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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Horn sounds bad on 12 volts - Fixed!

Ohmite Metal-Mite 850FR50E would be a basic dropping resistor to drop 12-volt system power source to 6-volt. There are other brands and percentage ratings too but these types are commonly used for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,256
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Loose Rod

I wonder if these are custom made bearing shells or if they are using some Kubota tractor bearings or what have you. The bearing material is layered with the final layer generally plated onto the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Horn sounds bad on 12 volts - Fixed!

The horns were adjusted by current draw measurement during manufacturer. Some of the old 6-volt horns like 8-amps but I don't know what specs the Ford horns were adjusted to. Using a quality wire...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: flathead mercury EAC engine info needed

It could be a diamond in the rough or it could be a boat anchor. The prices listed previously are in the ball park for stuff that still needs a trip to the machine shop. A block that has some meat...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 953
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Discontinuing search for .33 micro-farad capacitors.

The whole front mounted distributor with integral coil was definitely one of those things that Henry Ford wanted to pursue. Emil Zoerlein mentioned a lot about it in his reminiscence at the Henry...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1930 Roaster body and chassis weigh

If you are close to a drive on scale like say at a truck stop, metal recycler, or a grain elevator. You can use a truck or a trailer to weigh it. Weigh the trailer or truck first then load the stuff...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Horn Wires Polarity

If it's an original motor. A lot of them aren't now days.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: PayPal and eBay getting a dicorce

Google & Apple pay have been added. They also have their own system for taking credit cards.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: LED taillights and how to wire turn signals

Most turn signal systems have an interconnect with the brake light in the signal control switch so that when a signal direction is selected, the brake light function circuit is opened for that side...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Horn Wires Polarity

If it is slow to react or sounds sluggish after connecting it up, reverse the connections and see if there is improvement to the tone. It certainly won't hurt it to connect it either way. Most folks...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-31-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 428
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1962 Thunderbird Ball joint Question

For Hot Rod Model As I suppose.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-31-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 382
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: '65 T-Bird fuel pump

Here in TX a person has to know the stations that sell it. There is a web site for this that is related to the use of auto gas mixed with avgas for aircraft that lists the companies that generally...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,256
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Loose Rod

I would never shim an insert bearing. Either the crank will need polishing or something is wrong with the bearings.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 03-30-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 428
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1962 Thunderbird Ball joint Question

Thunderbirds and Lincolns didn't have the run of the mill stuff like Fords & Mercury cars did. The early Thunderbirds are more popular so a lot more stuff is available for them than for the Lincolns...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 474
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Ford Willow Run documentary

Pop was glad he was in the B-17s. The B17 crews would see the B24s taking off for a mission about the same time as they did but they would also see them as they passed them on their way back after...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Help Identifying A 50 woodie rear end

The books call out the Dana rear axle for station wagons. Now it could be a Dana 41 if it's an early model year car but I think most would have had the Dana 44 in 1950. Ford F1 pickups, Mercury cars,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 881
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Gen charging Q

The old original type cut out switch has the can spot welded to the base in a couple of spots that can be seen if you pull it off the generator and turn it upside down. A person can carefully grind...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-30-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 594
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Rear panhard rod 39 merc

Ford prepped for a rear axle track bar or panhard bar in 1941 and I think they may have been used in 1942 for sedan delivery and station wagons but production was cut short. They were definitely in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Shock oil

Houdaille shock oil was originally castor oil based and I'm not sure if it had alcohol mixed 10% or not. Early airplane engines used castor oil as a lubricant so it wasn't uncommon. When Ford started...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Shock oil

Originals used castor oil or glycerin. If these have been overhauled then the person performing the overhaul should fill you in. If you are refilling, you may have to try to gain access to whatever...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,256
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Loose Rod

You have a problem there. Insert bearings are available in standard and plus sizes to fit known crankshaft crank pin journal diameters. The crank pin journals need to be measured with a micrometer to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Fan shaft / bearing assembly

There was a service bulletin for a change but I haven't read it. Motor oil is still viable but I think the bulletin mentioned gear lube which was likely for leaky ones to slow up the leak. New parts...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,371
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Need for early condensers?

Modern materials for capacitors are superior to what was used in the 1930s. A lot of the really old stuff has likely deteriorated by now. It's basically the microfarad value that is important. Early...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,371
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Need for early condensers?

The check runs of any automotive ignition systems that are designed to peak efficiency will all look about the same on a scope unless something is wrong. It only takes a quick check to see if all is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-29-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 775
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: I shouldn't have even bothered....

That stuff is certainly for the collector market and there are still plenty of collectors out there. I'm too cheap to do the collector thing. I'd settle for an American Stamping frame and a...
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