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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 495
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 41 Distributor Helmet Style - Dwell

Ive tried the dwell meter side on a flathead and could not get a result also.
Used a 12v battery supply for meter on a 6v +ve earh.
Also recently tried with 12v -ve earth and no joy also.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Spark Plug Reading

Is this indicitive of all plugs? The plugs seem 'normal ' heat range and your Holley 94 seems to have the standard 51 jets for sea level area. hows the power valve size?
how does it run at idle. Is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Chapter 2. Missing at part throttle.

running single stromberg 97 jetted 56 with 65 pv. 3 5/16 bore.
I have a very similar issue with a stumble at low rpm & speed 20 to 30 mph.
changed out a carb still seemed to be there. checked...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-19-2020, 01:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,632
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Autolite Spark Users Only

How do you get on then with twin pipes does it require a bung at each one.?
Appreciate your info as want to be sure to get the right one and all bits in one hit.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,632
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Autolite Spark Users Only

with this unit is it easy to swap between vehicles?
Would like to be able to check a couple of flathead setups with this.
Thanks
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,632
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Autolite Spark Users Only

im interested in an AF meter here in NZ dont see much advertized.
Any recomendations please? ebay?
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,245
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Marvel Classic Motor Oil

Here down under we are at a tremendous disadvantage. We do not have any MMO outlets
Often wondered why it cant be sourced here. Tried once to have it sent from USA but not able due to restrictions....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2020, 05:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 965
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Use of a Big 97 Stromberg Carb.

My cam specs are:
Grind: B4i-10 Lobe separation: 109.8. Timing: 2 retard. Overlap(@.050") -12.0

iINTAKE
centreline:110.0 tappet lift: .314.
int open @ .050" -5.8 btdc Int adv open:15.8...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 965
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Use of a Big 97 Stromberg Carb.

Thanks so much for all this info. Now have ruled out the Stromberg big 97 idea.
Its a street vehicle and top speed open road at 60 to 65 mph normally.
So the modified Stromberg with the 48 bowl and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 965
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Use of a Big 97 Stromberg Carb.

So will stick with the standard Stromberg 97 and jet up to suit as required as per spark plug indications. NGk B L 6.
always appreciate all comments and advice received..
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,632
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Autolite Spark Users Only

Possible that "black one" could be from a cylinder which may not be firing!
To check at all plugs/cylinders for firing. If ok then to next stage.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2020, 11:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 965
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Use of a Big 97 Stromberg Carb.

Yes Brian. My 39 coupe is running a Stromberg 97 jetted at 46.
Its a 221 plus 80 thou. This was checked on a dyno and needed to go from 45 to 46 as little lean at top end.

So with the single 97...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 965
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Use of a Big 97 Stromberg Carb.

I'm not wanting to modify too much. So to go maybe with a new standard sized Stromberg 97 and go with 46 jets. I've spent the money on the engine build and just want a new carb to finish it off. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 965
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Use of a Big 97 Stromberg Carb.

So to stick with the standard Stromberg 97 then?
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 965
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Use of a Big 97 Stromberg Carb.

59a Flathead street use in a 46 Mercury. New build.
bored 3 5/16 with a 53 Mercury camshaft grind.
presently running single stromberg 97 carb.
For this set up is a" Big Stromberg 97" ok for this...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: Gas Tank Fuel Gauge reading question

What will affect the postion of the float in the liquid it sits in is the liquids Specific Gravity.
This also changes with temperature.
But in this case maybe using 25 degrees celcius
SG of fuel...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 59a inlet manifold vacuum line fitting 1946.

Thank you that would be great.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 59a inlet manifold vacuum line fitting 1946.

Thats why I would be keen to know thread size for the connection at manifold.
1/8" gas/bsp??
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 59a inlet manifold vacuum line fitting 1946.

Yes I do have that one with the wiper connection. However have since gone with electric wipers. Its the bolt for the banjo fitting i'm looking for. My banjo fitting is integral with the steel tube....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By Phil Gillespie
59a inlet manifold vacuum line fitting 1946.

Have broken the banjo fitting bolt for connecting vacuum line from distributor to manifold. Located just below carb. Wondering what is the thread size?
The banjo fitting is hard to come by?
Thanks,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 314
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 46 ford glovebox

Not the power supply for a glove box mounted Clock?
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 726
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 12v conversion 59a starter solenoid 4 pole. 46 Mercury.

As per Joe Cocker " I get by with a little help from my feiends" Especially truenat this site. Thanks so much.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2020, 04:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 726
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 12v conversion 59a starter solenoid 4 pole. 46 Mercury.

It cant as with the high torque starter, the change to 12 volt or the new style generator.
I was refering to the original key to ignition switch and via a firewall mounted solenoid as opposed to a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2020, 04:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 726
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 12v conversion 59a starter solenoid 4 pole. 46 Mercury.

So am i and this site is a great resource with those with the little extra always wiling to assist and give.
Phil NZ
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 726
Posted By Phil Gillespie
Re: 12v conversion 59a starter solenoid 4 pole. 46 Mercury.

Ok so looked behind starter button and saw the earth wire had detached from switch.
Pulled out switch, cleaned up contacts and refitted wire. surprise surprise it started right up!!! yea.
Probably...
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