Discussion in '1947-1954' started by ol' chebby, Dec 10, 2008.
WOW Russ. Thanks for all the pics and time it took to post that up! Great job
She got a bath yesterday, still needs detailing and buffing. New temp guage is stuck at 185............. Replaced the dimmer switch. Here she is as of now...
SWEET ! I really enjoyed the videos .
Maybe next time you could take the audio from inside the cab and splice it to the video ? it's kinda quiet now , hard to hear those tappets clicking , gears whirring and so on .
The amount of detail work you've done here is amazing and nice to see ~ a job well done .
Great job, Russ. That is a sweet looking ride all over.
Now~ Get on to that GMC!
On the road
Congrats Russ! Very,very nice work!!!!!!!!!
Well done Russ. Thanks again for sharing all your progress photos.
I don't know about anyone else here, but I kinda feel like I grew up with this truck thanks to Russ's most excellent photos, tech tips, etc on this thread!
Russ, what's next?
Congrats Russ... Love the pics and details...Very nice...
I don't think Russ can post anymore info than he has, but his next project is supposed to be bringing a G into ratrod form. Right Russ?
I could only hope he includes a -step-by-step- on how to mount a GMC grill using Chevy fenders. Yes, you'll need to find a GMC grill, but Chevy fenders work! Right brit50?
BTW~ Ken, check your pms!
Zig, WHAT is wrong with you? its like putting a richard the third on your ice cream sundae
Russ, im so jealous i cant even speak to you
I just got in a pertronix ignitor and a flamethrower coil, I will be installing tommorrow. I should have my new temp guage to do also.
Still to go....
get the windsheild sealed.
work on the cowl vent seal.
check undercarriage and nut and bolt everything.
take to friend's shop and put on a lift, check brakes, inspect trans.
Jiggle the fuel sender.
Get spare tire mounted.
touch up and buff.
take the dammned thing to Florida.
Don't You Mean :
DRIVE the darned thing to Fla ? .
(I would !)
Remember to test the impedance of the flamethrower coil before installing it ! 99 % of the complaints you hear against Pertronix' Ignitors , are from using the wrong coil and no , you cannot trust Pertronix to have tested it first ~ the impedance across the low tension leads of the coil , MUST match what ever the instructions for that particular Ignitor calls for ! they have different values for the same application depending on what voltage the ignition system is , do not assume they sent you the correct 6 / 12 / 8.7 volt unit .
Rant over , sorry .
Man i was dissapointed with my pertronix, spent ages looking at it on my shelf in the garage, waiting for the day to come for fitting time, spent a while unwrapping it and reading instructions then BLAM!! 2 mins an its done! fitted and im looking around thinking, was that it?
Needs to be made more complicated and hard to install
words cannot express...
I think they kept mine running before the rebuild a good year, and they are still in there today. Great product.
Pertronix install. Really couldn't be simpler.
Remove dist. cap.....
Remove condensor and points, pass through wire block...
Drop in pertronix plate, locating on points pivot pin, then screw down with points screw...
Run wires through dist. body using grommet supplied. Push trigger over rotor shaft until seated on base, hook up to coil,...
Re install dist. cap and fire it up!
I also installed a flamethrower 40,000v coil with 3 ohm resistance. Get the black housing and mount with label facing the engine, no one knows the difference!
You forgot to lubicate the felt with in the middle of the dizzy shaft ! that's a " MUST DO " thing that's aways overlooked and causes worn out distributors .
Monthly , guys ~ use engine oil , the first time add some and wait , if it all soaks up really fast (it will) , ad some more until it takes a minute to soak in , then a couple drops every moth or two will suffice forevermore .
So, besides points not wearing out, what's the upside to pertronix?
Pertronix ' Ignitor ' Benifits
Good question ! .
What it does is : drives the stock ignition system to it's maximum output all the time ~ this means better and hotter sparks , always ~ when slowly cranking it over on a 35° F January morning or after a 125° heat soak in Bakersfield , it'll roar right into life and idle smoother because the switching of the ignition coil's primary circuit is *instantanious* unlike with breaker points .
And , because the coil is producing maximum current , you can open those spark plug gaps to .037" ~ .040" to ensure proper ignition of the fuel charge .
So , it'll help light off that clapped out old 235 with 45 # in # 1 , 67 # in # 3 and 33 # in # 6 cylinders instead of cranking for a few minutes every time .
Lastly , because you're still using a stock coil , it won't chew up and wear out , dizzy caps , rotors and plugs , wires etc. .
There is NO down side to this system & because the engine starts faster the starter wears less and the battery retains more of it's charge so the generator works less and it's bushes and regulator contact points wear less .
Did I mention that it improves not only fuel mileage but off - idle performance gets a noticeable gain ? .
I hope this answers your questions and clears up any mis concepts .
No , my '49 doesn't have one (yet) as I keep having other bills to pay .
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