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Old 04-30-2008, 02:46 AM   #1
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Default Hotter Spark, Better Sounds

I've posted many, many times about my flathead distributor woes here as well as on the forums. Realistically, these problems can be broken down to two sources:

1. Really poor Chinese made point sets.

2. My own stupidity.



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Old 04-30-2008, 02:54 AM   #2
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That does sound nice...
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Old 04-30-2008, 02:58 AM   #3
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Do you ever sleep? Your coupe sounds good though.
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Old 04-30-2008, 03:00 AM   #4
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Default Re: Hotter Spark, Better Sounds

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Do you ever sleep? Your sounds good though.
Yeah, about to go do that right now.
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Old 04-30-2008, 04:20 AM   #5
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Default Re: Hotter Spark, Better Sounds

Ryan,

I just got home from work to find my T shirt in the mail and couldn't get it on quick enough.......its the bomb man! better than ever.

The coupe sounds great......where do find time to sleep with that in your garage? The interior looks shit hot also, nice work.

Loved the video clip but was dissapointed there was no cameo from 'GTO' or even 'The girl'! Ha!
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Old 04-30-2008, 04:41 AM   #6
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Default Re: Hotter Spark, Better Sounds

Glad you got everything figured out. Wow does that coupe look good flying down the road and it sounds awesome.
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Old 04-30-2008, 05:08 AM   #7
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I think I urinated slightly when I watched that. It might have been sex wee.
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Old 04-30-2008, 05:46 AM   #8
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Default Re: Hotter Spark, Better Sounds

nothing quite like a dizzy machine to sort out issues like that. I think i'm going to run an MSD box on my mallory yc-365hp so that the points are only a trigger without all the voltage and amperage going through them.

glad you have it sorted out!
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Old 04-30-2008, 06:21 AM   #9
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The car sounds really good, just the way a hot flattie is supposed to! Damn!

Liked the Merle at the end, "just keep on workin'..."

What cam have you got in it? It sounds like an old Isky "miler" like you would run at The Texas Mile or Maxton?
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Old 04-30-2008, 06:27 AM   #10
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I put one of Jim's dizzys in my 8BA, drop in and go
They do great work at Bubba's!

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Old 04-30-2008, 06:36 AM   #11
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Default Re: Hotter Spark, Better Sounds

What a tease that video is!! I kept waiting to hear it sing WOT with some gear changes. Come on man!!! Those little blips sounded great though. Especially the idling shot from behind accross the road.

Glad you got your problem worked out. I am sure that feels great.
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Old 04-30-2008, 06:46 AM   #12
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Default Re: Hotter Spark, Better Sounds

Yeah Bubba and the crew are good guys. He has helped and is continuing to help me with the tuning issues I have had. I stopped by yesterday and he was in the middle of building a box full of the chevy to Flatty distributor conversions. Lots of neat stuff going on there.
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Old 04-30-2008, 07:00 AM   #13
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Old Bubba knows his distributors.
We are so lucky to have expertise in so many areas right here on the Hamb.
I just installed one of Jim's 60's style Gm Converted distributers in my 8ba and that thing is the tits. I may just do as Bruce has always suggested and give the old Ford 8ba distributor the Naval Flotation test.
Sure beats the cost of any electronic setup too. Glad to hear the Model A is burring along. Consider a slight carb fuel/air adjustment since it's now firing so well. PJ
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Old 04-30-2008, 07:00 AM   #14
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Wow how cool is all of that. I love my dizzy machine, I need to spend more time playing with it. The video is top notch I love the sound of a flatty.
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Old 04-30-2008, 07:22 AM   #15
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That idle is just "Dead Sexy!"
Glad to here you got it sorted out.
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Old 04-30-2008, 08:18 AM   #16
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I can't wait to hear the 250 Chevy that Jim built. True hot rodder right there man.

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Old 04-30-2008, 08:19 AM   #17
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Default Re: Hotter Spark, Better Sounds

Nice write up Ryan. No doubt about two things. I'm biased (cause it's my pop ) and he flat out knows his stuff. It's his knowledge base that keeps our cars as well as others on the road with thousands upon thousands of problem free miles year after year.

Insert cheap plug here... he also did a nice write up on ignition in the latest issue of Hometown Hot Rods.
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Old 04-30-2008, 08:30 AM   #18
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Miller did a great job on that one. His skills are really coming along!
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Old 04-30-2008, 08:35 AM   #19
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Default Re: Hotter Spark, Better Sounds

Nice work. Once again I'm glad to see good reults in the world of hot-rodding. I see that Jim at Bubba's knows that the distributor machine is for more than just setting the dwell. He's a pro in my book Nice Work>>>>.
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Old 04-30-2008, 08:37 AM   #20
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Nuthin' like the sound of a Hot A-Bone cruizin' down a hill country road............... congrat's, what a sweet car.........GOD BLESS TEXAS!
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