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

Carlton carlton55 at comcast.net
Sat Mar 19 08:23:36 EDT 2016

Not having seen the original message I don't know if the individual is using
points or something else. Has anyone suggested a bad capacitor on the
points? Those CAN go bad and you CAN get new ones that are bad. The engine
will not run if that capacitor is bad. If someone else mentioned this then
......never mind.

 Carlton Smith
 Indianapolis, IN 

-----Original Message-----
From: VirtualVairs [mailto:virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org] On Behalf Of
Frank DuVal via VirtualVairs
Sent: Friday, March 18, 2016 11:01 PM
To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
Subject: Re: <VV> What would make #1 distributor tower not fire?

Yes, Doug said he changed the cap, wires, etc, with known good running parts
from another car.

Those caps can hide cracks well!

Frank DuVal

On 3/18/2016 3:17 AM, jim bannister via VirtualVairs wrote:
> I haven't been following this thread word for word, so maybe I've missed
something.  Has anyone suggested that the distributer cap has a spark track
to groung.  They can be really subtle and difficult to see.  The track could
be aggravated by some extremely high resistance between disty and plug.  The
high voltage wants to find a ground, be it the electrode in the plug or a
hair fine carbon track in the disty cap.
> Jim

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