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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 739
Posted By aussie merc
Re: Trying to save a "raised deck" v-8 !!!!!!!

dont let it sit drown it in WD40 or similar or even drop into a 44 or similar full of diesel just " dont" let the air at it untill you can do something with it
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 538
Posted By aussie merc
Re: trans oil

i went to a full synthetic [syntrans 75/90] cold shift much improved and no inication that theres any wear again you use what works for you
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,223
Posted By aussie merc
Re: timing advance how much is to much

yes Phil much improved now have 18" at idle 550rpm again no off idle stumble and it just drives much happier will try again when i can locate a set of YH keys and springs as mallory/msd say they...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,223
Posted By aussie merc
Re: timing advance how much is to much

yes and done by educated guess work and checked with only a tacho and a advance check timing light not a bad effort considering the parts sent where for a different dissy not a yh series but its...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2019, 03:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,223
Posted By aussie merc
Re: timing advance how much is to much

parts arrived on Friday so Saturday spent reworking dissy reinstalled at 4 deg with 18 deg at 3500 just back from a 450 klm day run today ran like a swiss clock never mjssed a beat THANKS TO...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-27-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,106
Posted By aussie merc
Re: Greasing

there are 2 reasons to raise vehicle 1 lifting the axle will take the weight off the thrust race and allow it to take grease correctly 2 raising the vehicle will take any side load off the upper...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-27-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,845
Posted By aussie merc
Re: A good start today.........

good to see you cant keep a good man down
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2019, 04:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,223
Posted By aussie merc
Re: timing advance how much is to much

thanks to all i asked the question and got several answers and as for them 4 big holes thats how i got it a typical buy and bolt[ looks cool who cares how it runs ] also have checked the advance...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,223
Posted By aussie merc
Re: timing advance how much is to much

not a lover of avgas seen to many problems like bore washing but the i guess to some extent were spoilt here in aus as we can get 98 no ethanol out of the pump at just about any service center
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,223
Posted By aussie merc
Re: timing advance how much is to much

dizzy has been replaced with mallory unilite non vacuum [this is how i got it]
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,223
Posted By aussie merc
timing advance how much is to much

did a major tune up [valve set, carb rebuild ], etc engine is 239ci with i believe to be stock cam, compression, heads etc fitted with twin97s and fenton headers after setting carbs best vacum...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By aussie merc
Re: Off topic - Cartoon

just proves that some sins just cant be forgiven
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-01-2019, 04:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,818
Posted By aussie merc
Re: Risk of using old (over 10 years) tires

dumb is as dumb does Darwin's law should be applied without question
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-01-2019, 04:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,164
Posted By aussie merc
Re: 81ís tri power or dual 97ís

eye candy appeal you cant beat a tri power just dont over carb but its up to you and what ever makes your bell ring [but ring it long and loud]
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,026
Posted By aussie merc
Re: New Member New car

looks good just enjoy as they say drive it to the wheels falloff bolt them back on and do it all again
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By aussie merc
Re: Spark plug thread renewal suggestions

hey they look like the ducks n*ts any chance of Brand and part numbers
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,298
Posted By aussie merc
Re: Bat piss

what is a bat best description ive heard is A RAT WITH WINGS
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,719
Posted By aussie merc
Re: How would you fix severly pitted crossmember metal?

pitting the devils curse check the depth of the pitting any thing over 25% will need to be filled with weld [bondo devcon etc are basicly all the same fillers NO STRUCTURAL STRENGTH ] it takes...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,827
Posted By aussie merc
Re: adjustable lifters

go to big mike in SA correct parts right prices and in the odd case there is a warranty drama youre dealing with some one on this side of the puddle that gives a toss not a faceless voice
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By aussie merc
Re: Sunday work at Bubbas

sounds and looks great but remember gently gently does it. dont need a relapse
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,689
Posted By aussie merc
Re: What are the must haves for you're shop?

on second thoughts all you need is your partner in life to have a sense of humor and a bucket load of patience otherwise its all a waste of time
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 905
Posted By aussie merc
Re: Front wheel bearings

jump on the net there is plenty of information on this subject but trust only the information from either the vehicle manufacturer or the bearing manufacturer read carefully and follow the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,689
Posted By aussie merc
Re: What are the must haves for you're shop?

similar laws came into effect here over twenty years ago and can say that it was for the better as it forced anyone who wasnt trained out of the repair industry and stopped the dodgy fly by nights...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By aussie merc
Re: temp guages sending units...

if youve got both bits any shop that does hydraulics [hoses and fittings] should be able to supply or make you an adapter to suit
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,159
Posted By aussie merc
Re: First time engine start problem (non start)

To ballast or not to ballast that is the question Answer look at the base of the coil it will be marked use with resistor or use without cant get any simpler [when everything youve tried wont...
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