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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 39 Mercury knb replacements

It would have to be a tight fit press on or tight fit with epoxy adhesive. The only other alternative would be modification for a threaded grub screw. I've done this with plastic parts before with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 10:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 260
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Batter Tender

Discharge & charge cycle battery tenders are a relatively new concept. My customers started using them when they came out with the AGM type batteries for aircraft. These batteries were half the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 258
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 29 Tudor windlace question

I'm not sure if Big Flat's has tube rivet tooling or not. It's mostly used for brake lining rivets but there are a lot of other things that use them too. Each diameter size requires a different...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 737
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Babbit woes

You treat the steel caps the same way as the connecting rods. The parts are smaller so shrinkage affects them less. Tinning is a solder procedure that allows the babbitt to stick just like solder...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 53 Ranchwagon driveshaft

They use bolts since the flange end is a trunion to flange type bearing on both sides so there are 4 each 5/16 X 24 at 3/4" length. All of the early 50s Fords use the same U-joint set up. The 52/53...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:25 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,863
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Interest in new restoration project thread?

A Nason paint system was mentioned previously. I think they are now under the Axalta banner along with Dupont coatings by brand names. Dupont coatings was spun off some years ago to Axalta. I was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Question- RE Mounting The Tudor Body to the Frame

The body is more flimsy than the frame so it can be manipulated some to fit the frame. There are several articles about frame straightening out there. The model A is a straight top frame so it's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 737
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Babbit woes

The caps may not have gotten a good enough tinning during the rebabbitt process. The caps are about the only part of the main bearings that can be tinned. I'm far from a person that can tell you for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,219
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Conversation with a WWII Veteran

To talk about it is kind of like reliving it and many were glad to serve but wouldn't really want to go through it again. My Pop would talk about the guys and the flack and a few other things but he...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,292
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Using 85 octane fuel

I had the same problem with a vehicle that had run on propane for 40K miles. It was starting to lose compression at 80K even though it was converted back to gasoline but the damage was already done....
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-07-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: T85 transmission, T86 differences

The key thing is how long it is and which side the cable mounts to the transmission on. Cables up to 60/64 inches are available for either fit as far as I know. I suspect yours may have the end...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-07-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Flasher Can.

I notice it is printed with the term Assembled in the USA. That has a different meaning from Manufactured in the USA.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1970's AMOCO adverts

When I was real young, our local Standard Oil gas station still had all the Red Crown signage and even had a Red Crown Cafe next door. As it regressed over time, all the red crown stuff disappeared...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 12-07-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 183
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: installing new valves

Grinding the stem has to be accurately ground to be square with the tappet or it will more rapidly wear to a wider clearance.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 693
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: wiring harness choices

Bauer harnesses are OK and I've used some of there stuff but the wire from Rhode Island is dipped in a varnish or some sort of clear coat to give it better long term survivability to the elements. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 49 Mercury hood binding problems

If it's catching anywhere on the cowl, it's too close since the hood doesn't move straight up when you open it. The hood has to be relatively straight for a decent adjustment. If some kid ever walked...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,535
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Help with a family issue

She likely wouldn't ride in a model T or even a model A either since the gas tank is right in front of you. Some folks just don't like the dangerous edge type of lifestyle.

All those soldiers that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,292
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Using 85 octane fuel

Methanol is cheaper to distill than ethanol and a lot of it comes from natural gas these days. NASCAR and Indy racing no longer use the methanol. They use a blend that is closer to E85 now. They get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,470
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Original 1929 Town Sedan company car

It looks pretty good for 90 years of wear & tear. I have no idea what the N stenciled there on the bustle is.

I know there was a time when Briggs started charging more for steel than Ford wanted...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: U Joint Quality

I think the one with the needles is a copy of the Lincoln U-joint.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 723
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Springfield Paper

The date is pretty close to the fall of wall street so I can tell that it may have something to do with the crash of 29. Since the Milwaukee Plant is the one your interested in, the article must have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,470
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Original 1929 Town Sedan company car

With regard to post #21

This is how I break it down. When I maintain an aircraft, I keep it in a safe flyable condition. It may not look real pretty but it will be safe to fly in.

To maintain...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,292
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Using 85 octane fuel

Aircraft use high octane fuel for a different reason than altitude so higher octane fuel will still work at high altitudes but it is less necessary for lighter duty automobile engines.

At high...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-05-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 409
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1932 Pickup

It also looks like a 49 Mercury air deflector.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,292
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Using 85 octane fuel

Racers run ethanol (sometimes with other additives) but they have to burn a lot of it to make the power they want. It runs cooler so it will definitely make good power but it just takes a lot more of...
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