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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: inside paint

Glyptal was a brand name company formed by Thomas Edison during the early General Electric years. Always the inventor, he wanted a branch company that would develop different coating materials to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: crankshaft counterweights

Ford sweated them on and pinned them. Model A cranks are dainty enough without welding on them. Dan Price may sell his counterweights separate but they might be a bit different than the factory B...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: VIN Number

Some states require a frame number verification but not all. GM put the number on the engines for a long time but no frame transfer of number at all. In TX a person can get by with a pencil rubbing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,389
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: wico jem 1590 magneto by ford

It just delays it. It doesn't really make the spark any hotter than it normally is. The aircraft type mags that I'm more familiar with, do have a spring effect that flips the mag through E-gap to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: VIN Number

Unfortunately, it was stamped under the front left corner of the body. It is not possible to verify without at least lifting the body high enough to remove the apron and any webbing that might be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,723
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Bonnie and Clyde

Banks don't pay enough interest now days to make it much worth having a bank account anymore.

I just wonder how many cars the B&C gang stole during their spree. I doubt that they bought many if...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 311
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Bench testing the economizer diaphragm on a Holley 1901 (teapot) carb

It looks like the carbs have a little bit different venting design. Ford & Holley played with this stuff on more than one occasion. It seems like all the carb models have some evolution in the time...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,389
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: wico jem 1590 magneto by ford

The impulse coupling is there to delay the spark to a more retarded position so the starter won't get busted when it tries to kick back at full advance.

Mags are great for aircraft since they...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-15-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 64 Ford 289 leak down test

I do differential compression tests all the time on the aircraft engines. They are generally better if the engine has just cooled down a good bit from a run up. I do them cold but if a cylinder is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 311
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Bench testing the economizer diaphragm on a Holley 1901 (teapot) carb

I use a piece of rubber hose and hold it tightly against the low pressure port then draw a vacuum by mouth on the other end of the hose. It shouldn't have a lot of pressure against it. A vacuum pump...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Early vs late 32 ring gear tooth profile

The early model B axle is a lot like the model A axle. The pinion is a gear on the drive shaft. Ring and pinion are matched sets so I wouldn't recommend swapping different gears/shafts from different...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Cleaning a Phaeton top ??

It helps sometimes if you know exactly what fabric the top is made from. Haartz has been a leading supplier to the industry for many years and they have there own instructions for cleaning with their...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,124
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Painting Accent Stripes

The higher the skill level, the higher the pay level is always in effect no matter what manufacturer. I imagine a lot of newby trainees never passed the test for a rapid paced assembly line.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,389
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: wico jem 1590 magneto by ford

Here is a freeby. https://oldcroak.com/jem-manual/

Parts are not easy to get for the older Wico Jems. Most of the Pietenpol aircraft that used the model A engine ran an crankshaft driven magneto...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-13-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 470
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1956 Ford fairlane 4-dr rocker panel install

If things get out of whack, It's a good idea to put the body on a correct frame and start fitting doors & deck lids as many times needed to get every thing in the right place before completely...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,124
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Painting Accent Stripes

That little tidbit came from Murray Fahnestock's article on striping in "The Restorer" magazine sometime in 1957 and was added to the first volume of the "How to Restore Your Model A" series of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 898
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: "B" Distributor timing with an "A" front cover

It's just TDC on either compression or top of the exhaust stroke.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Fresh overhaul & modern lube'

There are few if any modern manufacturers that make valves like Ford did. They were still useing the standard stainless head welded to the steel stems for many years and had little or no troubles...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-12-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 470
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1956 Ford fairlane 4-dr rocker panel install

I do them one side at a time with the body on the frame. I've not done a 56 but the 51Mercury has inner and outer rockers that form a good bit of the structure of the car. The outers had to come off...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Back in the day question ?

I've seen a few that were set up like a Hudson Terraplane pickup. Hudson used the car body and rear fenders but they grafted a cab closure just behind the front seat then added a bed. Folks used to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 30 coupe rumble seat floor panel

These old cars likely had a very wide variety of loads placed upon them back in the day. It would have been flat when the car was new but no telling how much abuse it may have been subjected to. My...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,124
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Painting Accent Stripes

Not all were striped with a brush. A few branches did use the wheel striping tools. This allowed for a bit more paint to be laid down in the process. Striping brushes only hold so much paint before...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: charge battery via alternator lug

That post on the alternator is where the output comes through after it passes through the diode bridge in the alternator. The diodes are generally pretty tough and can hold fast against a back...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-10-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Boring out an 8BA carb base to EGC 1 1/16 size

If I was going larger on a flathead manifold, Id go with the Rochester 2GC carb on a Mercury 8CM or later manifold. At least that would make it worth the trouble. The 2GC performs well on a flathead...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,107
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: coker tires out of round

A different circumference tire set would change your MPH actual but it could go on the other side of the scale too. Only 2 MPH isn't all that bad as long as you know where the actual ground speed is...
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