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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Mile-o-matic blows fluid out filler on cold start

Most automatic transmission have a large enough quantity of oil that it expands to a higher oil level after the car has been driven and is completely warmed up. This can make filling a cold...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Still wont start

No surprise here. Engines that set 20-years have to have everything renewed that can deteriorate. Fuel goes to crap within a year so add 19 to that and that equals complete fuel system overhaul from...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 12:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 708
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Miss on newly rebuilt 292

On engines that set up for a long time or newly overhauled with tight clearances, a person can have fits finding out what all the little inconsistencies are. You could have a valve that is just a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Condenser

The ones with foil and mylar make a good cap but the way things are connected inside most condensers is a big part of the problem. They will use a wave washer in the bottom of the little can as a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Just curious about Briggs bodies

Briggs made some coupe bodies in 1930 but no where near as many as Ford did. They are actually kind of a rarity. Ford Dearborn plus the Ford branch plants made all the 1928/29 45A coupes and the 1931...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 642
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Engine upgrade

A lot of performance modifications are better done with the modifications to drive train to get the benefits from them. To build a stronger engine and still have a non synchronized transmission is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: U joint rebuild

On the early Ford type U-joint, just make sure the C-ring grooves align with the slots in the yokes. The C-rings can then be pressed into the grooves. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 654
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Lightened Flywheel

Faster rpm response was the whole idea about the modification. The problem may also be in the nature of miss alignment. Model A engine to clutch housing fit up has to be right on the money to prevent...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-21-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 708
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Miss on newly rebuilt 292

From my past experience, a lot of Standard Motor Parts stuff was made in Mexico. They have also purchased the Echlin brand of parts that had been good quality products for many years. I don't know...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 916
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Can anyone share any information about the “birth” of this forum.

The current Ford Barn format is the way the HAMB (Hokey Ass Message Board), or Jalopy Journal Forum if you will, used to be. When Shelley had it, it was a lot different and not quite as easy to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 747
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 8BA lifters noisy

If a follower to valve clearance check reveals no valves out of adjustment, a person may have to pull the heads and check for piston to head clearance or maybe a small object embedded in a piston...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,223
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Charming Photo of Henry and Edsel Ford

Every major manufacturer had their status cars. Most status cars were not built to make money as much as they were for prestige. Henry bought Lincoln for two reasons. He wanted to give Edsel...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-16-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 464
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: T85 transmission question

My old 49 thru 51 Lincoln Mercury O/H Manual recommends Medium EP gear lube which was GL3 back in the mid century time frame. GL4 replaced the GL3 many moons ago. Staylube is likely the easiest one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,223
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Charming Photo of Henry and Edsel Ford

I'm not sure that I would agree with the idea that the model A didn't make a good profit for Ford Motor Co. They made near a million cars per year in those four years. Even at an average price of...
Forum: Questions & Suggestions 11-16-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,751
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: I am leaving Fordbarn

There are some listings on the Hamb like this but not all on one post. The lists are added one post at a time by all sorts of members and they work out pretty well. It takes time to go through all...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-15-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 464
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: T85 transmission question

I generally leave the clutch disengaged at a stop but the input and cluster can be stopped by shifting the transmission into 2nd to stop it. Sometimes shifting to reverse will do the job since it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,223
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Charming Photo of Henry and Edsel Ford

Edsel approved all designs by that time. He couldn't change much but he had a large affect on design. Henry was kind of an engine and chassis man and he seldom saw a reason to change any of that....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,804
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Bishop Tardel roadster body issue

I remember them using a hump cover from Tudor or Fordor sedans to close up the hole.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: polarizing a generator

The field coils have some pretty good turns in them. When you momentarily apply a DC voltage to those coils, it magnetizes the field pole shoes. The polarity of that magnetization is important in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 872
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 40 mercury flathead with columbia 2 speed

I don't know if it will make any difference but the early Mercury cars had an integral pinion and drive shaft. This shouldn't affect the installation of a Columbia OD but it can affect the situation...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 790
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Assembly plant vs manufacture plant

Yep, Ford Dearborn on the Rouge was THE manufacturing point for all items that couldn't be produced elsewhere in the early Ford era. Subcontractors made a lot of complete bodies but they didn't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 790
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Assembly plant vs manufacture plant

Ford of Canada supplied a lot of commonwealth countries and others with Ford knock downs since they were the first Ford concern outside the US. Ford in Dearborn also supplied knock downs for all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 850
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Steering wheel paint

Primer may not be necessary unless there is bare metal involved or you need to fill minor imperfections but any good epoxy primer would hold up. I use single stage polyurethane paint. If it looks too...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Timing or ?

It could be the camshaft out of time but after all the years, it definitely could have stuck valves. If you could source Marvel Mystery Oil, I'd recommend that but where you are may require a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 733
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: '31 Budd Cab

Because the OP asked a question about a wind tunnel.
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