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 Post subject: Re: engine upgrade plan
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:13 pm 
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Disappointed I think more surprised. My dad has a 1937 Austin Seven with an original full steel body, slicks, custom front frame and a sbc and it weighs 1800lbs.

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So, that gives one reason to believe the scale I used may not be very accurate. Could be....maybe I'll have to find a better one tomorrow and see if it's lighter than I think. (I thought it should have come in less too, but the numbers didn't lie, at least in my shoulder-mounted vacuum chamber.)

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 Post subject: Re: engine upgrade plan
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:33 pm 
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Not to diverge this thread, but...

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Hey Rob - I noticed in your reply, you recommended a specific part number for a distributor. What is it about this distributor that makes it stand out?


I always recommend this distributor, if you review the recurve articles and recommended distributors you will know that the 3874876 comes with the shortest factory governor slot
which is 2 crank degrees shorter than the MP distributor, allowing for more initial, and limiting total mechanical advance without having to weld the slot or pay for a $20 limiting disc...
and a recondition and spring change and your hipo build is off to the races...

There are a couple other later part numbers that use the 9R governor, but 3874876 is the most common part number and easier to find since they were used for super sixes and then for federal
package 1 barrel slants after 1978...


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 Post subject: Re: engine upgrade plan
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:13 pm 
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No problem this is all useful information for me too and anyone else that finds this thread!

Roger I will let you know how heavy she turns out. My buddy has a set of truck scales he is going to bring home.


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 Post subject: Re: engine upgrade plan
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:06 pm 
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My buddy was finally able to bring his scales home that they use at work for big trucks and the car weighs 1600 lbs!!! Haven't started any of these engine upgrades yet but did fix the dented oil pan and some trans leaks. Making a dash soon so I can get it insured and tagged


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