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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Today, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 59
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1954 Ford ring gear

The rive coupling was more like a flex beam than a flex plate since they weren't round. The starter ring is on the torque converter for the early Ford-O Matics & Merc-O-Matics. A person has to make...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 28 wheels

It's not too practical to carry two spares. Folks that do big and little tires generally just use the narrow low aspect ratio tires on the front and fat high aspect ratio tires on the rear. A person...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Interior trim panels

Chip board and panel board are other common names. A person needs a material that will not react badly to moisture. Pre-cut panel boards are available from some of the model A parts sources that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,691
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: we did it... our first Model A...

The day that an engine was built is likely an approximate but is likely close enough. Depending on where the engine was bedded into a frame may add a lot of time to a build date for the car as a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Engine work after 70 years of not running!!

There is a 3rd feed opening behind the no.1 exhaust tappet that is hard to see. I had to feel for in last time I looked. The oil pump feeds just outboard of the no.1 tappet along the outer edge of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1950 Ford Woodie Vin

Mac's link is a good one. It explains some of it.
http://www.vanpeltsales.com/FH_web/flathead_serialno_49-59VINdecode.htm
another one
http://www.vanpeltsales.com/FH_web/flathead_serialnumbers.htm...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2022, 08:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Engine work after 70 years of not running!!

If it hasn't had oil circulation for that long, a person needs to get oil to the mains and cam as well as the dipper tray before even considering a start. Carefully clean out the valve chest & check...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2022, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: getting transmission in neutral when out of car

The 2nd/high gear is either meshing with the cluster gear, meshing with the dogs on the input shaft, or somewhere in between. In between is neutral. The 1st/reverse gear needs to be between its...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2022, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Frame - difference 28-29/30-31

The Brookville frames I've seen aren't even close to any form of originality. They are street rod foundations for the most part. They likely do come with origin paperwork for registration purposes...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Pulling the transmission…

A clunk indicates backlash or play. Reverse has an extra gear in play so that adds backlash. The rear axle can turn without rotation of the drive shaft through differential action. If you suspect...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2022, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 59 “Y” block

The blocks went through a subtle change for 1941. I would be more interested in results of thickness checks on 239 blocks produced between 1939 and just prior to the 1941 changes. Ford was conserving...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,374
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1929 Pickup interior

The FAA had to go all electronic on their Aviation Inspectors Handbook due to the constant updating of it. It was just too expensive to keep up with paper books that end up in the file 13 every other...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-11-2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Alcohol Race Fuel

It must be nitro-propane they are referring to. Nitro-methane doesn't mix with gasoline at all. Jetting or mixture controls would have to be changed to run nitro-propane in gasoline.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-11-2022, 10:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,310
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Can you id this ford.

Friends & family owned Galaxies, LTD, and Mercury Monterey cars in 65 & 66 and I spent time working on them. They don't look like the one in the photo for sure. My Pop had a 66 Ford F100 that looked...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: G series Stuck Intake Valve Guide

Normally, the whole assembly would come out the top after the horse shoe clip is pulled but it sounds like you have a stuck one. The G-series 226 has an odd set up for valves. The later H-series was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2022, 09:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 668
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Generator polarizing question

The cut out only cares about the amount of voltage that allows it to close the circuit on the electro-mechanical types. The diode type just allows current to pass the one direction. The generator...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-10-2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,310
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Can you id this ford.

352 engines were almost as common as 390s. It doesn't have the coolant reservoir attached to the coolant thermostat housing of the manifold and it has an alternator so it's likely 65 or 66. No power...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2022, 10:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,344
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Another Flathead Rescue

I bought an engine some years ago that came from a F series truck that had a valve pierce the top of the tappet due to being stuck so hard. The cam ended up busted in three pieces. The farmer that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-10-2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 3 wire speaker, 3rd wire?

A lot of the early radio speakers had electromagnets on the cone coil since iron magnets didn't hold magnetic gauss very well. Rare earth type magnets didn't show up till after WWII and it took a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 668
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Generator polarizing question

The cut out would likely do better if it uses a power diode instead of an electro-mechanical set up. When running a 3-brush, a person has to have the battery connected to get the proper operating...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,322
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Head bolts

On my old 29 Sport Coupe, someone had used bolts instead of studs. They all came out OK but I had to heat the nuts on the only two remaining studs for the water neck. My Snap On stud remover took...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,599
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Storing restored model A without a garage or carport

Shipping containers that set out in the sun in humid climates can get very hot inside during the day and then the air condenses inside at night when they cool down. I've seen water dripping from the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2022, 08:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,374
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1929 Pickup interior

Thanks for clarification on this term. This is one reason for the use of piping around the edges by most trimmers. This keeps the material from bunching up like the darts as indicated. I haven't ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2022, 10:50 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,374
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1929 Pickup interior

I'm not sure what is being referred to as "Darts". Vinyl did not exist in the materials that Ford used at the time. The Faux leather or leatherette was a pyroxylin coated fabric with different grains...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,344
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Another Flathead Rescue

Ford based cars like the Meteor as well as all the Ford models retained the flathead in 1954. Mercury based models like the Monarch and regular Mercury Custom & Monterey models received the new 256...
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