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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 351
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: v8-60 transmission help

What about the return spring for the throw out hub inside the bell. Is it there and intact? Does the clutch release fork move with the clutch control movement? They have been know to shear a pin on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Frame Number Stamping

I doubt that a person would find out much about an X in there. If a person knew the history of the vehicle then it might lead to some experimental situation at manufacture. The A, AF, and AA were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 198
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: GAV needle threads... unique to this component?

Unified National Special sizes are the uncommon sizes that are difficult to find information about. The UNC and UNF sizes are common but UNS is not so much. The first time I ran into UNS was working...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 79 Granada 6 cyl nengine noise

I've heard from some owners of the Ford 200 or 250 I6 engines that they can get a leak at exhaust gaskets that can seal with heat between the manifolds or leaks at air injector lines. It might even...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Ford/Zenith radio

Many times the points need to be cleaned in the old vibrators. A lot of them can be brought back to life. They are not polarity sensitive. the old radios needed the higher voltage to make the tubes...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: R10 overdrive compatibility

All the R10 transmissions are about the same as far as strength. The 40 to 48 Lincoln set up is long so it is closer to the length of the open drive car types of the 8BA era. The torque tube & drive...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) Yesterday, 09:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,116
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: The First Modern Production Ford Motor

Although it never went into production, the 999 race car was quite a feat of fabrication in 1902. It was a monster at 1156 cubic inches with 7.25" X 7" bore & stroke. The suction intake valves were...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Ford/Zenith radio

The solid state vibrator replacements are polarity sensitive so a person needs to know whether they radio set will be run as negative ground or positive ground and what voltage will be used. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,383
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: What Gasoline that has NO ethanol in it?

Most all avgas in the USA is 100LL or 100 octane low lead which is blue in color for identification. They reduced the amount of lead to a minimum for 100 classification so that is will burn well in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Why the switch to domed pistons in 36-37?

Schools of thought and conventional wisdom were still in a state of flux in that time frame. The dome actually increases the surface area of the piston so it allows for more downward pressure during...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Seven Tooth Steering Box

The end play adjustments are the only adjustments that can be made on this type. The end play is important on straight cut worm & sector gear drives. It has to be minimized to get the best possible...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Torque Tube Bolts

I've been an aircraft mechanic or too long I guess. I always put a positive safety on bolts with drilled heads. Single wire safeties are OK but I don't align the holes and even if they were, I'd...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: can some one please give me the dimenions of the base of roof antenna

Some of the Monarch parts are the same as Mercury cars of the same model design and year but you never know about those Canadian Fords. Ford Dearborn used one for Ford & Mercury sedans/coupes P/N...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,015
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Tremec T170 Transmission Troubles (this issue may be a puzzle)

I'd forgotten about the tower shifting mechanism. From the parts break down there appears to be two of those clips on the reverse rocker. The retainer rings are as follows: are P/N 97513, a 5/16"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,015
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Tremec T170 Transmission Troubles (this issue may be a puzzle)

I'm putting this link on so you can see post #35. Gary in Ft Worth is listed as a person that did these conversion kits utilizing the standard model A clutch housing. It's an old link but he may...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 742
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: How is it.........

Engine overhauls and partial overhauls were far less expensive than the purchase of a new car and much of it could be done without removal of the engine in some cases. Air filters came in with the V8...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,015
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Tremec T170 Transmission Troubles (this issue may be a puzzle)

Photos of gears can be deceiving so I can't tell what all was affected or how badly. I looks like there are some dents or gashes in the tips of some of the teeth but it's hard to tell from the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 580
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: D44 R&P pattern

The original 8M-4670 slinger doesn't look like either of those. It had a hat shape to it. It was designed to work with the early type seal to minimize lubricant exposure. The old seals were usually...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-04-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,116
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: The First Modern Production Ford Motor

If a person reads enough of the archived personal accounts of Ford Motor Company's employees that were transcribed and are available on the Henry Ford plus some of the books that were written by and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-04-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 580
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: D44 R&P pattern

The Lincoln Mercury O/H Manual shows the tools that they used to measure the pinion depth. The OEM R&P sets had the numbers scribed on to use with the calibration chart for set up. This made it a lot...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Loaded Question

While the engine will work with the poured main & rod bearings, most folks have started gravitating towards insert beings and pressure oiling. Since it is a big 4-cylinder at 200 CID, a person could...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-04-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,116
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: The First Modern Production Ford Motor

The Piquette avenue plant was the first of the purpose built Ford assembly plants that didn't get "taken over" by investors as did the first Ford plant that became the Cadillac Motor Company plant....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,394
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: What'this overdrive 1934

Lincolns were the first Ford made cars to use the BW electric OD. Those early ones were torque tube.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 50 Ford overdrive trans vs Mercury

It's a later T86 transmission. The 259 series is closer to the Ford types but they have to have the mountings for the clutch linkages on the case for the 49/50 Ford type set up. It changed again in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 580
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: D44 R&P pattern

It's a bit deep in the root but its not bottomed out. A person can look at the old gears and see where the root line starts on them. It's impossible to fully load a pinion for the contact pattern...
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