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I don't know about distributors that well but Jeff said something to the effect that having the advance adjustment under the plate makes it difficult to adjust and is time consuming.
Maybe I mis-understood.

Not really a Ford distributor rather a Grant Spaulding for a FE. It's hard to find someone who will check it out so I called Jeff at Advanced Distributor. He said he hasn't worked on a G-S but would like to take a look at it. He did say no Ford distributors.
I talked with him about 3 weeks ago and have since picked up a G-S manual that discusses the setup and rebuild process.
Hope to send the manual and distributor to him this week.
Richard >>> FERoadster

FE Technical Forum / Re: FE bellhousing needed - QuickTime info
« on: July 19, 2022, 09:47:34 PM »
I've got a very old Lakewood here that looks like it's got a homemade block plate.
Bad thing is I'm over 1500 miles away and it is heavy and bulky.
Shipping would most likely exceed the benefit of a modern QuickTime.
Richard >>> FERoadster

FE Technical Forum / Re: free advice
« on: July 04, 2022, 10:15:45 PM »
Al Thought I do post info I am aware of, most times I'm asking about the "what If" questions i need an answer to.
This is by best source for performance options.
Richard >>> FERoadster

Vendor Classifieds / Re: Chrome Pent Roof Valve Covers, w/ hole
« on: July 04, 2022, 09:52:36 AM »
Paul: I've got an almost new set but one VC has some pitting on the top. Most likely it was dripped on with something like battery acid. It does have the breather holes.
I do have a new set of Chrome Pents without the breather holes. I'd only let one or the other set go.
If you'd like I'll post some pictures of the set with breather holes. I want to keep one set of each style of every FE VC ever made.
Richard >>> FERoadster

FE Technical Forum / Re: Oil pimp mount bolt size
« on: July 01, 2022, 12:53:24 PM »
Here is a chart I made a few years ago in Excel. It's missing a few. This is a PDF file
Richard >>> FERoadster

Yes, I do hold onto cars for long periods of time
Uncle's (RIP) 1959 BMW Isetta. He bought it in 1960 with the engine with one rod thru the block repair and another hole in the block from a 2nd rod.
Car was last driven in 1959 Michigan plates and has been inside ever since.

Bought my 1960 Vette in 1977 for $2400 as a basket case but with all new stainless and an Al Knock interior. Still sitting as I bought it. 427 FE stroker is being built.

Bought and have stored a restored 1931 A roadster body since 1974. Still hanging in the shop rafters. FE is ready for that.

Finally I'm now working on my 1948 Lincoln Continental with a 390 and 9" installed. getting ready for the firewall fab and complete wiring.

The Caliente would have cost more than I was willing to spend and I'd rather put the funds into my other project cars.

Richard >>> FERoadster


Decided that I have to many other projects, and I've been here for 74 years.
Rusty Crankshaft saw the car a few years ago and asked me if I'd sell it so now is the time.
I drove the car from new to 62K miles in Oakland Co. Michigan and only got caught in 1 snow fall (2") and had it in the garage before salt trucks got out.
Just had to take a short cruise on Woodward over that Thanksgiving weekend.
Took it off the road in 1972 and it's been stored inside since. Engine is stuck "Ran when parked" but 50 years ago. LOL.
So, a picture of the car before I trailered it to Brookings Oregon in 2010.
Richard >>> FERoadster

FE Technical Forum / Re: FE Edelbrock F68 Intake 6X2 intake.
« on: May 23, 2022, 07:58:53 PM »
Joel Thanks. This will be on a seldom driven only street car so I'm not to worried about overall performance only street ability.
And of course wow factor in a 60 Corvette.

Will the weight of the headers pull studs out of the aluminum heads?
2nd question what porting will I need to do to get good exhaust flow into 3" exhaust system realizing the C3 Headers have a 2.5" outlet?

Richard >>> FERoadster

FE Technical Forum / Re: FE Edelbrock F68 6X2 intake.
« on: May 17, 2022, 11:16:40 AM »
OK it's been a few weeks but i finally got to the intake. What I thought was a match of the Stromberg WW 4 bolt mounting to 2 of the 3 bolt bases was not what I thought.
The 4 bolt bases are just a bit farther apart so I had to drill 2 of the holes from 3/8 to 13/32. I drilled 2 holes of the spacers and the carb bases. The rear 2 holes will have to be drilled and tapped to 5/16. Next issue was the throttle arms for the linkage hit the VC on one bank of the carbs so I rotated one bank so all the throttle linkage is on the inside. I'll just fab a bell crank that has both a push and pull config.
Finally the Stromberg WW's have a much larger size of throttle blades and they hit the intake, the 1" spacers take care of that and I can blend in the mis-match by grinding a bit of the intake. There is a lot of aluminum there so I won't find a problem.
A picture of the mis-match and the intake.

Tried to message Blue 67 and it gave me a 403 error.
Posted in the thread instead. I read the Intro and rules and saw nothing about a 10 post limit as other Forums have.
Richard >>> FERoadster

Private Classifieds / Re: 1965 Comet
« on: May 12, 2022, 03:47:13 PM »
 $4000  and it's in Brookings Oregon, on the coast 7 miles north of the Calif stateline. Car has approx. 61K and last driven 1972, 99% rust free.
289 2V auto Ps manual brakes.
Pictures available
Member here is interested so he is first in line.
Richard >>> FERoadster

Private Classifieds / Re: 1965 Comet
« on: May 09, 2022, 11:34:54 AM »
Didn't 64 and 65 use the same hood? I think any 64-5 Comet hood will work. Or is the Caliente hood different in some way? Here is a picture of my 65 Caliente hood.
Car is for sale BTW. No title. Will not sell the hood separately.
Richard >>> FERoadster

Private Classifieds / Re: SRP 390 pistons & pins
« on: May 05, 2022, 10:55:11 AM »
That box does not look correct. 3.98 stroke and 4.08 is only +030. Not a 390 +040 piston if that correct. Stroke 3.78?
Richard >>> FERoadster

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