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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 6 V Positive Ground

I had customers that would check their alternator output this way on the helicopters. The alternator is a 70-amp 24-volt unit with a 70-amp ampere meter. There is nothing in the aircraft that will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 74
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Steering Box Ford 1949 sedan

The worm is usually the first thing to wear out in the OEM 49 thru 51 Ford box. While difficult to replace (a press and some special tooling are needed), the parts are available. An exchange would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 06:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,711
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Hood prop on Ebay going nuts.

When I see something that doesn't make sense on flea-pay, I just ignore it. It always looks like fowl play but a person will never know.

I've had folks tell me that setting too low a price on good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 06:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Trunklid to tulip panel gap

Some of these old cars have had a rough life. Quarter panel damage or rear end damage can get things out of kilter. The other problem mentioned is quality of new replacement parts. They can be close...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 6 V Positive Ground

Alternators will do a better job of carrying the load when the battery is cut out but I wouldn't recommend anyone do it for more than a few seconds. As was mentioned, the old 3-brush generators...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Trunklid to tulip panel gap

It's usually referred to as the panel above the deck lid. Folks always like to attach new terms to shorten or abbreviate long descriptions. Tulip doesn't jump right out and explain why it's called...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Restoring 1953 Mercury Medallion Assembly (front door trim panel)

That sounds like the hot smokin tip. Most folks would never know the difference. I know I wouldn't if you hadn't brought it up.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Restoring 1953 Mercury Medallion Assembly (front door trim panel)

FoMoCo used silver & gold paint for Mercury medallions. I think the Lucite gave it the shiny metal look. I've not tried to reproduce it but I've looked at the silver ones used on the 1951s a good bit...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,153
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: A head on B engine

Tod will likely have some new B head castings soon if he doesn't already.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=276632&highlight=heads

The Best gaskets were likely not around when...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 02-20-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Shawnee OK Model T guy needed

12-volt is fine. You can't hurt the ignition system. It generates a higher voltage when the mag gets going. Electric lights would be a different story though if applicable.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-20-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 859
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: '54 / '55 Fordomatic ID ?

The small Ford-O 2-speed is easily distinguishable by its small size and aluminum case. They were made for the Falcons and the Comet as well as other light duty applications that hit the streets in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,022
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: WTF?? battery 30V ?

The digital meter I use most has a 20-volt setting then a 200 volt setting so there are different meters out there. A 12-volt system generates over 14-volts normally and a fully charged battery will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2020, 12:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 50 Mercury OD problem

Running without safety features can be hazardous. You would have to flip the switch a lot. You really need the governor in the circuit to insure no shifting below 23 MPH. What are you doing with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 669
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Coil Testing With Multi-Meter

Compressed air, say 120 psi, ionizes better than ambient air pressure. If you ever use a spark plug tester, you can see it.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-19-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 859
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: '54 / '55 Fordomatic ID ?

What some folks refer to as a kick down rod & lever is not quite correct. There is the gear selector lever and a throttle control lever. These transmissions use the throttle control lever to control...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Dipsticks-no, not my kids

Dipstick lengths are sometimes posted in the appropriate chassis parts catalogs but not always. The 8RT has a rear sump that is deeper than the Mercury pan since they are for trucks. The Ford 8BA car...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 907
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: The Diamond Mark Challenge

There were two foundries in Cleveland Ohio that used a diamond casting mark. I always wondered if either of them were involved with these blocks. There is blind theory and then there is consensus...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,612
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Help figuring build date on 1928? Roadster

After 5 years, does he still own it? Why dredge up old posts to compliment a car? Send him a PM
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,358
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1951 F3 Truck

This site has a Swap Meet section. Bringing up old posts to ask a question like this is not a good way to start out on this board.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 907
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: The Diamond Mark Challenge

Not all had them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,711
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Hood prop on Ebay going nuts.

A fool and his cash is easily parted. In this case there are several. You can buy new ones for a lot less.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 907
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: The Diamond Mark Challenge

Ford farmed out almost all replacement casting stuff after normal production of parts ended. Model A & B blocks were used in industrial & agricultural related applications long after the automobiles...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Cowl Lites

Modern cars use 4-way flashers. They didn't have the technology for that back in the day so park lights were the norm up until the 1960s. If your 4-ways crap out then you still have park lights. It's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Is it possible to repair the upper radiator tank without radiator removal?

Soldering is not an easy job for the inexperienced hobbyist. Solder uses flux to get it to stick to nice clean surfaces. All the flux in the world won't get it to stick to dirty surfaces. There is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 669
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Coil Testing With Multi-Meter

There may have been other reasons it wouldn't get spark at the plug. I bomb test spark plugs for the aircraft on a regular basis and the usually spark much better under compression that they do in...
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