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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Ford/Zenith radio

The solid state vibrator replacements are polarity sensitive so a person needs to know whether they radio set will be run as negative ground or positive ground and what voltage will be used. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 03:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,316
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: What Gasoline that has NO ethanol in it?

Most all avgas in the USA is 100LL or 100 octane low lead which is blue in color for identification. They reduced the amount of lead to a minimum for 100 classification so that is will burn well in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Why the switch to domed pistons in 36-37?

Schools of thought and conventional wisdom were still in a state of flux in that time frame. The dome actually increases the surface area of the piston so it allows for more downward pressure during...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Seven Tooth Steering Box

The end play adjustments are the only adjustments that can be made on this type. The end play is important on straight cut worm & sector gear drives. It has to be minimized to get the best possible...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 385
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Torque Tube Bolts

I've been an aircraft mechanic or too long I guess. I always put a positive safety on bolts with drilled heads. Single wire safeties are OK but I don't align the holes and even if they were, I'd...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: can some one please give me the dimenions of the base of roof antenna

Some of the Monarch parts are the same as Mercury cars of the same model design and year but you never know about those Canadian Fords. Ford Dearborn used one for Ford & Mercury sedans/coupes P/N...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 999
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Tremec T170 Transmission Troubles (this issue may be a puzzle)

I'd forgotten about the tower shifting mechanism. From the parts break down there appears to be two of those clips on the reverse rocker. The retainer rings are as follows: are P/N 97513, a 5/16"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 999
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Tremec T170 Transmission Troubles (this issue may be a puzzle)

I'm putting this link on so you can see post #35. Gary in Ft Worth is listed as a person that did these conversion kits utilizing the standard model A clutch housing. It's an old link but he may...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: How is it.........

Engine overhauls and partial overhauls were far less expensive than the purchase of a new car and much of it could be done without removal of the engine in some cases. Air filters came in with the V8...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 999
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Tremec T170 Transmission Troubles (this issue may be a puzzle)

Photos of gears can be deceiving so I can't tell what all was affected or how badly. I looks like there are some dents or gashes in the tips of some of the teeth but it's hard to tell from the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 568
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: D44 R&P pattern

The original 8M-4670 slinger doesn't look like either of those. It had a hat shape to it. It was designed to work with the early type seal to minimize lubricant exposure. The old seals were usually...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-04-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,870
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: The First Modern Production Ford Motor

If a person reads enough of the archived personal accounts of Ford Motor Company's employees that were transcribed and are available on the Henry Ford plus some of the books that were written by and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 568
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: D44 R&P pattern

The Lincoln Mercury O/H Manual shows the tools that they used to measure the pinion depth. The OEM R&P sets had the numbers scribed on to use with the calibration chart for set up. This made it a lot...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Loaded Question

While the engine will work with the poured main & rod bearings, most folks have started gravitating towards insert beings and pressure oiling. Since it is a big 4-cylinder at 200 CID, a person could...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-04-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,870
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: The First Modern Production Ford Motor

The Piquette avenue plant was the first of the purpose built Ford assembly plants that didn't get "taken over" by investors as did the first Ford plant that became the Cadillac Motor Company plant....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,392
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: What'this overdrive 1934

Lincolns were the first Ford made cars to use the BW electric OD. Those early ones were torque tube.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 50 Ford overdrive trans vs Mercury

It's a later T86 transmission. The 259 series is closer to the Ford types but they have to have the mountings for the clutch linkages on the case for the 49/50 Ford type set up. It changed again in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 568
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: D44 R&P pattern

It's a bit deep in the root but its not bottomed out. A person can look at the old gears and see where the root line starts on them. It's impossible to fully load a pinion for the contact pattern...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 999
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Tremec T170 Transmission Troubles (this issue may be a puzzle)

The T-170 RTS is kind of a unique design transmission due to the placement of the overdrive gear on the mainshaft in the normal 3rd gear position with the actual 3rd gear being where the 4th gear...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-03-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 441
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1956 Thunderbird brake question

You never know how well modern replacement parts are going to work. Another problem is how well do the shoes fit the drums and were they properly centered. Back in the day, brake shops had shoe...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-03-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,460
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Mile-O-Matic / Ford-O-Matic 2 Speed Transmission Leak Mystery

The Falcons had the aluminum case 2-speed Ford-O-Matic which is different than the early single range 3-speed Ford-O-Matic or the dual range 3-speed Cruise-O-Matic. With these old threads, it's not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,392
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: What'this overdrive 1934

It would only freewheel if the unit is not locked out. The problems would happen if it actually shifted into OD while freewheeling in reverse.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 884
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Take your best shot!

Many of the wartime trucks just had metal bows to frame up the canvas top. With the side board hinged down, there would be no support for the bows. The top would have to come down anyway just to use...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Install of 1929 Sport Coupe Belt Rail molding

The original belt rails were installed one piece at a time. The inner portion aided in securing and covering the top fabric the the outer portion was snapped into place to cover it and form the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: mercury us monarch

The dash between the Ford and Mercury isn't all that much different structurally but I'm not as certain with Ford of Canada. The Ford and Mercury cars used the same basic Zenith Adjust-O-Matic radio...
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