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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,737
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Another Huge Loss to me

Sincere heart felt simpathy for your sad loss.
Will it be in Ch Ch or Ashburton.
Hope you can get sorted to attend.
Phil Gillespie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,793
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Cubic inch question

i am enjoying the Maths update lessons it sure takes me back.
Was there also a recent movie out called " The Life if PI".
I still enjoy doing mental numbers in the head to keep brain active.
Phil...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Headlight problem on 40 Ford

Pethaps check the hi/low beam switch. Could measure for output from switch or locate input to headlights and measure here.
If just one side would be bulb provided you are still on standard set up as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Ignition switch woes

For test purposes yes this basic toggle switch will do the job.
Guessing coil resiistance, primarly around 0.8 ohm secondary 6 to 8 kohms.
Presuming 6v system.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 1946 Mercury 12v Wiper Bench Testing Help.

Yes used inline fuse. Fuse is still good. Understand start amps approx 12A came with a 20A fuse.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 1946 Mercury 12v Wiper Bench Testing Help.

Thanks for confirmation on that one. Its easier to test on bench after check than do a double back flip under dash only to find it does not work.
There is no wiring diagram as such but understand...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Phil Gillespie
1946 Mercury 12v Wiper Bench Testing Help.

https://static.speedwaymotors.com/pdf/91356046instructions.pdf

So fiting a Speedway 12v Electric Wiper Kit.
Fitted it up to car tried it then it stopped. Nil burning smell.
Its a 2 speed set up....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 95
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 1941 woodie wiring issues

Had a similar with a 46 light switch.
park lights and rear lights came on at first position.
second position main lights on high and low, park lights still on and lost rear lights.
turned out to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 805
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Engine Problem

You also can try non projected spark plugs from NGK they may work.
Used these with Edelbrock heads when I had contact with exhaust valve to original projected plug.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 41 Distributor Helmet Style - Dwell

Ive tried the dwell meter side on a flathead and could not get a result also.
Used a 12v battery supply for meter on a 6v +ve earh.
Also recently tried with 12v -ve earth and no joy also.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Spark Plug Reading

Is this indicitive of all plugs? The plugs seem 'normal ' heat range and your Holley 94 seems to have the standard 51 jets for sea level area. hows the power valve size?
how does it run at idle. Is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Chapter 2. Missing at part throttle.

running single stromberg 97 jetted 56 with 65 pv. 3 5/16 bore.
I have a very similar issue with a stumble at low rpm & speed 20 to 30 mph.
changed out a carb still seemed to be there. checked...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2020, 01:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,055
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Autolite Spark Users Only

How do you get on then with twin pipes does it require a bung at each one.?
Appreciate your info as want to be sure to get the right one and all bits in one hit.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,055
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Autolite Spark Users Only

with this unit is it easy to swap between vehicles?
Would like to be able to check a couple of flathead setups with this.
Thanks
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,055
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Autolite Spark Users Only

im interested in an AF meter here in NZ dont see much advertized.
Any recomendations please? ebay?
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,612
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Marvel Classic Motor Oil

Here down under we are at a tremendous disadvantage. We do not have any MMO outlets
Often wondered why it cant be sourced here. Tried once to have it sent from USA but not able due to restrictions....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2020, 05:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Use of a Big 97 Stromberg Carb.

My cam specs are:
Grind: B4i-10 Lobe separation: 109.8. Timing: 2 retard. Overlap(@.050") -12.0

iINTAKE
centreline:110.0 tappet lift: .314.
int open @ .050" -5.8 btdc Int adv open:15.8...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Use of a Big 97 Stromberg Carb.

Thanks so much for all this info. Now have ruled out the Stromberg big 97 idea.
Its a street vehicle and top speed open road at 60 to 65 mph normally.
So the modified Stromberg with the 48 bowl and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Use of a Big 97 Stromberg Carb.

So will stick with the standard Stromberg 97 and jet up to suit as required as per spark plug indications. NGk B L 6.
always appreciate all comments and advice received..
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,055
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Autolite Spark Users Only

Possible that "black one" could be from a cylinder which may not be firing!
To check at all plugs/cylinders for firing. If ok then to next stage.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2020, 11:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Use of a Big 97 Stromberg Carb.

Yes Brian. My 39 coupe is running a Stromberg 97 jetted at 46.
Its a 221 plus 80 thou. This was checked on a dyno and needed to go from 45 to 46 as little lean at top end.

So with the single 97...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Use of a Big 97 Stromberg Carb.

I'm not wanting to modify too much. So to go maybe with a new standard sized Stromberg 97 and go with 46 jets. I've spent the money on the engine build and just want a new carb to finish it off. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Use of a Big 97 Stromberg Carb.

So to stick with the standard Stromberg 97 then?
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Use of a Big 97 Stromberg Carb.

59a Flathead street use in a 46 Mercury. New build.
bored 3 5/16 with a 53 Mercury camshaft grind.
presently running single stromberg 97 carb.
For this set up is a" Big Stromberg 97" ok for this...
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