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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 110
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1955 Ford Ranch Wagon/ Vintage Air Question?

If it's not converted to 12-volt, it will likely need to be. I would look for an old Ford under dash unit and update that to work. At least it would look somewhat like it belonged there. A Sandin...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Howell's Sheeeet Metal Scam

It was likely an excuse. Guys that don't have the part will set on your money for as long as they want to make the part. PayPal will take it back from them if you have a problem with them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 954
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Brake Light Switch Backwards

Brake light switches of the pressure activated type are becoming less common for design in the modern era. A lot of them are Hecho in Mexico now days. I've had several new ones go bad and even start...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 948
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Straight Slotted instead of Cross-Point

Reed & Prince went heavy into aircraft grade fasteners before Phillips ever went that direction. Now days it all going toward Torx. It's all about putting things together rapidly with self centering...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 646
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Liner/bore question.

The 21 stud engines just barely have enough edge distance at the lower edge of the deck left after a mod to 3 3/16" to get a cylinder head gasket to work. Sealing the sleeves is another matter. Wet...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 181
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1933 transmisson floor cover

A lot of floor stuff on Fords is 18 gage. US Standard 18 gage steel is .0478" thick. Just measure the thickness to find an equivalent. Ford made their own steel so it may not match a standard...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,097
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Exhaust port crack.... need help!

Welding and soldering are two different procedures. If a part is cleaned properly and a good flux is used, silver or brass will stick but old engine parts made of cast iron are very porous and hard...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: CCPU interior.

I've installed a lot of different materials on surfaces that have no place for trim screws or clips. A person has to use contact cement. Trimmers do it all the time whether attaching vinyl, carpet,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Bronze Model A Ford Rear Main Thrust Plate & Oil Seal installation

I know this might be a touchy subject but I was curious about who did the babbitt bearing work?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Generator cutout wiring hookup pictures.

The old 3-brush units only need to be grounded for one of the two important connections. The other is access to the battery through the bus for charging. The cut out is just an automatic on/off...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-27-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 646
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Liner/bore question.

I've seen where folks have bored plumb through the cylinder walls in order to put sleeves in for larger bores. This "wet sleeve" application may be tricky but it has been done. On the one I've read...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 646
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Liner/bore question.

The tin can sleeves were steel if I remember correctly and a lot of replacements are cast iron. You will just have to experiment to find out. Most folks go back with standard size. Hopefully some one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,097
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Exhaust port crack.... need help!

I'd be skeptical about the durability of any form of epoxy in an exhaust port. I've seen epoxy take a lot of heat before but the gas flow in an exhaust port is almost as bad as a sand blaster flow...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1930 Below Deck Panel Removal/Replacement

Cracks can be welded if they are accessible. The spare tire mount puts a good load on that area plus any past rear end collision could be a cause. If the panel is an original part and otherwise in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Borg Warner T9

Mac VanPelt's site has info on the old original T8 & T9 transmissions. The Type 9 is a different subject altogether.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,087
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: pre-bent brake line kit - 39/40 Ford quality

It was not uncommon for the OEM brake lines to be copper clad steel. The copper kept the corrosion at bay for a long time. A lot of aircraft internal engine parts are copper plated just for this...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 500
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 32 steering wheel location

The 1940 column is different, The steering gearbox for the 1940 is different. When a person uses the Gemmer II type gearbox, it changes the geometry from original so there is no way you will be able...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Roadster door hinge screws

Roy Nacewicz's fastener business "Ford Bolts" is now back up and running under new ownership "Third Gen Automotive". There fasteners are as accurate as they can make them. Here is a link. ...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-25-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 959
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1954-Orphan Ford OHV V8 (Y Block)

The Lincoln Y-blocks were larger and heavier. The truck version was smaller in displacement at 279 cid in 52 and had solid tappets instead of hydraulics. The 1952 Big Job trucks got the OHV engines...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-25-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Borg Warner T9

There were T8 and T9 gearboxes that were basically the same except one has a PTO and the other doesn't if I remember correctly. Most of the early trucks used them. They a gear grinder boxes with no...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1931 Tool kit screwdriver

The square shank may have been Model T but the Model T didn't have them for the whole run due to the driver on the pliers handle making it redundant in the 20s I know that Ford did have several...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 632
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Corn Head grease source(s)

The JD grease is a thixotropic or semi-fluid grease and it is NGLI #0 but it's not the only product of the type. Cenex and Agco also market a very similar product in the same rating. The NGLI grease...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1931 Tool kit screwdriver

I could not say whether they did or not but I can say that the Stanley screw driver of the model A era seem to all be round shank. They have similar handles & ferules but the shank is round. The Ford...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,097
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Exhaust port crack.... need help!

Who ever did the pin installation must not have known the procedure. I don't know if it would work to finish the process now. A person would have to drill & pin between all those old pins to lock it....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,071
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Missing Valve seat

Peening should not be necessary if the fit is correct. It can still get loose when it's peened in but it will move around in the pocket and just get more fretted and loose. This is why the...
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