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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jimmy B, Aug 1, 2008.
I'd like to see a picture too!!!
It's called G O O G L E
You put in the image you want and you get a bunch back quick
First one free then I'm gonna charge you!
This guy's done all the work.......
That doesn't help.
I've been looking all morning for pictures of the distributors mounting and tach drive and all I get are pictures of what you've link us to.
I want to see the body of the distributor not the conversion to electronics.
This is on the same web site
Took me 2 seconds !
I may look into extending the shank on a "B" distributor ( I hate the term dizzy or tranny, next will be diffy for the rear end )It would be tall but might work. If I stay with pointies and 6 volties I might use the Delco but I went to a lot of work for my "nostalgia" look wires and nuts
some more.........you couldn't find in a min or two
I can not spell
Thanks Bluto, Your the man!!!
OK Here is the 'REAL DEAL' This is a S/W Tach drive
They come in several flavors........ if you know an old oild field service guy they we're also used to run governors
These take a offset blade drive distributor so you can use several kinds.
So eat your hearts out ........ and start lookin'
In 40 years I've had 5 of 'em
No Crazzzz You just need to learn to use Goggle. Honest
Found this earlier on the HAMB. Isn't it a Mallory unit for a Triumph, converted to the model A?
FYI, the Delco body or shank is 1.060 dia. or at least mine is,"A" is 1.000. dia. and is 1.5" long. so the Delco could be machined to fit the "A""B" head. The overall length of turned portion of shank and drive coupling is 2.600 for Delco and 2.125 on the "A" The tach drive portion is 1.560 long, this is plus the shank. There is a Delco Lucas page on the internet that gives the various #'s for these distributors and this will tell you how much advance among other things, The one I have is the right CCW rotation. I suppose all are.
Mallory made Tach drive distributors for "A" "B" engines until the last reorganization, at least they did in the 90's
If you look at the drive I posted you can swap the tach drive from CCW to CW these are really premium little units. S/W AC and others made Tachs that were CW or CCW sweep
Would be cool in a boat to have them sweep apart or toward each other
I prefer the Lucas to Delco. But only cause it's better at high revs. There are Blue Streak HD point sets for both.
Get ready to rebush whatever you get and check that th cam doesn't run funny. Other thing strange is that when we were racing the Spitfire we always did better with the #1 where the book said it should be.
Thanks Bill, that the info I was looking for.
Look what I Googled
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Funny how Bluto isn't mentioned as a synonym.
Hey I been looking for a tach drive dizzy for some time with no luck figure I am gonna rework a later model of something to fit a banger down the road
nobody is lucky enough to find a bolt in with or with out google
I do not suffer fools well ........
Someone here on the HAMB has a great signature- says something like this:
Never argue with a fool- first they'll bring you down to their level, then beat you with experience!
'Tis no hot rod - too many seats and a roof for a start, but here's some boring credit crunching facts and figures from taking the 7-window coupe to the Hayride. We're talking imperial gallons here - I'll try and convert to little biddy gallons if I can and as for the local geography - we're talking crap British roads and far too much traffic...
Stock-ish 1930 A Fordor, standard bore n' stroke, 3.54 gears, stock 3 speed, Diamond B engine with a little bit of fettling, Thomas head and stock A manifolds. Performance is not startling - but definitely surprising.
Left for a slow country lane bibble down to Bisley, tank full to petrol gauge leaking territory.
Supposed to drop daughter on the way down in Hemel Hempstead so bibble became a bit more of a charge...
Steady 65mph. Petrol filter clogged, carb rattled loose, condenser went pop. Bang! Not so good.
Roadside Nervous Bob recovery, Mallory fitted.
120 miles, no stops, half a tank of fuel, route changed to all motorway, all in the dark driving a hall of mirrors... 2 hours dead. 27mpg. About 22.5 US mpg?
Hayride, brill. For some reason, loads of people happy to forsake a roadster for being chauffeured around in a failed wedding car? Couldn't have been the weather?
Spent Sunday pottering leafy lanes around Surrey testing the plasticene brakes - eventually left Reigate around 4.30. M25, the largest carpark in the world normally - clocked by a friend "in excess of 70mph", paid my toll to sit in a clogged tunnel beneath the Thames river, hit the A12 in heavy rain at a steady 57-58 set on the hand throttle and measured on the bike speedo running off the torque tube (only reads up to 66.6...), and back onto the country lanes home. 122 miles, 2-1/4 hours, 26mpg. About 21.5 US mpg?
This isn't some sleek lil' roadster but a barn door attached to - well a one ton wooden barn. Fueled by a Tillitson carb that Briggs n' Stratton would deem too primitive! Quite frankly - I'm amazed... Just wondering how this compares across the planet?
Well, I enjoyed the ride!!
Off an English 1172cc sidevalve? Looks like it to me.
It's probably because I had a roof and it was raining! Gets kinda warm oil cosy in there on the comfy sofas after a few miles...
That sounds pretty darn good monkeybiker!
Interesting though, the bangers love to shake everything loose!
My carbs come loose from time to time as well
hey i use a nissan electronic disy on 12 volts a little fiddling with shaft size and vacume advance and they go real well use electronic taco
Went to the Hotrod Hayride at the weekend and signed on to put the car on the dirt oval to whup some ass. Was a touch slippery out there in the mud and down on the far corner I ran a bit wide and smashed it down the barrier
Thought I'd put this bit here rather than derail the Hayride thread. Here's me on the dirt with not much opposite lock:
And afterwards cleaning the mud off the windscreen so I could see out to drive home
Anyway, back home I took some pics, nothing too serious. Bit of mud:
Bit of a bent wing:
That's my GOOD wing damnit! But it should pull out no probs. Back wing got a bit smashed up but should glue back together since it's fibreglass, got a spare light somewhere I think:
Oh and two mashed hubcaps:
I reckon that was the best £5 I ever spent! There's mud everywhere, interior is caked, it's all up the headlining, all over the back window and it's packed solid underneath.
Most important was I won the race
Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0vTK1G71Ow
You can tell when it happens because it's like rrrrrrrrrrrr... *short pause* thud... rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Any more details on this? Which Nissan dizzy? Are the electronics all contained? Slot driven?
Hungry inquiring minds need to know (before I have to give the Mallory back...)!
Jonny 69, I sure enjoyed the video. Sorry to see the damage but you drove a good race. "GOOD SHOW"
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I found photos of my car and wanted to share them These were taken at the 2006 GNRS. Photos were taken by Dave Lindsay/SoCalCarCulture.com
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FNG here. I have a rattle in my engine that I suspect is a loose rod. When I listen to the engine with my dowel rod, the noise seems to be coming from the crankcase in either the third or fourth cylinder. Some shims were replaced last year and I suspect that this is just a continuation of that problem. Can this be done without pulling the engine?
Any tips on diagnosis or replacement.
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