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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Compression results

I believe due to few miles on for several years the compressions are ok.
The vacuum gauge with 20" at idle is good and if it were me I would continue to drive as is and attend to whatever comes...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-11-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,391
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Mounting ‘Tubman’ condenser on dome distributor

Normally can mount with a clamp which fits around the condenser and will have a hole at the lug section which will secure on one of the coil securing screws
The can be picked up from any hardware...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-11-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Cam ID: 5-T?

Yep most of the 59a cams have 5T stamped on them. And the consensus is that the 5T is NOT a direct reference to a truck cam as I had queried this in the past.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Another slipping clutch...

Just a long shot but this happened to a guy I know. He was troubled with a slipping clutch 39 Coupe for some time!! Turned out he was running sump oil level too high! Leakage at rear seal. Once he...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 39 FORD 1/2 ton questions

My 38 PU & 39 Coupe horn light switch: Left park lights, Middle off. Right main lights with dip switch on the floor. Believe this is standard set up for these years.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 40 Front clip removal

I believe that fitting the new style one piece seal and sleeve in place of the "rope seal" at front of c/shaft is worth considering.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 8CM high oil pressure?

What weight oil are you running? After a new build some rin in oil or at least a lighter weight oil. That pressure considering a rebuild with a high volume oil pump is up there but in my opinion...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,485
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 21 stud deck height, gasket thickness, etc. questions.

Should have paid more attention to your post.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,485
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 21 stud deck height, gasket thickness, etc. questions.

Deck should be left alone!! Just a light clean up if really required.
The heads are where the machining takes place to get that 0.040 to 0.050 piston to head clearance. Best to actually measure with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2021, 12:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Head gasket question

My understanding is:
The trapezoid centre holes were initial gaskets in use. Then to better control water flow circulating through the block the gaskets with the round centre holes were introduced....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,244
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Axle Key Installation

Dont forget to pull this up real tight with nut. 200Ft/lbs!!
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 32 Model B Slow Starting after storage, Solved

My guess would be, spinning over with plugs out allowed fuel to be pulled through quickly and carb body full. Then with plugs refitted away it went??
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 930
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Speed bleeders for 1949 F1

Yes you do need to remove the square nut to refill the MC. When filling allow a small air space at top of MC to allow for expansion.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 930
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Speed bleeders for 1949 F1

Looking to purchase a set. Can a part No be supplied or the specs ie 3/8" x 24 x 1/1/2"?
Thanks Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Crankshaft shims

Are you meaning shims to fit at crankshaft bearing caps??
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: oil filter cartridge

Ah but are they competitive with Rock Auto filter prices? The quick delivery can outweigh this at times.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Vacuum Gauge Question

If they are just a straight vacuum gauge they should be at zero yes.
Easier to get a replacement one unless these are of special significance.
Vacuum gauges are a useful gauge to have fitted to a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 902
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 1939 Ford Flathead idle problem

What carb are you running? What jets are fitted? The idle circuit jets are normally carefully turned in, till closed then 1.5 turns out Fine tuning can be carried out from here. Whats the state of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,146
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: wheel balance

Endorse the Speedway adaptor. Had one sent down under, cost very good even with shipping.Pleased with unit
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-29-2021, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 1946 Mercury Coupe Trunk Seal Replacement

Good point re location markings to ensure seal is not being stretched.
Many thanks for that useful tip
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-28-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 1946 Mercury Coupe Trunk Seal Replacement

Nope didnt come with clips. does it matter where to start fitting and gluing given its a one piece unit?
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-28-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 1946 Mercury Coupe Trunk Seal Replacement

Yep just that supplied instruction stated fit to lid. But will fit to body.
So to expose the seal which is in one piece to the sun and then should warm and take its flat state ready for fitting....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 1946 Mercury Coupe Trunk Seal Replacement

Yes I looked at Steele Rubber site and also noted that. So maybe fit to trunk around this area and forget trying to attach to trunk lid. As if done this way if alignment not correct would not seal...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-27-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By Phil Gillespie
1946 Mercury Coupe Trunk Seal Replacement

So at a recent event discovered the trunk seal not quite tight enough as plenty water into trunk area.( called boot by us down under.
Received a new one piece seal NEW 1941-48 Ford / Mercury coupe...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-21-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 1953 Project

With these "go fast mods ie engine swap would think checking brakes for good operation needs to be done prior a road test! Maybe new linings brake fluid etc.
All the best
Phil NZ
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