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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,223
Posted By oldgrayman
Re: 59ab hard to turn over

Just got the re-built starter back from the shop and put it on the truck. The engine starts readily with all spark plugs in place. The shop said that there was an internal ground problem that they...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,223
Posted By oldgrayman
Re: 59ab hard to turn over

Just pulled the starter and took it to a machine shop. The load test suggested the starter was bad as it failed each of the 3 times they tested. I’m having it rebuilt and will post a note when I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-23-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,223
Posted By oldgrayman
Re: 59ab hard to turn over

No, didn’t do any painting when the pan was off, though I probably should have done a little touch up while I was under there.
But, now I’m wondering if a bad starter could be the cause of these...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,223
Posted By oldgrayman
Re: 59ab hard to turn over

Thanks! The battery is brand new - Napa Legend 650 CCA. I’ll have them check it for me, though.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,223
Posted By oldgrayman
Re: 59ab hard to turn over

The motor turns easily with all the plugs out. The starter also spins the motor easily with all the plugs removed.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,223
Posted By oldgrayman
Re: 59ab hard to turn over

The front seal looked like rope that was impregnated with white rubber. It came with the gasket kit.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,223
Posted By oldgrayman
59ab hard to turn over

Sorry in advance if this is a stupid question. I just replaced the gaskets on my oil pan to stop an oil leak. After putting in the new seals and gaskets, it won’t turn over. If I remove 5 of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By oldgrayman
Re: Dual carb linkage

Thanks for the info and advice! Excited to set this up.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-20-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By oldgrayman
Dual carb linkage

I have a ‘46 PU with a 59AB engine and a single 2-bbl carb. For no other reason than to add to the looks of the engine, I want to switch to a dual carb setup. There are tons of pictures online...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2016, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By oldgrayman
Need help finding bolt

Hi, Guys - I'm trying to locate a replacement banjo bolt that attaches the wiper and distributor advance vacuum lines to the carburetor. My truck is a '46 half ton with a V8 and I haven't been...
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