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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:44 PM
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Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Distributor identification

Maybe a couple of pics coud assist
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,340
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Now it's junk from Carpenter!

And 'down under" to pay return shipping can many times be uneconomical.
You just have to take a hit and grin and bare it.
So important to use the recommended suppliers to get the best deal.
Phil...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 59a Engine swap Temperature Sensors.

Appreciate the clarification on the temperature sensors operation.
I think my best bet is the have two aftermarket temperature gauges fitted, monitor and swap for side to side for comparrison. Have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By Phil Gillespie
59a Engine swap Temperature Sensors.

So have recently swapped out a 59A engine in 46 Mercury Coupe.
Good compression on engine but had approx 0.5 l oil consumption per 50 mls.
Presently have 75 mls on engine. No theremostats fitted....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 622
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: pro or con HEI

I like the Chev Delco Remy distribtor with vaccum advance unit as supplied by Charlie NY.
They are a very versitile unit when fitted up with adjustable Mech Advance, the cap is already black and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 537
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 39-40 coupe struts

If springs and shocks seem ok other option is to look at a taller tyre on rear.
Like a set of 700 's.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2020, 05:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,001
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Ford Holden

Any of you down under Aussies recall the words to that old song featuring the FJ Holden?

The Newcastle Song a real classic can be viewed on U Tube.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 719
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: how to remove coil 1941 merc

Most times its easier to remove the distribuor and coil complete.
Then you can actually see that when refitting the coil all is sitting correct, ie the carbon brush and coil contact. As its possible...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: NGK plugs

Can testify to running too hot a plug. They were B4-L along with a couple of other factors destroyed a piston, detenation.
I would opt for correct plugs B6-L. Cheap fix again for peace of mind as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: NGK plugs

The heat range. B4-L will be a hotter plug than the B6-L.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2020, 12:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 33 rear bearings

Lawrie's trick was?
The bearings I personally would replace. Peace of mind thing.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,086
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Out of ideas - need help

It was suggested to:
check the coils: Primary & Secondary sides.
Get hold of a spark plug tester and you will be able to check each cylinder for a good spark
Just remove air cleaner and operate...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,244
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 39 coupe

Quick test as mentioned earlier. With some assistance, crank it over with one plug wire removed and hold close to plug to see if getting a spark jump from lead to spark plug. Or get hold og int...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,244
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 39 coupe

Do you have a spare coil? Otherwise check primary resistance should be around 0.8 ohms and secondary resistance around 9 to 10 kohms.
Noted you were showing at previous post 6.1v at coil?
Did you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,244
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 39 coupe

Are you 6 or 12v as per previous posts not normally required the resistor if running 12 v. Only required with 6v when running original type coil.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-30-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,244
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 39 coupe

Just to check for fuel. Air cleaner off, Look down carb while operating accelerator. To verify fuel delivery bown carb barrel.
Have had similar non start but with electric fuel pump this normally...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2020, 01:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,081
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Attn New Zealand Barners: 1941 Pickup Front Axle

Give Ajays a call they should be able to assist. also sometimes these come up for sale on Trade Me.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-27-2020, 03:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 941
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 6V Voltmeter

My take on this is the marking is shown and numbered at times 2. ie 2, 4, 6, etc the non marked being the times 1 between the even numbers.
My understanding.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,112
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: How do I get pressure plate out.

Just done one. I used a 3/8" drive socket set as these will fit ok.
!/2 " drive will be very difficult. Should only be torqued 17 to 20 ft/lb.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2020, 04:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 59A Flywheel Machining & Clutch refitting..

Measured the washer thickness at 2mm. Pulled up good on flywheel and verified tight fit to flywheel with feeler once torque set at 20ft/lb.
I'm happy with this result.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 59A Flywheel Machining & Clutch refitting..

Its now all sorted. A washer took out the 2mm as without the washer shouder on bolt bottomed out giving the 2mm gap. All good and engine run up on test stand.
Next project to swap engine out of 46...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 59A Flywheel Machining & Clutch refitting..

Yes Mart,
That is a very valid point. And will remove and check hole depth and adjust accordingly.
Again appreciate your assistance.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 59A Flywheel Machining & Clutch refitting..

I got new shoulder bolts from Michael Driskoll 3rd Generation.
But fitted without washers. So could be shoulder coming up against the flywheel. Will recheck and get it as it should be.
Important...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2020, 02:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By Phil Gillespie
59A Flywheel Machining & Clutch refitting..

So recently removed flywheel from 59A engine for a clean up. As per advice on this site decided against any flywheel lightening.
They just removed enough for a good surface clean up along with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,264
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Distributor vacuum brake question

The scale is marked with 6 divisions. each division is 2 degrees giving total of 12 degrees for adjustment. 6 degrees either side of the mid mark.
Normally set with 1 division advance ie 2 degrees...
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