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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 06:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 520
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 30 or 31? Or?

If you can get away with the engine number then it's an alternative. If the engine ends up shot, then you are right back where you started from. That body number (or frame number) *A225115* is from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Mal funktion brake switch

Add on turn signals vary in quality and function. The brake light function has to be connected in to the signal switch to separate the two functions. It is the only way to have both brake and signal....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: trans problem

Excessive end play in the counter shaft cluster gear assembly and too much play on splined parts of the intermediate gear to add to possibilities already mentioned. These old units wear a bit more...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Electric Wiper Wire Connector Question

Most of the OD wipers did have the terminal pin protruding from the frame. The open car ones with the terminal between the windshield frame and the mount ears had to be short for the connector to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: what have I got--EAB

EAB are definitely higher compression the the 8RT heads that are usually on trucks. The Mercury EAC heads also have a lower compression ratio than the EAB types due to the higher cubic inch...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 455
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Borescope results - diagnosing cylinder, exhaust leaks

If number 2 stays low after running it with a load a while, I would suggest pulling the head and getting a closer look at the valves & guides. This would allow you to turn the engine over and watch...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 735
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Rear end ratio-gear question

A person can run a higher numeric gear ratio and install a Mitchell overdrive if you want the best of both worlds. Back in the day they would have likely used an under/over gear box but that would...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Voltage Reduction/Resistor ?

If the old original ballast is still functional then a person wouldn't need to change if the car is operated on 6-volt as original. If the car has been converted to 12-volt then the one that Bubba...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 580
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: To fuse or not to fuse

Fuses were seldom used on circuits that are considered to be intermittent. The starter circuit is intermittent and draws too many amps to use a fuse. Horns also draw a good bit of current and are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Sun Visor Repair

I've seen Masonite used on some sun visors. It's the same thing that used to be used on clipboards and peg boards. Tempered hardboard is still available from Home Depot in 1/8" thickness but it only...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 735
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Rear end ratio-gear question

When Ford put sets of stuff together, they usually had some way to quickly test the fit & function. In the case of ring & pinion, they likely used a gear marking compound and turned them together in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,013
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Adding castor to the axle

Some rodders cut a narrow pie section from the wishbone arms on each side then bend the arm to close the gap and reweld. Others split them with rod ends added and adjust the castor by where they weld...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,013
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Adding castor to the axle

I've not heard too many tales about broken Ford front I-beam axles on ones that were dropped unless they hit a bridge rail or something like that. I've not heard of one breaking in the modern era....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1929 Sport Coupe speedmometer

It could be a cable that is kinked causing some drag and twisting or it could be a problem with the bearings in the speedometer. If the drag cup is catching on the magnet rotor then it will cause...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,013
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Adding castor to the axle

Proper precautions have to be taken to not heat the forgings too hot and they should not be pulled like taffy to make up for the drop. A heavy I-beam forging like the Ford straight axles were, still...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 777
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Comments on these leak-down test results

MMO softens hard carbon. Sticky valves can be from carbon build up and same with sticky rings. MMO in the fuel will improve an engine with a lot of carbon build up.

H2O may or may not affect...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 6 Volt to 12 Volt for Headlights only?

As was mentioned, converters that put out that type of amperage draw even more amperage to do that job. I wouldn't advise it on an original 35-amp generator system. It's just so much easier to adapt...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Mark Kirby ?

He is likely still around Dundee MI. There are no obits so he's likely still kickin.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Top Moldings No Longer Available

Folks will have to get more creative if they can't get the retainer mouldings. There are several top trim mouldings like the 28/29 Sport, Business, and Special coupe belt rail mouldings that haven't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: How to replace stock OEM roof on 28/29 coupe???

Marko's instructions are good but they don't illustrate the differences between the models. I hope you have the retainers that go around the edges. That plus the materials will cost more than any...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 241
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Brake/Stop light switch or ground issue?

These old designs didn't have provisions for circuit protective devices like a simple glass fuse. Some folks add one at the starter power connection where the small wire attaches then goes on to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 777
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Comments on these leak-down test results

Leakage past the exhaust valve could be a damaged valve or seat face but it could also just be some carbon keeping the valve from seating all the way. The rings & cylinder walls likely have a good...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-04-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: What the best way to clean Chrome Wire Wheels

I always loved the look of the chrome wire wheels until I purchased some and had to take care of them. I sort of lost my love for them after that. It takes a lot of work to keep them looking good.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: What happens in a transmission rebuild - Part 6

The Mercury units from 1949 thru 1950 and some in early 1951 model year were the close ones to the early Ford type gears. The overdrive is what made most of the differences.

It's coming right...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 795
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: flathead mercury EAC engine info needed

It's certainly correct for your 53 Merc since it has the same visual characteristics of the blocks from mid 1951 through 1953. Replacement blocks may not have been date coded. Some blocks still had...
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