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    Quote Originally Posted by hrcollinsjr View Post
    AFAIK, it's just a felt type washer that can be viewed (if it's still there) by looking in the hole near the bottom of the distributor housing.

    Harold
    That is what I thought originally but the distributor I was rebuilding, has a round screen inside between the bushings. It looks like the oil weep hole allows oil to enter and the screen gets wet therefore lubricating the shaft.

    I am building a very nice aluminum distributor housing with a nice Opel logo lid. I would hate after all this effort, to have the bloody thing spray oil on the engine.

    I'll give my buddies in Deutschland a call and see what they have to say!

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    On the early style dizzies the the top part of the shaft is spiral-cut.
    This helps to keep the oil where it belongs.
    I could be wrong though....
    Last edited by tekenaar; 08-31-2015 at 10:04 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrench459 View Post
    Dr. J
    On the early style dizzies the the top part of the shaft is spiralled cut.
    This is to help keep the oil where it belongs.
    I could be wrong tho....
    YoU aRe 2,847.3375643% correct.

    Also thanks Bob for your quick reply.

    We have a winner and he didn't even post a graph.....

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    Progress continues...

    It took some doing but here is the Opel specific SS2-Rev3 unit. This unit can be used with a single coil as a Pertronix replacement or, for wasted spark applications. No modifications of the distributor are required.

    I made a small video of the install and engine running, need to edit and cut it down some before I can display it. The link will be posted when available.

    The unit is available for purchase in the next week or so.
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    This will take the place of a Pertronix in a stock 72 GT distributor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeOpel View Post
    This will take the place of a Pertronix in a stock 72 GT distributor?
    It also works on the Saab distributor, ask me how I know!!
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    OK you got me really interested now..

    Call me lazy but with all the back and forth and 5 pages..

    Whats the short and sweet..?

    Cost, specs, installation, pictures, etc..
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoinManta View Post
    OK you got me really interested now..

    Call me lazy but with all the back and forth and 5 pages..

    Whats the short and sweet..?

    Cost, specs, installation, pictures, etc..
    If you build a website, they will come!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blancojp View Post
    If you build a website, they will come!
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    Maybe what Charles is asking for and others, including myself, are interesting in is seeing some photos of the units actually installed and operating.

    I don't think the question of a cover to replace the cap was answered and the web site indicates to use the current cap as the cover?

    Any photos of your cobalt magnet sleeve and Hall Effect sensor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmbinjax View Post
    ..I don't think the question of a cover to replace the cap was answered and the web site indicates to use the current cap as the cover?
    ...
    A 2.25 core plug fits nicely inside the dizzy housing.
    This is the size I used with waste-spark system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmbinjax View Post
    Maybe what Charles is asking for and others, including myself, are interesting in is seeing some photos of the units actually installed and operating.

    I don't think the question of a cover to replace the cap was answered and the web site indicates to use the current cap as the cover?

    Any photos of your cobalt magnet sleeve and Hall Effect sensor?
    The website is under construction and should be ready very shortly. But take a look at post #84, there is a video and other stuff available but not posted yet.

    The initial write up is to use the old distributor cap until a proper cover is made, which we have one in the works as well as a new distributor housing.

    IF you look at the unit posted here, the Hall Effect sensor (H1 through H4) is mounted on the board. Looks like a small transistor and triggers the main MOSFET (T1 through T4) to to operate the coil.

    There is quite a lot of info that I have not posted, mainly because of my current medical activity. But it will get done in due time.

    Any questions can be sent directly to Home
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrench459 View Post
    A 2.25 core plug fits nicely inside the dizzy housing.
    This is the size I used with waste-spark system.
    I tried this method but the housings I received are all over the place, they measure anywhere from 2.29" all the way up to 2.34" so we decided to make our own.

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    Brief update

    We are waiting for the final version of the boards to come in this week, before we start to install on the Opel distributor. Those of you that sent in a distributor, please verify what address you want it shipped to via a PM.

    A new stainless steel adapter plate was created to hold the board in place within the distributor and it is supplied as part of the board assembly. We are also including an aluminum magnet sleeve, that looks just like the Pertronix but has a locking set screw on top. This was done since there is no rotor riding on top of the magnet sleeve to lock it in place.

