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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 358
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 35 transmission

The original 35 with the slant back tower is still a synchronized 2nd & high gear transmission. They work fine if in good condition. The later 39 synchro shifts easier but you can get used to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Sport Coupe to Cabriolet conversion

The largest difference is the Ford coup pillar compared to the Fordor style pillar with the covered fuel tank and hood with extended belt line.

I think it could be done using the same basic...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 10:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 585
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1939 Ford-Mercury door pillar

The Mercury cars are a different design than the Fords so there isn't a lot that crosses over in the sheet metal. Four door parts cars are more affordable than the more popular models so there is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 358
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 35 transmission

Just to add more info, a change of gears to the late type from 1939 up through the 48 for cars is not an uncommon thing but using the slant back tower would require some mods to get the 91A type...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 09:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 394
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 8CM or EAB cam for 260" Merc?

Ford was looking for more torque for the Mercury and later for the Ford too. There is likely not much of a noticeable difference. The EAB cam was the replacement for both Ford 239 and Mercury 255...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 138
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1949 Ford Convertible sagging side rails

This is an old thread on the subject. https://fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=98125
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,634
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Jerky Runner

Don't feel alone about that. Folks don't always have time or weather that coincides with opportunity. I have helicopter customers that let them set far too long. It's what keeps money in my pocket...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Which radius rod is which?

The early one is on the bottom with a subscript explanation that doesn't pop to the eye easily. I had to do a double take to notice it myself. You have to read the subscript so see what it's all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Positive Ground

Adding bonding is way to get a good ground path without taking the car apart and actually cleaning the pathways that can get corrosion or crud that adds resistance to the ground path. Most wire was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Which radius rod is which?

The one on the right viewing the photo, appears to be 28/29 and the one on the left is 30/31.
This shows them: http://www.fordgarage.com/pages/wishbones.htm
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Who's removed the governor on a BW overdrive?

I haven't checked for a while but there used to be a lot of governors on the flea-pay. Some new and some used good condition. Give Mac VP a holler. He's good to do business with. There are even...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Positive Ground

Ford changed to the positive ground system in the early days of the Model A so as to get the best efficiency from the low voltage system. The direction of electron flow was what the engineers were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,634
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Jerky Runner

The two most common problems that can happen after a car sets for a time is fuel deterioration and sticking valves.

Fuel doesn't last very long unless it is a higher quality formula like 93...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Who's removed the governor on a BW overdrive?

It just unscrews from tail the housing. There might be excessive wear where the governor shaft makes contact with the switch. The wear block might be damaged too which would delay the switch action....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Powerhouse Bakelite Rings

Micarta sheet is made on the bakelite formula of phenolic plastic with paper or cotton reinforcement and is still used extensively for circuit boards. A lot of the availability question is about what...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 637
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Was there a Model A "Kampar" ?

Ford made the Traveller wagon. There are photos in "The Ford Model A as Henry Built It"

A couple of photos here: https://fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13439
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Generator Charging

The only drawback with the 3 brush generator is that it can still only put out just a set amount of current no matter what the voltage is. It can put out no more than it can on 6-volt or 8-volt. Most...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: model a amp meter

The guy purchased a model A to get the original amp meter (if it actually is OEM). Now he wants to sell the amp meter to pay for the model A. The world is full of highly intelligent folks don't you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Positive Ground

With the modern digital multi-meter set to voltage, you can connect either probe to power and the other to ground and it will still get an indication but it will also show if polarity is off by...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,445
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 8ba rod bearing problem

In car work was usually done on warranty situations where the car was still in near new condition and there was less chance of heavy wear or bending on any of the rotating components. Older...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 903
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Etching Ford Bugs on to glass.

Since I'm a mechanic by trade and careful with my funds, I've never owned a new car or truck. Both of my later model Ford/Mercury vehicles have bugs on the glass. They aren't for the same purpose as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 949
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Running without a torque tube center bearing ?

All of the Hughes light helicopters use the specially formed aluminum type drive shaft. These tubular shafts were designed to be able to flex a bit plus be light weight. The tail booms on the 500 and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1943 Ford 4 spd truck tranmission- part ID

Some of the old T8/T9 transmissions have an emergency brake on the back end of the transmission. It may be related to something like that. A lot of E-brakes are band types with s drum. It might be a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: I found this in my Carburetor today

I wonder what the date plate was from that they stamped it out of?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-07-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,445
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 8ba rod bearing problem

When journal sizes are odd, I'd be wanting to make sure there was no runnout anywhere. That would make sure things are still concentric with the center line of the crank. There can be a problem if...
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