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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 240
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: starter/sol II

Prior to refitting starter motor:
Remove spark plugs for easy turn over of engine.
Mark ring gear at starter motor hole. Turn over and inspect ring gear teeth.
May require some" dressing" prior...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: All Ford Day 2019 Perth

Great selection of cars, thanks for posting. Is that a 55/56 Mainline Ute there?
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 541
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: trans oil

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I go with Morris Oil. Classic Gear Oil AG 140. Gearbox and diff. Happy with their oils.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,000
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Ok you asked for it. Finding TDC by solid stop and cable tie method. Plus extras!

So I just viewed to TDC location using cable tie as this will be the method i will use when carrying out a leak down test as a follow up to a compression test.
Thanks Mart for the video which...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 801
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Best “paint” for aluminum heads?

Will endorse the Vapor Blasting method. Had a 46 inlet manifold done and it came up great. Just like new.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,240
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: timing advance how much is to much

Interested to know how the vacuum is looking now at this set up. Improved?
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2019, 04:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Generator testing 6v positive earth.

It was made in USA, found some info but not any clear instructions for this unit
The Standard Motor Products Inc who make the unit have been operating for 100 years. May try to contact them for some...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2019, 01:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Generator testing 6v positive earth.

The 6v Voltage Regulator i am using is 6v Polamatic Blue Streak by Standard Motor Products. Not exactly sure of origin. Spent some time this afternoon checking and getting it as close to recommended...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Generator testing 6v positive earth.

Will get some details and a pic. Just contacted the local Auto Electrician who is familiar with the car, generator and regulator he confirmed 12 to 15 thou contacts gap. Will also check volts at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Markings on Fire Wall 39 Coupe.

So been working on my 39 Coupe generator & regulator.
When I removed the regulator from firewall under where regulator mounts were these markings: 6T-28.

Just wondering if these are significant,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Generator testing 6v positive earth.

Update,
today removed voltage regulator for a check. Cleaned up cut out contact, armature contact and field contact as well as all connections and mounts to firewall.
I set the gap for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Generator testing 6v positive earth.

This generator does not have the ground terminal, relies on earthing through front mounting bracket to CI inlet manifold. Suppose extra earth could be a good extra.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Generator testing 6v positive earth.

The fitted regulator is a 3 unit type, was told it was VW but could be wrong.
Possibly just cut out to check, clean and adjust for correct operation.
Main thing is my generator is all good with a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Generator testing 6v positive earth.

Kevin,
Its a 2 brush 6v generator positive ground. Just replaced armature and brushes.Was not showing any charging rate in normal set up. I had removed generator and regulator and took both th local...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Generator testing 6v positive earth.

Kevin
Thanks for the clarification on this. Will check it out as per the 2nd part of the post.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2019, 04:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Generator testing 6v positive earth.

Have a 6v positive earth generator and would like verification from the good people here if this is a test method to follow.

GENERATOR DOES NOT CHARGE:
Two brush Ford generators use the shunt...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,068
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 6V generator

Have had similar. Turned out to be front bearing spinning in front cover housing! Armature was also damaged in way of bearing location.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 495
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Early V8 Dyno Work

Yes I have had my car on a dyno, 39 standard coupe, to check output and A/F ratio. As a follow up to a previous engine failure due to a detonation problem.
Ended up going up 1 jet size on Main Jet,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 1946 Mercury/Ford Dash Light Switch Removal.

So I removed dash light dimmer switch and that was my problem. Found the contact on rheostat not making.Adjusted and all good with lights now.
Many thanks for good direction and advice.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 1946 Mercury/Ford Dash Light Switch Removal.

Thanks so much for all that info. Especially the method to remove switch.
I have a large laminated wiring diagram by Classic Car Wiring. Very clear and color coded. The supply to rear lights is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By Phil Gillespie
1946 Mercury/Ford Dash Light Switch Removal.

Have a 1946 Mercury NZ which has the 1941 style dash set up.
Having problems in removal of light switch. How to remove the chrome light switch off shaft to remove switch? Have the knob turning on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2019, 01:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 997
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Intermittent sticking valve

Can be purchased from Gary on this site. Have them plus the inlet valve seals on my 81A engine.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 900
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 1950 Ford Tudor 8BA Flathead will not start.

What carb is fitted. to check bowl float is full then perhaps remove air cleaner and operate carb to check fuel flow and delivery. Sometimes can help if one person can pour a small amount of fuel...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: split pins usage

Here we refer to them as tension pins.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Starter- Generator Repair Shop

Much appreciated. Parts are hard to come by " down under". I did manage a NOS armature for my Generator from ebay with a good price and shipping.
So that will get it done. 39 generator with pulley...
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