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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 06:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 487
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: wiring harness choices

Bauer harnesses are OK and I've used some of there stuff but the wire from Rhode Island is dipped in a varnish or some sort of clear coat to give it better long term survivability to the elements. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 64
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 49 Mercury hood binding problems

If it's catching anywhere on the cowl, it's too close since the hood doesn't move straight up when you open it. The hood has to be relatively straight for a decent adjustment. If some kid ever walked...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 04:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 530
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Help with a family issue

She likely wouldn't ride in a model T or even a model A either since the gas tank is right in front of you. Some folks just don't like the dangerous edge type of lifestyle.

All those soldiers that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 03:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,024
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Using 85 octane fuel

Methanol is cheaper to distill than ethanol and a lot of it comes from natural gas these days. NASCAR and Indy racing no longer use the methanol. They use a blend that is closer to E85 now. They get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 03:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,371
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Original 1929 Town Sedan company car

It looks pretty good for 90 years of wear & tear. I have no idea what the N stenciled there on the bustle is.

I know there was a time when Briggs started charging more for steel than Ford wanted...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: U Joint Quality

I think the one with the needles is a copy of the Lincoln U-joint.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Springfield Paper

The date is pretty close to the fall of wall street so I can tell that it may have something to do with the crash of 29. Since the Milwaukee Plant is the one your interested in, the article must have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,371
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Original 1929 Town Sedan company car

With regard to post #21

This is how I break it down. When I maintain an aircraft, I keep it in a safe flyable condition. It may not look real pretty but it will be safe to fly in.

To maintain...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,024
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Using 85 octane fuel

Aircraft use high octane fuel for a different reason than altitude so higher octane fuel will still work at high altitudes but it is less necessary for lighter duty automobile engines.

At high...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 388
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1932 Pickup

It also looks like a 49 Mercury air deflector.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,024
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Using 85 octane fuel

Racers run ethanol (sometimes with other additives) but they have to burn a lot of it to make the power they want. It runs cooler so it will definitely make good power but it just takes a lot more of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Springfield Paper

I always wonder which Springfield. I know of three that are relatively large communities. The name of the paper is the only clue.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: High compression head vs cooling

Combustion efficiency is only one aspect of heat generation. It is also affected by the amount of power that is pulled by the engine or how long it sets at idle. Cooling systems will draw the heat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,024
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Using 85 octane fuel

Government mandates follow contents of motor fuel pretty closely. E85 should be very close to 85% fuel grade ethanol with the rest being normal unleaded gasoline. The ASTM allowance was for winter...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-04-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 552
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: What is the gross vehicle weight of 1941 Ford pickup

When Ford of Canada started building the "Bonus Built" trucks in 1948, they used an abbreviation of the GVWR in the model number. An F-47 1/2 ton was 4700 lb GVW. The Mercury equivalent was the M-47....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-04-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: No fire from coil

You can open the points manually with a screw driver with the power to the negative side of the coil (positive ground). Just be careful not to touch metal or ground anything that shouldn't be. With a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-04-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 388
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1932 Pickup

It looks like an air deflector for a much later vehicle. They usually attach to the core support to keep the air going through the radiator instead of over the top.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Springfield Paper

The local library should archive the local newspaper publications. Check with them. They would likely be more helpful.

Modern journalism & newsprint is just not the same as it used to be and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,024
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Using 85 octane fuel

E85 high ethanol fuel reduces the mileage since it has to burn more to get the same power output. Flex fuel computer controlled vehicles can run the ethanol or straight gasoline. On the carbureted...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Heli coil

5/16 X 24 UNF helicoils are available from a lot of sources. The kit has all the stuff you would need unless you just need the coils. Coils are available separately too. Many chain auto parts stores...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-03-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 280
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Od solenoid with a key on the plunger

There may have been different manufacturers of these if Borg Warner couldn't keep the inventory up. One that fits a 1940 Lincoln Continental may be different from one for a 51 Studebaker but most...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Cabriolet 68C -- "Sources" and Wood-Related Questions

You might check out some of the products available from Jamestown Distributors for your body wood condition. They have stuff to help preserve old wood that needs a hand.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 854
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: fish scale instead of torque wrench

I have a force gauge that gives a reading for both push and pull but it gets calibrated every year along with my torque wrenches. Fish scales may not be all that accurate. All I can say is that at 20...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,371
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Original 1929 Town Sedan company car

I'd be skeptical about the originality of the paint. There would have to be some proof to back that claim. Forensic testing might. I agree with post 2 about a restamp. Ford used larger stamp font...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-02-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 280
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Od solenoid with a key on the plunger

The operating shaft has to remain in one orientation or it could decouple itself. These things were used from 1940 till 1973 so they went through variations over the years. Some had terminal screws...
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