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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 772
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Open 1951 trunk without a key?

The ignition lock comes out pretty easy. On most it just takes a quarter turn to remove the bezel and the switch. A person needs the lock open to remove the cylinder from the switch.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: '40 Lockheed brake system

It depends on the weight of the vehicle and the tire patch dimensions on the ground. I'd say the mechanicals might take more leg pressure than the hydraulics but both will stop the car. When the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 488
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1940 merc rear end?

The torque tube shouldn't be much different than that figure. I thing the 42 & later Ford cars TQ tubes were 71 7/8". If that's the case then the Mercury would be longer. It would be interesting to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: connect the capacitor outside

The condenser has to be on the breaker side of the coil. The OEM Electrolock switch may be problematic with the relocated condenser. Change the ignition switch (aftermarket style) to the power side...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: So is this pick up a 29 or a 30 ?

The commercial cabs carried into 1930 until the new cab was introduced.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 275
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 62 Bird Tire/tube combo

I looked around for 14-inch flaps and they are not easy to source. You can find 15-inch all day long. Flaps would be better than tape in a wheel with lip mount spokes like the KH reproductions. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 488
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1940 merc rear end?

The length should be the same as Ford but the radius rods might be the shorter type that were used later on Fords. The part numbers are all 99A for the torque tube and the radius rods. The 99A radius...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: '40 Lockheed brake system

I don't know for any certainty what a 1940 Ford brake system fluid capacity is but it shouldn't take more than a regular pint bottle even with bleeding loss. A guess would be around 6 to 8 fluid...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,551
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Eagle 4" 8BA Crank?

The 1CM crank was the one made for automatic transmission use. It likely carried through to the end of production of flathead parts. Ford may have outsourced some in the years following 1953 for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Can a cracked block be fixed?

Some folks use JB Weld to seal a sleeve. There are other products as well. If the cylinder wall had a hole or crack in it then that may be part of where the leak is coming from. Folks have been...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Curious Engine

Mark Kirby is likely still around. With his health problems, he had to slow down. A lot of flathead parts will interchange among the slightly different engines. An OEM 1937 engine was still a 21-stud...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 488
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1940 merc rear end?

The frame was even damn near the same but longer forward of the firewall. They even had that weird wishbone ball adapter to move it forward to the new wheel base. I think they just wanted it a bit...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1935-1936 Ford Running Boards

I don't know if Henry ever worried about the older cars. He just wanted to make decent utilitarian car that folks could afford to replace at regular intervals. Edsel was the one that wanted to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-26-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 772
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Open 1951 trunk without a key?

Picks can be fabricated for specific lock designs from thin spring steel. I don't know how many I've made over the years but it's a lot of them with various key pin patterns. I used to use old...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Radiator comb

Combs are OK for fins that are not folded too far. They don't work too well on fins that have been pushed over very much plus you tend to run into the tubes which can make the job tedious. I use an...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-25-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 275
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 62 Bird Tire/tube combo

They've been sealed. You can try to run them without tubes. If they hold their mud then run them. If they don't, you have no other choice but a tube. If you try to put liquid sealer in there, the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-25-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 780
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: ***Need help on BRAKES - 53 Merc Monterey***

I've had problems with them on one off beat part. It was for front wheel drive half shafts and they were miss matched in the boxes. I was having problem getting them locally so I ordered from them...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Factory VIN - ID Numbers

The characters Ford used are relatively large at 1/4". They always begin and end with a star character on model As. They are sometimes rather shallow stampings but can generally be seen as long as...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-25-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 275
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 62 Bird Tire/tube combo

Spokers have to be sealed around the spoke nipples to run tubeless. I had True Spokes that were sealed but they still leaked. I don't know about the Kelsey Hays types but they will have to have...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-25-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 309
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: New to forum

I'm not as sure on cars produced after the flathead era but many FoMoCo products used King Seeley current based systems for fuel quantity and coolant temperature. If a person replaces the senders...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-25-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 780
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: ***Need help on BRAKES - 53 Merc Monterey***

FoMoCo used the cylinder diameter to regulate the operating force between front and rear brakes since proportioning valves didn't exist yet. The fronts are larger than the rears in piston diameter....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-25-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Odometer Can't Get Past 999.9

The position of the interupter gear and the keyway, slot, or pin that is there to trigger the movement of the follow on wheel.They do have to be timed together when reassembled. There is usually one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: RPMs increase when engage Laycock overdrive, hmmm?

The speedometer would have to be geared in to the output shaft of the overdrive for it to give an accurate reading while in overdrive. The Laycock has to have the solenoid turned on for it to shift...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Odometer Can't Get Past 999.9

It doesn't take but a small piece of debris to stop the action of an odometer. Each wheel in turn operates the next with an interaction of an interrupter gear between all of the wheels to keep them...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,120
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Jack recall, chinese junk from Harbor Freight

Folks may think this is getting political and maybe it is but Corporations are all about making as much money as they can. If this means purchasing things from foreign countries that might use slave...
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