<VV> What would make #1 distributor tower not fire?

Joel McGregor joel at joelsplace.com
Wed Mar 16 21:02:26 EDT 2016

A Pertronix I isn't that expensive and makes up for a somewhat sloppy distributor.
Joel McGregor

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From: VirtualVairs [mailto:virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org] On Behalf Of Doug Mackintosh via VirtualVairs
Subject: Re: <VV> What would make #1 distributor tower not fire?

To my request for help concerning my daughter's Spyder #1 distributor tower not firing, thank you all who responded with suggestions. I followed Frank DuVal's advice to check the point gap on #1 lobe, then measure the other 5. I found that there was a large variation between the gap at each of the 6 positions (0.004 to 0.017). What I have done for now is finesse the gap setting to hit the sweet spot where all 6 are firing and I have enough dwell to prevent cutout under hard acceleration. I am thinking a rebuilt distributor is in my future, once I hit the lottery. At this point it is running well enough to keep me on the road. -- Doug Mackintosh Corsa member since 1996 Corsa/NC member since 1996 , Virtual Vairs member Corvair owner 1969-1971 and 1996-on  

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