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Old 01-21-2014, 10:12 AM   #101
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Interesting project in regard to your mold sticking issue, my suggestion is to try some mold release agent. My suggestion would be PAM frying pan anti stick as it is high temp and does not effect the plastic. What is the price of the rotor?
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Old 02-09-2014, 01:25 AM   #102
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Are you selling these now?
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Old 02-12-2014, 10:54 PM   #103
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Hi guys, I'm still alive and well

had to perfect a method to punch down the rivets...at first I thought i could just "punch them down but they ended up breaking. So, I had to make a tool that spins and heats up the brass allowing them to fold down nicely without damaging them. Only so many were produced, I can't afford to waste any of them.
Another thing my friend pointed out was that these systems are 6v, and plug gap is .025" so 'Cap terminal' to 'Rotor terminal' clearance is important; that clearance between the brass electrodes on each side of the rotor (180 degrees apart) is important.
The rotors ARE done; however I just finished making ANOTHER tooling to grind down evenly for a more precise clearance.... this will insure a better spark at the plug!

Sorry for the delay, should have them all ready to ship soon. My friend helping me with the project took off for 3 week vacation....(Why don't I have such luck

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Old 02-12-2014, 11:18 PM   #104
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Very glad you are making them as good as possible ! Thanks Gary
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:08 AM   #105
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Ford had a clearance Spec. for the rotor to cap gap. I came across it in the service bulletins from about 46-48.
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:50 AM   #106
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" and plug gap is .025" so 'Cap terminal' to 'Rotor terminal' clearance is important; that clearance between the brass electrodes on each side of the rotor (180 degrees apart) is important"

Interesting because there was a separate thread recently about sloppy repro cap clearance on the normal crab caps - wide variations - Bubba said he gets caps that are better than most - but not sure how they stack up to the original tolerances that Henry demanded.
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Old 02-14-2014, 07:08 AM   #107
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Wow, this is good. We need to make educated decision as to the best radius to cut them down to..... Now, I'm at [greater than] R1.432"

I made them intentionally oversized for this reason. (Hindsight is 20/20)

I was going to cut them all today too!
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:53 PM   #108
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SOLD - wow more hop ups will be sporting H&C distributors!


If anyone wants to get ahold if a Harmon & Collins distributor - I have a nice one that will need a rebuild details below
model 14 Harmon & Collins 2 Bolt Ford distributor. All H&C tan adapters are included as well as the special rotor and cap.

This distributor needs rebuilding and it does have a few small nicks and one part on the bottom of rotor is chipped though this will not affect operation.

This distributor is a great period performance part for your Hop Up or custom.

Price $300.00 - shipping $10.00 to lower 48

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Old 02-14-2014, 06:58 PM   #109
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Old 02-14-2014, 07:47 PM   #110
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Pat Mason, MRI and I just bought a couple of Joe's H&C rotors. We will let you know who they work out.
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Old 02-15-2014, 08:48 AM   #111
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Are they on sale now? Or are you guys running tests to prove out the rotors - prior to sale?
I am putting off a H&C rebuild until the new rotors are ready.
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Old 02-15-2014, 10:18 AM   #112
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Ladies & Gentlemen, you asked for it - ya got it! Here's the first rotor off the production table. I will continue this week and see if we can start shipping end of next week. PM me if you'd like a pair. (Gotta sell in pairs....i'm a Po' boy

ENJOY...
Let me know what a pair costs.Gary
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Old 02-16-2014, 12:27 AM   #113
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Are they on sale now? Or are you guys running tests to prove out the rotors - prior to sale?
I am putting off a H&C rebuild until the new rotors are ready.
o ahead, i gaurantee they will be ready very soon. Just making DARN sure about that 'cap to rotor clearance.'

Practical test has been ran already, car runs fine.

REBUILD IT John.
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Old 02-16-2014, 08:22 PM   #114
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:20 PM   #115
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OH !!! an afterthought. I didn't mean to hi-jack this thread but thought it would be the easiest way to get Jims' attention for a piece for his collection.
If I overstepped the boundaries I am truly sorry.
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:43 AM   #116
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Beuler..........Beuler..............Beuler........ ...




Anybody have the radius yet? sorry, don't want to finish them up and have everybody return them
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Old 02-24-2014, 04:08 PM   #117
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Maybe the best thing would be to see if there's a consensus on best currently available cap...Echlin? Drake? and build to that, along with including some instructions on rotating the thing by hand before bolting it on, hitting the starter button, and watching expensive plastic fragments flying in all directions!
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:02 PM   #118
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Do you want a stock rotor to build it the same ?
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Old 02-25-2014, 06:39 AM   #119
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I have a cap here, I've measured it. I have a stock rotor here, I've measured it.
If I can spend a week or two and improve the current size....awesome. If I have measured out from too old, or a modified(sanded down) rotor.......


... awh heck, I've been given an R of 1.432", maybe I should just go with an R of 1.44......what do you think? ( 'R' = Diameter/2 of course )
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Old 02-25-2014, 06:49 AM   #120
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Doesn't the Ford archives have drawings and / or a history of making the "stock" rotor?
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