Welcome to the THE H.A.M.B. forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Go Back   THE H.A.M.B. > General Discussion > The Hokey Ass Message Board

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-27-2011, 07:00 AM   #21
Doc.
Alliance Member
 
Doc.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Shreveport,LA.
Posts: 3,158
Default Re: Bubba To The Rescue

Glad to see ya back on the road boss. We run one of Bubba's dizzies on the forty. It runs real good. Did he send ya some Bubba's Hot Sauce?

Doc.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 07:00 AM   #22
Ole don
Alliance Member
 
Ole don's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Southern Illinois half way between Benton and DuQuoin
Posts: 2,731
Default Re: Bubba To The Rescue

Bubba did the custom curve on my Y block distributor. I shift it between 6600 and 6800, it has never missed a beat. I will sing praise to him untill I die!!!
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 07:04 AM   #23
shawnsauto1
Alliance Member
 
shawnsauto1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Smithville, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 735
Default Re: Bubba To The Rescue

Now I can't wait to get my Bubba dist. fired up in my flattie! Thanks!
__________________
Some guys just give up living, and die a little, piece by piece. Some come home from work and wash up, and go racing in the streets. Springsteen
offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 04-27-2011, 07:11 AM   #24
JeffreyJames
Old School HAMBer
 
JeffreyJames's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: SUGAR CITY
Posts: 16,578
Default Re: Bubba To The Rescue

I just love that you brought the BOZZ (Brian Bozworth) into this conversation. I'm damn near tempted to send my shit out to Bubba this week just to make sure when I go to fire my 265 it fires with ease. Damn it.....I'm going to PM him right now.

Great to hear you're back on the road brother.
__________________
I PLAY WITH TIGERS
WWW.SUGARCITYSPEEDSHOP.COM
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 07:12 AM   #25
4dFord/SC
Member
 
4dFord/SC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 678
Default Re: Bubba To The Rescue

I ran a Pertronix conversion on my '40 for about five years until (like others have experienced) it died without a whimper one afternoon leaving me on the side of the road. Have since reverted to a stock Ford dual point divers helmet style distributor with a 6v coil rebuilt by Skip Haney in FL. The car has never run better. An additional benefit of going "stock" was that it allowed me to install a vintage Sun football tach. To each his own, I guess, but think I'll probably stay stuck in the 50's.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 07:27 AM   #26
hotrodladycrusr
Old School HAMBer
 
hotrodladycrusr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Metro Detroit
Posts: 20,774
Default Re: Bubba To The Rescue

I Bubba
__________________
Will trade cookies for old good for nothing flathead heads or hubcaps.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 07:45 AM   #27
Andrew Williams
Grenade Inspector
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 217
Default Re: Bubba To The Rescue

bubba's sounds like the way to go. i prefer points too, if nothing else you can scrape them with a pocket knife and get back going.
my dad had a 72 mopar with an electronic ignition in the early 80s. it went out on christmas day going to see family, just quit. we had to call a neighbor to take us home after a couple hours he went back and it started right up. He found the problem and after that he always kept a spare ignition module in the glove box.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 08:07 AM   #28
junkyardjeff
Old School HAMBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Dayton Ohio
Posts: 4,538
Default Re: Bubba To The Rescue

I bought a 460 in a parts truck that had a mallory in it and after I got it home it would just shut off when it wanted to so but would restart so it got yanked and when the motor went in my 66 f250 I installed a duraspark system where I can get parts at any parts store. I am going to have Bubba build me a electronic distributor for the 235 in my 37 chevy since I think the parts he uses are common parts that are availabe anywhere,with 4 dollar a gallon gas I want all of it burnt and with the gas being so crappy I am suprised a points system can actually burn it.
__________________
Have 8 cylinders and use them all except on the 37 that I use all 6
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 08:12 AM   #29
Fuzzy Knight
Senior Member
 
Fuzzy Knight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Santee, Ca
Posts: 1,822
Default Re: Bubba To The Rescue

Ryan
Oh so many years ago I was convinced by my buddy to put a unilite in his chevelle. That thing left us stranded at least 10 times. Went back to the points and all is well. I have 3 units with Pertronics in them, one for over 10 years, and they have never let me down.
__________________
1928 Lowboy,
1953 Ford Club Coupe,
1963 Fairlane 500 SportsCoupe,
1963 1/2 Falcon Ranchero, Original factory V8 - 4 speed, Factory Tri Power.
If it's Bitchin it don't have to be Perfect !!!
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 08:18 AM   #30
flathead A
Grenade Inspector
 
flathead A's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: michigan
Posts: 181
Default Re: Bubba To The Rescue

