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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Where to get a OD solenoid for a '49 convertible?

The operating rod length maybe different for the T85 R11 or possibly the older design transmission on the Lincolns. It's good to know that it is a matter of the degree of offset for the operating rod...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Harmonic balancer 226G vs 226h

Most engines that have a harmonic type balancer need them due to the crankshaft design. Those that don't have them don't need them for the same reason. Internal balance versus a full or partial...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 724
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 3 brush generator ????

Folks have mentioned what a fully charged battery may read. 2.125 volts per cell is max as a general rule but that is for a brand new battery with fresh lead plates and electrolyte. All batteries are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 406
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Oil weight

Use good common sense and you will be fine. Any oil is better than no oil but there is no reason to think the the model A engine is any different in theory than any modern 4-cylinder engine except...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Ol man thinkin & seeking to learn

Mylar film is more stable than the old wax paper was for an insulator. The foil used and the way they connect the electrical lead seams to affect the problematic construction that manufacturers use...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 724
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 3 brush generator ????

The fun projects regulator is a companion piece to a 3-brush generator so it will not compare to a 2-brush system other than being a generator. With any 3-brush system, you have to be thinking in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Transmission tower shifting forks

It sound like it might help to try and derust your tower. There are some mildly acidic solutions (usually with acetic acid or vinegar) or Evaporust which uses EDTA to chelate with the iron oxide that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: '28 sport coupe, would you or not?

The tops are decent enough if well cared for. I hope the car has all the original top hard parts like landau bar pieces and that. A lot of them have reproduction items that aren't correct. The upper...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
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) 09-19-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 360
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) 09-19-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
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: 196
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: 29
Views: 548
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: 433
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: 29
Views: 548
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: 365
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: 18
Views: 607
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: 856
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: 187
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: 32
Views: 724
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: 276
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: 365
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: 630
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: 187
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: 856
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...
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