Dizzy rebuild GT-E ?

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Re: Dizzy rebuild GT-E ?

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Post by xr7g428 » 10 Apr 2018, 15:31

There is no way that regular members can see it, but these thread are searched all of the time by people that don't ever post. So they will find this thread years from now and if it gets updated it will still be useful. And then again the way body shop time is measured, isn't a year just really about 15 minutes in body shop time?
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Post by Don Rush » 10 Apr 2018, 17:20

I have used this place since the 80's and never had a problem. Same location since 1923, 4 generations of ownership.

http://www.philbingroup.com/rebuilt/distributors.htm

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Post by ClawIt » 11 Apr 2018, 05:19

7.0 Litre Kid wrote:
23 Sep 2017, 10:28

[quote=rafcars@cox.net post_id=80673 time=1498103641 user_id=2271)

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Just mentioning... Two 427 GTEs I've regularly seen do not have the thermostatic vacuum valve in the thermostat housing. The 68 shop manual vacuum diagram for 427 shows the carb connected directly to the distributor. Its ok to use it but for proper operation the distributor vacuum line should go to the middle port of the valve. The way it is connected now engine vacuum would not get connected to distributor when a hot condition exists.

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Post by Royce » 11 Apr 2018, 07:58

Right, the GT-E did not have a thermostat valve originally. Most GT-E's have a internal hex plug in the thermostat housing, which should be the aluminum C8AE part.
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Post by Royce » 11 Apr 2018, 07:59

LOL @ "body shop time" LOL........
xr7g428 wrote:
10 Apr 2018, 15:31
There is no way that regular members can see it, but these thread are searched all of the time by people that don't ever post. So they will find this thread years from now and if it gets updated it will still be useful. And then again the way body shop time is measured, isn't a year just really about 15 minutes in body shop time?
1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
1910 Model T Ford Touring Red / Black
1914 Model T Touring Maroon / Black
1915 Model T Ford Touring Black / Black
1917 Model T Ford Torpedo Runabout Green / Black
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Re: Dizzy rebuild GT-E ?

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Post by 7.0 Litre Kid » 14 Apr 2018, 21:03

ClawIt wrote:
11 Apr 2018, 05:19
7.0 Litre Kid wrote:
23 Sep 2017, 10:28

[quote=rafcars@cox.net post_id=80673 time=1498103641 user_id=2271)
Just mentioning... Two 427 GTEs I've regularly seen do not have the thermostatic vacuum valve in the thermostat housing. The 68 shop manual vacuum diagram for 427 shows the carb connected directly to the distributor. Its ok to use it but for proper operation the distributor vacuum line should go to the middle port of the valve. The way it is connected now engine vacuum would not get connected to distributor when a hot condition exists.
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Your are correct, I’ve had time to correct most of the issues!

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