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New Product Idea. Distributor Timing Plate Re-Design

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    11 minutes ago, wheee! said:

    Maybe the “Jim Shim”...
    any reason to run one with the onesix dizzy?


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    Jim Shim.  Nice ring to it. Add it to the list. “About Time” is leading in my book. Quite an advanced concept really. 

    The onesix has it’s own base, this thing won’t help.

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    Switch it up...

    The ShimJim!


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    "No Worries Distributor Mounting Plate".  

    "Mistake-Be-Gone"

    "Doesn't Matter Mounting Plate."

    It's not really a shim, is it?

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    Regarding the hold down bolt coming lose - I believe it already has a lock washer on it. You could also indicate in the install instructions (if required) that a wee dollop of blue thread locker might be advised. How many instances of the stock plate anchoring setup loosening up have been recorded? 

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    Ok I am sold how do I get one or a prototype one? My distributor is at max rotate right now and needs just a little more to get it perfect and i just don’t want to deal with it so I left it.


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    17 minutes ago, AZDatsun said:

    Ok I am sold how do I get one or a prototype one? My distributor is at max rotate right now and needs just a little more to get it perfect and i just don’t want to deal with it so I left it.


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    Send me an email to z240@shaw.ca and we’ll exchange contact info. I’ll only ask for the cost of postage to for a proto type 

    Obliges you to test, feed back, send some pics, maybe some good press if you like it. 

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    There are small scale engraving tables that run off of a computer. They use a router to do the engraving. Get's the engraving done and a new tool for the shop B)

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    How about calling it the "1125 Plate" since that's what none of us can ever get right the first time.  🤣

    Or... just call it the "Clock Plate"

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    58 minutes ago, Patcon said:

    There are small scale engraving tables that run off of a computer.

    I've seen some small CNC versions. There have been projects that have crossed my path that made me wish I had something like that!

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    1 minute ago, Captain Obvious said:

    I've seen some small CNC versions. There have been projects that have crossed my path that made me wish I had something like that!

    Me too. Thats why I was researching them

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    Well that would be perfect. If I need a dial engraved, I'll pay you to do it.   LOL

    I don't have anything in my shop that's CNC. In fact, I think all my machines are older than I am. 

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    35 minutes ago, Patcon said:

    Me too. Thats why I was researching them

    Did any specific machines catch your eye and not your wallet?

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    This is a great idea. I’m in the middle of a a distributor rebuild right now (on corona hold).
    I’d love to put one my new motor because with my luck I’m a tooth or more off on my oil pump. Seems like no matter how hard you try to hold the pump and spindle perfect it feels like it moves as the teeth engage.



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    9 hours ago, Av8ferg said:

    This is a great idea. I’m in the middle of a a distributor rebuild right now (on corona hold).
    I’d love to put one my new motor because with my luck I’m a tooth or more off on my oil pump. Seems like no matter how hard you try to hold the pump and spindle perfect it feels like it moves as the teeth engage.



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    Send me the email or PM me with your shipping details, we’ll get one on the way. 

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    I have a couple of requests so far, and I've started the shipping process to send them out.

    I've done a bit of postal shipping estimates to the four corners of the lower 48. The packaging I'm using a bubble mailer, 24x18x1cm, 0.14 kg for the large plate. It's the same no matter where it goes.

    Given the usual payment method of paypal, I decided a flat $15 USD  charge no matter where you are in the USA is the price to play for the few of you that will be the testers. Postal rates in Canada vary greatly, I'll quote actual rates as needed, and we can send cheaper e-transfers. 

    In the spirit of the current reality, I will also disinfect the package contents before I seal the envelope.

     

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    6 minutes ago, 240260280 said:

    $20USD is like $1000CAD whooo hooo!

    Have you seen the exchange rate with

     

       It's 1.16 right now CAD to AUD. Time to hit up their Datsun vendors.

    For the US, it even crazier 1.63!  Huge advantage for us North American's

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    36 minutes ago, Mike said:

    Just make it an even $20 and it should cover shipping and your time.

     

    Oh I'll make all my money back when I go commercial. They are going to be $299 USD!   😉

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    14 hours ago, zKars said:

    Did any specific machines catch your eye and not your wallet?

    No, I never really got that far. I only needed it for one small project and the numbers just didn't work

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    Oh sure I mention a stupid high price in a moment of jest and everyone goes quiet.  There was a WINKY face people!

    Maybe there’s a world crisis that has you pre-occupied. That must be it. 😉

    I would like to get a couple of others in tester’s hands, let me know if anyone else wants one. 

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    You should show it on a distributor.  Many might not be familiar with how easy it is to swap that plate.  It's just a single screw, isn't it?  Do you have to remove the collar at the bottom of the shaft?  Can't remember.  The roll pin is a pain.  Edit - it fits on the bottom of the body so the collar won't have to come off.  One screw.  

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    Some progress. Got some test plates back from the plater.

    Big one in yellow zinc and little one in powder coat 'cast aluminium'

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    Regarding naming. Leading contenders are:

    Dizzy Disk

    TimeSlot

    FreeTime

    DatSlot

    DatTime 

    AnyTime

    EasyTime

     

     

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