<VV> 67 110/pg w/AC Update-Dwell
jwcorvair at aol.com
jwcorvair at aol.com
Sun Jul 16 11:42:40 EDT 2006
On my Vairs, both late and earlies, I would often need to set my gap to .012 to get the dwell in the proper range. I've always thought that this was too low, so would set my gap to .016, which gave me about 28 degrees of dwell. I've confirmed the dwell reading with other dwell meters, so it wasn't an issue with my meter. I've often wondered why the dwell would be so far off after setting the gap. Perhaps the distributer lobes were worn, but I'm not certain. Also, I have wondered if it is better to set by gap or by dwell. I think by dwell, because we are looking for the duration of the open points, but if too close, then the points may not create enough gap for a proper spark.
Joe White (62 sedan, 66 Porvair)
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Subject: Re: <VV> 67 110/pg w/AC Update-Dwell
The greater the gap, the lower the dwell. Try gapping on the 'low' side of .016
Perryman Garage and Orphanage
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Subject: <VV> 67 110/pg w/AC Update-Dwell
> Update: I finished rebuilding my carb (that I didn't > do the first time), plugged all the vacuum hoses and fired the engine up. > It ran great, in fact, I didn't realize how the car should sound before > this. It did start smoking blue smoke quite a bit but apparently it was > due to a really low dwell. After getting the dwell up the problems went > away. However, for some reason I can't get the dwell past 25-28 degrees; > it's good for now as I'm only moving the car in and out of the garage.
> Speaking of which, what's the best way to adjust dwell? I rotate the > distributor back and forth until It looks like it on the peak of the lobe, > loosen the points screw and try to get the gap as close to .019 - .016 as > possible. Then I tighten it down and check and double check. When I check > with the engine running it's always to low but VERY stable; just not > enough angle. What could be wrong besides the meter? The points are new. > Distributor cam? It doesn't look worn.
> Darren Agazio, CORSA Member, Huntsville, AL
> 1967 Monza, hoping to be more than a parts car...
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