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Hotter Spark, Better Sounds

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,714

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

  2. That does sound nice...
  3. slim53
    Joined: Apr 24, 2005
    Posts: 399


    Do you ever sleep? Your coupe sounds good though.
  4. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,714

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Yeah, about to go do that right now. :)
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  5. woodbox
    Joined: Jul 11, 2005
    Posts: 1,099



    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!
  6. Lucky77
    Joined: Mar 27, 2006
    Posts: 2,419


    Glad you got everything figured out. Wow does that coupe look good flying down the road and it sounds awesome.
  7. Jonny69
    Joined: Jul 24, 2007
    Posts: 275

    from England

    I think I urinated slightly when I watched that. It might have been sex wee.
  8. revkev6
    Joined: Jun 13, 2006
    Posts: 3,160

    from ma

    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!
  9. BillBallingerSr
    Joined: Dec 20, 2007
    Posts: 651

    from In Hell

    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?
  10. Flatman
    Joined: Dec 20, 2005
    Posts: 1,975


    I put one of Jim's dizzys in my 8BA, drop in and go:D
    They do great work at Bubba's!

  11. 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.
  12. 29 sedanman
    Joined: Mar 22, 2005
    Posts: 2,282

    29 sedanman
    from Indy

    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.
  13. 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
  14. coupster
    Joined: May 9, 2006
    Posts: 856

    from Oscoda Mi

    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.
  15. That idle is just "Dead Sexy!"
    Glad to here you got it sorted out.
  16. SanDiegoJoe
    Joined: Apr 18, 2004
    Posts: 3,520


    I can't wait to hear the 250 Chevy that Jim built. True hot rodder right there man.

    - Joe
  17. Nice write up Ryan. No doubt about two things. I'm biased (cause it's my pop :D ) 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. :cool:

    Insert cheap plug here... he also did a nice write up on ignition in the latest issue of Hometown Hot Rods. :D
  18. buzzard
    Joined: Apr 20, 2001
    Posts: 4,331

    Alliance Member

    Miller did a great job on that one. His skills are really coming along!
  19. 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>>>>.
  20. seatex
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,650


    Nuthin' like the sound of a Hot A-Bone cruizin' down a hill country road............... congrat's, what a sweet car.........GOD BLESS TEXAS!
  21. BillBallingerSr
    Joined: Dec 20, 2007
    Posts: 651

    from In Hell

    More please! I'm going to have to go listen to Jimmy White's Hemi have a cigarette and cool off. [​IMG]
  22. rustybucket
    Joined: Dec 21, 2006
    Posts: 264


    Ryan your car sounds killer!

    What are you running in the cam department? And are those open pipes?

  23. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 4,719

    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    I've got one of Bubbas converted Chevy dizzys in my deuce roadster, seems to work really good and wasn't very expensive. I know in this electronic world points are supposed to be obsolete but they sure work sweet!
  24. Added to the issue of the fubar'ed dist tabs on the Rocky33 I bet some of the issues could have been solved by Jim........broken rotors, burnt points,timing that wouldn't stay etc...........wish I knew about him back then!
  25. buzzard
    Joined: Apr 20, 2001
    Posts: 4,331

    Alliance Member

    HaHa, best of luck. That cam grind is locked deep in the Tardel/ Cochran vaults. :)
  26. Sixcarb
    Joined: Mar 5, 2004
    Posts: 1,497

    from North NJ

    Great audio on the video but I would like to hear the idle of the car from the back longer, maybe about 5 minutes worth or so that way I can just keep my headphones on at work.
  27. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
    Posts: 21,205

    Bruce Lancaster

    Note for those without distributor do it yourself crab tester would handle the analytical issues of this distributor: Lack of decent correlation between gap and dwell on individual point units would disclose Chinese point syndrome, lack of proper total dwell if individual points work right would show the damaged point plate.
    The engine itself with a timing light can handle many of the duties of a distributor machine in checking out curve, once you know what to look for...
    But nothing will save us if it's true that Echlin and Standard are moving to Chinese points...
  28. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,588

    from SUGAR CITY

    It a true Hot Rod. The sound of that things gave me chills and the look of it flushes all the pigment from my flesh. Then the film actually almost made me piss myself laughing when the credits started to roll. It's the way I like to start my mornings to say the least.
  29. GRADY
    Joined: Jun 23, 2002
    Posts: 442


    As a enthusiast in the great cold white north, the sound of your car made my hair stand on end and remind me that summer is not that far off...sounds great and looks even better:)
    thanks for sharing
  30. sixinarow
    Joined: Mar 18, 2007
    Posts: 169

    from Fargo, ND

    Sounds great Ryan!! Love the coupe!!

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