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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 455
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) Yesterday, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 158
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) Yesterday, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 529
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) Yesterday, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 754
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) Yesterday, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
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: 7
Views: 400
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: 220
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: 455
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: 754
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: 323
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: 7
Views: 400
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: 339
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...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-28-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Alcohol Race Fuel

It takes a lot of it to make a lot of power. I've never used it but I know a few drag racers that have. Many racers run a good bit more nitromethane than methanol. The methanol helps cool the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: '51 tudor tail light quarter spears

No one reproduces them that I'm aware of.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Beautiful Lincoln in Spain

Classic Edsel Ford and Bob Gregorie designing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Door lacking

The two most common upholstery kit manufacturers currently are Classtique and Cartouche. There may be other Model A parts sources that sell a basic wind lace. Most stuff that is available is not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,056
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Ford built last bomber shot down in WWII

It was mostly about logistics. Big heavy stuff was a lot harder to field in quantity. The late M4A3E8 Sherman had the big Ford GAA V8 and the high velocity 76mm gun. The M26 had the big 90mm but it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Dennis Carpenter Voltage Reducer

The solid state CVRs will keep the reduced voltage constant and at steady state but the old units work in the same way that the old King Seeley gauges so the only thing constant about them is then...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: voltage reg gone bad

The Echlin VR-402 was the common NAPA 6-volt replacement and wasn't a bad unit in its original form but they weren't really made to be repaired either. They could be adjusted but that was about it....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,089
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Trouble starting my Model A

I don't know whether the car has an original type zenith or a later aftermarket Tillotson carb. Both are updraft types and both have an adjustable main mixture control or GAV that is controlled by...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-27-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Your thoughts and advice needed.

I'm not sure what all you have there. The body looks to be a cut down touring type with characteristics of around 1915 or 16 but there are a lot of things missing, No Fenders or running boards unless...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,004
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: starter amps

I always think of it as current draw. In other words, a load like a series wound electric starter motor will only draw the current it needs to function. The amount of current needed will vary...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Fuel shut off valve leak

Timesaver fine lapping compound may be more appropriate. It's made for stuff like that. It still takes time to hand fit valves but it can be done.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,056
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Ford built last bomber shot down in WWII

Pop was more worried about the FW-190s. They saw more of them than any other type but they had better top cover from the P-51s later in the war. The gunners in the crew had plenty of targets to shoot...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: carburator

The 2GC has larger bores so the manifold will either need a spacer or the bores will have to be opened up to fit the larger throttle plates. They work good on a flathead and are a simple and reliable...
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