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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-03-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,416
Posted By GAR64
Re: Flathead Timing Gear Failure?

It’s a 59 AB. Two bolt distributor. The service manual I have shows bolt on cam gear but doesn’t say if fiber gear. Doesn’t look to difficult. Can’t think of anything else to check that could...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-02-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,416
Posted By GAR64
Re: Flathead Timing Gear Failure?

Kube, guess that will be my next move. How difficult is it to replace the gear?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-02-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,416
Posted By GAR64
Re: Flathead Timing Gear Failure?

I appreciate all the input. I was told by someone else that the design of the distributor kind of rules out the timing being way off. I have only owned the car for a year. It ran well. Smooth. no...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,416
Posted By GAR64
Re: Flathead Timing Gear Failure?

If it was one cylinder, I would think rings, valve etc. I dont know what the compression was when it was running fine but all cylinders had the same problem all at once?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,416
Posted By GAR64
Re: Flathead Timing Gear Failure?

Yes Sugarmaker. I sold the 56 to a guy in New Zealand.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,416
Posted By GAR64
Re: Flathead Timing Gear Failure?

I have not pulled the distributor but I know I have spark at the plugs so I would expect that spark is not the issue. Carb seems fine and even swapped it out to check. Isn't 30 psi too low for it to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,416
Posted By GAR64
Flathead Timing Gear Failure?

47 Coupe. 59A. Car ran fine until a no start issue. Would then start intermittently but then, nothing. After checking ignition, coil, fuel etc., have both spark and fuel. Ran compression test on all...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 825
Posted By GAR64
Re: Another Coil Question

Car is a 47. Sounds like easier starting if sending more voltage to coil but over time, not a good thing. I did resistance tests on coil and got lowT 0.7 and HighT 8400. Im going to replace...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 825
Posted By GAR64
Re: Another Coil Question

Original style coil. Cant understand why they seem to have bypassed the resistor. The guy I got the car from was very knowledgeable. Either way, any advice on diagnosis?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 825
Posted By GAR64
Another Coil Question

Diagnosing a no start. 5.5 volts at coil. My coil is original style with 5203R marked on side. Do these coils have internal resistor? When I got the car, running fine. I notice now they had both...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 784
Posted By GAR64
Re: Coil Wire

Replaced ignition switch. Still not starting. Guess Ill try replacing condenser. Could it be the resistor on inside of firewall? How can I test that?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 784
Posted By GAR64
Re: Coil Wire

Took resistance measurements on the coil. 0.6 -0.7 ohm low side and about 8500 on high side. Is this in the ballpark? Like I said, 5.4 volts reading at battery side of coil with ignition switch on....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 784
Posted By GAR64
Re: Coil Wire

Thanks Jseery
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 784
Posted By GAR64
Re: Coil Wire

Always have trouble posting pics. The high tension wire goes from bottom of my old style coil into a rubber boot that is in line with the metal tube with plug wires. Apparently this is where it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 784
Posted By GAR64
Coil Wire

Noticed that my high tension coil wire ( 47 flathead 6V) has a butt connection between coil and distributor. I’d like to replace it. I’m not familiar with the rubber boot that it enters on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 720
Posted By GAR64
Re: 1947 Super Deluxe ignition Switch

Well it seems I found the issue. Hi tension coil wire seems to have been spliced between coil and where it enters boot to connect to plug wires. I will replace it but wondering how the non coil end...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2021, 04:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 720
Posted By GAR64
Re: 1947 Super Deluxe ignition Switch

Opened the switch and cleaned all contacts. Re installed. Getting about 5.4 volts at coil with key on so apparently switch is functioning. Still no start. Seems like no spark. Resistance test on coil...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-27-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 720
Posted By GAR64
Re: 1947 Super Deluxe ignition Switch

Thank you. Wasnt obvious how to open it. Ill drill out the mounting holes and open up and clean. Apparently you cant get the whole unit anywhere.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-27-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 720
Posted By GAR64
Re: 1947 Super Deluxe ignition Switch

Yes Lawson. Im not looking for the key/cylinder. Square switch connects to toggle.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-27-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 720
Posted By GAR64
1947 Super Deluxe ignition Switch

Trying to diagnose an intermittent non start. Definitely a spark issue. I think the ignition switch may be bad. Removed it and having trouble opening it as I wanted to clean inside connections. Would...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,358
Posted By GAR64
Re: 47 Ford Headlights

Ok. While looking at the switch, I noticed one of the bullet connections looked slightly pulled out of boot. Pushed in tightly and headlights now work. Ford 46 you were correct! My only question is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,358
Posted By GAR64
Re: 47 Ford Headlights

I thinking now probably the switch since the wires are getting hot near the switch.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,358
Posted By GAR64
Re: 47 Ford Headlights

Thanks to all you guys. I will check it out this week.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,358
Posted By GAR64
47 Ford Headlights

1947 Coupe. 6 volt. positive ground. Headlights barely glow. Everyone says ground issue. All grounds seem good. Parking lights are fine. Tailights work. Checked voltage at the light socket and get...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-04-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,570
Posted By GAR64
Re: 56 Thunderbird Speedometer

Thanks for the advice. How difficult to remove the speedometer if necessary?
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