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Username Post: 235 vacuum advance        (Topic#372442)
Prairie Viking 
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01-22-23 05:42 PM - Post#2853629    

I'm working on a 1960 Biscayne with the 235 straight six. The distributor is missing the vacuum advance. In my search, I can't seem to find a complete unit. What I need to find is the clamp that fits onto the distributor body and to the lever on the vacuum canister. I can find all kinds of the vacuum canisters that bolt to the block, but not the actual clamp. If I were to buy a NOS unit on ebay that's still sealed in the box, would it include that? None of the used ones listed show it. What am I not understanding here...?

Once I thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken...


 


58Yeoman 
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Loc: Burlington, Ontario
Reg: 12-22-15
01-23-23 04:50 AM - Post#2853633    
    In response to Prairie Viking

You might check out this Facebook site:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/55834395768160 9/
It's a Chevy straight six group. Very helpful bunch. I was able to successfully use this site to locate parts to rebuild my 235 last year. John

1958 Chevrolet wagon (Yeoman)
1961 Impala convertible
1958 Impala coupe (parts car)


 
1belair1954 
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Reg: 12-24-12
01-24-23 07:48 PM - Post#2853712    
    In response to Prairie Viking

I think the replacement vacuum cannisters do not include the clamp should not be hard to find a used distributor or clamp just be aware earlier model chevs like 1954 the vacuum mechanism is different to later ones.
I know this as I owned a 1954 chev and they sent me a later model and would not work, also with the vacuum cannisters do not buy a NOS one as the rubber in them breaksdown I had a NOS Borg Warner unit and it would not hold a vacuum.



 
gcrkfrd 
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Loc: Neosho, MO.
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01-25-23 08:25 AM - Post#2853734    
    In response to 1belair1954

I have the original distributer, off my 62-235, if you can use any parts.

1952 Styleline Sedan, 62-235, Drum brakes, Manual steering, 2" Drop, 8-60 AC, Glass packs, Two Carbs, and a Cast Iron PowerGlide-
Way out behind the Old School

Half a Dozen in a Row, all it needs for Her to go.


 
Prairie Viking 
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Loc: Montana
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01-28-23 09:37 PM - Post#2853857    
    In response to gcrkfrd

I was able to locate one, Thanks.

Once I thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken...


 


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