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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Valve removal

My first horse shoe clip remover has a long piece of bar stock the had the tip tapered down to a point and an S curve bend to that pointed end. It would take out 90% of the clips without tearing the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Eab
Views: 466
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Eab

It wasn't considered as being as necessary by 1951 due to the better fuels available at the time. The rotator valves that were introduced that year would give more even seat wear so they eliminated...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 620
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1941 super deluxe production number

There seems to be some things here that could be inconsistent with actual number use in that time frame. The "99" engines were an option for 1940 cars on special order but not so much for 1941 or 42...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Transmission identification?

Looks like the non overdrive Mercury transmission used from 1949 through very early 1951. Canadian cars were both Mercury and Monarch in those years. I don't know if anything like this was available...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 41 mercury engine question

The large "A" heads were 81A heads and they were used on the early Mercury 99A engines till Ford made purpose build heads for them. The 81A heads have a higher compression ratio than Mercury specific...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Eab
Views: 466
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Eab

It really just refers to the new part number of the cylinder heads. In those years the Mercury had EAC prefix heads. The Ford EAB prefix heads have a good compression ratio if a person wants to use...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,020
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: "A" with wooden spoke wheels....

My first mentor was also a high school chum with one of my uncles. He busted a few too many spokes on the rear wheel of an old Harley Davidson V-twin. He reworked an old Maxwell wood spoker wheel to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 669
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Flywheel housing mounting

After Ford decided to use rubber absorber type mounts on front and rear for the 1932 cars, they added engine radius rods to hold the engine steady for the constant push or pull from the torque tube...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Getting my A to idle

We can see the throttle plate linkage but what about the hand throttle linkage? Is it working properly? There may be a bind or something bent that can affect the closing of the throttle.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: LeBaron Bonney headliner material source

A-804 was just napped cotton. Several suppliers carry the napped cotton headliner material if that's what it is. It was common in Ford products up into the 50s. If it's a wool material like mohair...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 60hp

Ford kept improving them so the 1940 has some good improvements. The late bottom end is the best of the bunch.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,518
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 6 volt, positive ground boost help?

The voltage regulator doesn't just regulate voltage on the 2-brush B-circuit type generators. It has the cut out pole to bring the generator on line, it has the voltage regulator pole, and it has a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,372
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Condenser

Ford used them internally for the Model A cars and had problems with them due to the heat there right next to the exhaust manifold. For the V8 distributors, they were placed on the outside and stayed...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-24-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1948 radio options

They do have exceptional amplification. Setting them up to amplify from an input signal like a cell phone or MP3 player is do-able. A person needs soldering equipment and skill set. Instructions can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,197
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Leather main bearing

One of my older friends told a story of one of his buddies of long ago that was fellow member of the military and had an old Model A that he would drive several hundred miles to see family when he as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,372
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Condenser

If you open up some of the old condensers from say 1980 on back depending on the brand, you may find that the capacitor insulation is wax paper instead of the mylar film used now days. Some of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1950 Mercury gear shift selector tube

I see them on Flea-Pay now and then. I remember getting one from a salvage yard when I was a kid. The only yard that has a mid century Merc was at an old yard just outside Dodge City, KS so we had to...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-22-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Mile-o-matic blows fluid out filler on cold start

Most automatic transmission have a large enough quantity of oil that it expands to a higher oil level after the car has been driven and is completely warmed up. This can make filling a cold...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-22-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 668
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Still wont start

No surprise here. Engines that set 20-years have to have everything renewed that can deteriorate. Fuel goes to crap within a year so add 19 to that and that equals complete fuel system overhaul from...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-22-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,006
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Miss on newly rebuilt 292

On engines that set up for a long time or newly overhauled with tight clearances, a person can have fits finding out what all the little inconsistencies are. You could have a valve that is just a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,372
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Condenser

The ones with foil and mylar make a good cap but the way things are connected inside most condensers is a big part of the problem. They will use a wave washer in the bottom of the little can as a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Just curious about Briggs bodies

Briggs made some coupe bodies in 1930 but no where near as many as Ford did. They are actually kind of a rarity. Ford Dearborn plus the Ford branch plants made all the 1928/29 45A coupes and the 1931...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 970
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Engine upgrade

A lot of performance modifications are better done with the modifications to drive train to get the benefits from them. To build a stronger engine and still have a non synchronized transmission is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: U joint rebuild

On the early Ford type U-joint, just make sure the C-ring grooves align with the slots in the yokes. The C-rings can then be pressed into the grooves. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 783
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Lightened Flywheel

Faster rpm response was the whole idea about the modification. The problem may also be in the nature of miss alignment. Model A engine to clutch housing fit up has to be right on the money to prevent...
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