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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 589
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 32 ford hood

An ex is a former and a spurt is a drip under pressure. An old Command Sergeant Major told me that once. That's their job though. Specialist is the term that I preferred after that ass chewing. I'm...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 299
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Torque wrenches

Pete has it right on the old deflecting beam types. They were inexpensive and lasted a lifetime for guys that just use them now and then. I'm not sure whether many are made anymore but I'm sure they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Rear frame cross member question

Body sub-rail, body sill, same thing on steel cars. Wood body cars from Briggs, Murray, & others would have a wood body sill but a frame is a chassis in my book. It's all just semantics anyway. Folks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 648
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Ford A Tudor year built

Ford plants in the USA didn't have tags like that one on the body. You are fortunate that you have one that does and that it matches the motor. The motor number was what was stamped onto the frame...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: VIN Number/frame dating help

If the frame is not badly corrosion pitted, stampings can be brought up using the correct forensic procedures. The steel has a more dense grain in the outline of the original stamping imprint much...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 372
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Radio antenna location help needed

There were several Philco radio sets that were commonly used in 1939. One was the Philco F-1640 and the other was the 6M390. They can be seen here:...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Grancor Heads

The chamber has the step on the exhaust valves like the old Harley Davidson WR race bike heads had. Those are interesting pieces.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Rear frame cross member question

Most of the bodies have an attachment to the extreme right and left top flanges of the cross member utilizing a wood block & bolt hardware. Pickups also use the attachment to the bed support...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 372
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Radio antenna location help needed

The Ford 91A and Mercury 99A used the same basic radio antenna. They were mounted on the roof area just behind the windshield on center line of the car. They were like a whip and could be rotated...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 933
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: In defense of 6 cylinders

The 215 wasn't around long before it evolved into the 223. They were reliable and had the advantage of the overhead valves to get a 101 HP rating. Notice that the horse power is pretty close to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1937 Flathead

A full amount of both in any brand is better than none. I still use the old green stuff but I don't have any aluminum radiators or anything like that. The 50/50 mix may not be good enough for a very...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: DOT3 or DOT5 Brake fluid

Cars don't like long slumbers. I'd use DOT 3 as long as the car is used a lot. DOT 5 turns yellow to amber color within a year and I've had moisture problems with it as well as DOT 3. Either one will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Model maker needed

The modern 3D printer might be able to print one if s 3D scan could be scaled down.

There may have been models made in the past by Revell, AMT, or one of the other model companies. Sometimes out...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 843
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Starter Mechanism

[QUOTE=Mister Moose;1958006]Is this a round engine thing? All the Lycomings and Continentals I've flown didn't have anything like that cockpit controllable.

None of them are controllable other...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 843
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Starter Mechanism

I have several aircraft engine starters that were broken apart due to engine kick back. The aircraft have a starting aid that allows for retarded ignition timing of one or both magnetos for starting...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 4100 carb

It would take some venturi vacuum to open the secondaries. It always takes a bit to get enough flow from the primaries to get the secondaries to open up. My problem wasn't that the diaphragm would be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 4100 carb

Making it mechanical would certainly solve that problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,002
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Gears 1930 model A

Shifting a non synchronized transmission is an acquired skill that gets better with understanding and time. Double clutching can help but it's also a lot about getting used to the rpms matching for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 4100 carb

When I had an old 64 T-bird, I had problems with the vacuum diaphragm that operated the secondary throttle plates. I ran the car mostly on the primaries due to that. I replaced that diaphragm...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,166
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Repair of Soft Wood

Up until the modern era, casein glues were common for wood. Polyvinyl acetate or PVA glues (Elmer's for one) took over the basic joining of wood and is still common but there is a caveat to use of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
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Views: 658
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Eab

I think 1BA also indicated that the crankshaft was usable with the automatic transmission. Both of these changes were in the 1951 model year.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 884
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 39 trans

The LaSalle 3-speed was the transmission preferred for high torque back in the day. Ford referred to their 3-speed as the light duty transmission for pickups up through 1951 or so.

The flathead...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Waxing or Polishing 1929 Ford Model A

The type of paint or even clear coat has a lot to do with how it reacts to the elements. I use a polish compound that is made by Turtle products and it works well on most paint surfaces but it is NOT...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,166
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Repair of Soft Wood

I remember reading all the wood spar repair details that were published by Parson's for their wood main rotor blades back in the day. While removing bad sections and gluing in good replacement wood...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 674
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Rebuilt transmission noise

The reproduction caged type bearings used in the input to main shaft connection and the counter shaft cluster gear for the early Ford transmissions have been problematic....
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