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Old 04-21-2014, 07:25 PM   #161
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That's what I want in my '32 coupe! souped-up V12. How'a that new rotor working out for ya Bruce? anyone guess what's on my desk now?
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:28 PM   #162
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Now that's Nice!!
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:24 AM   #163
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Anymore takers for some rotors???? I wanna see the centercap come alive

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Old 05-16-2014, 03:17 PM   #164
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Joe
Twelve rotors arrived today in fine shape. I fit one up on a distributor, and
the rotor is a perfect fit. You are to be commended for the considerable
effort you put in to pull this off. No question, this is the real deal. Anybody
that buys one of these will be most happy with it. Thank you for your
contribution to the old Ford hobby. Here is hoping that the inner cap works
out. I will take a dozen if it does. Again thank you Joe. Gary
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Old 05-26-2014, 05:57 AM   #165
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Thanks Gary!
Well, sales have slowed, but it hasn't kept me from making the mid-cap. I'm hoping I'll have it for you within a month (Insert fingers crossed 'icon' here) or so.

Currently researching for purchase the material (Butterscotch color) I'm going to use since I can't go further finishing the mold without it. Different materials cool differently and final size etc...

thought I'd post some progress.
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Old 05-28-2014, 04:43 PM   #166
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SOooo, I've made them available for 'Single' rotor purchases for those of you who just want one (1) rotor. Cost is $140 shipped, and I am DISCOUNTING the center cap (getting close to finishing them) to those who stepped up and purchased two from me before.

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Old 07-23-2014, 08:40 PM   #167
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Well so far it seems everything's fine with the new rotors. If anyone has had any issues, please PM me I'll follow up!

Hoping to have the centercap available very soon - (darn color matching) there are design upgrades many asked for preventing common problems with the original (2) versions.

Enjoy!
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:18 PM   #168
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Joe, I have used your new rotor for 2,000 miles since receiving one of the 1st ones in April........and NO PROBLEMS!! I removed the ignition yesterday to check the contact plate, and brush wear.....and everything looks GREAT!! Thanks for bringing out a MUCH NEEDED PRODUCT!! Now it's off to Bonneville in two weeks with your NEW ROTOR!! I will be looking forward to your next product...the contact plate. Thanks again...Whygoby
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Old 07-20-2015, 02:11 PM   #169
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Have some friends wanting me to do some of the internals: 4 lobe cam etc...

I have made a few more rotors if anyone needs some and I am trying hard to finish up the centercaps now. It is difficult (and expensive) with bakelite; want to match the color as close as possible.

Hope everyone who bought my rotors are enjoying them! 2 people gave me a $40 deposit for the centercap~ I must make it
Thought I would 'bump' the thread and let people know where I'm at with the caps!
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Old 07-20-2015, 02:52 PM   #170
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Whew...you are getting close to being able to produce rebuilt HC's from Ford cores. I'm assuming you own a drill.
Looking forward to seeing the caps...Ive got one cracked HC and one poor naked one with no plastic at all waiting!
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Old 07-21-2015, 09:46 AM   #171
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I can use that cap when you get them ready! Thanks, Gary
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Old 07-25-2015, 07:28 PM   #172
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That is beautiful stuff. What a great hobby we have!
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Old 10-10-2015, 05:40 PM   #173
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aaArghh...

Can't believe a year has gone by -- wow. Rotors worked out well. Not a single return, only a few broken carbon brushes due to shipping handling and or boxing. I want to thank everyone for their support in buying them. Sales paid for costs' ....juuuuust about. Profit was in the "sense of accomplishment" from producing a useable good that put a smile on some faces, and a light pat on the back

CENTERCAP. I know everyone in need is waiting. It has been first on my 'short list "to do", but the workbench has been wiped off, and I'll be focusing attention directly on it over the next few weeks. My supplier for the Bakelite needs to mix it to match, also need to do some math. (weight, etc... per piece) Then just bite the bullet so to speak and buy the machine time and try it out, make nec. adjustments etc... so it is a start and not stop until done process.

Cheers Guys

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Old 12-07-2015, 04:25 PM   #174
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Thumbs up H&c middle cap coming soon :)

Oh, just so you know I had 5 people give me small deposits a year ago for the middle cap -- listing their initials below:

Great Thanks for everyone's support BTW:

RJ
LM
BL
GO
TB
{Thanks Guys}

Money was the hold-up. I am just one guy making these so it takes a while for me to scavenge funds for these re-pop projects. I really am trying to finish before end of 2015, I was trying to finish for x-mas but the brass ring is holding me back a little bit. (It goes into the mold when the high-temp bakelite is injected. takes approx. 7 minutes to make 1piece!!!!) Must cool down due to thickness otherwise they will crack and so far I have not had a SINGLE RETURN with the rotors & I want to stay that way....

The Color is extremely close match, my sample was lets just say "Well Aged" so please don't expect a spectro-chromagraphic identical color like at home depot mixing paint, not as simple.

Can't wait to finish these and get them out there!!!
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Old 12-07-2015, 05:39 PM   #175
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Looks like January of 1952 is about to happen! I'm looking forward to putting plastic with no cracks on the old sparkler.
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Old 12-07-2015, 06:06 PM   #176
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Looks like January of 1952 is about to happen! I'm looking forward to putting plastic with no cracks on the old sparkler.
Bakelite Bruce Bakelite

no plastic used here, that's the stuff that warps, melts, cracks, shorts out and only lasts a little longer than cookies and milk put out at Christmas time.
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Old 12-08-2015, 10:36 AM   #177
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Keep the faith Buddy! I am patiently waiting, good things take time. Gary
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Old 12-08-2015, 08:35 PM   #178
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Bakelite Bruce Bakelite

no plastic used here, that's the stuff that warps, melts, cracks, shorts out and only lasts a little longer than cookies and milk put out at Christmas time.
Not to start an argument but reading Wikipedia is very interesting if you are interested in learning about Bakelite:
Bakelite

Main article: Bakelite
The first plastic based on a synthetic polymer was made from phenol and formaldehyde, with the first viable and cheap synthesis methods invented in 1907, by Leo Hendrik Baekeland, a Belgian-born American living in New York state.

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plastic
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Old 12-09-2015, 06:50 PM   #179
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Sorry, I have been dealing with the bakelite suppliers lately. Chemically speaking it's also just a few molecules shy of "sugar" ☺
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Old 08-28-2016, 08:01 PM   #180
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After well over a year, I've completed a small run of finished intermediate bakelite caps for those who requested them from me. Later this week I will be informing those 4 people who so kindly (and trustingly) pre-purchased at a discount (Thanks for your support guys...)

THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE! They turned out beautiful so here's a sneak peek for you....
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