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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 121
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: OD governor at fault?

The governor shifts at 26 mph on my 1951 Mercury cars. It drops out at about 23 mph when slowing down. The governor is a set of flyweights that pushes against a relatively simple on/off switch all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 106
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1929 Coupe Sheet Metal Patch Panels

Lower patch panels for body sill attach areas are common rust out spots so the body sills, lower quarter patches, and wheel well area patches are available. The area above the fender is not a common...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 09:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 613
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: New baby 1953 Merc

I find it hard to "recommend" any lubricant on a forum such as this so I don't do it anymore. Folks that want to do the research should do it themselves and make their own decisions on these matters....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Viscosity VS Pressure

Viscosity generally doesn't have much affect on the kind of pressure a pump can put out into the lube system but the clearances on bearings can show a difference with a different viscosity of oil....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 443
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Vacuum Bleeder?

I never get brake fluid as far as the vacuum pump. I just plumb in a jar to catch the fluid so that I don't get any in the pump.

The real pita is constantly getting up to check & replenish the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-17-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 613
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: New baby 1953 Merc

There is some information here that is not altogether well thought out. Improper adjustment of the TV rod can make for harsh shifts. The type F was designed with all Borg Warner transmissions in mind...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: New baby 1953 Merc

The steering gear is adjustable but only for normal wear. The adjustment is made with the wheels off the ground and steering wheel in the straight ahead position only. If off center even a little, it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 423
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Draining the automatic tranny 1953 Merc ???

I wasn't referring to the transmission but publications for the whole car. Not all early Lincolns had the hydramatic. After the hydramatic plant fire at GM, Ford had to come up with the BW large case...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Brake Drums

All bets are off if you have aftermarket drums.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 443
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Vacuum Bleeder?

I still use a vacuum pump but have found that in nearly all cases, I have to wrap the bleeder nipples with teflon tape due to leakage around the thread while the bleeder valve is open. This is the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-17-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 365
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Swap to 47 rear hubs on 35?

Spacers are available to allow use of the later hydraulic brake drums with the welded spoke Ford wire wheels. The early drums are getting harder to come by.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 436
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: What books on the A for a newbie?

This instruction book will be something to look at for a while.
https://www.palmbeachas.com/Model-A-Instruction-Manual.pdf
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: running with GAV fully closed

The valves may be stuck but it's hard to say without further information. Squirt some oil in the cylinders and do a compression check on all four. If compression is too low, it would justify removing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 39 Trans rebuild

VanPelt Sales carries a snap ring set that is correct and can be easily replaced unlike the original rings. He has the best inventory for these old cog boxes and a damn good overhaul book.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 423
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Draining the automatic tranny 1953 Merc ???

The Old BW design transmissions are all about the same as far as draining the ATF. Most folks drop the pan but disconnecting the filler tube will reduce the amount that remains in the pan before...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-16-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Gas tank pressure

Pressure build up is usually caused by changing temperatures where the heat causes expansion. The way a lot of vented caps are made, they are designed to keep the tank from building a low pressure...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: New baby 1953 Merc

FoMoCo was worried about the bronze and steel metallic plate slippage when they developed the Type F in the late 60s to use in the Borg Warner design transmissions after the whale oil moratorium...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 06-15-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Whatisit

The petcocks might be handy but it is a heated manifold to aid in fuel vaporization. In warm climates with hot temperatures it may warm the fuel charge a bit to much. It would be good for cold...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,013
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Lathe set up help for my shop

Some folks like the collet type chucks with the release lever set up. I use a pretty good 6-jaw and have a 4-jaw independent chuck if I need it plus a multitude of dog chucks and all sorts of old...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-15-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 411
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: FE set in stone.

The valve cover couldn't hang. If it was molten lava that covered it then it may have melted anyway.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-15-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Fordo I to a cruiso?

It would be easier to convert to the Cruise-O-Matic as long as it will fit the application. That may not be possible for the small y-blocks.The later transmissions were mostly used on FE and MEL...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Advice Required - M47 Pickup Brake Conversion

M47 stuff should be about the same as Ford F1 or Mercury M1. I think all the running gear is the same. Running 15" could be problematic though. Kits are available for 5 on 5.5" hubs so a person can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,013
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Lathe set up help for my shop

That appears to be an older model. Some of the stuff made back in the 80s was pretty decent. They kept changing colors over the years. Blue to green and finally white on a lot of the small ones.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 826
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Alternator Always Charging

Check all connections, not just grounds. I've seen terminal boxes fried to a crisp due to loose terminals inside. Loose connections create resistance and resistance creates heat. The only continuous...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-14-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Fasteners for Country Squire molding

If they are a type of screw it would be nice to know. Some of the faux wood trim was held on that way depending on make & model. They sort of look like a small chrome plated carriage bolt head. I...
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