He's doing a conversion for me now ,can't wait to put it in.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 08:28 AM   #31
david363
Newbie
 
david363's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 79
Default Re: Bubba To The Rescue

I ordered my Bubba's Distributer on monday,can't wait to try it out.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 08:54 AM   #32
Capitan Insano
Alliance Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: La Crescenta,Ca
Posts: 290
Default Re: Bubba To The Rescue

I never use the unilite for that reason. They will just crap out with no warning. I use the Mallory dual point or the MSD Ready to run.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 09:02 AM   #33
GARY?
Senior Member
 
GARY?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 1,707
Default Re: Bubba To The Rescue

Quote:
Originally Posted by Doc. View Post
Glad to see ya back on the road boss. We run one of Bubba's dizzies on the forty. It runs real good.

Did he send ya some Bubba's Hot Sauce?

Doc.
That's what I was gonna' ask
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 09:10 AM   #34
57JoeFoMoPar
Alliance Member
 
57JoeFoMoPar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Union, NJ
Posts: 3,421
Default Re: Bubba To The Rescue

Great news Ryan. I agree, a more modern distributor is the way to go with a vintage engine if you can.

I've never liked Unilites or Pertronix points eliminators, but I don't want points either since all it seems I can get around here are cheap Chinese points and condensers that burn up. I've run a regular electronic MoPar orange box in my '57 for years of trouble free performance, and GM HEIs on my SBCs and on the 289 SBF in my 63 Ford. The HEI is as perfect as it gets, horrendous looks aside. Powerful spark, trouble free performance, no points. Davis Unified Ignition makes one for the flathead too. Not trad, but great for a driver.

http://www.performancedistributors.c...ead%20ford.htm

Glad to see that beautiful car back in action
__________________
-'57 Joe
Street Aces CC - New Jersey

"When life knocks you down from first class to coach, fart a whole lot and really stink up the place...that'll show 'em."
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 09:17 AM   #35
AHotRod
Alliance Member
 
AHotRod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Weeki Wachee, FL.
Posts: 7,955
Default Re: Bubba To The Rescue

That is a swifty conversion ....
__________________
Glenn
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 09:21 AM   #36
Jaker
Member
 
Jaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Waukesha, WI
Posts: 870
Default Re: Bubba To The Rescue

solid
__________________
facespace
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 09:27 AM   #37
Mr48chev
Alliance Member
 
Mr48chev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Yakima Valley, WA
Posts: 17,259
Default Re: Bubba To The Rescue

Cool, that should be dead nuts reliable. One of those will be added to the must have list for the flathead I have. I got one guy back on the road by using his girl friends emory board to buff up the points in his dad's Dodge pickup on the side of the road in Wyoming a few years ago.

A lot of this slicky tricky hot lick stuff is great until you get stuck somewhere and end up on a tow strap or roll back for a ride to get it repaired or miss an event because no one in wide spot Kansas has that trick igniton setup that can only be had from special sources.
This setup a set of Delco 106 HP points and a 204 condensor in the stash box along with a screw driver and you are good to go.
__________________
Happiness is having a garage big enough to hold all ttools and projects and small enough to keep warm enough to work in the winter.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 09:41 AM   #38
otas
Grenade Inspector
 
otas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: bartonville, tx.
Posts: 184
Default Re: Bubba To The Rescue

i have heard good and bad about those unilite distributors but i tell ya, mine left me one too many times stranded. they are a piece of crap!!!!!! conventional points for me....
__________________
the best way to get back on your feet again is to miss your first payment.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 09:44 AM   #39
ModelAHotRod
Newbie
 
ModelAHotRod's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: MO
Posts: 52
Default Re: Bubba To The Rescue

I shipped him my crab for a rebuild last week. Can't wait to try it out!
__________________
Model A project underway!!!
H.A.M.B. Chapel
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 09:48 AM   #40
sololobo
Old School HAMBer
 
sololobo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: South Omaha, NE
Posts: 6,870
Default Re: Bubba To The Rescue

It is obvious that Lindy is a learned student of Bubbas, he is a cool guy with a couple of very cool rides. Beware his slant six hot rods, my head is still reeling from the beating I took lined up against him at the H.A.M.B. drags in my 56 Plymouth Suburban, he nipped me by about twenty car lengths. These cats have become the electronic wizards for a buncha H.A.M.B. folks with very good results. I salute them!! Ryan, your Oklahoma roots are showing calling out Brother Bosworth! Go Sooners! ~sololobo~
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:18 PM.