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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1939 Shifter Tower Leather Gasket

Man, that's an expensive die set up. I've made my own leather and rubber punching tools from pipe. A person sometimes needs to cut the pipe or even solid bar stock in a lathe to get the size they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Help Re-Wooding the inside of 29 Tudor

With the Iron Mountain facility, Ford had the means to fabricate any wood parts that were necessary. Parts were likely shipped out to Dearborn and branch plants that had the capability to assemble...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Missing Valve seat

They have to be an interference fit by 3 to 5 thousandths depending on size. They are installed by sweating them in. Heat the block & freeze the seat to get it started. They will generally drop right...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Corn Head Grease Too Fluid for Gun

I've used up a lot of grease guns over the years for the older helicopters. Some are designed for cartridges and some are not. Some are just plain not well designed at all. The ones that have too...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Leak Down tester issue?

Man, that set up is confusing. A person can't even tell what the % gauge pressures are. The set up that is used in aviation, just has two identical pressure gauges. We apply 80 PSI to the cylinder...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 401
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Bench testing the economizer diaphragm on a Holley 1901 (teapot) carb

Carburetor icing doesn't happen in cars often due to the exhaust warmed manifold but a long decent like that is where it is most common on aircraft and the reason that they have carburetor heat...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,866
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Paul Bradley Floors

We had a fellow comment on one of these threads about fabrication of his dies. If I remember correctly they are more on the line of a hand forming die set up and not a press die set. With modern high...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 29 Roadster Seat Springs

I agree with using it until it needs replacement. I've never been one to chuck stuff that is still working well and looks good. It's just not practical.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Missing Valve seat

Ford used them for repair on all the early motors so they had them in the parts books. Ford even repaired engines at the factory to correct manufacturing irregularities. They may have used them in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1929 Model A-Wood

The Murray and Briggs bodies are definitely the high difficulty projects. The Tudors, Coupes, & Pickups mostly use the wood to hold the trim in place and less for structural like the Fordor &...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) Yesterday, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 142
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: early ford development water cooled vs air cooled

Ford made a lot of air cooled engines during the early years for various applications but most never went into production. Ford also made a lot of air cooled Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines during...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-20-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 507
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1954-Orphan Ford OHV V8 (Y Block)

Which Henry? Henry Ford II pretty much let the whizz kids decide on a lot of stuff. He was a lot different than his grandfather. Ford Motor Co was behind the power curve about getting into the OHV V8...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 711
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Clutch stuck

That is one of the common ways except a person only has to jack one side up. It's easier to push off the block that way.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 657
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+) 01-19-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 268
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+) 01-19-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 507
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) 01-19-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
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) 01-19-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
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) 01-19-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,006
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) 01-19-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
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) 01-19-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 711
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: 387
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: 359
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: 691
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: 1,187
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.
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