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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 59a Main bearings replacements

I'm pretty much sorted now with the bearings thanks to Flatheadmurre.
Much appreciated.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 59a Main bearings replacements

Yes but sometimes the only source and you need to go with it.
Expect parts now ordered from overseas will be moving at a slower rate.
My crankshaft and block now in lock down for next 4 weeks....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 59a Main bearings replacements

Appreciate your prompt assistance. Dont want to order from overseas and find out I've screwed up.
Thanks,
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By Phil Gillespie
59a Main bearings replacements

So now sourcing parts for 59A engine rebuild.
Main Bearings:

81A-63305-030 for 2.499" journal 39- 48
1BA-63305-030 for 2.499" journal. 49-53.

Are these bearings the same or are they...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 59 A Con Rod ID

Hi Brian,
Have just checked past posts as you posted and found what I need.
The bearings as you say are C49A-6215. 030 that I will require or as you suggest go with the 8BA rods and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By Phil Gillespie
59 A Con Rod ID

Have 2 59A 3 3/16" engines. 1946.
One has these Con Rods: 29A -6205 with insert bearings.
Other has these Con Rods: 8BA-6205A also with insert bearings.
2 oil holes at crank pins.

Are these...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,405
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 59a Engine Failed Big Time.

Brian, Thanks as always for your helpful comments and advice.
This is exactly what I am doing now. Have found a local engine shop locally in Rangiora. Dropped the block off with all striiped...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Distributor position

Yes. You will be either correct or 180 degrees out.
TDC should be at compression stroke for No1.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,405
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 59a Engine Failed Big Time.

Totally agree. Having more or less established the chain of events of failure,
ie: rod let go, then punched up into cam etc.
The next most important issue to ensure I do not have to "write off" the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,405
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 59a Engine Failed Big Time.

Same guy did not do both engines. The cam bearings were reported replaced new ones..Will check both heads for clearance. The rod bearing nuts were tight but as stated rod bearings through to copper....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,405
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 59a Engine Failed Big Time.

Have rechecked pistons and heads. There is noted contact circular mark on pistons No7 and No8 these contact areas are noted at same areas on heads. These heads were NOS never been on an engine....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,405
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 59a Engine Failed Big Time.

Appreciate your advice and will check these areas.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,405
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 59a Engine Failed Big Time.

This engine was "rebuilt?? " however a reasonable amount of sludge in oil gallery. removed Oil pan for inspection prior start up on stand and simiar .
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,405
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 59a Engine Failed Big Time.

Yes thats the reason I went to a heavier oil grade. The 70 lb on start up fine till oil warmed up! Too much clearance at bearings?
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,405
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 59a Engine Failed Big Time.

Big end was still on crank, free moving and nuts tight and secure. On removal noted bearing surface through to copper surface.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,405
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 59a Engine Failed Big Time.

Ron thanks for your input much appreciated. My feeling is I did not contribute to this " screw up Breakdown". Nice to learn from this and move forward.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,405
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 59a Engine Failed Big Time.

Gudeon pin bushing is still free moving on pin. The rod nuts were tight.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,405
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 59a Engine Failed Big Time.

No prewarning signs as such. Just the concern on low oil pressure but nothing had picked up in the bearing area. The loss of the bearing surface through to copper at bottom end bearings I suspect may...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,405
Posted By Phil Gillespie
59a Engine Failed Big Time.

Have a 46 Merc Coupe which had a "rebuilt" engine in it but used about 0.5 litre of oil per 50 mls. Brought another engine off our local ebay called Trade Me.
Standard 3 3/16 bore.New rings, new...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2020, 12:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,429
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Timken Throw out bearings

Did you get the National bearing locally? As I'm in process of an engine rebuild and would like to do clutch bearings at same time.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-09-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 602
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 38 heads

Be aware that to go this route with these heads longer studs will need to be fitted.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-08-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 602
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 38 heads

Your existing heads being 24 stud would possibly be identified by 81A prefix.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-08-2020, 03:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 624
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 1946 59a Mercury standard bore 3 3/16 pistons

Ron would you please expand on the angle mill the heads .060,
Thanks,
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-07-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 624
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 1946 59a Mercury standard bore 3 3/16 pistons

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Must have misread this reading as its certainly not 60 thou over. oops.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-07-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 624
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 1946 59a Mercury standard bore 3 3/16 pistons

That is where i did measure the end gap at this exact location.
Phil NZ
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