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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-29-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,748
Posted By Bustingear
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

Sorry team as you can imagine i have been busy with getting the machine to an operable state, fixing a few other of my cars and general things from life that get in the way.
YES its running ,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-28-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,748
Posted By Bustingear
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

I dont understand how it could be out of time when you take the timing cover off and make sure the cam gear slash and the crank gear dot meet at 6 and 12 oclock. Put the timing cover back on and the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-27-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,748
Posted By Bustingear
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

Aright you ready for some wild shit diagnosis ? Took off both carbs and locked down the the single best one that had the advance port. Sprayed ether, pumped gas in and poured a little. ....Nothing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-26-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,748
Posted By Bustingear
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

checked it at the spark plug tip while in rotation
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-26-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,748
Posted By Bustingear
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

question regarding distributor vacuum advance. currently one of the 94 carbs has the vacuum port built in. If i switch to a different 94 without can i run the vacuum advance line to an aluminum...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-26-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,748
Posted By Bustingear
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

51merc and Tubman good test suggestion on single carb and will try before getting rid of more eagles$$$$$
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-26-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,748
Posted By Bustingear
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

If you look back at the thread you will see crank dot and cam slash line up while pulley dot and pointer line up and rotor is setting at number one plug wire. We have established that.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-26-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,748
Posted By Bustingear
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

Appreciate all the help! Spark is BLUE
New 12V harness installed for complete car
Power Master starter and Power Master generator
Which is an really an Alternator
These are the best $600 with tax...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,748
Posted By Bustingear
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

Compression test results , done cold cause i cant get it started. Throttle open ,all plugs out
First group are dry. 2nd after oil squirt
DRY: 1-89,2-70,3-80,4-80,5-75,6-75,7-90,8-80
Oil...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,748
Posted By Bustingear
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

Car has been converted to Pertronix with the new proper coil . New wiring harness and entire car is now 12V
Going with compression test today and going to try and find tdc as if the timing gear had...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,748
Posted By Bustingear
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

regarding the carburetion ... Thought i should be able to at least get a sputter even without the carb/dist vacum hooked up in fact i thought you were supposed to disconnect it to set initial...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,748
Posted By Bustingear
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

Tore into the timing cover.......lined up tdc and made sure pointer was close to pulley dot then pulled the timing cover off then saw that the slash in the cam timing gear and the dot in the crank...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,748
Posted By Bustingear
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

Of course but always needs to be said
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,748
Posted By Bustingear
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

One of the carbs has the vac port . I dont have it hooked up yet and read where it can be disengaged to set initial timing. Its just not even getting to the sputter point yet that i thought i needed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,748
Posted By Bustingear
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

The firing order is the same it just moves on the clock and as long as the rotor is at number one TDC could be anywhere on the clock. perplexes some folks.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,748
Posted By Bustingear
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

anyone else before i tear in to the engine? I hope i screwed up the timing marks cause thats where i am headed first and then on to valve adjustment
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,748
Posted By Bustingear
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

ok just bumped it until i saw spark ...pulled the cap and its on #1. Also eyeballed the pulley dot when the finger pushed off and it was 2" before the pointer and the rotor is at the plug before #1...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,748
Posted By Bustingear
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

no timing light old school ear, i will try this with a screwdriver and the bump switch
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,748
Posted By Bustingear
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

51 Merc I am set up with #1 at the top and not the bottom . The wires follow the proper order but as you know it is the same
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,748
Posted By Bustingear
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

Just took another shot at it.
1. Inspected distributor and it is the one with the extend portion after the gear and looked down in the timing housing and it has the proper guide for that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,748
Posted By Bustingear
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

Another question....Do all 8BA 49-53 have adjustable lifters? I do not believe this one did but it has been 3 years since apart and the first one i have ever had apart . Done several chevies without...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,748
Posted By Bustingear
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

Chap52....I like it . Going out to war in the garage today
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,748
Posted By Bustingear
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

51 merc....Bingo and thanks stay with me bud. I hear you guys on the carb set up. I just want to get it started initially and then worry about proper induction. I am not even getting a sputter...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,748
Posted By Bustingear
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

Question? I do understand that the crank and cam gears need to line up with the markings once both are installed but when you put the timing gear on the cam what insures that is in the correct...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,748
Posted By Bustingear
Re: Trouble shoot 1950 8Ba initial start up Help

starting fluid has been used to no avail. Used screw driver on plug and it shows spark appears good and strong
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