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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: do i scrap this or not? 49 merc front bumper pan

These are getting harder to find for 49 & 50 Mercs. Someone will want it. Find a good carboard box to ship it in. They should take it as most shippers since they aren't too heavy. With weight,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Floor jack won't release under load, any ideas?

The piston on a jack should be retracted all the way before filling. It would be hard to overfill one using this configuration. As soon as you start pumping the fluid to the piston, the reservoir...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 10:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 747
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Need for early condensers?

The coils changed at least 4 times during the evolution of the helmet type distributor production. It's hard to say how many other designs were tried during that period. They were all a bit different...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 778
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Serpentine belts

I look at it this way. A 5 HP Briggs & Stratton engine would propel a go cart at a pretty good clip and a 4 HP wouldn't be far behind. My guess is that there is one too many zeros in that percentage....
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 06:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 319
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 56' 312 No Spark..finally figured it out!

You may have a leak inside the transmission. They loved to use tubes that are basically just a push fit. Those piston ring seals are also part of the fluid flow between the shaft and the distributor...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 152
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: '65 T-Bird fuel pump

There are as many filter cap wrenches as there are different filters for both oil and fuel. Number of flutes and diameter of the fluted area is needed to find one that will fit. Modern stuff is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 466
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 59a Main bearings replacements

The only engine you have to watch out for in those years in the Canadian sourced 69A. It has some different bearings associated with it. The 59A is no problem.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Floor jack won't release under load, any ideas?

Most jacks have a simple valve mechanism that won't be affected by the pressure of the load. It just depends on what kind of valve design it has. Older equipment of 3rd world design can be even more...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-26-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 55-56 ford mercury tech

The fenders are close. The differences are likely due to trim type & placement so the holes are likely in different locations. As far as the whole front clip, I don't know. All the parts would have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Briggs Fordor Cowl to Header Bracket?

A lot of stuff like this is relatively easy to fabricate from material that is the same or similar thickness. Counter sink tools are available from various sources. I get mine from the aircraft tool...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Thrust bearings from Boston Gear?

The placement on the model A was definitely different. The brake operating components certainly had a lot to do with that. When parts are up to original specifications the load is still acting on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 464
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 12 volt conversion question

With any of these type modifications, its important to keep your battery & terminal connections in good shape. The fun projects stuff is sensitive to spikes if the connections get too crusty or open....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 430
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: New horn issue

The wire should be insulated from everything but the button above the light switch The ground path is to the steering shaft through the outer casing of the horn rod and also the connection at the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 416
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1952 Ford Ranch Wagon VIN

Chevrolet vehicles used the engine number clear up into the 50s.

The 59A was the code for a Mainline Ranch Wagon. The A was code for 215 6-cylinder and 2 was code for 1952. Body color was Alpine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: how to bench test a coil??

Secondary coil winding is high resistance due to many fine windings. It has to be checked on a high ohm scale between the negative terminal and the coil tower terminal if the coil is marked correctly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 29 Tudor interior door panel question

Many times this stuff is done so that parts can be used right or left until the fabric work is done. With the cut mark a person can tell which is the front side so they don't get it backwards. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Thrust bearings from Boston Gear?

On king pins in general throughout the years that Ford used them, I've seen pin sets come with steel and bronze plates substituted for ball bearings, small ball thrust bearings with a high count of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-24-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 558
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: '37 Bellhousing?

All of these blocks were cast at the Rouge for US and some foreign production. Others were cast across the river at Windsor for Canadian and a lot of the Commonwealth production. They were mixed with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Cabriolet Top Fasteners

It would be nice if there was a manual like Volume 6 of the Restorer series of restoration manuals from MAFCA but it only covers the 68C slant windshield types. Someone in the Cabriolet Club may be...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-23-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 6 volt gen wiring

I was looking at the diagram and it shows the power wire coming from the light switch that connects to the ignition switch. The other two switch terminals are the ignition coil terminal and the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 976
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: What do i have here...21-stud hybrid ?

There is little known about 21 studders that have thicker cylinder walls so I can't say on that subject. There is oddball stuff in Ford Manufacturing on both sides of the Detroit river. Most 221...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 634
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Seat springs: paint or no?

Rust bleeds through sometimes if there isn't enough material between it and the covering. Light colors could get stained through. Definitely apply some corrosion protection. Anyone that pulls this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: how to remove oil foam after a head gasket fix?

Generally the condense will vapor out during relatively long runs but it also depends on the relative humidity and outside air temperature as to whether it will reform after it cools down. Water...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,638
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Who designed the Model A engine ?

Ford Motor company adapted as necessary to stay alive in the 30s. It was basically still a private company so stockholders couldn't do a take over like they had when Ford was first getting started....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,638
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Who designed the Model A engine ?

Chevrolet cars were infamous for their wood construction. This is why you don't see all that many early Chevrolet cars in this day and age. A lot of them didn't survive the scrap drives of WWII.
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