    So the final versions are as follows:

    1) SS2-OPEL-Ver 1.0 - this one handles single coil or wasted spark and comes with a new lockable aluminum rotor magnet sleeve. This is the trigger unit and must be used with our 4-coil adapter.

    2) SS3-OPEL-Ver 1.0 - Racing version of the SS2, massive heat sinks, can handle up to 72A@8500 Rpms and can dissipate over 350 degrees during operation. Single or wasted spark driving coils directly and comes with a new lockable aluminum rotor magnet sleeve.

    3) SS4-OPEL-Ver 1.0 - this one handles a single coil and can be programmed using your laptop or tablet. It has an 8-bit processor, RS232 adapter for laptop tuning and a Bluetooth adapter for wireless tuning using your tablet. Can drive a coil directly or can be used with our 4-coil adapter. You can re-used your Pertronix rotor or replace with our lockable aluminum rotor magnet sleeve.

    All versions work together with our 4-coil adapter (EDC-C4) and it is included within the kit, or each item can be purchased individually. All connectors required will be included therefore nothing to hunt about. Units with pre-wired connectors will be also available at a small charge. Depending on which way you want to go, the combined cost is less than $100 including shipping in the US.

    I'll probably do the installation on a different thread and keep as reference for others to use. I can also describe the individual circuits in detail, for those inquiring minds that want to know.

    Please keep in mind this is an OPEL specific electronic unit, nothing pieced together and specifically designed for an OPEL 1.9L engine.

    Send any inquiries to info@edcatl.com
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    Brief update....

    I updated the website with additional information about the SS units.

    Here is a picture of our Aluminum rotating magnet sleeve, a bit worn from all of the testing but you get the idea.

    Keep tuned!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blancojp View Post
    Brief update....

    I updated the website with additional information about the SS units.

    Here is a picture of our Aluminum rotating magnet sleeve, a bit worn from all of the testing but you get the idea.

    Keep tuned!
    FWIW I have found 4 good distributors if you want cores.
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    In the past owned:
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    2 Bitters (#491/#439)
    '73 Commodore GS
    ATLAS ( 74 Manta w/ 2.8L LK5 )
    & many other Opels

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoinManta View Post
    FWIW I have found 4 good distributors if you want cores.
    send them over, can always use..

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    Quote Originally Posted by blancojp View Post
    Brief update....

    I updated the website with additional information about the SS units.

    Here is a picture of our Aluminum rotating magnet sleeve, a bit worn from all of the testing but you get the idea.

    Keep tuned!
    I read through the website. It looks like these are going to be cool! I can't wait to get my test distributor to try out
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoinManta View Post
    FWIW I have found 4 good distributors if you want cores.
    Have you sent these?

    I edited this post for this quick update, instead of creating a new one.

    The Opel specific SS2 unit PCB arrived yesterday and I will start to assemble it as time allows tomorrow. This is an Opel unit made for Opel distributors only. Two versions are available, one for the 012 distributor series or lower (SS2-1.9L) and the other for 013 through 038 series distributors (SS2-1.9L-1). Make sure you know what your distributor number is on all your inquiries.

    I will post the complete installation on another post in the next few days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blancojp View Post
    Have you sent these?

    I edited this post for this quick update, instead of creating a new one.

    The Opel specific SS2 unit PCB arrived yesterday and I will start to assemble it as time allows tomorrow. This is an Opel unit made for Opel distributors only. Two versions are available, one for the 012 distributor series or lower (SS2-1.9L) and the other for 013 through 038 series distributors (SS2-1.9L-1). Make sure you know what your distributor number is on all your inquiries.

    I will post the complete installation on another post in the next few days.
    I will get them out.. I have to dig up the address and remember to do it.
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    '74 Opel Manta - "Barbara"
    '72 Opel GT - "Ginger"
    '05 Pontiac GTO

    In the past owned:
    '04 & 06 Pontiac GTO
    2 Bitters (#491/#439)
    '73 Commodore GS
    ATLAS ( 74 Manta w/ 2.8L LK5 )
    & many other Opels

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    Progress big time!

    Thing of beauty, can't say much else

    Here we have the Opel SS2 unit fully assembled and resting on a cleaned distributor body. I believe this one belongs to Kyle (Knorm65), big change from the rusty and cruddy thing I got in.
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