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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:04 AM
Replies: 31
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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) Today, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 249
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) Today, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
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) Yesterday, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 249
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) Yesterday, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 409
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) Yesterday, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 249
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: 2,096
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: 198
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: 8,366
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: 682
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: 10
Views: 393
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: 593
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: 297
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: 593
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...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Wide five wheels with radials

If the rim will hold air, you can go tubeless. It helps if the rim sealing surface has the ridge around where the bead seating area making them safety type rims but it depends on whether a new style...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1950 f1

Post 2 will make sure your fuel line isn't clogged. It's hard to rig up a pressure gauge unless you have the proper fittings to connect up to the fuel line from the pump to the carburetor. It won't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 593
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Elusive Block Crack?

If there is no coolant loss, it must be something like some partially blocked tubes in the radiator or some other blockage. If there is a crack then you will be losing coolant.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 593
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Elusive Block Crack?

Blocks can and should be be pressure tested at overhaul. Magnaflux usually finds a crack that the naked eye can already see. Dye pen inspection is better than magnaflux in my book but it still won't...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-14-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Y block Mercury engine color?

Do a search and you can find this info. https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=261932&highlight=engine+color

And another one:...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-14-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 447
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Towing capacity of a 292

I've always felt that the movie (The Long Long Trailer) was made for a classic comedic quality. Most folks even knew back then that you have to match the tow vehicle with the trailer but this was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Newbie '29 Speedster project, the good the bad and even the ugly (maybe)

Les Andres "Model A Ford Mechanics Handbook" is a decent maintenance manual with a lot of illustrations. You might want to get one if you are going to use a lot of stock components.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,187
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Model A's and Woodstock...

I remember seeing model As for sale in relatively decent condition for $250 in that time frame (summer 1969)but they were getting harder to find in good condition. Hippie type kids wanted a VW bus...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Ford's Different Wheel Sizes

As tire construction improved, the wheels were made to fit for the best quality ride. 1935 was the last year for Ford welded wire wheels. Kelsey Hayes may have made the bent spokes a while longer but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 741
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Repop Ammeter Junk

You know it when you find an original. The movement is very sensitive on them. Move the body just a little it and the needle really moves. I'm just surprised than of all the cheap crap replicas over...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-13-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 447
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Towing capacity of a 292

Its all about capacity of the frame, springs, axles and tire combinations as far as load capacity. It's about gearing for pulling capacity. The 292 is a proven puller with its torque rating. There...
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