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Old 10-24-2006, 12:45 PM   #15
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Ok, I have called around to half of the Chevy dealers, RV dealers, and an electronics store in Tidewater, and they tell me that the filter is no longer available. One said, "oh, yeah, back when they made cars with points and carbs they used to have those filters." Now I am really feeling old. One counterman described it as looking like a condenser only with two wires and was mounted somewhere on the maifold. Guess I will go on a snipe hunt.

Thanks again

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Steve,

Have you tried NAPA? If so, forget this post. If not, I know there's one on Military Hwy near Campostella Rd. They often have parts for my Blimp that no one else seems to have heard of.

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Old 10-24-2006, 04:36 PM   #16
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Tim,

Thanks for the tip, but no go with NAPA and my secret weapon, A&B didn't have it either. They suggested maybe a radio suppressor. Not so sure about that one.

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Old 10-24-2006, 07:36 PM   #17
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Recently, when buying tune up parts for my 84 454 I asked for a condenser (as in points and condenser). I was told that the HEI didn't use a condenser. So what is that canister in my distributor that looks like a condenser? I was told it is a radio noise suppresser.

Doubtfully, I said ok give me one. No one except Napa could find a part number.

So what is this thing really and what would happen if it failed?
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Old 10-24-2006, 07:52 PM   #18
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Dave,

Ok, I have called around to half of the Chevy dealers, RV dealers, and an electronics store in Tidewater, and they tell me that the filter is no longer available. One said, "oh, yeah, back when they made cars with points and carbs they used to have those filters." Now I am really feeling old. One counterman described it as looking like a condenser only with two wires and was mounted somewhere on the maifold. Guess I will go on a snipe hunt.

Thanks again

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Gee, it wasn't that long ago! Cadillac had elect ignition, ported fuel injection, computors, etc. I started in '80 and left there in '87. For some reason when I think of tach filters, I think of Cad. Seville - think they used them. Maybe I am I getting old, I can't remember!

Also, there was a similar thread started within the last 2 days where the guy replaced the ignition module along with cap, coil, wires and tach became steady. Might want to check that out as well. Good luck with it.
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Dave,

I hate to tell you this buddy, but that was 20-25 years ago. No cell phones, no internet, cluged up emission controls. You remember. Shoot, my MOHo was new then. Think of all of the stuff that has happened since 1980. These parts stores only seem to have the "A " line parts. No one keeps anything in stock, and the person behind the counter is usually a driver with nothing to do.

I have been reading the other thread, and a new ignition module is in the works.

As for the no condenser in the HEI ignition, that is news to me, but then so is a lot of stuff

Thanks for the info.

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Hey Steve,

My Blimp has a Ford engine and the tach wire is attached directly to the coil. You can actually get to it under the dog house. Maybe you could buy the 460 out of my 370, or, better yet, just buy the whole thing! ;-) I'll make you an offer you can't refuse....
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Tim,

My little 28 is about all of the MoHo I can handle. I know what kind of effort you have given the Blimp, and someone is going to be getting a great machine. Just not me.

If all that is wrong with Quicksilver is the Tach, than I am a happy boy.

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Steve,

Check my posts in response to TomR's comments on the site of the ad when you get a chance. I'm not happy about having to sell the Blimp. I really do love her, but it just doesn't make sense. We gave it our best shot.

Let me know what you think after you read that, please.

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