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Old 09-22-2019, 07:06 AM   #1
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Default Bubba's distributor question

I could ask Jim directly but I'm sure you guys know as well....

A while ago Jim at Bubba's was kind enough to build one of his Chevy distributors for my 8BA, now I'm ready to use it.

Does this setup require a resistor (that I might have misplaced)?

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Old 09-22-2019, 08:40 AM   #2
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Default Re: Bubba's distributor question

I believe that Bubba recommends a Bosch 0012 blue coil which is internally resisted. That's what I'm using on my 8ba with a Budda Chevy distributor.

https://www.amazon.com/Bosch-00012-9...94759050&psc=1
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Old 09-22-2019, 09:03 AM   #3
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The above is probably the way to go if you have converted to 12 volts. If so, then go with it. Are you, by any chance, still running a 6 volt system? If so we need more information, specifically, what kind of coil you are using.
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If a blue coil came with the distributor , its needs NO resistor ........let us know how she runs.....
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Perfect! I’ll report back. Thank you.


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Old 09-24-2019, 06:50 AM   #6
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Default Re: Bubba's distributor question

To confirm my thinking on wiring on the test stand. Hot lead to a switch, then to the positive side of the coil. And then from the negative side of the coil to the distributor. Is that correct?

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Old 09-24-2019, 06:56 AM   #7
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To confirm my thinking on wiring on the test stand. Hot lead to a switch, then to the positive side of the coil. And then from the negative side of the coil to the distributor. Is that correct?

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The distributor is an on off switch that does not care about the coil. What does care about the coil is the condenser. Ultimately the condenser is matched to the coil. If the point pit to one side you need a bigger one and to the other it needs to be smaller. The coil manufacturer will tell you whether a resistor is needed. My 49 does not have one for 6 volts. At least I do not think it does.
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Old 09-24-2019, 07:41 AM   #9
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Thanks Frank. Both the distributor and coil came from Jim so I'm sure they are well matched. That said, still good information and I appreciate it.

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The distributor is an on off switch that does not care about the coil. What does care about the coil is the condenser. Ultimately the condenser is matched to the coil. If the point pit to one side you need a bigger one and to the other it needs to be smaller. The coil manufacturer will tell you whether a resistor is needed. My 49 does not have one for 6 volts. At least I do not think it does.
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Again, all of this is assuming 12 volts negative ground. While this is most likely a correct assumption, the O/P has never explicitly stated it (at least not in this thread). Since this is an "Early Ford" forum, and not a "Hot Rod" forum, it is a salient piece of information.
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Excellent point and my bad. Yes, converted to 12v and negative ground.

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Again, all of this is assuming 12 volts negative ground. While this is most likely a correct assumption, the O/P has never explicitly stated it (at least not in this thread). Since this is an "Early Ford" forum, and not a "Hot Rod" forum, it is a salient piece of information.
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Again, all of this is assuming 12 volts negative ground. While this is most likely a correct assumption, the O/P has never explicitly stated it (at least not in this thread). Since this is an "Early Ford" forum, and not a "Hot Rod" forum, it is a salient piece of information.
Lots of early Fords here on the Barn converted to 12 volts that aren't "hot rods" including my avatar.
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Lots of early Fords here on the Barn converted to 12 volts that aren't "hot rods" including my avatar.
Very true, but you can never be sure about any particular car unless it is explicitly specified, can you?
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Very true, but you can never be sure about any particular car unless it is explicitly specified, can you?
Many people feel the need to run 12 volts in their original car and that's fine. Given that though, it is always good to give as much info as possible about the car you're having a problem with. Many of these stock appearing vehicles do not even have the right engine for various reasons and #1 is availability.
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