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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Popping out Passenger side Exhaust

i understand with electronic distributor you need to earth pulled off lead to block to avoid damage to unit? when checking for popping.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 362
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Popping out Passenger side Exhaust

Thaks the kind of thinking i'm looking for . Understand adjustable lifters ar in use but screwed in to accomodate the use of the slightly longer chev valves.
And this can be confirmed with shorting...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 362
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Popping out Passenger side Exhaust

Not my car but trying to help out.
12v negative earth H & H flathead fitted with electronic ignition. Fitted with new 4 barrel 390 carb. Distributor is mechanical advance only. Checked advance and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2019, 03:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 619
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 1947 convertible

Just to make sure your carb bowl is full before you try to start. Takes plenty cranking over to pull fuel through and fill the bowl to enable engine to fire up.
I have experienced this problem....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Trash Can Condeners Tubman

I have just recieved 2 condensers from Tubman for my 39 coupe.
It will now have a bullet proof condenser to go with a Skip coil and 3rd Generation distributor.No more problems here!!!

Tubman...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: How to identify a coil rebuilt by Skip

Normally you will find an etched code on all Skip's rebuilt coils on the underside.
I had the same problem.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Oil pressure issues

Has oil been recently changed? Perhaps fit an oil pressure gauge at engine, check here. Then could also try a heavier grade oil and go from there.
Another oil presure gauge fitted would be my first...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 963
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: flathead rebuild

Initially decide from original tear down what can be reused, machined etc such as c/shaft, camshaft, pistons, rods etc then see whats needed then.
As all should be checked and measured up to ensure...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Failed Restart Ignition Resistor

This morning out to garage and engine started right up after overnight and cold start. Must be some link as to cold start and hot restart. I'm hoping condenser?
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Failed Restart Ignition Resistor

Have recently rebuilt the ignition switch I did think the same.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-30-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Failed Restart Ignition Resistor

So today took the 39 coupe for a run down to local town and back.
It went well. When I got home into the gargage and turned it off. The restart was as before. Would not start up. Previously had...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Failed Restart Ignition Resistor

I see on recent posts on similar the use of a 4 pole solenoid to give full voltage for start up and also the use of a diode to give the same full voltage for start up.
I'm using the coil with 0.8...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Failed Restart Ignition Resistor

Well I did similar after the non start. Put a jumper across the resistor. It started right up. So changed it out with a spare??? Will keep the jumper handy in meantime.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 53 flathead

Have you rechecked the timing? Incorrect timing will give these symptoms.
Also are you 6 or 12 v ? Spark plug leads and high tension leads breaking down under load may also give these symptoms....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2019, 01:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Failed Restart Ignition Resistor

So been playing around with ignition system on 39 coupe still 6v +ve earth.
The trail of the Electronic Unit which does away with condenser has not been performing as hoped.
So changed her back to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: HT Lead Coil to adaptor on Distributor. 39 Coupe.

Gonna go back to the old style coil and have some good condensers ex 3rd Generation and now some ordered "trashcan" style with the generous assistance of Tubman.
Dont like the adaptor with the HT...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: HT Lead Coil to adaptor on Distributor. 39 Coupe.

Thanks for your good advice Bubba.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2019, 03:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: HT Lead Coil to adaptor on Distributor. 39 Coupe.

Good reading in all articles.I'm a simple 6v points ignition system so the solid copper wires for the spark plugs. And refit the original Skip rewound coil and a couple of the important ones should...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2019, 02:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: HT Lead Coil to adaptor on Distributor. 39 Coupe.

What is the recommended wire to use for spark plugs. The copper core is the one to go with and not the carbon core type right? Where to get a set of good quality plug wires?
Thanks Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: HT Lead Coil to adaptor on Distributor. 39 Coupe.

Appreciate your thoughts as to the carbon core wire at HT lead.
Will be going back to original coil as rewound by Skip and that should rule out the coil. Condense is supplied by 3rd Generation so...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By Phil Gillespie
HT Lead Coil to adaptor on Distributor. 39 Coupe.

Today was having 6v +ve earth system checked for irregular miss and hard starting. Presently fitted with can coil to adaptor plate on diver's helmet distributor. Carbon core leads.
Had 3 HT leads...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Before and After

Got to honest here, I wasn't the bidder I purchased it down the line when the hard work was done. But it was good for the record to have these pics.

During 2WW like many trucks in NZ it was taken...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 899
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Before and After

38 PU as at auction Wyndam Southland.

38 PU at home West Eyreton North Canterbury

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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 838
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: I broke my truck! Plus some dumb luck.

Recommend: Close inspection and crack test of taper and keyway areas at both axles prior refitting.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 838
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: I broke my truck! Plus some dumb luck.

Had exactly the same happen to me. 39 coupe just stopped on hill incline.
Towed it back to Westport around 15 to 20 km. Used AA to get the car home on a transporter. Then found the broken axle, LHS....
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