<VV> Got towed again

larry at forman.net larry at forman.net
Mon Oct 26 22:21:10 EDT 2020

I try to always carry a fan belt with 9/16" bent wrench, spare ignition
coil, and spare electric fuel pump.   My motto regarding an ignition
coil is:   "If in doubt, swap it out."  Swapping the ignition coil can
easily be done in five minutes to verify it solves a lot of strange
ignition symptoms.  All of these three will stop a Corvair cold.


On 2020-10-26 5:07 pm, tony.. via VirtualVairs wrote:

> On 10/26/2020 7:34 PM, Richard via VirtualVairs wrote: 
>> Finally thought I'd nailed it.  My 66 Monza convertible was running great after I had the carbs rebuilt and adjusted the points and timing.  It was sputtering at high rpm before. Drove to the hardware store and parked it.  Came out and it started right up. Drove 1/2 Mile and it dropped dead. After I got it towed home it started right up.  I thought it was a vapor lock, but it was 55 degrees.  I pulled my the filler tube AND vent tube....no clogs. How about coil? Given the high temperature of the air cooled engine compartment, these could must expire fairly often.   I'll try a new one but this car knows when I'm far from home.   Shoulda joined triple A
> I remember last time mentioning this.
> ...coil.
> tony..

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