Early birthday

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Early birthday

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Post by guitar74 » 12 Mar 2017, 09:59

So yesterday I heard a vehicle in the driveway and went outside to see what was going on. To my surprise the mail lady is standing there and hands me a box. When I get inside everyone tells "Happy Birthday!". I tried to post my birthday, but the day menu only went to 12, but it's the 16th. Am taking Friday off and Deb and I are going to the range to FINALLY break in the AR she got me for Christmas. I love target shooting. Especially long distance. May take my Springfield 1903 and try some 400 yr shots. As in very little w/ the Springfield. It's been converted to .308 Norma, so it costs about $2.25-$3 every time you pull the trigger.

So here's the rundown: ignitor 1, matching coil, relay kit, Taylor Ford Blue wires, Blue Streak dizzy cap, looms, rotor, and new Motorcraft plugs for my '65 Galaxie.

Months ago I had talked about doing a recurving video. So when I do all of this, I will if not go step by step, at least hit the finer points. Don't expect high quality video as I don't have any editing programs. All of my gear is for audio recording. But at least will show how to CHECK total advance and while the distributor is apart will point out what needs to be done if you're Recurving a Ford distributor. Depending on what I find on the old tank, I may end up recurving it, but it's doubtful. This car is just a heavy highway cruiser with a little 289. Really depends on how long and slow the curve is.
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Re: Early birthday

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Re: Early birthday

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Post by SPLINEHEAD » 12 Mar 2017, 17:11

Sweet.

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Re: Early birthday

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Post by 9F91H581221 » 12 Mar 2017, 18:53

Hey,
Here is a Recurving thread on another forum that I participated in a while back. It shows some of the things I like to do to a Ford distributor. You might find something you like in that info. Taylor wires are a great choice.

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Re: Early birthday

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Post by 1969XR7Vert » 12 Mar 2017, 19:08

9F91H581221 wrote:
12 Mar 2017, 18:53
Hey,
Here is a Recurving thread on another forum that I participated in a while back. It shows some of the things I like to do to a Ford distributor. You might find something you like in that info. Taylor wires are a great choice.
No link (or whatever you intended) Mark!
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Re: Early birthday

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Post by guitar74 » 13 Mar 2017, 07:06

Will check it out. Still, I'll be interested to see what the curve is like on the old barge.

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Re: Early birthday

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Post by 1969XR7Vert » 13 Mar 2017, 07:43

Why did you pick the Ignitor I? I seem to recall they have a burn-out susceptibility, if the key is left on I believe. Also, I think the II has a more advanced (technically, not timing!) functionality.

Oh, and I have one BNIB I would like to sell!

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Re: Early birthday

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Post by guitar74 » 13 Mar 2017, 09:06

I didn't pick it, my family did. As for the burnout susceptibility, ALL ignitors 1,2,or 3 are prone to burnout if you leave the key in the on position without the car running. Says as much on the instructions for setting the rev limiter on the Flamethrower 3 distributor I have in my '68. So in light of all that, I'm not gonna' look a gift horse in the mouth. I'm gonna' be thankful for a wife, and family that is thoughtful enough to get me a gift I could actually use.

LOL on the BNIB for sale. Kind of like one of my musical shameless plugs.

Oh yeah, showed the new guy at work the vid of you running down that Charger at the strip and after explaining to him the grip loss,street tires, high gearing, etc.,he was like, "I want a Cleveland stroker when I find my F1 to build." Thought you'd get a kick out of that.

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Re: Early birthday

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Post by Caleb » 13 Mar 2017, 09:56

Happy birthday. Looks like your in for a bunch of fun. The downside to having something as cool as a norma is you have to pay a premium for it.

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