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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,616
Posted By Hoop
Re: I guess its time ???

Bubba,

I was never very quick when it came to distributors. Thanks for all your posts and videos.

I've worked my way up to being half-fast.

Hoop
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 949
Posted By Hoop
Re: crab distributor - only choice on early 21 stud ?

Mike, I'm working with "quite possibilities" here. I haven't come across anything that states one way or another what caused the change in distributor design.

But, consider when it occurred....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 949
Posted By Hoop
Re: crab distributor - only choice on early 21 stud ?

Quite possibly the change of Ford's distributor design was the result of the outbreak of WW2. Aluminum was critcal to war production ... with Germany outproducing the US in the beginning.

The crab...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,439
Posted By Hoop
Re: Bring back auto mechanics class

Funny that nobody in this thread has mentioned the US military as a source for vocational training ... and for a college education as well.

There was a time when those kicked-out or dropped-out...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By Hoop
Re: KRW V12 Instructions

Here they are. (Doing Mike's heavy lifting.)

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420999
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By Hoop
Re: KRW V12 Instructions

Here you go. (KRW typo indicated.)

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By Hoop
Re: KRW V12 Instructions

V8Barn, have you used the KRW before on any other distributor, or is this your first attempt of any kind?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,650
Posted By Hoop
Re: Distribator off by one tooth - Pulley casting number

No apology necessary.

Interesting thing about the "wrong TDC" location is that it had a really good possible explanation ... if it had been correct.

There's an old adage in problem solving that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 949
Posted By Hoop
Re: crab distributor - only choice on early 21 stud ?

Tom Bellfoy, if you are still following this thread, tell us about your car. What condition is it in, and how do you plan to use it?

Curious about your wanting to change the distributor. Are you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,439
Posted By Hoop
Re: Bring back auto mechanics class

What do you mean we have no vocational training courses and don't spend lots of money on career development?

We have football!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-27-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,650
Posted By Hoop
Re: Pulley casting number

From your earlier post after suggestions that you use the cable tie method, you posted #31:

"Ok folks, I have to admit putting a foreign object into the cylinder, of a perfectly good engine would...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-27-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,650
Posted By Hoop
Re: Pulley casting number

"I suspect that the distributor is not correctly aligned with the drive gear.
With the #1 piston top dead center and pointer on the dot."

51 Merc, he established TDC using the cable tie method. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-27-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,650
Posted By Hoop
Re: Pulley casting number

Which pulley are we working with? You said you replaced a 2belt with a 3belt. Which one are you having the timing dot problem with?

You are showing us the 2belt.

If it's the 3belt on the car,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,881
Posted By Hoop
Re: Incorrect timing on pulley of 53' Mercury

Merc, using whatever reference point for a start ... like the slot ... measure and see if the "timing button" is in the same place on both the installed pulley and your old pulley.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,881
Posted By Hoop
Re: Incorrect timing on pulley of 53' Mercury

Merc, not talking about a Y block ...

Do the ignition math on a Ford 6 cylinder and then V8. Check the initial timing on each. Consider your 28 degree advance (which you just edited out.).
...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,881
Posted By Hoop
Re: Incorrect timing on pulley of 53' Mercury

Don't know whether or not Ford made a 6 cylinder pulley in that configuration ... or if it would fit on a V8 crank.

But, the arithmetic is a tease.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 789
Posted By Hoop
Re: Can't find thread on distributor timing

Michael, that LED conversion is a pretty good piece of work. More complicated than one would think. I have spare flash tubes or would have converted.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,827
Posted By Hoop
Re: BULLETT Mustang sold today at Mecum auction for:

The car was advertised and sold as "1968 'Bullett' Mustang driven by Steve McQueen" ... for "best offer." Call (201)233-6315

Magazine has been in my collection since its 1974 issue.

The Bullitt...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 789
Posted By Hoop
Re: Can't find thread on distributor timing

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Some beautiful work by Lawrie. Not sure if I can see a strobe display. That's pretty tricky. If you plan to try to build your own, first figure out how to make a good sharp strobe when...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 789
Posted By Hoop
Re: Can't find thread on distributor timing

"They did require special adapters for some types when running them on the Sun machines."

Rotor, you are correct. Here's the Apple Peeler Adapter.

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 789
Posted By Hoop
Re: Can't find thread on distributor timing

Sometimes if you look hard, you may find a Sun machine that you can fix up.


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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-09-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,778
Posted By Hoop
Re: Testing Helmet On Sun Machine

You are right about Bubba ... generous with his knowledge, helpful and a model for a guy you'd want do business with. I never heard him respond negatively or try to "fluff" his own reputation or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 776
Posted By Hoop
Re: Can I/should I attempt to rebuild my helmet dizzy?

If you are even thinking about it, do it.

Use caution pulling the internals out of the housing. You may have to soak the insides with penetrating oil and even carefully warm up the housing with a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,778
Posted By Hoop
Re: Testing Helmet On Sun Machine

First, thank you to those who posted responses ... don't know why there is never a lot of discussion on Sun testers. Maybe it's because some guys want to avoid arguing.

Sadly some of the advice...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-07-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,778
Posted By Hoop
Re: Testing Helmet On Sun Machine

philipswanson, I'm trying to find out how different guys set the initial timing advance when using their Sun machines. I've asked supereal and he has yet to respond.

Hopefully, since you are 504...
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