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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Missing Valve seat

Stellite seats come in all sorts of diameters and thickness can be adjusted if needed. I've seen the original seats crumbling to pieces when disassembling the engines. I'm not sure if Ford used any...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 225
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 64 Galaxie paint color

I had a 64 T-Bird that was Wimbledon white. It is not bright white but I think they were going for the ivory white color at the time. The only other close color was a super light yellow.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1954-Orphan Ford OHV V8 (Y Block)

They made a large heavy OHV casting and then only gave it the same basic CID as the flathead it replaced. What were those whiz kids thinking? Even Olds started with a 303 and it was noticeably more...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 32` Hood on a 30`Model A

A lot folks have fabricated their own set ups over the years or they run hoodless. There are aftermarket tops that can be used to fabricate a hood. The 30-31 hoods for 32 shell are a lot more common...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1936 pickup changing motor to a mercury motor

8RT pumps won't work as well in tight confines so I recommended 37 to 48 pumps with single belt to give more frontal room and fit the old style generator fan better. This is when you need the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 689
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Part For A 34 Ford Half Way Made Anyone like to Guess What It Is

Torx are the big thing now days. Just be glad it wasn't GM or it might have been a clutch head.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 29 Roadster Seat Springs

For the crease to be more effective, a person can leave a gap in the padding for the listing wire to pull down into. The cover should have a listing loop across it that is shallow enough to pull the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 388
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Clutch stuck

Does this drive train have a single plate clutch or a multi-plate clutch? The multi-plate type in the earlier cars is prone to hang up but the single plate type can too due to it's metallic...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Flathead Friday. Bust out the Buma! And the BFH! Boring for liners..

On the tractors, I've used purpose fabricated step plate that fit into the top of the sleeve and have a threaded center in order to use a slide hammer to drive them. They can be driven by a press if...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1936 pickup changing motor to a mercury motor

The 99A was 239 but the 8CM is 255. I've seen one old 21-stud that was sleeved for 3 3/16" pistons and machined to take the 8CM crankshaft. It was a lot of work but they had a motor for a 35 ford...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Whizzernick's Wicked Lift?

A person needs to make sure they can roll while lifting. They don't actually lift straight up like the old pneumatic bumper jacks did. I used to see those being used on both ends but the bumpers...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,137
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Distributor vacuum brake question

The flyweights move out at rpm to give most of the advance. It does have to be set for starting though. Once it's set, it should need no further adjustment.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 689
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Part For A 34 Ford Half Way Made Anyone like to Guess What It Is

It certainly could be repurposed for one of those.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Voltage meter

Current flow (amps) can be read with an inductive type meter as long as there is flow going on. In a DC circuit, there has to be a load for current to flow to it. For voltage, it has to have direct...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Stewart Warner Horn tag source?

The model A horns made by EA Labs, Stewart Warner, Ames, GIM, and Sparton. Each manufacture had their own way to identify their products. I think Sparton was the only one to have a tag but one of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Flywheel wobble

First thing to try after carefully inspecting the flange, dowels, & mounting surface of the flywheel, is to try installing it at 180 degrees from the first location and checking it again. If it's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: inside paint

Glyptal was a brand name company formed by Thomas Edison during the early General Electric years. Always the inventor, he wanted a branch company that would develop different coating materials to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: crankshaft counterweights

Ford sweated them on and pinned them. Model A cranks are dainty enough without welding on them. Dan Price may sell his counterweights separate but they might be a bit different than the factory B...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: VIN Number

Some states require a frame number verification but not all. GM put the number on the engines for a long time but no frame transfer of number at all. In TX a person can get by with a pencil rubbing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,396
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: wico jem 1590 magneto by ford

It just delays it. It doesn't really make the spark any hotter than it normally is. The aircraft type mags that I'm more familiar with, do have a spring effect that flips the mag through E-gap to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: VIN Number

Unfortunately, it was stamped under the front left corner of the body. It is not possible to verify without at least lifting the body high enough to remove the apron and any webbing that might be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,766
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Bonnie and Clyde

Banks don't pay enough interest now days to make it much worth having a bank account anymore.

I just wonder how many cars the B&C gang stole during their spree. I doubt that they bought many if...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 316
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Bench testing the economizer diaphragm on a Holley 1901 (teapot) carb

It looks like the carbs have a little bit different venting design. Ford & Holley played with this stuff on more than one occasion. It seems like all the carb models have some evolution in the time...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,396
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: wico jem 1590 magneto by ford

The impulse coupling is there to delay the spark to a more retarded position so the starter won't get busted when it tries to kick back at full advance.

Mags are great for aircraft since they...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-15-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 64 Ford 289 leak down test

I do differential compression tests all the time on the aircraft engines. They are generally better if the engine has just cooled down a good bit from a run up. I do them cold but if a cylinder is...
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