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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1940 merc & ford

No. There is 4 extra inches of frame & wheelbase on the Mercury. Fords & Mercury cars in 39 & 40 share very little of anything in the frame or body.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 01:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,235
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Cutting down 42 to 48 ford axles for a 40 ford

Taper attachments would likely be OK for stuff with not a lot of angle to the taper. A person can also use a lathe dog type & driver plate with a center and offset the tail stock center but that's...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 59 AB camshafts

The 91A type should work with the Helmet type distributor. The 21A was the first year of the crab which is roughly the same as the rabbit ear distributor that came during the war and was used after....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 12:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,015
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1940 merc rear end?

Its the 99A version of torque tube. This was the 116" WB 1st Generation Mercury. It definitely does appear to have a sleeve roughly centered on the radius rod location. They may very well have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Strange speedo drive gear

Just to add: The later rear axles in the V8 era had choices of different gear tooth counts depending on the rear axle ratio and tire size. There is a chart in the 1928 thru 1948 Chassis Parts Catalog...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Borg Warner OD Question

The shift rail has to be pushed back into lockout position to make a lock out switch function. If a person uses an operating switch like a truck two speed axle switch mounted to the shift lever then...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,362
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Mystery Car

That big radiator reminds me of some of the post WWI Stanley Steamer cars but not all the characteristics are there. It does have a big radiator though. On a Stanley is would be a condenser. There...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,200
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

The balk ring will generally be set up in the correct position when putting the transmission together so it will stay in position unless someone turns the output shaft while the solenoid is removed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-31-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Ford flathead V8 i.d. please type ☆B18F☆

B or BB indicates a truck. As was mentioned, F indicates right hand drive. B or BB trucks usually have the old 4-speed. Some Commercial pickups were stamped with a B to indicate a 4-speed...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-31-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1967 Mercury Park Lane - What Auto Trans is fitted?

The C-O-M transmissions were available in small (FX), medium (MX), and large (HX) case versions. The FMX was the merger of the medium case components into an aluminum case that was much like one of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-31-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,072
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: AOD to flathead

Folks that have had a TV cable break would likely want the constant pressure valve body modification. Cable breakage can happen so it pays to get as well made a set up as possible. Having the extra...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 456
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: zenith 1 on model b engine?

If the B engine is in a model A then at least the GAV & choke will work as appropriate for the A. Even if it won't develop the full horse power potential of the model B application, it will still be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 750
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: A question about colors

I don't know but that car on the dust jacket looks like the 1928 Arabian Sand color combination. This combination wasn't available in 1929. Rose Beige is not as light a color and Seal Brown is a dark...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-30-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1967 Mercury Park Lane - What Auto Trans is fitted?

Check that pan closely in the area of the crease damages. They can crack with that type damage and it's not unusual to see damages like that.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,615
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Would You Use it?

Barney Navarro mentioned that he set the early (post-pump in head & pre-8BA) blocks up with a catch tray behind the water pump that had a tube attached that would run to the back of the block. The...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-29-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,256
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: '55 F100 new project, new member

Piece mealing generally works when thing are already functional but worn. You will have to see if your master & wheel cylinders are rusty or not.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,015
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1940 merc rear end?

The cars were all wider in 1941. The 39 & 40 Mercury were the first generation. Everything changed in 1941. It took the commercial pickup a while to change in 41 but it eventually did so that it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,072
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: AOD to flathead

I agree with others about setting up the pressure before even thinking about driving the car. It can be done up on jack stands or a lift but it has to have the correct pressure at idle to operate...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 699
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Hi Temp damage

I've seen an unobtanium engine block heated up to dull red in order to do fusion welding on them. The old Duesenberg and Marmon engine blocks are well worth repairing if they crack.

The key is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,015
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1940 merc rear end?

That looks like the 118-inch WB frame. That's 6-inches longer than the old Ford 112" WB of 1940. I need to get a parts catalog or catalogs for the 41 through 48 Mercury cars. They may have extended...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,072
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: AOD to flathead

The precursor to the 9-inch doesn't have many sources for ring & pinion gears.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 698
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Wheel bearing grease

Grease and oil are those things which will render many different answers when questions come up. The old drum brake sodium soap grease will work just fine. The more modern aluminum soap grease for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 789
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: KR Wilson Groover

I just haven't seen how a bit like that will push out the cuttings. I didn't say it wouldn't work, I just can't visualize what the cuttings are going to do. On the one in Brent's info, I can predict...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Lincoln Bomb sight wheel balancer

That was how it was done by most shops from the early 70s on back. Front end shops had the dynamic spin balance equipment to do the whole rotating assembly together on the car. This needed when a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Horn troubleshooting

The horn button parts and the wire inside the light switch rod can develop problems over time. Connection of wires to the light switch can also develop problems due to the swampy location of the...
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