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Old 11-17-2018, 02:45 PM   #1
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I'd like to express my appreciation to Bubba, (and Terry as well), for posting the video of the helmut distributor tear-down and reassembly. It was certainly well done and very informative!
The other day I did the 'unthinkable'- accidently left the ign. switch on for a couple of hrs. (something I said I'd never do). Anyway, I decided to pull the dist. and change the points because they were probably burnt from the switch being left on. When I got the dist. out I realized that it was in pretty rough shape. There was a lot of play in the shaft, (end to end play), a hairline crack in the housing, and the setting was moved way over to the left, (retard). How the car ran so well with a dist. like this, I don't know! I have quite a few distributors here, and NOS rotors and points etc. so I decided to take one apart, (after watching Bubba's video a few times). I cleaned it up, put a new rotor and points in, lubricated it, (as per Bubba's instructions), and put it back together. Now it's in the car and seems to be performing excellently! I can only 'yard test' it because there is salt on the roads here, (winter has come). Looking forward to a good road test to see how it does- but that may not be 'till spring!
Anyway, thanks again to Bubba and Terry, (I never would have attempted this if I hadn't seen the video). You two guys are excellent teachers and true craftsmen. You are a huge asset to our hobby!
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Old 11-17-2018, 06:58 PM   #2
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I missed the video on Helmet ,watched the one on the crab . Did Bubba post a link ?
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Old 11-18-2018, 07:24 AM   #3
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Yes, I don't know how to post the link here but if you do a search of shooter_bighorn you'll find his post called 'distributor question'. Bubba posted on that with the link.
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Old 11-18-2018, 01:02 PM   #4
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That was a great video. Thanks Bubba

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Old 11-18-2018, 02:58 PM   #5
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How do i get Bubbas videos?
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Old 11-18-2018, 03:39 PM   #6
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Thanks for posting Jack.
Thanks Bubba
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Old 11-18-2018, 06:24 PM   #8
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No idea how I learned this stuff back in the 80s and 90s with no internet. I had about 6 or 8 books back then. They were great books and I wore out the covers. It is a huge asset for us living in rural areas with no clubs etc to gain the specific knowledge about unusual engines like the flathead V8 just by opening a 'page'. Pretty much a miracle where I come from. Many thanks to Bubba (who is a very fine individual... Mac Van Pelt, another) for sharing their knowledge with a bunch of guys that just like owning and fixing and driving beautifully designed and built machinery from a past generation. Hats off to ya! Thanks, GB in Olga
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OH hell!!! "Back in the 80's and 90's"?? We are probably lucky people couldn't do much in the 80's and 90's....
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