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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 211
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Draining FE coolant through block plugs

Heating rusty NPT type plugs will usually break the bond between the cast iron and the plug allowing it to come out after it cools down. I do the same thing with studs and bolts that won't budge.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: What does this engine stamp mean?

Ford of Canada did a lot of things differently than Ford USA. Having Mercury pickups and trucks was only part of that. They had different vehicle/engine identification numbers as well. Now I don't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 226
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1941-1948 Ford ignition Resistor & (fuse)Breaker Assembly

Household type wiring doesn't well compare to lower voltage automotive type wiring due to the differences in the voltage and type of conductor wire even though they both do the same basic job.

I...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-24-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 55 Crown Victoria generator light coming on

It's just to insure good and proper residual magnetic gauss in the field pole shoes. The residual magnetism diminishes over time and lack of use. It's recommended to momentarily flash the field any...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Send generator off for a rebuild or just rebrush it myself?

I have and use a growler to check the armatures. I also have a multi-meter to check the field coils. Sometimes they just need brushes but then again, that isn't always the case.

Is this a 2 or a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 9 in clutch

Centerforce manufactures products for the flathead but they are likely 10 or 10.4-inch types.
https://www.centerforce.com/products?car=54-1618-1951-0

If a person knows a good clutch rebuilder...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Lincoln door buttons in a 47 Ford

A person would have to ask one of the old timer custom builders about this mod. Not as many of them left from that era as there once was. Not as many old Lincolns around either.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-23-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 748
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Checking radiator for overheating problem with 1956 Thunderbird

The seals for the shift and TV control are small and deteriorate like any other type seal. They should be replaceable in the car but I don't have the later manual that would cover the later type...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Canadian GL4 140 gear oil

GL3 was the original mild EP specification. When the API changed the specification to GL4, GL3 spec was rendered obsolete. This doesn't mean that some company can't use that spec though.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 845
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: install the felt into universal joint the right way

Dupe is also close the Polish word Dupa. A lot of Polish and German folks settled on the eastern edges of San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas so "you bet your dupa" I know what that means. I don't know...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Need help identifying head and distributor.

Autolite and Mallory both made modern type replacement distributors for Models A & B.

A lot of cylinder heads of different compression ratios have been made for Model As as well. Ones with no name...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 921
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Fuel tank dipping & sealing opinions welcome

Getting stuff out of a tank with baffles is near impossible but those that don't aren't bad. When a person purchases standard kits for slosh sealer, they only have enough material to do a small tank....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Canadian GL4 140 gear oil

If CRC Sta-Lube 140 GL4 is available up that way then it will do. It's available through NAPA auto parts down here.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 42 v8 Crab Condenser

There are several suppliers of the scintilla/vertex magnetos but they would require modification for fit. They are expensive since they are hand made but there are also several types. A person needs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Seat help!

Due to constant flexing, most of that stuff was likely pitched in the trash by trim shops that replaced the cover some time in the past. Snyder's makes seat springs and I haven't seen it offered by...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-22-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Spark plug wires coming off distributor while driving

On some brands, they are hard to get out. You just never know what your going to get these days.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Quest for lincoln yblock pistons

My old 850 has the gasoline types with the lowered compression and they are certainly a tractor type piston with heavy construction. The LP gas ones might just work at 8:1 compression but a person...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1949 Merc 8CM engine

It could be very light corrosion causing stuck pistons or valves or it can be heavy corrosion on one or more cylinder walls that will require cutting some pistons out. It just depends on how and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: How to connect instrument panel light?

It could get power on either side but the loads are all on one side in the final design. It's getting harder to define one side of an ampere meter from another since many aren't marked anymore. It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 819
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: The 1st Model A; Oct 20, 1927

It certainly was. Ford had their own glass plant at the Rouge where they started making laminated glass for the model A. They eventually had other glass plants to help with the vast supply chain of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 845
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: install the felt into universal joint the right way

Bert's in Denver,Colorado and some other Model A sources have stocks of good used OEM parts or check the Swap Meet section. Most Model A folks have a stash of used parts if they have more than one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 829
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Foamy Transmission Oil

According to the MSDS sheet for this product, it has no anti-foaming agents in it. It has very small amounts of Alcyl Amines and oleylamine compounds witch are surfactants and these can cause some...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-21-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Valve lifter

I dug out my old 1976 version of the Motors Manual for the midsize Fords with the 250 I6 from 1969 thru 1976 and the valve lash specs are all over the place in those years. The only thing I can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 819
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: The 1st Model A; Oct 20, 1927

Those first 200 production models were not prototypes. The first prototype was ready for road testing early in July of 1927. Most testing was for the engine and drive train testing as well as brakes...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Quest for lincoln yblock pistons

Lots of stuff for the 368 but not much for the 317 and 341. Kanter has a call for availability. There is a set of unfinished pistons on flea-pay that sort of looks like Lincoln Y-block. They don't...
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