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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Speedometer Won't Zero

The old Ford units last relatively well over long periods of time but all of them need some lubrication now and then. Some have a tiny plug near the drive input that can be removed to apply a light...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 641/2-65 mustang top.

I think the first Mustangs just had a manual folding top. Somewhere in there, they came in with a power top so there is likely some differences in the frame but I couldn't tell you much more than...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: weaving

They are certainly way more toward authentic than many of the current offerings from Model A parts and upholstery supply sources.

My question is how does one get a product like this and does...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Third Brush Adjustment

That appears to be a straight down photo shot so the brush that is evident is for the ground on the right side of the gen and is fixed. The brush that is approximately 180 degrees from it on the left...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: No High Beams - Light Switch Question

This is true. Ford used a very much similar switch right up through 1939.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-02-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 279
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1955 F-100 5.0L timing

It depends on the system but anything can be made to work in some way that would likely be acceptable. The old Load-O-Matics had venturi vacuum but there was no mechanical advance at all. I've seen...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: No High Beams - Light Switch Question

There are 4 or 5 different switch designs from the beginning in late 1927 to the end in 1931. Check your switch spider and see if it is the triangulated spider or the square one. The change to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Rear hub removal tool

There can be problems with the bolt to the lug nut types if the taper is really tight or corroded together. The hub and drum aren't very thick like a later model vehicles after 1948 The hub & drum...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-02-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 936
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: rusty tank

The best acid for safe corrosion removal on steel is phosphoric acid. This is what has been used by the Navy for years. The thickened form is called naval jelly. Phosphoric acid will remove the heavy...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-02-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 279
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1955 F-100 5.0L timing

I'd be wondering the same as KULTULZ on the distributor. Standard for 1984 electronic distributor or standard Ford small block distributor for 1964 thru? If it is for a 55 F-100 then it's likely not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1941 Ford Open Drive Conversion

I think Spicer/Dana manufactured the AMC 7-9/16-inch (AKA AMC-15) for light duty 4 and 6-cylinder application back in the late 60s. When Spicer/Dana put their own designation to it then it followed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Rear hub removal tool

The Reproduction KR Wilson tool is a good one but is expensive by comparison to the bolt together set up. Both will get the job done.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Tillotson carb question

Ford supplied model A parts for many years after production ceased. They subcontracted manufacturers to make a lot of the replacement parts. Borg Warner corporation and it's subdivisions likely made...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 496
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1950 mercury badging and plate code

On Body Code
SLM72 = Saint Louis (assy plant), Mercury, Model 72 six passenger coupe.

On The Paint & Trim
13 = Maywood Green
55 = Tan and Brown Stripe Bedford Cord

On Date & Line Code
27 =...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 191
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1953 mercury fuse box diagram?

I have no experience with the 1953 but the earlier 1949 thru 1951 can have any number of problems from bad wiring inside or outside of the steering column to a dirty turn signal switch. The signal...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 707
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Ammeter question.

I've never seen a wave washer in any Ford publications for the model A ammeter or any on unrestored cars. It may have had something to do with the problem with the tabs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 801
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Brought a diamond block home today

Ford outsourced the casting of engine blocks after full model A production ceased in 1931. It was less expensive for them to do that than to keep casting them at the Rouge for low production numbers...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 12-01-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: TT truck year id

When Ford Shut down the Model T, they started a process of building up the Rouge and changing what was going on at Highland Park. Ford leased out a good part of Highland Park to Briggs Manufacturing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1941 Ford Open Drive Conversion

The Hot Rod Works set up uses a Heim end mounted just under the transmission output that can swivel as well as rotate on the spherical ball but the Heim end looks kind of small and they mention...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1936 tudour clutch & brake springs, just 2?

If it is too easy to push then I'd also be wondering about the pressure plate.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 496
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1950 mercury badging and plate code

The 1950 Mercury cars started out with the patent /ID plate on the right side of the cowl as shown and the body plate in the same location on the left side. The body plates were combined with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 801
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Brought a diamond block home today

Someone may want that governor for a doodle bug tractor. My Grandad had an F-20 Farmall and the big tractor was a McCormick Deering 22-36. They also had those old Baldwin Gleaner pull behind types...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Fender Bead Repair

Some folks have all the neat big mechanical tools for forming metal but most things can be made with a collection of basic hand tools like hammers, swages, and forming blocks or shot bags. I still...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1941 Ford Open Drive Conversion

The Hot Rod Works has a torque arm kit and a radius rod mount set up for the pre-1941 "long" radius rods to three point the system but I'm sure it would requires some mods to make it a better set up....
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-29-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Badly worn Valve guides

Run some Marvel Mystery oil additive in the fuel. There are instructions for mixing on the product container. MMO was and still is used in many old airplanes that use the small Continental 4-cylinder...
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