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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Oil Pressure Reading

I would fit a mechanical gauge. It will give you a true pressure and can then assist in determining the error?? with your present set up.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 8ba Heads 7RT to EAB.

Yep my measuring was out. Thanks for that.
Will advise when all is up and running again.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 8ba Heads 7RT to EAB.

Appreciate your input and will follow. Just measured the bore, 1st time Ive had the heads off. Was told it was 3 3/16 plus 40 thou over.
It is infact 125 thou over at 3.200 measurement. Heads to be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By Phil Gillespie
8ba Heads 7RT to EAB.

So just cross checked clearances prior to getting EAB Heads milled.
The gasket I used to check was a Felpro with 50 thou at fire ring.
My new Felpro 7525 measure 68 thou at fire ring.
So figure to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Where's Phil

Hi Charlie,
I have sent you two messages to your email address.
Yes the goodies arrived . And many thanks to you for your fine work and your excellent goodwill with the extras.
Its...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 04:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 8ba Heads 7RT or EAB

Thanks for confirmation on this one John. I do actually have a copy of your book and will again revisit it and refresh myself.
Just to recheck with the foil balls and get that 50 thou piston to head...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 8ba Heads 7RT or EAB

Yes thats my thinking also. Coud remove one head and check where the 8RT head is at with piston to head clearance and go from there.
Or just complete valve clearance checking and keep on trucking....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By Phil Gillespie
8ba Heads 7RT or EAB

Have an 8BA fitted to 38 PU. Doing a bit of work on it. Presently have inlet manifold off to check all valve clearances.
This PU runs well with approx 12500 mls on rebuilt engine. I did not do the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-12-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Popping out Passenger side Exhaust

Normally i just pull off the plug wire for checking with copper wire plug leads.
But read somewhere with carbon leads and electronic distributor it can cause damage to electronic unit. This is the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-11-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Popping out Passenger side Exhaust

i understand with electronic distributor you need to earth pulled off lead to block to avoid damage to unit? when checking for popping.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-11-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Popping out Passenger side Exhaust

Thaks the kind of thinking i'm looking for . Understand adjustable lifters ar in use but screwed in to accomodate the use of the slightly longer chev valves.
And this can be confirmed with shorting...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Popping out Passenger side Exhaust

Not my car but trying to help out.
12v negative earth H & H flathead fitted with electronic ignition. Fitted with new 4 barrel 390 carb. Distributor is mechanical advance only. Checked advance and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2019, 03:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,695
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 1947 convertible

Just to make sure your carb bowl is full before you try to start. Takes plenty cranking over to pull fuel through and fill the bowl to enable engine to fire up.
I have experienced this problem....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-05-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Trash Can Condeners Tubman

I have just recieved 2 condensers from Tubman for my 39 coupe.
It will now have a bullet proof condenser to go with a Skip coil and 3rd Generation distributor.No more problems here!!!

Tubman...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: How to identify a coil rebuilt by Skip

Normally you will find an etched code on all Skip's rebuilt coils on the underside.
I had the same problem.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Oil pressure issues

Has oil been recently changed? Perhaps fit an oil pressure gauge at engine, check here. Then could also try a heavier grade oil and go from there.
Another oil presure gauge fitted would be my first...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,118
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: flathead rebuild

Initially decide from original tear down what can be reused, machined etc such as c/shaft, camshaft, pistons, rods etc then see whats needed then.
As all should be checked and measured up to ensure...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Failed Restart Ignition Resistor

This morning out to garage and engine started right up after overnight and cold start. Must be some link as to cold start and hot restart. I'm hoping condenser?
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Failed Restart Ignition Resistor

Have recently rebuilt the ignition switch I did think the same.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-30-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Failed Restart Ignition Resistor

So today took the 39 coupe for a run down to local town and back.
It went well. When I got home into the gargage and turned it off. The restart was as before. Would not start up. Previously had...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Failed Restart Ignition Resistor

I see on recent posts on similar the use of a 4 pole solenoid to give full voltage for start up and also the use of a diode to give the same full voltage for start up.
I'm using the coil with 0.8...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Failed Restart Ignition Resistor

Well I did similar after the non start. Put a jumper across the resistor. It started right up. So changed it out with a spare??? Will keep the jumper handy in meantime.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 53 flathead

Have you rechecked the timing? Incorrect timing will give these symptoms.
Also are you 6 or 12 v ? Spark plug leads and high tension leads breaking down under load may also give these symptoms....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2019, 01:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Failed Restart Ignition Resistor

So been playing around with ignition system on 39 coupe still 6v +ve earth.
The trail of the Electronic Unit which does away with condenser has not been performing as hoped.
So changed her back to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: HT Lead Coil to adaptor on Distributor. 39 Coupe.

Gonna go back to the old style coil and have some good condensers ex 3rd Generation and now some ordered "trashcan" style with the generous assistance of Tubman.
Dont like the adaptor with the HT...
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