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Old 01-08-2016, 09:56 PM   #21
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Truth be told . . . I have an original Potvin 3/8 and a Potvin 425 . . . and I also have Pete's variants - no question who ground a better and more consistent profile. Guess Who???
Dale

Could be, but its not unlike an original Andy Warhol silk screen v. a print copy. I feel honored to own something that Bill worked on himself. The note he wrote on the back of the timing card after he remembered our conversation was something I'll certainly hold on to with fondness for the man. He was certainly a legend.

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Old 01-09-2016, 12:47 AM   #22
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Will let you know how it works in my car in a month or so. I'm putting the car back together now. 4 1/8 Merc. crank, billet main caps, Edelbrock heads, Edelbrock slingshot w. two 97's etc. Car is fendered 32 cpe. 28 tooth 39 trans, 3:54 r&p 6:50X16. Will post on this thread with report....stay tuned oh yea, sounded awesome on test fire
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Old 01-09-2016, 02:47 AM   #23
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I used a 3/8 with a 276 ci engine in a 32 roadster with 3.25 gears and a 3-speed.
Runs great and makes good power.
Like pete wrote , 276ci and bigger engine
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Old 01-09-2016, 11:27 AM   #24
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I know nothing about cams and how they relate to engine displacement. BUT, everyone I ever asked told me that I could not run a Potvin 425/Eliminator on the street.
Everyone except PETE, that is!! Pete ground (2) 425's for me, after the first failed due to really bad off shore lifters. To me, Potvin cams are the best. If I ever build another Flathead, I'd run a 3/8 just to try it out.
Oh, and the 425 runs real nice on the street in a 290 CI engine
Just my experience
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Old 01-09-2016, 11:57 AM   #25
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I still have the Potvin 400, I'll never uz it.
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Old 02-26-2016, 01:50 PM   #26
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I still have the Potvin 400, I'll never uz it.
Wow! first one i hear that has a Climax....nice...really curis how it performs.
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Old 02-26-2016, 04:27 PM   #27
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It's gone, looking forward to a reply on it's performance.
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Old 02-26-2016, 05:03 PM   #28
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I have a good friend that is regrind cams check it out
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showth...61#post1194061
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Old 02-26-2016, 07:28 PM   #29
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I have the Potvin 425 in my dragster, one of Pete, I think i't awesome and it screams on the track and idles good around 1100, 276, wicked port and relieve job, three 94's, 1.600 intake valves, I've driven it up and down the lane where I live, I think it would be fine on the street, You have to get used to those engine on the street. Walt
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Old 02-26-2016, 08:48 PM   #30
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I have the Potvin 425 in my dragster, one of Pete, I think i't awesome and it screams on the track and idles good around 1100, 276, wicked port and relieve job, three 94's, 1.600 intake valves, I've driven it up and down the lane where I live, I think it would be fine on the street, You have to get used to those engine on the street. Walt
Yah Can't Beat Pete!

Hey . . . maybe I should make some T-Shirts for him - make him rich, make him famous.

Yo Pete - couple shirts, couple Martoonies, we'd think we were the 'Cat's Ass'.
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Old 02-26-2016, 09:18 PM   #31
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Make it, I'll buy one
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Old 02-26-2016, 09:44 PM   #32
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Yah Can't Beat Pete!

Hey . . . maybe I should make some T-Shirts for him - make him rich, make him famous.

Yo Pete - couple shirts, couple Martoonies, we'd think we were the 'Cat's Ass'.
My wife told me once a long time ago that I was the cat's meow but I'm not sure about being the other end of the cat.......LOL
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