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Hi Ralf 1110271 is a 1962 distributor for power glide and you can look it up on distributor chart from Brad. I think it is going to work fine on your engine. Keep up the good work. Few pictures from Iceland.
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Ralf I can not wait to see your smiling face driving your Lakewood around! Great work!
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Am-Iron wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:35 am
Ralf I can not wait to see your smiling face driving your Lakewood around! Great work!
Same overhere :clap: i will be so happy and glad all is done and drivable again! working on the tail lights at the moment, its going great so far!

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We finished all the fuel lines :tu: and we start working on the wiring and other electric connections

Back up light system connection, fits perfect!

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Tail and back up lights are in, complete with wires. I really like the 63 lenses, but i need to modify them slightly to fit perfect. The 1961 are ok to for now but in the future i will go for the 63 horizontaly. There will be a nice line of the side trim, and the lenses :tu:

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And a total rear view of the Lakewood

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Next step get the heater box in and more electric wires.

Thank you :chevy:

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Go for the proper '61 lenses!
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I am partial to 62 lenses:)
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:dontknow: I dunno — I always preferred the Early Model 1963 style and the Late Model 1965 style...
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:tongue: You do have room to install one of each to cover 1961, 1962, 1963 and 1964! :doh: :rolling: :clap:

But there was no Corvair "Lakewood" name after 1961, and no station wagon after 1962!
So using 1963 or 1964 lenses might be considered a transgression, or even sacrilege!

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YES you all true! :rolling: :think:

I will start with the 1961 lenses, and from there i always can change to 63 (and reverse) I'm with Brad Bodie, I like to style and looks of the 63 lenses, they look awesome! Yes some members overhere where also: you cant do that (like the sacrilege), and in my mind it is crossed several times, but in the end, my car, my choice and i always can go back to stock.

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YES THERE IT IS!!!!!

Electronic ignition, thanks to Iceland Spyder and a Dutch Corvair Clubmember for hooking me up with the parts.
Easy converting aswell,

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Total engine view, ready for airfilters

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We did a lot on the heater unit aswell, and some other small things, always something to fix / rebuild and build!

Thank you!

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:clap: :goodpost: :woo:
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:doh: You do know that your 1963 taillight lenses are 90° out of phase! :pray:

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Yes i know Brad Bodie :tu: ,

I like them horizontally, there is a nice line with the side trim that ends up by the rear lights, the lensen take the line over :D i dont know why but it just looks better.

Ow man i almost go full custom on the rear :rolling:

And yes in the future with the Electronic ignition :woo:

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I know Corvair belts are supposed to run loose but that one is about to fall off...
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joelsplace wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:35 pm
I know Corvair belts are supposed to run loose but that one is about to fall off...
:rolling:

yes it is not done yes, need to tensioning it, its on the list before we start the engine.
Sometime its easy to work with out the belt on the engine, so we take it off.

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Re: Corvair Lakewood 61 - NL

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Hi Ralf, you need to reinstall the distributor, the vacum advance hose is pointing too far to the left. It should be parallel with the rear body cross beam. Other than that all looks perfect. :tu: :chevy: :clap: .

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:goodpost: :doh: :nono: I was going to mention this, but I believed that in doing so I would become too much of a nuisance.

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:rolling: :assault: :BradBodie: :angry:

But since it has already been mentioned, here are pictures to guide you with the proper distributor orientation. This can be achieved as follows... With the timing mark on the crankshaft pulley pointing at the correct timing setting and the rotor pointing at plug wire No. 1, simply rotate the distributor to achieve the proper, widely accepted vacuum advance position shown in the picture below. Then, unplug the spark plug wires and re-position them to attain plug wire number 1 in the correct position associated with the rotor. Recheck the timing with a timing light.

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does distributor/plug wire location matter?
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I'm certain that you will find this distributor orientation much-more aesthetically pleasing.

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Re: Corvair Lakewood 61 - NL

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Thanks Brad that is what the corvair community is all about, spreading knowledge to fellow members and enthusiasts. :tu: :wave: :goodpost:

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