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Old 04-27-2011, 01:34 AM   #1
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Last Friday, I found myself putting up highway 12 on my way back from lunch in my '39 sedan. The weather was nice, the road was empty, and everything was glorious in the world. And then it wasn't. The motor just quit. No sputters, no coughs, etc... I...

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Old 04-27-2011, 01:37 AM   #2
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yeah baby!
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:46 AM   #3
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:05 AM   #4
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Brian Bosworth, there's a blast from the past!

Glad you got your ride ironed out.
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:12 AM   #5
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Points have never left me stranded.....

And my local parts stores all stock points for mallory dual points....
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:25 AM   #6
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Default Re: Bubba To The Rescue

my buddy told me about the one time he left his key on, burned the points out!
all because he wanted to have the radio on while hanging out with some girl. i keep a spare points set up, just in case. you never know?

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Points have never left me stranded.....

And my local parts stores all stock points for mallory dual points....
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:00 AM   #7
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my buddy told me about the one time he left his key on, burned the points out!
all because he wanted to have the radio on while hanging out with some girl. i keep a spare points set up, just in case. you never know?
I have a spade connector on my coil.
so when the ing needs to be on for a while with the engine off ( like when I'm working on someting ), its easy to disconnect the coil.

And then, of course, i forget to re-connect it before I try to start it...
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Old 04-27-2011, 04:14 AM   #8
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I'm not a fan of the Mallory, or anything else you can't get parts for at your local parts store. Keep it simple, and reliable!
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Old 04-27-2011, 04:20 AM   #9
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Bubba does nice work, but I prefer the MopAr small block distributor/elec ingition conversion.

Rock solid too, small cap fits in real nice (looks almost stock) and cheap to find and easy to mod.

Works on everything from stock flatheads to 9 sec cars !!

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Old 04-27-2011, 04:38 AM   #10
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Jim does great work. And to boot, he is a top notch guy! If you ever get a chance to take one of his seminars, I would highly recommend it.
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Old 04-27-2011, 04:50 AM   #11
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Ryan,
Glad he hooked you up...

He did the Dizzy in my 49..NEVER RAN SO GOOD...

He is the Dizzy Master...
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/g...scussionid=419

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Old 04-27-2011, 04:53 AM   #12
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Glad you got it fixed Ryan, my brother calls it the "KISS" princible.
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Old 04-27-2011, 04:58 AM   #13
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I'm not a fan of the Mallory, or anything else you can't get parts for at your local parts store. Keep it simple, and reliable!
New mallory stuff is garbage, even points for old distributers, but NAPA also sells other non-mallory points for the old YC distributers. When i was having voltage issues with my daily, due to a too short resistor wire the mallory points lasted 1/2 as long as the napa ones, and napa had theirs on hand!
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Old 04-27-2011, 05:24 AM   #14
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If everything is working thats great,But i,m for keeping the dist stock and using points,always keep your old points and condenser you may have to change on side of rode.All thougt having the electric fuel pump go, thats another thing being fat i,d never get under car.
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Old 04-27-2011, 05:54 AM   #15
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I have seen this guy work on various vehicles at the Newport Hill Climb. He is always helping people out in need and gets them back on the road. Great company!
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Old 04-27-2011, 06:15 AM   #16
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I have had a "Bubba's" distributor in my flathead for over a year now, and it runs unbelievably well, much better and smoother than the petronix ignitor it replaced. Timed and curved to perfection. I don't think the price and quality can be beat!

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Old 04-27-2011, 06:28 AM   #17
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Cue up Willie Nelson.."on the road again".
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Old 04-27-2011, 06:36 AM   #18
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New mallory stuff is garbage, even points for old distributers, but NAPA also sells other non-mallory points for the old YC distributers. When i was having voltage issues with my daily, due to a too short resistor wire the mallory points lasted 1/2 as long as the napa ones, and napa had theirs on hand!

exactly.... Napa stocks points for even the old mallory double life dizzy which I will be running in my sbc. unfortunately you can't run down and get a cap and rotor for them at the local parts store! The biggest thing to note when building your car is knowing what part numbers are what and having the list in your car!

For my SBC I plan to run a msd box I have with the points. should make them last forever and if I have an issue with the box I can bypass it and keep driving. still thinking about sending my double life to gmcbubba to have setup though!
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Old 04-27-2011, 06:46 AM   #19
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I've known Bubba my whole life, and he never ceases to impress me. He's like Wolfgang Puck with a can of SPAM too. He can do it all!
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Old 04-27-2011, 06:47 AM   #20
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I'm nervously running a used Unilite in the '50 Burb. Been meaning to get with Jim for something better, with vacuum advance.
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