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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Theron View Post
    Henri, any reason why you could not just fit a new dizzy and drive it out?
    Closest dizzy is 300km away and it was around lunch time, on Saturday.

    Car is here with me now and I am having a battle finding spares. 305 Chevy. V8
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    Quote Originally Posted by heatlie View Post
    Please explain what is a dizzy I have no clue at all
    Distributor.

    Modern petrol engines don't use them any more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henris View Post
    Closest dizzy is 300km away and it was around lunch time, on Saturday.

    Car is here with me now and I am having a battle finding spares. 305 Chevy. V8
    Give Twain from Mcnab Engineering a call - 071 3 5 6 2 0 7 9

    He's known in the Hotrod Scene for rebuilding Chev Motors
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    Hou op om almal altyd gelukkig te probeer hou, Jy is nie n braaibroodjie nie

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    Quote Originally Posted by spicydave View Post
    Give Twain from Mcnab Engineering a call - 071 3 5 6 2 0 7 9

    He's known in the Hotrod Scene for rebuilding Chev Motors
    The dizzy is sorted. The float on the shaft was 1,9mm. I have shimmed it with a copper washer and it is now about 0,1mm. So I am sure it is good. Just waiting for Cargo World in Springs to get back to me on a cap, a rotor, points and a condenser.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henris View Post
    Nee. Hierdie is fataal. Op die teerpad sal die straps mekaar deur sny. Vergeet nog van grond pad.

    As jy nie in die wiele kan vasmaak nie, dan om die as. Maar ja. Daar word baie geld spandeer op die vering van die nuwe kare. Gebruik dit tot jou voordeel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henris View Post
    The dizzy is sorted. The float on the shaft was 1,9mm. I have shimmed it with a copper washer and it is now about 0,1mm. So I am sure it is good. Just waiting for Cargo World in Springs to get back to me on a cap, a rotor, points and a condenser.
    Get a low profile electronic dizzy.
    Best mod on any Chevy v8

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    Quote Originally Posted by grips View Post
    Get a low profile electronic dizzy.
    Best mod on any Chevy v8
    Problem is that there is literally no space behind the dizzy, to the firewall. The owner brought a very nice fancy dizzy, but it is about 6" in diameter. The stock one is about 4"

    But he wants to stick with the points. I would go with the module that 4x4 direct has on offer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henris View Post
    Closest dizzy is 300km away and it was around lunch time, on Saturday.

    Car is here with me now and I am having a battle finding spares. 305 Chevy. V8
    Ok thought it was stock
    There is never a right time to do the wrong thing and never a wrong time to do the right thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Theron View Post
    Ok thought it was stock
    Lol, 4Y Toyota's don't travel on trailers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henris View Post
    Problem is that there is literally no space behind the dizzy, to the firewall. The owner brought a very nice fancy dizzy, but it is about 6" in diameter. The stock one is about 4"

    But he wants to stick with the points. I would go with the module that 4x4 direct has on offer.
    That is why I say low profile electronic.
    Old dizzies with points is a waste of time.

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    The Chevy Dizzy at the back of the engine is and will always be a challenge.

    Better even fit a trigger wheel and crank sensor and dump the Dizzy

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    Busy doing some maint. Checking bearings. Changing some tyres.

    Big trip looming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henris View Post
    Busy doing some maint. Checking bearings. Changing some tyres.

    Big trip looming.
    You seriously need to start a YouTube channel documenting these expoilts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henris View Post
    Busy doing some maint. Checking bearings. Changing some tyres.

    Big trip looming.
    Hi Henris, no news on the big trip yet?
    So enjoy your adventures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gavin49 - (Ad Rem) View Post
    Hi Henris, no news on the big trip yet?
    So enjoy your adventures.
    Been and back.

    Was a trip for Tuffstuff and there were some serious health issues for the owner as well.

    So I think I will just leave it at that.

    But, it was 5,000km in 8 days. 4 border crossings and a 4hr load exercise in 50deg heat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henris View Post
    Been and back.

    Was a trip for Tuffstuff and there were some serious health issues for the owner as well.

    So I think I will just leave it at that.

    But, it was 5,000km in 8 days. 4 border crossings and a 4hr load exercise in 50deg heat.
    Thanks Henris, respect your confidentiality.
    Pity though as so enjoy your reports.
    Travel safe.

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