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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Today, 05:33 PM
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Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Lowering 1951 Shoebox

Shoebox Central carries the 2.5 inch spindle lowering kit. They also have a 2 inch drop coil spring & camber kit. There may a possibility that a bag set up could work with some of that stuff but I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Walter O. Briggs Mansion update

Briggs was a subcontractor way back into the Model T days and he and his investors did make money from the shear volume of stuff they cranked out. Briggs was one of the first of the coach builders to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 01:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,249
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Repop Ammeter Junk

This is something I noticed too. The judging standards mentions that the entire background is painted black inside. I've never had a chance to open one up yet to look at the movement. It is likely...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,249
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Repop Ammeter Junk

A statement like "wrong!!" doesn't say much. There are older reproductions out there that are now antiques but that doesn't make them correct. I'm no expert but I have seen originals that reflect my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 336
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Modern day cosmoline

I use LPS 3 which is pretty much the same thing as one of the CRC products. Par-al-keytone is the closest thing to cosmoline but it's too heavy for most stuff
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,249
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Repop Ammeter Junk

Externally, they have a similar appearance but fit and function don't match. The originals have a very sensitive meter movement. If it still has the original knurl nuts, they are made of bakelite and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1932 Ford Frame

The guys that mention size have it pretty much correct. Less than a full load or LTL freight is more influenced by size than weight but weight does have an affect. It is likely that any load between...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,249
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Repop Ammeter Junk

What happened to finding a cheaper way to tool up. When even the Chinese don't want to make them one then it boils down to the fact that they just don't want to mess with it. Typical corporate...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 983
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1932 serial number starts with D5

The auction house likely does know but the intent is to make sure that whatever number is on the car does match the title if that was the way it was registered to the previous owner whether it is an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,749
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: LeBaron Bonney vs Cartouche

Even LB had to compromise with replacement materials. Stuff that is no longer available anywhere has to have a compromise for the next best available replacement product. Someone who makes up their...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 983
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1932 serial number starts with D5

That's a 1958 registration so no telling what that number comes from. It's listed at 4-cylinder which would have been a B or AB motor. B motors were used as industrial engines just like the A engines...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,749
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: LeBaron Bonney vs Cartouche

Searches should have brought up more recent material. I guess it depends on the search string. Don't be afraid to start a new thread. There have been a lot of threads about this lately.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1930 Deluxe Coupe Windlace

EPDM closed cell is relatively decent and should be more compressible that a lot of others. It should last well enough over time but I don't know how long. Nothing lasts forever but it would likely...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Small Bore AF Engine

If they are stocked in the UK then that may be your first place to check for convenience. Egge would likely be next choice if they can manufacture a 3.05 bore type piston or there is another type...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1930 Deluxe Coupe Windlace

A kind of twine fiber like rope was commonly used back in the coach days but I don't know what was used on the model A. I've read that some folks found a thin rubber type tube in their cars when...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-17-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 983
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1932 serial number starts with D5

With two similar frames in close proximity of each other that are out of the norms gives a feeling that there may be a local interrelation of these units. There have been a lot of frames fabricated...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1930 Deluxe Coupe Windlace

The Ford Model A as Henry Built It lists interior colors for the 1930 Deluxe Coupes as several combinations of brown color cloth. Mohair, Bedford Cord, and Broad Cloth were listed in the three...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-16-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,123
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Pictures of unknown tranny

Ford used both the T86 R10 and the T85 R11 in the late 50s. The T86 was used mostly for lighter duty applications but you could see them on 223 6-cylinder and Y-block V8s. That one has the Ford/BW...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: coil polairty

I use one of the Nurex Sparklite polarity testers. I don't trust the coil manufacturers much anymore. https://www.nurex.com/sparklite
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,395
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Lincoln 337 cui what trans can I use?????

The 337 powered Lincolns with 3-speed and overdrive used the T85 with the R11 overdrive. This same transmission was continued on in heavy duty applications clear up into the 70s except they used...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Ford's Different Wheel Sizes

Yes but they weren't close friends with guys like Harvey Firestone and Thomas Edison either. Henry and his top people kept up with new technology pretty well considering they were selling among the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Alternator to generator conversion

If the OEM wiring was set up for a 3-brush generator with a cut out on top then the 12-volt conversion would have to be set up the same way. A fun projects cut out looking solid state regulator could...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 609
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Elusive Block Crack?

Another thing to check is you load-o-matic distributor function if it's still stock. If the diaphragm is bad then the spark control system will be inoperative. This can make things heat up too. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1950 f1

The R was a code Ford used for the V8 in trucks. H was used for the 226 6-cylinder. 8RT is the full prefix code for the V8 truck application. 8BA was the Ford passenger car application prefix and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 609
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Elusive Block Crack?

Engines build condense in the crankcase. Fuel tanks & even exhaust systems can form condense with broad temp changes and a lot of humidity in the air. It's all evaporated when the engine is cranked...
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