When we last left our ignition project, the distributor was pretty much buttoned up and we were down to the final setup.
This time around, we’ll look at the vacuum advance system in the distributor, along with other details.
I’ve spent most of my downtime over the past few months checking out car-related channels on YouTube. Of the ones I keep going back to, three stand out.
With this segment in our series, we’ll finish stripping the distributor and then we’ll go to work on the mechanical advance system.
For greybeard hot rodders and racers, it seems it wasn’t that long ago that hopped up point trigger ignition systems were the standard for performance. And with the right mix of parts, a vintage point equipped distributor can be rebuilt and reworked to act as a trigger device for a modern high ignition system such as an MSD 7AL2.
Last issue, we took a detailed look at the different ways to actually build an aluminum radiator. Something else you should ponder is if a rad company is actually a manufacturer or just an assembler.
You probably thought that in order to get the benefits of electronic fuel injection, you’d have to pull the intake and spend big bucks. Not true.
We’re not quite done with false impressions when it comes to radiators: Some companies offer radiators configured as a double-pass or triple-pass design, and while that sounds impressive, the name can be a little misleading.
Finding the specific LS engine you want can be hard to spot if it isn’t out of the vehicle.
In the big picture, it’s pretty clear that aluminum makes for a better radiator, but there’s even more to the technology.