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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 09:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 984
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: aviation gas

The military refers to it as motor fuel or more specifically motor gasoline and most folks know how the military is about abbreviating things. This is their acronym for motor gasoline and has been...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 984
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: aviation gas

The Suplemental Type Certificate is still valid but a person has to purchase alcohol free auto gas to use it. The web site has the link to the stations around the country that are known to be alcohol...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-26-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Modern OHV Head

Folks have probably adapted about any ohv head with 4 chambers that has close enough cylinder spacing. It generally always requires a machined adapter plate. The 1921/23 3-port Olds/Chevy heads were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Blue Coil for Transistor Ignition?

Pertronics systems have warnings about using the wrong coils in their instructions which generally suck. The basic systems used points type coils but you have to know what the recommended ohms...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Sport Coupe Top - Need Help

I can see that rear bow outline. Are the card boards in there? The card boards cover that stuff on the sides and help pad and make that all level out some. The rear valance will cover things up quite...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Reamers, what are they for?

King pin reamers, at least the good ones, are made long to align ream both bushings all the way through in one shot. If they are expandable, they will generally only expand a small amount and are not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 682
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Electrical motor to produce vacuum...is there such thing?

Dorman makes the 904-214 vacuum pump for a reasonable price. You might check and see if that will work. The one from Jeggs is around $130 so it isn't cheap.

Keep in mind that the standard V8...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 678
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Cylinder head machining advice.

Clay or aluminum foil rolled into small loose balls can be used for a clearance check. Unless a person knows the history of the head, it's a good idea check it pretty well before putting it on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Blue Coil for Transistor Ignition?

First Street Ignitions calls out their own coil as far as what they prefer but I don't know who makes them. They also sell Flame Thrower coils as well. Their unit seems to be based on the Pertronics...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Finishing the Belt Rail on 68C Cabriolet

Wood should be preserved with something. I'm not sure what Ford used but I would doubt if they ever stained anything other than maybe wood that would be visible. Where it can't be seen, it just needs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,008
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Rear Spring Installation

It usually is easier to remove the rear axle with the spring installed but it also depends on what else is disassembled during the whole repair process. Removing the spring from the rear axle is not...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-23-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1961 Ford 390 with Mallory electronic distributor

I had a 1964 T-bird with the factory transistor ignition. I bought it pretty cheap due to the transistor burning out. I put a set of points and a condenser in it and bypassed the transistor box to...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-23-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Vent window rivet setter.

I've seen folks modify a set of pliers with addition of setting tool mandrels to squeeze the tubular type rivets but they may have been for smaller rivets.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-23-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: I notice my transmission leaking a little bit on the floor.

Most additives for this purpose are based on rubber seal problems. The intent is for the additive to soften old hard rubber. It won't seal leaks where the rubber is split or deteriorated to much. It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 878
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Condenser Issues

Perhaps I should have stated that Ford should have designed a better heat shield. Those things didn't work very well. It was just an afterthought that didn't really solve the problem. Flathead heads...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 878
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Condenser Issues

Ford probably should have designed a heat shield for the distributor. Maybe it was cooler back then but I don't know. I've seen fabricated shields that may work to keep the heat level down.

A&L...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,207
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Front Fenders Hit the Shocks?

The Les Andrews book is good but not much for good photos. One of the Restorer series of books has a good run down on shock repairs with photos. Hopefully the reservoir covers will come off a bit...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-22-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Spare Parts Speedster

As long as you have the cross members it shouldn't be to difficult. Now would be the time to do any changes too. Since it's a speedster, are you planning for additional gearing? An overdrive box...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,207
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Front Fenders Hit the Shocks?

The shock body does appear to be upside down but the reservoir cap in not positioned correctly either so someone was playing around with them at some point. If both front ones are that way then they...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-21-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Spare Parts Speedster

You have a pretty good parts pile there. Welcome to the barn. Things aren't as busy here on the T side but there are quite a few folks that keep an eye on it to see what's going on. There is plenty...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1938 Cigar Lighter

Ford had cigar lighters way back after the model A era but the one question I would ask is whether they were automatic or not? Some early ones may not have had that feature yet. The ones that are...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-20-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Mile-o-matic servo piston seal question

My guess is that they are selling a kit that is one size fits all or at least the end user hopes it will be. Square cross section o-rings are not common like round cross section types are. Hopefully...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 674
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Purpose of dual points?

The points cam & breaker gap is what sets the opening and closing of the breaker points. How far open the cam lobe lifts the breaker points off the seat has a lot to do with the dwell time. Lobe...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,095
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Hard turning with new pistons

The center main tends to wear faster than the others. If it had a good bit of wear then de-shimming can set up a pressure on the center main that is trying to pull the crankshaft off center a bit....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,637
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Skip's rebuilt coils

With most folks, it matters very little on what his procedure or materials are. The bottom line is how well they work and how long they last. All other factors are immaterial. I'm sure most folks...
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