<VV> Setting the timing - Modified system

Mark Durham 62vair at gmail.com
Sun Jun 6 21:48:04 EDT 2010

Setting a Pertronix ignition system is the same as points accept you do not
have to worry about setting dwell by point gap. Just plug the vacuum line
when you take it off the dist, set the timing, and reattach (notwithstanding
adjustments to the carbs for balance and rpm).
Mark Durham

On Sun, Jun 6, 2010 at 4:24 PM, kenpepke at juno.com <kenpepke at juno.com> wrote:

> Obviously this method for setting the timing is for a breaker point type
> system as came on Corvair from the factory.  If one has modified or changed
> the system to something other than a breaker point system, he is kind of out
> of luck.  I would say to follow the directions that came with the
> replacement unit.
> There have been several good methods of blocking the vacuum line posted on
> this venue.  Just make sure it is the source of the vacuum that is blocked
> so the fuel / air ratio remains unchanged.
> Ken P
> ******************
> Stephen M Upham <contactsmu at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> And if you have Pertronix?
> --------------------
> The source of the vacuum is the carburetor end so it is easiest to remove
> the vacuum line from the distributor end and plug the hose with piece of
> dowel.  Plugging the hose from the carburetor end would not work.
> But there is a more accurate method to set engine timing.
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