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Old 02-17-2020, 10:59 AM   #1
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2/16/2020 BUBBAS ???

Well I guess the time has come !! After almost 50 years of ignition service in one way or the other and 32 plus years servicing Bubbas Garage in the Alley at the Newport Hill Climb. I am retiring from the ignition business .

I retired from the Fuel Injection and diagnostic business a few years ago and moved the Ignition part back to my house at 5237 Ford Street.

My part time guy Terry has been with me 20 plus years . Over the years we have shipped thousands of rebuilt Ford V8 ignitions to customers all over the world. The last year has been rough on me as I do Dialysis three days a week . Also I am having a heart procedure in the next couple weeks to remove a 90% blockage .

With both of these issues I cant get to the shop other than a few hours per week , and its time to really work on my health . I have a plan and will work the plan.

Orders that are in the shop will get done ( most are apart and clean thanks to Terry !) but we will no longer take additional orders.

We ( Terry and I) will do some inventory ( I have tons ) over time and offer it for sale, however thats a project down the road...

I would refer Mike at 3rd Generation , Charlie NY (ford barn ) and Skip Haney for distributor work to be done..They all do great work!!

I do plan on monitoring all emails and my web site will still be a informational site for the Early V8 Flathead stuff. I will do my best to answer all questions and enjoy doing that as usual. I also plan on writing some advanced trouble shooting test procedures as time allows....

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Old 02-17-2020, 11:04 AM   #2
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Jim, THANK you and your team for all you've done to literally keep the "spark" of the old car hobby alive. You have helped thousands and your future writings will keep up the tradition. Focus on your health and feel better. All the best.
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Prioritizing one's time is most important and I am glad you have given the old Ford community the time you did. Thanks for that and take care.
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Old 02-17-2020, 11:09 AM   #4
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Sorry to hear but you have to take care of yourself first and always. The Chevy distributor conversion you did for me several years ago is still going strong. Thanks for all you have done for the hobby.
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Old 02-17-2020, 11:11 AM   #5
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Congratulations on your retirement Jim! You've earned it!

Endless thanks from the Old Ford community for 50 years of dedicated contributions!

I'm pulling for your health challenges to ease up on you soon!
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Old 02-17-2020, 11:20 AM   #6
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Thanks for what you have done for the old Ford hobby and now it is time to attend to your own needs! You can quit knowing you did good! Thanks!
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Old 02-17-2020, 11:27 AM   #7
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Jim you are creating a void that will never be filled. As a mentor, friend , vendor and
customer it's been an all positive relationship with you. I still wear the T shirt you sent

me, any XL's left, I'll have a check in the mail pronto, name your price.
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Old 02-17-2020, 11:38 AM   #8
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Jim, Sorry to see you go but, that is the cost of getting old. I have had many jobs in my time but I finally found something I am really good at......being retired and doing nothing.
May God bless and keep you. And thanks for all of your outstanding years at repairing our old Fords!!
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Old 02-17-2020, 11:43 AM   #9
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I also want to thank you for a good running distributor, and wish you health and enjoyment in retirement.

(I shoulda sent in more distributors for rebuild when I had the chance.....)
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Old 02-17-2020, 11:45 AM   #10
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God bless Jim. It's a shame someone can't continue the business but hopefully the people mentioned can take their share of the load. You need to only have one job and that job is to look after your own health.
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Old 02-17-2020, 11:51 AM   #11
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Sad to see you go Jim. Take care of yourself.
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Old 02-17-2020, 11:59 AM   #12
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A sad time for us Jim. Most of us old flathead guys are getting used to living with increasing limitations, as our bodies begin to let us down. Nothing is forever, but you enter this stage of life with thousands of people who are grateful for you and Terry taking good care of us with dignity and respect. Hope to see continuing posts from you. God bless you, Russ/40.

PS. I want an XL t-shirt also. Pleeze!
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Bubba. I've never met you but have enjoyed your posts and a couple of phone conversations over the years. Apatchy has enjoyed all of the extra sparks your distributor work has given him. Enjoy your retirement and be CERTAIN to follow your doctor's orders. I lost a friend who didn't.

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Congrats on your retirement and plan to focus on your health. Take care and get well!
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Sorry to hear this, but your health is you first priority. Take care of yourself and please, keep posting when you can. Your knowledge and experience are invaluable.

Thanks for your years of dedication and service to the early V8 community!
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I guess all GOOD things must end. Take care and good luck. Still got your old truck? I saw you run at Wilmington a few years back. Nice truck!
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Old 02-17-2020, 12:19 PM   #17
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best wishes to you and family jim, thanks for all the help you have provided for us dumb bells here on the barn. get yourself fixed up and take care
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Old 02-17-2020, 12:28 PM   #18
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Thank you for all you've done for the hobby over the years. Take care of yourself and get well!
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Jim,
You've been a great friend and a great customer. I wish you the best and hope we can still have our frequent talks when I get all wound up (you know what I mean!).

You've been a true asset to the hobby and as Charlie has said it will be a void that cannot be filled.

Step back and admire the impact you have had in this hobby, huge..
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I too have enjoyed our conversations and I really like the work you have done on my distributors. We will all miss having your service, but look fwd to visiting on the 'Barn. Best wishes with your health and enjoy your retirement!
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