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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-06-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,125
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Flathead Running rich

[QUOTE=bmwillia;2014090]Is it better to check compression with the engine warm or does it matter?

Normally checked when warm, ie around running temp. Then if low a bit of oil down the bore and a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-03-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 59ab compression numbers

Or if you are still looking how about the fuel side. Old fuel in tank. Filter if fitted due a clean. Mech fuel pump ok? Carb ok? For me your plugs look fine. Compressions a little low but all even....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-01-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 765
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Clutch install

Just had a similar incident with a 69a block.
Fitted up the flywheel and found engine which was free to turn prior to fitting flywheel would not turn. Flywheel was interfering with set screwa...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-01-2021, 01:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,678
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: NOS heads

Those heads were on British Ford v8 Pilot Engines I believe
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-28-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,077
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Whats up with this bearing?

Could try Reds Antique Parts as opposed to Reds Headers.
I have had some useful brgs etc from him
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-24-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,809
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 49 ford clutch chatter

https://fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=294755&highlight=clutch+chatter

The above was posted Feb 21. This relates to slop in clutch operating links.
Could be worth checking out.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,371
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: crash

Brian,
I certainly feel for you especially when its not your fault. Being the innocent party is some comfort but it will not return your pide and jpy and your lifelong friend to its original...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-14-2021, 12:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Interior panels

Standard or Deluxe Coupe as there is some difference.
Ive got the 39 Standard Coupe.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-14-2021, 12:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,524
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Synthetic Oil?

Can I get back to you on that one. Have a wire on dipstick to prevent it coming out so yes probably!!
No wonder need to top oil up so regularly.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-13-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,524
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Synthetic Oil?

Would also agree with those comments with addition of oil pressure at the gauge. Driving is always the best part for me down under.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 756
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Calculate actual quench height

Youre correct you do have plenty of clearance at .140 & .095 at edges.
My clearances with recent check were 0.058 to 0.065 so I opted to go with that as ideal being 0.050. With your engine I would...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-06-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,446
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: New Car- New Member- LOTS of questions!

For driveability I would go with a radial set of tyres and a good tyre fitted at the spare.
In my opion better handling and driving with radials fitted, i fit tubes with mine.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-06-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 756
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Calculate actual quench height

Just recently done a 69a block with Ross dome top pistons and Edelbrock heads got 0.060 to 0.065 thou clearance piston to head which I left at that . The Edelbrock combustion chamber is almost a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 974
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Very Firm Brake Pedal

Had this happen and ended up with rear brakes holding on!!
released at bleeders then adjusted forsome free pedal travel.
Dont drive it in this condition ie nil free pedal travel.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 50
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Views: 2,169
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 1cm

Does it follow that these engines with the !CM heads will probably have a 1CM cam fitted?
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2021, 12:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,089
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 53 cam for auto

As per JDL 08-10-2010.
Cam Specs.

Default Re: 53 Mercury camshaft
49-51 ford "B" cam
.305 lift
int. opens 5*btc - closes44*abc set.017
exh. opens 48*bbc -closes3*atc set.019

52-53 ford "E"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 8BA Left header install?

Good for you.
had similar with headers on 8ba in a 38 PU.
finally got it in from top also I'm a RHD.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2021, 12:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: stage fright with my 34 jalopy

is it maybe lack of fuel?
Check fuel is squirting when pumping accelerator.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-15-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: (Help Source) For .100 over Piston rings 255 engine

Here in NZ had trouble sourcing some piston rings. Ended up getting them made locally.
Win Win. Good price and local business was supported.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,072
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 59A Engines Distributor Options

Yes there is a bolt on gear. Have just changed a camshaft with one fitted when fitting a 1CM camshaft.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 69a Stroker Engine Rebuild Completed

Think the MSD distributor is a Chev type been adapted. Its just a one wire hook up with nil external coil. So if fitted to a flathead car would need to be recurved for Ford Flathead running, springs...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 69a Stroker Engine Rebuild Completed

It was to go in a 46 Merc Coupe. But with the screw up ended up rebuilding original engine out to 3 5/16" by 3 3/4" stroke. This goes real well.
So this Stroker Engine is a " Spare".

Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-12-2021, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By Phil Gillespie
69a Stroker Engine Rebuild Completed

Last year purchased a 69a Stroker Engine good gear in it sadly the block was not water tight and also cracked in way of c/shaft through to camshaft.
Was somewhat screwed over.

However life goes...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,543
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Rebuilt starter

Maybe give 3rd Generation a try they do distributors and hopefully can assist.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 14,117
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

Down under here just clocked over 72, 000 miles. First car was a 37 hump back sedan owned this once twice.
Every time behind the wheel of a flathead get that thrill and always think how lucky am I....
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