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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Restoring 1953 Mercury Medallion Assembly (front door trim panel)

That sounds like the hot spokin tip. Most folks would never know the difference. I know I wouldn't if you hadn't brought it up.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Restoring 1953 Mercury Medallion Assembly (front door trim panel)

FoMoCo used silver & gold paint for Mercury medallions. I think the Lucite gave it the shiny metal look. I've not tried to reproduce it but I've looked at the silver ones used on the 1951s a good bit...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,006
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: A head on B engine

Tod will likely have some new B head castings soon if he doesn't already.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=276632&highlight=heads

The Best gaskets were likely not around when...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 02-20-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Shawnee OK Model T guy needed

12-volt is fine. You can't hurt the ignition system. It generates a higher voltage when the mag gets going. Electric lights would be a different story though if applicable.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-20-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 833
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: '54 / '55 Fordomatic ID ?

The small Ford-O 2-speed is easily distinguishable by its small size and aluminum case. They were made for the Falcons and the Comet as well as other light duty applications that hit the streets in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 996
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: WTF?? battery 30V ?

The digital meter I use most has a 20-volt setting then a 200 volt setting so there are different meters out there. A 12-volt system generates over 14-volts normally and a fully charged battery will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2020, 12:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 50 Mercury OD problem

Running without safety features can be hazardous. You would have to flip the switch a lot. You really need the governor in the circuit to insure no shifting below 23 MPH. What are you doing with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Coil Testing With Multi-Meter

Compressed air, say 120 psi, ionizes better than ambient air pressure. If you ever use a spark plug tester, you can see it.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-19-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 833
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: '54 / '55 Fordomatic ID ?

What some folks refer to as a kick down rod & lever is not quite correct. There is the gear selector lever and a throttle control lever. These transmissions use the throttle control lever to control...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Dipsticks-no, not my kids

Dipstick lengths are sometimes posted in the appropriate chassis parts catalogs but not always. The 8RT has a rear sump that is deeper than the Mercury pan since they are for trucks. The Ford 8BA car...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: The Diamond Mark Challenge

There were two foundries in Cleveland Ohio that used a diamond casting mark. I always wondered if either of them were involved with these blocks. There is blind theory and then there is consensus...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,604
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Help figuring build date on 1928? Roadster

After 5 years, does he still own it? Why dredge up old posts to compliment a car? Send him a PM
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,348
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1951 F3 Truck

This site has a Swap Meet section. Bringing up old posts to ask a question like this is not a good way to start out on this board.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: The Diamond Mark Challenge

Not all had them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,410
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Hood prop on Ebay going nuts.

A fool and his cash is easily parted. In this case there are several. You can buy new ones for a lot less.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: The Diamond Mark Challenge

Ford farmed out almost all replacement casting stuff after normal production of parts ended. Model A & B blocks were used in industrial & agricultural related applications long after the automobiles...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Cowl Lites

Modern cars use 4-way flashers. They didn't have the technology for that back in the day so park lights were the norm up until the 1960s. If your 4-ways crap out then you still have park lights. It's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Is it possible to repair the upper radiator tank without radiator removal?

Soldering is not an easy job for the inexperienced hobbyist. Solder uses flux to get it to stick to nice clean surfaces. All the flux in the world won't get it to stick to dirty surfaces. There is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Coil Testing With Multi-Meter

There may have been other reasons it wouldn't get spark at the plug. I bomb test spark plugs for the aircraft on a regular basis and the usually spark much better under compression that they do in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 892
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: So when would my car actually have been made?

The 1928 and 1929 cars have a different front cross member from the 1930/31 frames. The 1930/31 models have a lower mounting area for the radiator than the 28/29 due to the difference in height. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Coil Testing With Multi-Meter

The secondary is fine wire and that's the one that can open up with excessive heat for the most part. The modern coils for 12-volt specifically are around 3 ohms. The old stuff used with 6-volts and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Bronze valve guides??

We have about 3-months of extreme heat with no rain but have had floods in some years during the wet season. It gets pretty humid during those times even if the car is in a garage. It's all about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 649
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Canvas Sport Coupe Top

Folks won't have to worry about Lebaron Bonney any more but that does bring up a good point. It helps to have a friend who is an auto trimmer sometimes on jobs like this. Having a good sewing machine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 775
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Body Off Attempt

The hollow tube concrete blocks are at peak load bearing strength when the through holes are arranged vertically so that can be of some concern but the model A bodies are really pretty light weight....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Briggs Body Number

I'm not sure if Briggs kept records all that well and they didn't last near as long as Ford Motor Co has. Other 68C owners are your best source of information on these types.
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