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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:47 pm 
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So my new 87 sprint is up and running fairly well, however I have one issue. Neither of the vacuum canisters on my distributor hold any vacuum. In fact, they don't even pretend to. So I purchased a rebuilt one on ebay and sure enough, it comes as the N/A one.
So what do I do to get the distributor fixed so I can have the right advance and retard? Anywhere to buy one, or have it re-built? Anywhere to get these replacement vacuum canisters?
With the Garrett turbo I don't want to run it hard until I know the timing is right. The fuel is really close, but until it is right I don't want to push it too hard.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:03 am 
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our member, fainya in texas, rebuilds the distributors for our cars. :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:17 am 
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Or, you can offer to swap out your recently purchased one pot with the two pot that glacierburst mentioned a few hours ago. :shock:
Check his posts.
Might be a win/win situation for the both of you.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:36 pm 
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t3 ragtop wrote:
our member, fainya in texas, rebuilds the distributors for our cars. :wink:



Texas is a big place to look for someone called fainya. :-P How does one get in touch with this person?

I need a distributor rebuild for my 1987 sprint.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:08 am 
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Your image links are not working,
try uploading your pics directly to the site
or hosting them online and linking to them
using a site that does not require login to
view your pics.

Fainya is a member on this site,
use the search function to locate
and you can contact using the
private message (pm) function.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:38 pm 
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Thanks. Pm sent. Guess I can post pics of my car here huh? :)

Seems the distributor in it is wacked out too. Not much spark, or timing, or something?

...No the timing is good. ...check.

...New timing belt and tension er ...check

...No the coil is good. Checked the resistance. In spec. ...check.

..The plugs are black as soot. (not burning fuel) NGK copper V power and the gap is good. ...check

...Likes to BOG out at 3500 rpm now.

...No 'mo power throwing me in the backseat like it did before. Now it goes from 0-35 mph in 1 munute and 30 seconds, but only if you really mash on the pedal before it stalls. Hey, this kinda feels like I am driving a moped now. :)

All this because I threw the Felpro headgasket in the trash, and put a real head gasket on it instead. :(

Guess I should never have replaced the gasket on that distributor either. ...See what happens when you "fix" stuff?

Oh well, at least it still looks good even though it now runs and idles like an unbalanced white washing machine in the spin cycle.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:14 pm 
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Well found the problem.

Silly me. The timing was 180 degrees out, due to setting the belt up on the wrong mark on the timing cam. Guess there's more than one way to set the timing huh?.. Stupid oversight on my part lol

Now the car red lines easily, pulls hard and runs down the road like a scalded ape on fire.

Guess the engine rebuild and rebuilt turbo doesn't hurt either. I should still consider having the distributor rebuilt anyways.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:11 pm 
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It's been said before,

t3 ragtop wrote:
our member, fainya in texas, rebuilds the distributors for our cars. :wink:


so no need to repeat it (again). Anyways, he probably doesn't have time to do one more.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:15 pm 
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Phil N Ed wrote:
It's been said before,

t3 ragtop wrote:
our member, fainya in texas, rebuilds the distributors for our cars. :wink:


Anyways, he probably doesn't have time to do one more.


At your recommendation, I won't bother him then. Perhaps, I will find another person/source.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:24 pm 
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White Raptor wrote:
Phil N Ed wrote:
It's been said before,

t3 ragtop wrote:
our member, fainya in texas, rebuilds the distributors for our cars. :wink:


Anyways, he probably doesn't have time to do one more.


At your recommendation, I won't bother him then. Perhaps, I will find another person/source.

He probably doesn't know how to rebuild one of our
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...just sayin' :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:23 pm 
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fainya fixed/rebuilt my 87 turbo sprint distributor :)
He does fine work.


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