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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,761
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 8BA compression issues

My main interest is to try to help others who may be experiencing similar issues. I'm still just ( kid in a candy store) happy that the problem has been solved. There were no specifications on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,761
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 8BA compression issues

Actually, after going through some recent receipts, I found that one of the two coils with the high ohms reading (4.2 ohms in this case) came from a different supplier. After checking their website...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,761
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 8BA compression issues

The catolog image.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,761
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 8BA compression issues

I did do that very early on. It didn't result in an ignition. I actually did later squirt some assembly lube in each cylinder to temporarily boost compression.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,761
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 8BA compression issues

Thanks. I have certainly learned a lot from the forum members. At times i felt rather discouraged, but took heart from the encouragement offered here. I also realize that others may be experiencing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,761
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 8BA compression issues

" Yep, that is not going to work well with a 6 v system"

EURIKA !!!

After months of wondering whether the engine would ever start, the thing fired up beautifully this morning. It turned out...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,761
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 8BA compression issues

I have checked both of the original coils with two multimeter. They gave similar results. The attached picture is with the inexpensive meter because it has a flat bottom. I needed that feature to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By mrlaser
Re: putting the engine back in a 53 Crestliner

On the '51 Victoria that I did, I found getting the fine thread bolts started in the underside of the water pumps very time consuming and difficult. I later thought of splitting some heavy duty fuel...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,761
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 8BA compression issues

Well the first two coils that I had tried tested 4.2 and 3.7 ohms when the multi-meter leads were placed on the pos and neg terminals. When the secondary circuit was tested they had readings of 9.14...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,761
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 8BA compression issues

FINALLY!! After replacing the coil with the one manufactured in the USA, the engine tried to start. I had set the distributor to the TDC position on #1 to check the spark intensity. The grounded...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,761
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 8BA compression issues

It is a 6 volt canister type, purchased from one e of the well known early Ford parts suppliers. There is no significant information on the box.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,761
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 8BA compression issues

I'm sorry that I failed to mention that I have also tried to directly connect the coil to the battery as well as being sure that the coil was connected correctly. Early on I had connected the coil...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,761
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 8BA compression issues

Thanks once again B&S.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,761
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 8BA compression issues

As promised I am again posting with an update on the issues that I have been experiencing.

As far as cam timing goes. What I have is identical to that shown on the engine in Mart's attached...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,944
Posted By mrlaser
Re: members that have collected other car besides ford

Unfortunately, with my move to the south, the building couldn't come with me:( That's probably a good thing in the long run. Like starting in addiction therapy.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,944
Posted By mrlaser
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,944
Posted By mrlaser
Re: members that have collected other car besides ford

Unfortunately, I love them all. These are a few that I have restored:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-21-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,761
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 8BA compression issues

Actually I am away for a week. I will follow-up when I can get back on the " problem". Thanks for your interest.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By mrlaser
Re: Patching Trunk Floor

Absolutely. The gas tank was still in the Tanks box when the floor was welded in place.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,761
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 8BA compression issues

I'm hopeful. Thank you.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,761
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 8BA compression issues

Thanks, I'll probably need that luck.:)
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By mrlaser
Re: Patching Trunk Floor

Not sure whether EMS makes trunk panels for the Merc. Those for the Shoebox Ford fit fairly well.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,761
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 8BA compression issues

Oh, and as to the question about the starter, it was rebuilt at an auto electrical shop before it was installed.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,761
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 8BA compression issues

Thanks for the input. I will , of course, try with just the 6 volt alone and possibly with the 6 volt boost. I did notice, before the latest tear down, that the compression readings were 10-15 PSI...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,761
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 8BA compression issues

I am getting ready to attempt to start the motor. The engine is installed in a '51 Ford. Everything is stock including a positive ground, 6 volt system with a 1 year old Optima battery. This was the...
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