for any reply I understand a complete check of all internal diz parts would be needed as well. JS
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14 days ago
John Smith
Just a note to thank everyone for the input of ignition styles. It seems like the original distributors are still in use for the most part either in a points install, or used as a base for Pertronix, or Crane trigger plates for many as well. I noticed that Mallory is represented for a new distributor, as well as Seth’s Stinger being usable in different configurations. Edis is here as w
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14 days ago
John Smith
A great approach++++ It seems that a modern set of 8mm set of wires is a given choice. In my other world an ignition consisting of a magnetic crank trigger, a GM 4 pin module and an hei coil makes a good ignition. A good brass cap and rotor siting on a rotating shaft is all that’s left. However you do with whatever parts combos please keep spares handy.. This kind of talk is not
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14 days ago
John Smith
Great comments on this thread today. From my own perspective, what I choose to use is based upon what I have confidence in, being able to maintain the system with readily available spare parts on hand and in my possession should I choose to take a road trip. When things get more electronic and less mechanical, the risk of potential failure can go up imho. Hence...spare parts. And the skill
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14 days ago
John Smith
ROD Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > mallory unilite interesting...
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14 days ago
John Smith
JimBrandberg Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I purchased a supply of AC points, condensors > and rotors several years ago. Not sure how readily > available good points are these days, I guess I'll > find out this year sometime as my stock is running > low. I don't suppose they're $4 anymore. > CorvairRepair.com Now there is a man wi
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14 days ago
John Smith
JimBrandberg Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Like so many things these days, I wonder if > they're as good as they used to be. It seems like > so many things are made as good as they can to > begin with and then comes the slide into how can > we make it cheaper. Pertronix may be everything > they have been and more, I just don't know. I
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14 days ago
John Smith
Seth Emerson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > It is worth noting that the distributor in a > Corvair really has two roles. It has to precisely > time the spark to (hopefully) tell a spark > generating system to optimize the energy > delivered. Later on, it should accurately isolate > and distribute the spark from the coil to the > plugs
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15 days ago
John Smith
It’s been an interesting thread, thanks everyone for chiming in with your varied experiences..well wishes for all your projects.. JS
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15 days ago
John Smith
davemotohead Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I have everything, even a modded in line 6 HEI for > a corvair, mallory dual points, Seth's > distributor, pertronix, points, they all seem to > work fine for me, you can get a magneto also but > tends to make a lot of static on the radio, and > cell phone, and dyno equipment, computers, and &g
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15 days ago
John Smith
davemotohead Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I have everything, even a modded in line 6 HEI for > a corvair, mallory dual points, Seth's > distributor, pertronix, points, they all seem to > work fine for me, you can get a magneto also but > tends to make a lot of static on the radio, and > cell phone, and dyno equipment, computers, and &g
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15 days ago
John Smith
jimc Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Stock points. Distributor rebuilt with new > bushing and NOS points plate. ++++
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15 days ago
John Smith
63turbo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Distributorless programmable + Safegard. This > set-up has proven to be more > reliable than the camshaft;). Pretty exotic...nice work on the body too..
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15 days ago
John Smith
It seems like points are pulling ahead...
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15 days ago
John Smith
red monza Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > 49 Chevy Fleetline, turned down 30K for it, built > 283...POINTS > 64 Corvair conv...in progress...will stay.... > POINTS > 66 Corvair 140/PG...8,000 miles on points so > far...POINTS > 68 Corvette L79, 327-350HP, 4 speed....since > 73...POINTS > > I just prefer something that I ca
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15 days ago
John Smith
Frank DuVal Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Seth's wires! Nice specially made sets that fit > using Taylor 8 mm wire. Available in many colors. > Available from him or vendors as Silicone Wire > Systems product. > > I run points and stock coil in most of my > Corvairs. One has a Pertronix (don't know which > one, came in car) with
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15 days ago
John Smith
MattNall Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > John Smith Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > so much for triggers, how about choice of > > coils?...what say you all? > > > > OEM DELCO? NOS? > ================================================== > ==== > > Stock 6 volt coil is
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15 days ago
John Smith
So far all responses have been good don't you think?.. I suppose the main thing is we all have confidence in whatever choice we make regarding what system we use and can keep adjusted or working to our own satisfaction. I think we are all winners, some will spend more than others, some will never change anything, but hopefully we can appreciate each experience and opinion as unique to each Co
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15 days ago
John Smith
Timothy Shortle Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > .... A few others I have are > with points but those distributors are easy to > access. The accessability of a Corvair engine bay is one of the reasons I'm going to drive another one. It's all there, the gen/alt, the diz, the single belt, the fan, the fuel pump, and carbs...and if it's too low to the
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15 days ago
John Smith
RobertC Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Never had a set of points fail. > > Usually do a tune up at 12,000 miles. > > Did lose a points plate on a trip once - not > paying attention to maintenance. > > Twice drove my Corsa until it stopped running - > both times approx. 20,000 miles since last tune up > - both times the
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15 days ago
John Smith
Wires? 8mm i suppose? Silicone?
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15 days ago
John Smith
so much for triggers, how about choice of coils?...what say you all? OEM DELCO? NOS?
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