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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: manual three spd trans

The Ford 259 series was used for a long time in cars and pickups depending on the engine application. The design came from the 1948 change over from the torque tube drive to the open drive shaft set...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Increasing RPMs when shifting Fordomatic into Drive

Dashpots slow throttle closing for automatic cars but they weren't set up to increase the throttle position in that era. Many years later there were idle solenoids that increase rpm but mostly for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 789
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: fuel

A person can prime a dry carburetor if they have a squirt container of fuel. Find the fuel bowl vent and squirt some fuel in there. Sometimes it takes a bit for the fuel pump to break its cavitation...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Does anyone use carbon conductive grease to protect ground points?

The Penetrox is likely a zinc oxide material mixed in with a form of grease or oil. The old Sanchem product is basically a form of cosmoline compound.

No corrosion preventative compound is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-05-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 817
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Dupont Centari Acrylic Enamel

I try to edit for my spelling mistakes but I don't always catch everything. One thing I do catch is that I miss the old stuff from Dupont and PPG but I'm afraid that it will eventually all be gone...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-05-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 712
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Purpose of the spring around the OD of brake drum ?

A person may be surprised to know how much a brake drum expands during a hard braking action.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-04-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Transmission ID

For further reference, Ford used three different types of manual 3-speeds in the 50s. The old Ford type from 1949 thu 1954 or so and the later 259 series are a lot alike and have a rectangular shaped...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-04-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 599
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 8BA crank in 59AB?

A 8BA crank can be made to fit about any of the older flathead blocks but it isn't a bolt in to all of them. Some of the older blocks have smaller bearings which requires resizing and some folks want...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Does anyone use carbon conductive grease to protect ground points?

The tern plated copper of most electrical terminals is soft enough to act as a gasket but moisture still has a way of getting in to some degree due to capillary action and oxidation over time. It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,275
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Tremec T170 Transmission Troubles (this issue may be a puzzle)

Not only do all the forks have to be in proper placement but the control movement reversing rocker systems also have to be secure and functional. This transmission has a reverse gear rocker system...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 967
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Wire vs lock washers

Ford mostly used safety wire on bolts that are loaded in tension where the bolted flange is constantly being pushed or pulled on. As was mentioned, a fastener with a wire safety is generally wired in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-03-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Throttle and choke rods

This is a pretty good thread on the subject (below). The rods have to be adjusted carefully by bending for proper alignment. The original coupling sleeves were crimped but a lot of folks opt for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-03-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 599
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 8BA crank in 59AB?

The cranks are pretty much interchangeable with only the exception of the difference in crank journal oil passages. Either 59A or 8BA con rods will work for the 8BA or 8CM type cranks but the insert...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-03-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 36 Horn Problem

A horn is made up of a vibrator coil with a moving armature to both act as the vibrating element and rapidly break the circuit to cause the vibration. Air gap is just to insure the armature doesn't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-03-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 817
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Dupont Centari Acrylic Enamel

I dispose of paints that are more than 10-years old if they have separated to the extent that they can no longer be mixed to a smooth consistency. I would go to a local paint supply store that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Does anyone use carbon conductive grease to protect ground points?

Electrical connections are best when they are simply clean and tight. Dielectric silicon grease such as Dow Corning number 4 is used in the aerospace business to keep connections from corrosion. Most...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-01-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 666
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Any of these Fords ?.

I'm not sure if that is a Chevrolet or not. I don't recall any 41 thru 46 Chevy trucks that had wing vents. I can't see the hood side details well enough to tell about that. Maybe it has to do with...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-01-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: manual three spd trans

Ford Motor Co has a unique numbering system for parts that has evolved some but is still patterened along the same lines as it was back in the model A era. I'm not sure about the origins of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 768
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Cabriolet Top Installation

I still use the old faithful gas welding techniques but I do have access to a TIG set up when I need it. Shrinking and stretching steel is a learned skill and the metallurgy involved is a good thing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,112
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Modern engine

Most folks end up changing the whole drive train to install a modern set up. That sort of turns the car into a resto-mod or street rod. HAMBers would prefer the flathead V8 or AV8 conversion in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 824
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Sitting engine - ATF?

ATF is basically a low viscosity lubricant with additives to allow it to act as both a good hydraulic oil and good friction modifier for clutch plate lock up as well as a corrosion resistant coating...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-29-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Late 30s wood mystery - can you ID?

The convertible coupes needed help bracing the rear quarter panels so Ford used wood cross members to tie the B-pillars together. I don't know if that's what it is but that cross member and some...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-29-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 602
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: where o where to find a correct size 40-53 battery

Fords used both the BCI group 1 and group 2 batteries in the 6-volt era. A lot depends on the size of the battery box. While there were variations in size of these batteries back in the 6-volt era,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Undercoating would like your comments.

Undercoatings were advertised to reduce road noise and some may have advertised corrosion protection but that would be false advertising in most cases.

I have two 1951 Mercury cars. Both came...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 768
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Cabriolet Top Installation

You have some very good information there Kevin in NJ. This kind of info gives folks inspiration to make the effort to tackle difficult restoration projects. Many of the old cars with wood structure...
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