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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Ol man thinkin & seeking to learn

There was a time when they were inexpensive and reliable to boot. Sadly, those days are gone. When you have a good condenser then put a leever on it and leever alone.

NAPA Echlin seems to still...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Help, Paint Application Problems

Fish eyes can come from several contaminant sources. Prep rags or towels, a contaminated tack wipe, or right out of the air. I tell folks to avoid running any internal combustion engine around a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Peining Rear Mains

The size of the casting of the block is the big drawback to tinning. Warpage can happen from the heat it takes to tin. The block would be a crispy critter. The rear main is cast but it's not as large...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-18-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 178
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 239 OHV question

Solid state vibrators in later car radios are polarity sensitive but the old ones with a standard vibrator coil are not. Most cars in the 50s weren't solid state equipped yet but a radio repairman...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 481
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: No reverse BW R-10

I don't have your diagram so I have to use nomenclature. First you have to be certain that the shift rail is moving all the way back and all the way forward. I don't know if it will fit in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Starter armature, is it good?

The brushes have a hard time with the mica between the segments if the segments wear down to flush or lower. It's funny how the copper will wear faster than the mica. The mica should be undercut a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 481
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: No reverse BW R-10

The normal lock out for reverse is performed inside the transmission gear section. The 1st reverse shift arm mechanism actuates an arm inside there that pushes against the shift rail where it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Need info on adapting Model A engine to Model B pickup.

They either get too hot or they freeze up. Ford didn't use freeze plugs till the Y-blocks came out so all the flatheads were vulnerable.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: flywheel housing shims? late production diamond block.

I would put a dial indicator on it just for my own curiosity. I like things to be properly aligned. If it needs no shims then that's a big Yippee!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 842
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Early Ford/Mercury automatic transmissions 51'-55'

It's hard for some to grasp that type A in it's original form, has not been available since the prohibition of the use of whale oil in the US. The original Type A worked just fine but it is just flat...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-17-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Assembly Manual

In Aviation, they are referred to in multiple ways depending on the application. The U-shaped Tinnerman is the only one that uses"U" in the description. Most are referred to as clip nuts. Aerospace...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 462
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 3 brush generator ????

I'd say Bob C is correct. The Fun Projects set up was designed by John Regan who started Fun Projects. The little regulator basically regulates the needed current to the field. As the battery gets...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Resistor for 12v Skip rewind coil

The average ballast resistor for coils in 12-volt era are 1.3 to 1.5 ohms. Ford used ballast resistors starting in the 1956 change over to 12-volt. The coils were the same basic unit as used for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Need info on adapting Model A engine to Model B pickup.

Ford tried the 9N, in commercials no less, for 1941 and they were a dismal failure. Way too underpowered. Even a V8-60 is a bit doggy but it has more power than the 120 cid tractor engines.

I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 618
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Body Interior Variation

Ford repurposed a section of the Highland Park plant to fabricate the interior trim sets that went out to the different agencies. Whether they also supplied Murray, Briggs, and other subcontractors...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-16-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Assembly Manual

Ford didn't publish any that I'm aware of. GM did for quite a few years in the 60s but I don't know about the 50s. It helps to have factory overhaul and parts manuals. Ford used chassis parts manuals...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 842
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Early Ford/Mercury automatic transmissions 51'-55'

The metallic plates need a positive shift. If the shift is harsh it generally has a bit too high a pressure at idle. The pressure can be adjusted with the TV control rod.

If you feel better using...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1930 cabriolet wood pieces

The body sill members individually are a 3D part with complex shape and transition. Most of the bodies made by Briggs and Murray had a lot of wood. The wood is shaped to fit the body sheet metal...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Where to get a OD solenoid for a '49 convertible?

It's the operating shaft that moves the pawl. The convertibles had a rather unique way of operating the OD due to the beefed up cross member being in the way. They used a rocker mechanism to function...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 447
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 226G vs 226H

The pickups with H engines should have the correct stuff to bolt up the trans and clutch. I thing the Ford cars from 49 with the H engine had different mountings and transmission plate than the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-15-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 462
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 3 brush generator ????

A person has to be aware of the electrical theory behind the early auto generators used by Ford. They used the most simple design that was available. The field design is such that it will produce a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,291
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Houdaille Shock Problem

I can't help much with the original seal materials but I do know a lot more about modern seal materials. From most of the info I've seen about the Hoo-Dye shocks, they have a large round seal to fit...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,563
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: babbit tolerance? .000?

If a person does some net surfing on this subject, they will find all sorts of stuff about it for Model Ts & As. Very few are exactly the same in how they attack the rebabbitting and finishing of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 78-8620 'A' vs 'C' gen belt 42-48

If you find an NOS belt, you may wish to hang on to it for judging purposes only then stash it away & use a "driver" belt for that purpose. You would not be the only person to practice this idea.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Water Pump Flow Rate

There is a fellow that rebuilds pumps with his own design impeller (George "Skip" Haney) and he is the only one I know of that flowed the different pumps to see how his design impeller compared to...
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