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Old 03-19-2010, 07:02 PM
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I love this thread, you guys are going to get this guy through this, I just know it! I have been around a wrench here and there and I don't know what the hell you guys are doing but it must be right! Love the pics! Oh when this thing runs can we get a video?

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A new condenser might help!
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:15 PM
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In this particular case, what looks just like a condenser is actually a noise suppressor. It cuts way down on the radio interference coming from the distributor.

This type of suppressor was used on points-type systems, too- usually connected to the coil "-" terminal. A true 'condenser' is found on the older points-type ignitions that were phased out in the 70's when the electronic ignitions came along- like the HEI (what the one pictured is).
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:41 PM
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I love this thread, you guys are going to get this guy through this, I just know it! I have been around a wrench here and there and I don't know what the hell you guys are doing but it must be right! Love the pics! Oh when this thing runs can we get a video?
heck i machine and rebuild engines for a living and all this is new to me!!

can i get some more info now on the vaccuum advance?
i took it off and gonna try and mod it like the above pic. and how do i lock it in at the right degree,? also i have a mini starter and dont have a bracket. and what is the power interupt and can i make one or so i need to buy it somewhere and hows it hook up.
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i just looked at teh pic again.so i need to make a plate that looks like that just to limit the movement of the advance then? and then how do i know if its advanced to far or not enuff?
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whats that for
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mine has ar-23 stamped on it
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i dont have a vaccuum gauge either
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how does the switch work or what does it do?
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ok so elaborate on using the gauge. where do i hook it up to to check vaccuum?off the carb i assume where the vaccuum advamce is coming from?
( i just thought of that while typing)!
do i check this vaccuum at idle or certain rpms?


itll probaly be during the week til i can get ahold of a gauge. for the time being can i lock it down say in the middle and pull out in the driveway and do a burnout?!

car is halfway put together i wont be driving it anywhere soon....just around the block..

does this switch wire into the main power feed to the distributor?or does it splice into one of the other wires coming out of the dist.
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