<VV> Misses like crazy

FrankDuVal corvairduval at cox.net
Tue Jul 25 00:44:20 EDT 2017

I use braid instead of insulated wire for this ground. Just because I 
have lots of it. It does need to be flexible.

The pivot stake can be ground off, washer and spring removed, enlargen 
(drill) the hole in the moveable plate to accept a soldered in piece of 
steel fuel line (1/4" OD), drill this (fuel line)  to fit snug to the 
pivot post, reassemble and solder washer back on top of post. I might 
have missed a step, but that is close. Or one can braze up the hole and 
redrill to fit the post. This hole will not be round on a worn plate!

Frank DuVal

On 7/24/2017 5:29 PM, Sethracer at aol.com wrote:
> This mod is available, not sure where: Soldered ground wire from pivot 
> to plate. This is a new plate, with the mod done. The foam died of old 
> age! Tight in rotation.
> In a message dated 7/24/2017 1:09:08 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, 
> virtualvairs at corvair.org writes:
>     And a good time to check the wear of the pivot on the points
>     plate. The plate grounds through this pivot, so wear here can also
>     cause a miss as the vacuum advance moves the plate.
>     These plate pivots can be rebuilt.
>     Frank DuVal
>     ---- Jim Simpson via VirtualVairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:
>     > Also check the "little black wire".  That's the wire that goes
>     into the
>     > distributor to connect to the points.  It flexes near the entry
>     point as
>     > the vacuum advance works it back and forth and over the years
>     and as the
>     > copper wire work hardens, it can break internally.
>     >
>     > When you first start or are accelerating, the vacuum is low so
>     the wire
>     > might be held in a position where it makes contact, but when
>     cruising the
>     > vacuum advance moves it and the contact becomes intermittent.
>     >
>     > Worth replacing every decade or two...
>     >
>     > Jim Simpson
>     > Group Corvair
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