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History RotoFaze Dual Cap Owners

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Scott Mize, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. Scott Mize
    Joined: May 29, 2017
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    We have a Rotofaze dual cap which we are running in our 241 Hemi. If you own a RotoFaze dual cap (operates like two 4 cylinders) please post.


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  2. Fogger
    Joined: Aug 18, 2007
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    Contact Joe Panek @ Roto-Faze for info. 310-325-8844
     
  3. Scott Mize
    Joined: May 29, 2017
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    Thanks I know Joe. We aren’t having issues just thought a thread of owners would be cool.


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  4. duncan
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
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    Those of us that don't have one, are waiting patiently for photos, Those that do, are hesitant to post photos, because it's like announcing that you keep a gold bar under your bed.:)
     
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  5. Scott Mize
    Joined: May 29, 2017
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    Here is a video of ours on our distributor machine. Set dwell at 62 degrees, using Bosch blue coils and Taylor vertex mag condensers.




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  6. Scott Mize
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    Also. One just sold on the H.A.M.B. a few months ago for a y block. Sold first day.


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  7. Dave's32insocal
    Joined: Mar 4, 2017
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    27F20563-5D64-4794-97DE-722A9CD3AE57.png A846B7AD-3CC7-4180-AE4D-1A02F2E1C101.jpeg 1F566DAD-6582-462A-B7DA-86799A212BA8.jpeg E6698B6B-5DAB-4D2A-AC9D-E09116122357.jpeg Just finished mounting the coils and I have to say that John and Joe at Roto Faze are super nice people,willing to help you with your distributors in anyway they can and are looking to buy some back either the dual coils or their tall distributors contact John at the shop,I know I told him good luck with the dual but maybe someone has a tall on a shelf somewhere? John’s really working on bringing back the dual coils,I’ll call and find out how that’s going and post later.
     
  8. Fogger
    Joined: Aug 18, 2007
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    Twelve years ago I bought a Roto-Faze for a small block Chevy off ebay. I called Joe and gave him the serial number. He has log books of all the distributors and who they were sold to. He serviced it adding new components and ran it up on the distributor machine. The Roto-Faze distributors are works of art and a friend says they're built like a Rolex. Joe gave me a poster of the inner workings and although the design is many decades old there is nothing built today that is of anywhere close to the quality.
     
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  9. Scott Mize
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    Thanks for adding info. I thought I found another dual cap yesterday in the box. Unfortunately it was a newer version. Postmark was 1969 and for a sbc. [​IMG]


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  10. 26Troadster
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
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    from Texas

    i'm glad you posted pics cause i had no clue.
     
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  11. Scott Mize
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    Your serial number is 5 away from ours


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  12. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
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    i bought this one of the hamb recently, been wanting one for a long time, so i bit the bullet and bought it, serial #60022. its gonna go in my cadi powered chopped and channeled 32 coupe
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  13. showrod
    Joined: Feb 8, 2007
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    Titus, is that an actual cad or something someone cut down?
    I saw it on eBay messaged the seller who sent me measurements that where not matching my stock caddy distributor.
     
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  14. Here is a pic of Kong Jackson, Ed Winfield , and me Tim Avery in front of Ed's house in Vegas in 1976. Kong is explaining his prototype ignition on my Model B to Winfield. Not a very good pic of the ignition but you may be able to recognize the red 4 banger Oldsmobile cap. Kong was a really good ignition guy. It was a ball hanging out with him in the mid to late 70's. A guy can learn a lot doing that. I bet you did not know that Winfield ground all the cams for Kong's ignitions. That is one of the reasons they worked so well.
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  15. titus
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    Yeah im not sure what it is supose to fit, ill likely modify it to fit my early cady motor, i was thinking of calling Joe Panek and see if he can run the serial number.

    JEFF
     
  16. 97
    Joined: May 18, 2005
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    Joe has all the serial #s. I brought a Y block one to the USA from New Zealand and dropped it off with Joe (ten years ago) for an East Coast Kookie car clone. He had it done for the guy's Caddi in a week or so....easy. 310 3258844
     
  17. Bet ya that raised a couple of eyebrows at the x-ray machine thru Immigration and Customs :rolleyes:
     
  18. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
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    Twin cap used '34 Willys caps? Think that's what they fit...long time ago now. (1982?)
    I found some for Von Franco after gifting him the one I had...

    Has Joe Panek got a 'number' from his files of how many dual cap ignitions there were?
    Amazing they keep turning up.
     
  19. 97
    Joined: May 18, 2005
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    I flew into Vancouver , where my pickup was stored. No comment at all from Customs, or anyone else. When I crossed into the US , they dicked me around for 4 hours on every single part I had in the truck, ( most of a 26 roadster) that I had bought into Canada 8 months earlier from the US , and had documents to show that. The only item that wasn't documented was the distributor, I told them it was a spare part for the truck as I thought my one may have been what had been causing a starting problem. Didn't even open the box or raise an eyebrow!! BUT they made me walk back to Canada to exchange for US$6 cash to pay for an iris scan!!
     

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