Jim C alternatives for dizzy?

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He's a busy man, and I mean no disrespect with my post. That said, I need my factory 1986 FJ60 dizzy recurved and haven't been able to reach Jim for a couple months now. Current setup is fully de-smoged, Holley Sniper 2300, and DUI HEI dizzy. Works ok, but a few months ago the DUI s*** the ignition control module leaving me stranded on a FS road. Easy fix, but I was on a Sunday drive and didn't have a spare ECM in the truck. Exciting sled ride story later, coasted the truck all the way home with short stretches of towing from a friend up the hills and have decided I really don't want to deal with replacing the ECM in the field if I were on a trip. This brings me back to my OEM dizzy, does anyone else do proper recurves? What if I just did the generic recurve using springs I put in myself? Ultimately I am after reliability more than performance as the truck is used for some pretty remote travel both around the S West and outside the country.

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Clark
 

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Have you run it without a recurve? See how it does. Mine ran fine without a recurve.
 
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He's a busy man, and I mean no disrespect with my post. That said, I need my factory 1986 FJ60 dizzy recurved and haven't been able to reach Jim for a couple months now. Current setup is fully de-smoged, Holley Sniper 2300, and DUI HEI dizzy. Works ok, but a few months ago the DUI s*** the ignition control module leaving me stranded on a FS road. Easy fix, but I was on a Sunday drive and didn't have a spare ECM in the truck. Exciting sled ride story later, coasted the truck all the way home with short stretches of towing from a friend up the hills and have decided I really don't want to deal with replacing the ECM in the field if I were on a trip. This brings me back to my OEM dizzy, does anyone else do proper recurves? What if I just did the generic recurve using springs I put in myself? Ultimately I am after reliability more than performance as the truck is used for some pretty remote travel both around the S West and outside the country.

Thanks!
Clark


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You can do the “Dave” recurve (link below).

I've personally driven this exact setup from Dave (@roadstr6) as he was kind enough to loan me one of his personal dizzys for 4 months while Jim C was recurving my dizzy after my desmog. I put >1500 miles on Dave's including road-tripping the truck from NC to GSMTR and driving trails all week and lots of in town driving. After driving both back to back, I like Dave's recurve...a lot...to the point where I'm trying to get my hands on another OEM distributor to do this exact thing to and keep my Jim C on the shelf as a backup. I have been meaning to do a write up of the comparison between the two as I'm probably the only one who has driven both back to back to this extent but haven't had time. Maybe I'll add the writeup to my build thread sometime soon...

The obvious downside to using this home brew recurve vs. Jim's is that Jim completely goes through your dizzy for you and makes it function the best it can prior to the recurve. Cleans it, rebuilds it, etc. which would now fall on you to do if so desired.

Now don't get me wrong, Jim's recurve is buttery smooth and a great option, but Dave's write up below is a fantastic alternative.

Dave's method
 
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Thank you all for the replies! Just got back from a good campout, and after driving the truck all weekend I'm hot to trot to work on the few remaining to do's before we head south of the border this winter. Hookie LX, I will be studying up on the Dave recurve and likely ordering parts. ToyotaMatt, I'll be talking to you later today about this cold weather setup!

Thanks again!
Clark
 

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