Dist Rebuilder on FABO...

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  1. 70DusterBob

    70DusterBob Well-Known Member

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    I asked the FABO member halifaxhops if he could rebuild a distributor for me. My engine is a 1975, 360, but it is modified a bit, not a lot, but he said he had a 1975 distributor he could rebuild for me and put an added 2 degrees to the vacuum advance for me. Well he did, and I put it on. The engine really improved, I mean significantly. It accelerates much quicker when not in gear, and when driving there is a noticeable improvement.

    I had an “Over the Counter” Cordone that was rebuilt which I got from a parts house in it. The years it covered were from 1972-1983 I believe... Way to much of a spread for it to be accurate for each specific engine’s needs. The difference was night and day. You would think I had bought some kind of performance kit and installed it. I mean it wasn’t like nitrous, but it really brought my engine to life. And he gives you a spec sheet so you know what the distributor’s specs are.

    I highly recommend halifaxhops when it comes to rebuilding distributors. He will rebuild mine the next time it needs it, for certain.

    His name is Ray...
     
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    • doug 371

      doug 371 Well-Known Member

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      awesome :)
       
    • halifaxhops

      halifaxhops It's going to get stupid around here! FABO Gold Member

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      Thanks!
       
    • barbee6043

      barbee6043 barbee 6043 FABO Gold Member

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      this is one update that will make a lot of difference, and the "rebuilt" distributors available at the parts stores are nothing like a recurved dist!!
       
    • halifaxhops

      halifaxhops It's going to get stupid around here! FABO Gold Member

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      They are set to work on almost anything, some times great and sometimes not so good.
       
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      fatoldguy Well-Known Member

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      Great to hear ! That's why I go to him with questions. Thanks Ray .
       
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      moparbob71.2 Socialist State of Maryland

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      He knows his stuff and has the right equipment. And from what I hear a ton of cores from the 50s to the 90s. Glad he's on here.
       
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      • memike

        memike Super Moderator Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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        When I had my /6 recurved , for more advance I pulled the dizzy out and put the new set/curve dizzy in my /6 woke up I tell yea !!
        Thank you for your service here Ray, I would recommend this to any member here that is running a tired old dizzy or a new one that is not set up correctly
         
      • dukeboy_318

        dukeboy_318 Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor. FABO Gold Member

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        He's a great guy to boot!
         
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        • halifaxhops

          halifaxhops It's going to get stupid around here! FABO Gold Member

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          Hey now!
           
        • barbee6043

          barbee6043 barbee 6043 FABO Gold Member

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          don't know for sure, but I hear he could run Budweiser out of the beer business!!????? ha

          it is amazing how well our old cars can run if some things are actually right!!??? and run cool to boot.
           
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          • krazykuda

            krazykuda Well-Known Member FABO Gold Member How-To Section Editor

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            Ray's the man.... :thumbsup:

            He is the official distributor of distributors... :D
             
          • Ben Drinkin

            Ben Drinkin Hey bartender! FABO Gold Member

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            Budweiser has nothing to worry about.. Now the Genesee brewery, on the other hand, has put on an extra shift (the Hoppy shift so-to-speak)..
             
          • barbee6043

            barbee6043 barbee 6043 FABO Gold Member

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            mom told me when i was a kid to never drank beer, it tastes like horse piss. I asked how she knew. said, some things older brothers teach their younger sisters on the farm. did they give her beer or horse piss!? ha... non back to building/selling distributors!!!
             
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            ir3333 Well-Known Member

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            parts store distributors will work fine for general purpose and may well help those hi compression engines that are fighting detonation.Having said that, tuning and a faster curve can certainly add some "jump" to your ride.
             
          • RustyRatRod

            RustyRatRod Weenie idiot loser. FABO Gold Member

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            Hoppy is a good dude. Hard to find people anymore that are honest, reliable and follow through. He is a rarity for sure.
             
          • halifaxhops

            halifaxhops It's going to get stupid around here! FABO Gold Member

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            Yes I am!
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            ir3333 Well-Known Member

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            having a recurve / rebuild service available is a bonus too!
             
          • 70DusterBob

            70DusterBob Well-Known Member

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            Indeed.
             
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