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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Hot Coil

They run cooler as long as the engine is running. If a person shuts the car off and leaves the switch on with the points closed, they can get pretty hot. An electromagnet can make some heat when it's...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) Yesterday, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 184
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Questions.

The folks I knew around Dothan & Enterprise beat me into the ground so maybe someone else around there can help. The hogs head is basically the transmission area. The mag pick up for the magnets on...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 386
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 57 Fairlane 500, automatic transmission

Torque converters liked to leak on some early ford transmissions. The front pump can have leakage too. It pays to look these parts over very carefully when performing an overhaul. Licking the calf...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 423
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Gas gauge gaskets

Nitrile rubber also know as Buna-N or Butadiene was developed before WWII for use in seals and o-rings for petroleum products and aeromatic hydrocarbons or fuels. It is still used for some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2022, 08:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 637
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Rebuilding the houdaille shocks

They look pretty good to me. OEM is a good thing. Stipe shocks look like something made at a gun factory. I'd be afraid to use them for fear they would get scratched.

And yes I did mean GUN. They...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2022, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Need Information on Electric Wiper Motor

EA Labs made a lot of horns and wipers over the years. That appears to be a universal fit type since it has no switch or wiper manual operation arm to extend into the cab. It would have required an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,428
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Horn repair and worn commutator

Mr. Smith has an add for horn & wiper armature repairs on the MARC site.
Steve Smith, P.O. Box 505 , Morristown, IN 46161. Email: taillight@hrtc.net
I've not done any business with him so I can't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2022, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Water Pump shaft end play

The collar can be installed without removing the pump. The fan has to come off though. This can require removing the radiator.

I'd loosen the belt so that the fan can be turned and end play...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2022, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1951 Mercury Overdrive

It's spring loaded but usually not that much tension. It usually stays where you put it. Some cables will lock with a half turn of the handle but there's usually enough friction in the cable to hold...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2022, 04:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,027
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1/2 - 20 repair fitting

Weatherhead went to Eaton. They may have manufactured stuff like that back in the day. A person would have to an old catalog to find out. If there is a part number then a person may be able to find...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2022, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Silver Cad paint

On most rattle cans, they will empty the fluid tube if you turn it upside down and spray it till it comes clear. I then shoot a spritz of carb cleaner through the nozzle and then carefully reinstall...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2022, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 12V equivalent of a 6V bulb

The GE 57 is the 12-volt equivalent for a GE 55. If you google for a GE miniature bulb catalog for specs you should be able to match any bulb by globe type, socket type, and candle power.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Fender patch for light bar

The fenders took all sorts of grief back in th day. One side would get bent up and it would bend down the other side. A person can take the supports off and compair them for profile. If one side is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Radiator Mounting

It's a 30/31 cross member with a welded on solid mount like an early 1928 set up. Most model As have a Y shaped yoke motor mount that has springs both above and below the cross member. Two coil...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 795
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Grounding issue

The way the terminal box was wired, they had to use flag terminals for things to fit around all the stuff in there. Some of the reproduction wire harnesses don't always have the flag terminals...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2022, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1949 ford passenger car rear axle

The old Ford rear axle with removable third member is getting rarer as time goes by. They made them from 1949 through 1956 but they were replaced by the 9-inch in 1957. I would look for anything in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2022, 12:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 871
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Security reminder

Some scumbag cut the lock on the gate to the shop I work out of and he got almost to the shop before the Belgian Malinoi got into position. The guy grabbed a pipe and hit her on the back of the head...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2022, 12:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 637
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Rebuilding the houdaille shocks

Folks seldom do any scheduled form of maintenance on these old iron fluid dampers, They would likely last longer if a person took the time to change fluid in them and clean them up. It's not as easy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2022, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Radiator Mounting

With all the water under the bridge since the model A era, there is no telling how many aftermarket radiators were manufactured. Some manufacturers may have made them for universal fit. I don't know...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-10-2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 184
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Questions.

As mentioned, sticky or stuck valves are a major concern on an engine that has set up a long time. Check compression. Oil in an intake or exhaust valve wont hurt anything,

The coils only buzz when...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2022, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Shock Fluid

The wing shafts wear against the body and slowly exhibit more leak by as they wear. The tool that was used to check them was an arm with a weight on it. They were adjusted to take a specific amount...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2022, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Radiator Mounting

A lot of these old cars have had a replacement front cross member installed due to cracks or botched previous repairs. If it by chance has had a 1930/31 cross member installed then the radiator will...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-09-2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 386
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 57 Fairlane 500, automatic transmission

There are adapter kits for the Ford AODs but that is one big transmission. It might need some metal work to get it to fit. A C4 might be an option but its just a 3-speed too.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,433
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: removal of painted pin-striping

Black shows everything. Even if its black on black it will still be noticeable to the trained eye.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2022, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1951 Mercury Overdrive

The transmission has a reverse lockout feature. It's internal to the trans and part of the shift cover. It has a little lever that pushes back on the shift rail to lock it out, Someone may have taken...
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