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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1934 and a 1937 Ford Transmission

A lot of parts in the 36 to 39 transmissions have the same part numbers as the later blocker type synchro transmission. A person needs Mac VP's book to check the part numbers to know which. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: I am so happy......With my 1500W gear oil...

Chevron Meropa is an ISO-1500 grade which is equivalent to SAE-250 grade lubricant. This stuff has extreme pressure additives in it so it wouldn't be kind to any phosphor bronze bushings such as the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Late gears in 39 Transmission

The gears produced after mid 1951 all come nearly to a point on the teeth and are referred to as diamond teeth due to that shape. The early ones all have a noticeably more rectangular shaped blunt...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,317
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: FORD vs FERRARI

They could take the numbers off and it wouldn't bother me at all. I don't see it making any difference. When I have some time to waist, this is as good a place as any.

My wife is going to make me...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,718
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Interesting read in Hemmings about restoration costs.

There are enough photos from the manufacture of model As to see that they were put together very well with excellent quality control. They were inexpensive, yes, but cobbled together, No. Fit and...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-14-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: holly 4 barrel carb linkage

You might want to consider going AOD. The Ford-O-Matic is a Borg Warner design that uses a throttle linkage control system to operate the throttle valve in the transmission it appears to be a kick...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Late gears in 39 Transmission

I was looking at the wrong input gear. It's 29/15 for the set I was thinking about. They have the odd 022A prefix part numbers. Some of the Mercury transmission stuff was made specifically for the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 755
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Tranny info and test?

Folks have modified forks to work with the angled tower and late type synchro. I've not see one to know exactly how it was done but it would likely require fitting & welding of parts. The fork has to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 307
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Driving at night - Charge and Ammeter Readin

Don't forget the brake light when you stop at night. The brighter elements draw more current. With high beams & brake lights on, there is a pretty taxing current draw going on. The 3rd brush was made...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 32 B4 rear seal missing

Some folks don't think about the babbitt when tanking an A or B block. If it's going to be repoured then it's not an issue but if a person thought it serviceable then they get a surprise expense. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 755
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Tranny info and test?

On the small case, a person has to watch out about what ratio input to cluster gears. I don't think the 29/15 gears will fit in the small cast. 28/16 should be OK or the Lincoln gears if a person...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Late gears in 39 Transmission

The gears from a up to 50 or early 51 F1 pickup would still work less the main output shaft but they might not be a ratio a person would want. 1949 thru early 51 Mercury transmissions still used...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,718
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Interesting read in Hemmings about restoration costs.

While I agree most all cars in the low budget market have always been considered as throw aways by the original owners and even the manufacturers to some extent. The difference is basic simplicity...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Any 52-54 Lincoln owners out there?

La Carrera Panamericana was a big deal back in the 50s. Lincoln cars did pretty well in that type race.
http://www.panamrace.com/

Lincoln took to the stock class pretty heavily. Keeping tire on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 701
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Rhythmic smoke puffing out of oil input breather cap

If it has a busted ring it will eventually score the cylinder & burn a piston. A person could do a single cylinder if it was traced back well enough as suspect. If it wasn't long since the last...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 755
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Tranny info and test?

The loose sychro rings are sometimes refered to as balk rings or blocker rings since they act as a gear brake during the shift and allow for a close alignment with the recieving gear. That is the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-13-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 858
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Painting Over Water !!!!!!!!!!!

MEK is not as good as plain old methanol at drying a wet surface. Blow the surface off with compressed air and us a prep sol or wax & grease remover product. It will be dry of all solvents after 15...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,718
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Interesting read in Hemmings about restoration costs.

The restoration of what is termed as low end antique cars such as the model A and many other marques started out as a hobby for DIY guys. The only big restoration shops back in the 50s & 60s were the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-12-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 439
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Cowl lights- AV8 Roadster

The smaller cowl lamps will likely look OK. The ones for 1929 are a bit large with the flat lens and there is really only one way to mount them unless you fabricate custom arms or something like...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-12-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 858
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Painting Over Water !!!!!!!!!!!

It gets humid as hell down here when the coastal breezes are coming up from the south. If it's too humid, I can't spray. I would have to have an air conditioned booth and I don't. Once it heats up...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-12-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 858
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Painting Over Water !!!!!!!!!!!

You can also use a conversion coating before priming. On steel I use Ospho. I always wipe my stuff down with prep sol before I shoot it and have never had a problem with condense. I don't completely...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-12-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 755
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Tranny info and test?

Blockers came later at the end of the 30s. While the early types are synchonized in 2nd & high gear shifting, it's not quite as good a set up as the blocker type. A person still has to manipulate the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-11-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 3sp toploader; could it have worked like this?

If it has the late type gears & shafts then a person should use one of the late type synchronizer assemblies. These are interchangeable in sets from 1939 up into the 50s. The 81A type has the balls &...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Heater inlet tube on firewall

Order up a hole plug. This link has standard metal button type plugs.
https://www.mcmaster.com/hole-cover-plugs

The Wilkie types (metal plug buttons) are used a lot in aviation. There are all...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-11-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 755
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Tranny info and test?

That 32 transmission has a relatively low V8 number too. If you have a 32 vehicle, the numbers likely won't match unless it came from that vehicle. The trans cases were stamped at powerplant assembly...
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