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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Panel fabrication

I have a big thick top steel table that I set my bucks up on and about a dozen old chisels formed in differnent shapes to do the pounding. I had to make my own bead forms.

I had to learn how to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 548
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Bren carrier engines

The 49 thu 51 Mercury oil pan would likely work with an 8BA family block since it has similar dimensions to the 59 & earlier pans. A lot of parts would have to be sourced for an 8BA installation. Fit...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 153
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Horn relay wiring

The relay likely bolts to the frame. The two grouped terminals should connect to the horns. The other two connect to a battery location and one to the horn contact in the light switch assembly. Here...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 957
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: gasoline

Here in SA, Quick Trip and Murphy supplied stations carry it. Houston is too close to the refineries. Buc-Ees in Katy is likely the only place close that carries it. Hyper racing fuels would be the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 548
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Bren carrier engines

There were a number of different versions of the Universal Carrier. The initial versions were in the 21 stud era with 221 cid. The versions most produced during the war used the Canadian C81A type...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 797
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 33-34 Floor Pans

Tom Bay is evidently not an internet person. This is from the HAMB.
R&J Enterprises
6034 302nd RD
Arkansas City, KS 67005

phone 620-441-0032
fax 620-307-6086
tbay@cox.net

It's good...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-14-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 241
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: FE 390 oil related questions

It's a filter adapter gasket. It should be easy to get. There were several applications but the 67 Merc application is likely the same as the 65 T-Bird. The 390 should have around 26 psi at idle. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,395
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Babbit vs Inserts

It depends on the application. Large engines are usually low rpm engines with huge connecting rod and main bearings. The Cooper Bessemer's my brother used to work on ran around 150 rpm but they had a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-14-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 957
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: gasoline

This is a link to the auto fuel STC for aircraft engines. It has a lot of good info and listing for who carries non alcohol Mogas. They use the water test to verify whether it has alcohol or not but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,395
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Babbit vs Inserts

I'm a firm believer of checking clearances on stuff when working the bottom end. The only way to do that is to remove the crankshaft. The other question would be whether or not oversize bearings are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Follow up to Registration Woes

If you stay in Florida, there will be no further situations but if you move, an engine change can come back to haunt. If the engine number is from a model A of the same year then there may be no...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-13-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: New Horns not working

The old horns were mostly adjusted by the amount of current they would draw. The points should be clean and closed with the horn at rest. Adjustment of the points should be done with a good amp meter...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-13-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Same question, different approach-pictorial

If I remember correctly, the Fords for 38 & 39 were similar but with obvious differences. The throttle & choke rods come through the firewall behind the dash and have a slotted fork attachment so...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-13-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Wiring new horns

With electricals, keeping things simple is always the best idea. The horns are going to be connected in parallel no matter how you look at it. One wire will power both horns with a jumper between the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 637
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: question

That's the cat's meow.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Same question, different approach-pictorial

It looks like someone modified the system with a different type of choke cable assembly.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 637
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: question

The radius rods aren't all that heavy. Their only load is the push and pull the road & drive system puts on the axles. A lot of folks make their own adapters for the two post lifts.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,645
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: pinto engine on model A

That trophy 194 CID Pontiac engine is pretty close in size to the model A banger. Since it is roughly half of a 389 type block it's got some poop to it. That was one of John Delorean's projects. The...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-12-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: What glue?

I think he is referring to the fuzzy channel for the roll up glass just behind the vent window. At least that's the way I read it. The actual vent window glass would use the tape.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 810
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Ford Starter

There is a spring loaded collar on the drive at the tip of the armature shaft. The collar has to be pulled out of the way in order to push the pin out to free the drive for removal. Install in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 797
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 33-34 Floor Pans

When you say reliable, do you mean reliable about quality or reliable about delivery?

Howell's lists a facsimile of a floor pan on flea-pay. If it is actually in stock and ready to go then that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Wiring new horns

18 gauge wire is too small even for 12-volt. The fuse is to protect the wire. Wire is gauged to carry the load so the fuse would have to work with the wire size used.

Horns do draw a lot of amps...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 29 Tudor upholstery question

Panel board is available in case the LB boards can't be made to match the previous pieces. Fit is everything. If old ones fit perfectly then that's your perfect pattern.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,645
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: pinto engine on model A

The 200 cid Ford 4-cylinder for model A & B production was one of the largest 4-cylinder engines Ford ever made. This gives it a lot of potential. Rodders put various overhead valve conversions on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 810
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Ford Starter

According to my 1953 parts book for the cars. The 215 6-cylinder with either transmission takes the same starter P/N FAE-11002-A. It calls out the use of the 1CM-11350-C starter drive for it. It also...
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