Go Back   The Ford Barn > Search Forums

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.10 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: rotorwrench
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 93
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1936 pickup changing motor to a mercury motor

The 99A was 239 but the 8CM is 255. I've seen one old 21-stud that was sleeved for 3 3/16" pistons and machined to take the 8CM crankshaft. It was a lot of work but they had a motor for a 35 ford...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Whizzernick's Wicked Lift?

A person needs to make sure they can roll while lifting. They don't actually lift straight up like the old pneumatic bumper jacks did. I used to see those being used on both ends but the bumpers...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Distributor vacuum brake question

The flyweights move out at rpm to give most of the advance. It doesn't have to be set for starting though. Once it's set, it should need no further adjustment.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 113
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Part For A 34 Ford Half Way Made Anyone like to Guess What It Is

It certainly could be repurposed for one of those.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 121
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Voltage meter

Current flow (amps) can be read with an inductive type meter as long as there is flow going on. In a DC circuit, there has to be a load for current to flow to it. For voltage, it has to have direct...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 67
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Stewart Warner Horn tag source?

The model A horns made by EA Labs, Stewart Warner, Ames, GIM, and Sparton. Each manufacture had their own way to identify their products. I think Sparton was the only one to have a tag but one of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Flywheel wobble

First thing to try after carefully inspecting the flange, dowels, & mounting surface of the flywheel, is to try installing it at 180 degrees from the first location and checking it again. If it's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: inside paint

Glyptal was a brand name company formed by Thomas Edison during the early General Electric years. Always the inventor, he wanted a branch company that would develop different coating materials to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: crankshaft counterweights

Ford sweated them on and pinned them. Model A cranks are dainty enough without welding on them. Dan Price may sell his counterweights separate but they might be a bit different than the factory B...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: VIN Number

Some states require a frame number verification but not all. GM put the number on the engines for a long time but no frame transfer of number at all. In TX a person can get by with a pencil rubbing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,392
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: wico jem 1590 magneto by ford

It just delays it. It doesn't really make the spark any hotter than it normally is. The aircraft type mags that I'm more familiar with, do have a spring effect that flips the mag through E-gap to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: VIN Number

Unfortunately, it was stamped under the front left corner of the body. It is not possible to verify without at least lifting the body high enough to remove the apron and any webbing that might be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,733
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Bonnie and Clyde

Banks don't pay enough interest now days to make it much worth having a bank account anymore.

I just wonder how many cars the B&C gang stole during their spree. I doubt that they bought many if...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 314
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Bench testing the economizer diaphragm on a Holley 1901 (teapot) carb

It looks like the carbs have a little bit different venting design. Ford & Holley played with this stuff on more than one occasion. It seems like all the carb models have some evolution in the time...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,392
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: wico jem 1590 magneto by ford

The impulse coupling is there to delay the spark to a more retarded position so the starter won't get busted when it tries to kick back at full advance.

Mags are great for aircraft since they...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-15-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 64 Ford 289 leak down test

I do differential compression tests all the time on the aircraft engines. They are generally better if the engine has just cooled down a good bit from a run up. I do them cold but if a cylinder is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 314
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Bench testing the economizer diaphragm on a Holley 1901 (teapot) carb

I use a piece of rubber hose and hold it tightly against the low pressure port then draw a vacuum by mouth on the other end of the hose. It shouldn't have a lot of pressure against it. A vacuum pump...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Early vs late 32 ring gear tooth profile

The early model B axle is a lot like the model A axle. The pinion is a gear on the drive shaft. Ring and pinion are matched sets so I wouldn't recommend swapping different gears/shafts from different...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Cleaning a Phaeton top ??

It helps sometimes if you know exactly what fabric the top is made from. Haartz has been a leading supplier to the industry for many years and they have there own instructions for cleaning with their...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,126
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Painting Accent Stripes

The higher the skill level, the higher the pay level is always in effect no matter what manufacturer. I imagine a lot of newby trainees never passed the test for a rapid paced assembly line.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,392
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: wico jem 1590 magneto by ford

Here is a freeby. https://oldcroak.com/jem-manual/

Parts are not easy to get for the older Wico Jems. Most of the Pietenpol aircraft that used the model A engine ran an crankshaft driven magneto...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-13-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 544
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1956 Ford fairlane 4-dr rocker panel install

If things get out of whack, It's a good idea to put the body on a correct frame and start fitting doors & deck lids as many times needed to get every thing in the right place before completely...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,126
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Painting Accent Stripes

That little tidbit came from Murray Fahnestock's article on striping in "The Restorer" magazine sometime in 1957 and was added to the first volume of the "How to Restore Your Model A" series of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 915
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: "B" Distributor timing with an "A" front cover

It's just TDC on either compression or top of the exhaust stroke.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Fresh overhaul & modern lube'

There are few if any modern manufacturers that make valves like Ford did. They were still useing the standard stainless head welded to the steel stems for many years and had little or no troubles...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 
Forum Jump
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:31 PM.