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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By Jakno
Crankshaft pulley cross member clearance

I'm installing a 39-41 59A engine in my 35 PU. The clearance between the ubolts on the front spring and the crankshaft pulley is zero and will certainly be an issue. Is there a best way to correct...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,707
Posted By Jakno
Re: 3 bolt to 2 bolt distributor adapter

Thanks for all the advice which I did heed. I was lucky to find a 2-3 bolt spacer from soportlander and purchase a crab distributor from Charlie/NY. Should be able to have it running by the end of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 944
Posted By Jakno
Re: welded crankshaft oil holes

Thanks to everyone who responded. You have helped solve the mystery of what these holes are and that they present no problem to the rebuild. I admire your knowledge of thing s like this on the Ford...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 944
Posted By Jakno
welded crankshaft oil holes

I am having engine work done to my 1946-1948 ,59AB engine. Part of the work will involve the crankshaft which was re-ground .010 - .010 .in 2014.
The machinist that is doing the work is puzzled...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,707
Posted By Jakno
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,707
Posted By Jakno
Re: 3 bolt to 2 bolt distributor adapter

Thanks to everyone who has provided thoughts and information regarding installing a crab distributor on What I believe is my 59 A, 24 stud engine which I bought with a helmet distributor and 3 bolt...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,707
Posted By Jakno
Re: 3 bolt to 2 bolt distributor adapter

This is the timing cover and Helmet Distributor on my 59A engine. I,m not sure of the year other than it is a 24 stud engine. I bought it "as is " and am attempting to get it running with a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,707
Posted By Jakno
3 bolt to 2 bolt distributor adapter

Would like to purchase a crab style distributor for my 59A 24 stud engine. Need a 2 to 3 bolt adapter on timing cover. Speed Way, VanPelt and Joe's Antiques are out of them and everything is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,071
Posted By Jakno
Re: 59A Engines Distributor Options

I have contacted Charlie in NY about converting the helmet to a chevy distributor on my 59A engine . I haven't asked Charlie yet about using this Mercury timing cover to adapt a Chevy Distributor....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-13-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,071
Posted By Jakno
59A Engines Distributor Options

Would like to convert my 35 pickup 59 24 stud engine to something other than a helmet or crab distributor. Other than an electronic set up, is there another good option. 80 years old and standing on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-07-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By Jakno
Re: Mercury Motor I.D.

I'll get all the engine parts and block together tomorrow and clean it up so I can find the markings and numbers Thanks for helping to track this engine down. Just looking at the crank, heads and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-07-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By Jakno
Re: Mercury Motor I.D.

Thanks Everyone. Could you give me the range of years of mfg of this engine and available HP ?.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By Jakno
Mercury Motor I.D.

Have this complete Mercury motor and wondering if it's worth salvaging. I"m not sure of the year or HP. Can anyone Id from the pictures. Can send pictures of block and any other engine parts. Thanks
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By Jakno
Re: 59A low compression #4 cyl

Thanks Mr Newland. A sticky valve might explain why I get different readings each time I do a compression test Ex.. readings of 20 PSI, 35 and 40 PSI
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By Jakno
Re: 59A low compression #4 cyl

Thanks for the help everyone. I have removed the head and going to put the penetrant in the cylinder for a couple of days. I'll give it a short turn now and then. Flatford 8 ,Thanks for info on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By Jakno
Re: 59A low compression #4 cyl

Mr. Tubman, thanks for your response and idea's. Your advice is what I'd hoping to try as a Hail Mary fix. The engine has been out of service for at least 10 years maybe longer.

Would you mind...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By Jakno
Re: 59A low compression #4 cyl

Thanks for your help and advice which is all good. I agree a full rebuild is what it will need eventually. My problem is I currently have one in the shop being rebuilt for my 35 PU and I'd like to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By Jakno
59A low compression #4 cyl

Purchased a Project 33 PU several years ago complete with 59 engine. Have decided to get going on completing the truck. Started with checking the engine for issues. Compression check shows all cyl...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By Jakno
Re: 59A dbl intake Valves

Thanks Mr. Ron. That's kinda what I've been thinking I need to do. Have a few more months of winter to work on it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By Jakno
Re: 59A dbl intake Valves

Will D,
you are right in that the #4 valves are the only ones replaced and the other original valves have FORD script on them. Also the other original valves for each cylinder, one valve has a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By Jakno
59A dbl intake Valves

Purchased a 33 pickup with according to the previous owner a re-built engine.
Engine was missing some parts when I purchased it and I never heard it run.
Have just done a compression test and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By Jakno
Re: 59 Engine bolt torque

Thanks to everyone for responding with your thoughts and information.

Excellent. It doesn't get any better than this
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By Jakno
Year of Engine

Trying to identify the year of this 59 Engine, It may have the wrong Distributor and timing cover. It has 24 stud heads........... Thanks
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By Jakno
59 Engine bolt torque

Have a 24 stud 59 Engine that I'm installing in my 35 pickup. Previous owner never heard it run but thought it had been rebuilt at some point. To check for condition we pulled the heads, intake and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By Jakno
Re: Engine rapping noise 59A

By removing the intake manifold and checking the valves should you be able to eliminate most if not all valve problems ?
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