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flathead ford 3 to 2-bolt distributor adapter

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
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    Ryan
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    from Austin, TX
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    I know Harmon Collins made these originally and I have one... but the threads are kinda bad on one of the holes. Doesn't someone repro these? Anyone know?
     
  2. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
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    from Texas

    These were reproduced for many years and probably still.
    Originally made by Ford.
    You'll need the cam adapter button too, I think.
     
  3. Flat Ernie
    Joined: Jun 5, 2002
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    Check with Dmarv - he sells an adapter that also lets you adjust timing - think he calls it a lead plate.

    Also see them (H&C or repro H&C) on eBay from time to time...

    You may or may not require the button - depending on your exact combo.
     
  4. lowsquire
    Joined: Feb 21, 2002
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    lowsquire
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    from Austin, TX

    guy at the ballarat and bendigo swap makes em, I got one.
    if you aint in a hurry i can grab you one in a cople of months. you mean 3bolt cover to 2bolt dizzy,right?

    no reason you cant helicoil yours is there?
     
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  5. Petejoe
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    Exeter has em too I think Ryan. I think Dan was telling me he was going to have these available.
     
  6. continentaljohn
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    Can someone please post a picture and some dimensions. I sure it can be made......
     
  7. banjorear
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    The lead plate that Dmav sells is different than the adaptor. This was a thin cast aluminum piece that allowed guys to run the "crab" style dizzy's on a motor that was set-up for the helmet style dizzy. It was cast so you can still use the vacuum brake set-up.
     
  8. tommy
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    Norm Frick made this adapter. I don't know if he still does. It was 30 bucks on this site but I don't know if it is still active.
     
  9. Kilroy
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  10. DICK SPADARO
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    Ryan, I just finished up on these, if you can wait a week I'll send you one and you can be the test mule.
     

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  11. Flat Ernie
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    Yep, that's what I said.:rolleyes:

    Dan also says he can machine them to accept stock vacuum line if desired.
     
  12. Ryan
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    Ryan
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    Dick, I should be able to wait that long... Have to get my wheels rebalanced and my radiator brazed up before I put it all together, so that just might work! I'll pm ya!
     
  13. rexrogers
    Joined: Sep 18, 2007
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    I know this is old thread but we just tried to locate one of these and Dick Spadaro is no longer and speedway won't have any till july or so.
     
  14. wheeldog57
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    put me down for one please!
     
  15. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
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    Hey! Time to learn an easy traditional tech, if this is an original HC. Buy the appropriate 5/16 helicoil kit, run the drill in it through the hole, run in the special tap in the kit, and just screw in nice new threads good for another 50 or a hundred years. Take you 5 minutes even with having to read the instructions.
    Bragging rights: ORIGINAL HC, bub. Restored it myself.
    Looks: If I remember right, it uses original 59A vac tube hookup, a classy detail compared to rubber and hoseclamps.
    Reality, an optional exercise: Throw the old one and the new one away, it is absurdly easy and dirt cheap to just install a two-bolt cover. You almost certainly have the requisite short cam if it is a hot one. Neater, shorter, cheaper, probably better aligned.
     
  16. Bruce Lancaster
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    2007? WTH?? Oh, well, it's still 1952 here...
     
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  17. Well Bruce,I guess you found time travel.
     

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