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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 786
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Tremec T170 Transmission Troubles (this issue may be a puzzle)

I'm putting this link on so you can see post #35. Gary in Ft Worth is listed as a person that did these conversion kits utilizing the standard model A clutch housing. It's an old link but he may...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 601
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: How is it.........

Engine overhauls and partial overhauls were far less expensive than the purchase of a new car and much of it could be done without removal of the engine in some cases. Air filters came in with the V8...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 786
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Tremec T170 Transmission Troubles (this issue may be a puzzle)

Photos of gears can be deceiving so I can't tell what all was affected or how badly. I looks like there are some dents or gashes in the tips of some of the teeth but it's hard to tell from the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 399
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: D44 R&P pattern

The original 8M-4670 slinger doesn't look like either of those. It had a hat shape to it. It was designed to work with the early type seal to minimize lubricant exposure. The old seals were usually...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-04-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,540
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: The First Modern Production Ford Motor

If a person reads enough of the archived personal accounts of Ford Motor Company's employees that were transcribed and are available on the Henry Ford plus some of the books that were written by and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 399
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: D44 R&P pattern

The Lincoln Mercury O/H Manual shows the tools that they used to measure the pinion depth. The OEM R&P sets had the numbers scribed on to use with the calibration chart for set up. This made it a lot...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Loaded Question

While the engine will work with the poured main & rod bearings, most folks have started gravitating towards insert beings and pressure oiling. Since it is a big 4-cylinder at 200 CID, a person could...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-04-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,540
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: The First Modern Production Ford Motor

The Piquette avenue plant was the first of the purpose built Ford assembly plants that didn't get "taken over" by investors as did the first Ford plant that became the Cadillac Motor Company plant....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,384
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: What'this overdrive 1934

Lincolns were the first Ford made cars to use the BW electric OD. Those early ones were torque tube.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 50 Ford overdrive trans vs Mercury

It's a later T86 transmission. The 259 series is closer to the Ford types but they have to have the mountings for the clutch linkages on the case for the 49/50 Ford type set up. It changed again in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 399
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: D44 R&P pattern

It's a bit deep in the root but its not bottomed out. A person can look at the old gears and see where the root line starts on them. It's impossible to fully load a pinion for the contact pattern...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 786
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Tremec T170 Transmission Troubles (this issue may be a puzzle)

The T-170 RTS is kind of a unique design transmission due to the placement of the overdrive gear on the mainshaft in the normal 3rd gear position with the actual 3rd gear being where the 4th gear...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-03-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1956 Thunderbird brake question

You never know how well modern replacement parts are going to work. Another problem is how well do the shoes fit the drums and were they properly centered. Back in the day, brake shops had shoe...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-03-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,455
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Mile-O-Matic / Ford-O-Matic 2 Speed Transmission Leak Mystery

The Falcons had the aluminum case 2-speed Ford-O-Matic which is different than the early single range 3-speed Ford-O-Matic or the dual range 3-speed Cruise-O-Matic. With these old threads, it's not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,384
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: What'this overdrive 1934

It would only freewheel if the unit is not locked out. The problems would happen if it actually shifted into OD while freewheeling in reverse.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Take your best shot!

Many of the wartime trucks just had metal bows to frame up the canvas top. With the side board hinged down, there would be no support for the bows. The top would have to come down anyway just to use...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Install of 1929 Sport Coupe Belt Rail molding

The original belt rails were installed one piece at a time. The inner portion aided in securing and covering the top fabric the the outer portion was snapped into place to cover it and form the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: mercury us monarch

The dash between the Ford and Mercury isn't all that much different structurally but I'm not as certain with Ford of Canada. The Ford and Mercury cars used the same basic Zenith Adjust-O-Matic radio...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,860
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Drake 40 dlx headlamp rims (bezels)

Government contracting is very specific and has been for some time. If it could be simplified to a more practical extent, things wouldn't cost the tax payers as much but there is no incentive in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Take your best shot!

The heavy machine gun looks to be more likely the DShK 12.7 mm gun. The 25mm AA gun is a fair amount larger that the DShK 1938.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 738
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Fun project voltage regulator

The John Regan design has two Shottky type diodes inside to act as a one way current device (cut out). Two of them allows for enough flow and as a back up in case one fails. It would be a shame if...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 862
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: A few questions on a 8BA

Stuck valves have been known to break cams and cam followers if enough pressure is applied. I got a truck motor once where a farmer had been dragging the truck with a tractor to break it free. It...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1934 pickup horn : Who repairs these Sparton hornss

Corrosion of internals and mountings are the biggest killers of horns. If the parts are all intact with little or no corrosion then it would likely only need careful cleaning of the vibrator points....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: mercury us monarch

It should. I don't think Ford of Canada would have used different suppliers for radios but they did do some things differently.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,040
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Battery Isolator switch

You have a point there. A switch can be compromised by corrosion even if it originally was rated for the current load of the system. A 20 amp circuit breaker or switch can be used after the starter...
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