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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 07:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 625
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: gasoline

This is a link to the auto fuel STC for aircraft engines. It has a lot of good info and listing for who carries non alcohol Mogas. They use the water test to verify whether it has alcohol or not but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,025
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Babbit vs Inserts

I'm a firm believer of checking clearances on stuff when working the bottom end. The only way to do that is to remove the crankshaft. The other question would be whether or not oversize bearings are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Follow up to Registration Woes

If you stay in Florida, there will be no further situations but if you move, an engine change can come back to haunt. If the engine number is from a model A of the same year then there may be no...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: New Horns not working

The old horns were mostly adjusted by the amount of current they would draw. The points should be clean and closed with the horn at rest. Adjustment of the points should be done with a good amp meter...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 424
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Same question, different approach-pictorial

If I remember correctly, the Fords for 38 & 39 were similar but with obvious differences. The throttle & choke rods come through the firewall behind the dash and have a slotted fork attachment so...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 296
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Wiring new horns

With electricals, keeping things simple is always the best idea. The horns are going to be connected in parallel no matter how you look at it. One wire will power both horns with a jumper between the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: question

That's the cat's meow.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 424
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Same question, different approach-pictorial

It looks like someone modified the system with a different type of choke cable assembly.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: question

The radius rods aren't all that heavy. Their only load is the push and pull the road & drive system puts on the axles. A lot of folks make their own adapters for the two post lifts.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,275
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: pinto engine on model A

That trophy 194 CID Pontiac engine is pretty close in size to the model A banger. Since it is roughly half of a 389 type block it's got some poop to it. That was one of John Delorean's projects. The...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-12-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: What glue?

I think he is referring to the fuzzy channel for the roll up glass just behind the vent window. At least that's the way I read it. The actual vent window glass would use the tape.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 788
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Ford Starter

There is a spring loaded collar on the drive at the tip of the armature shaft. The collar has to be pulled out of the way in order to push the pin out to free the drive for removal. Install in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 33-34 Floor Pans

When you say reliable, do you mean reliable about quality or reliable about delivery?

Howell's lists a facsimile of a floor pan on flea-pay. If it is actually in stock and ready to go then that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-12-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 296
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Wiring new horns

18 gauge wire is too small even for 12-volt. The fuse is to protect the wire. Wire is gauged to carry the load so the fuse would have to work with the wire size used.

Horns do draw a lot of amps...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 29 Tudor upholstery question

Panel board is available in case the LB boards can't be made to match the previous pieces. Fit is everything. If old ones fit perfectly then that's your perfect pattern.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,275
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: pinto engine on model A

The 200 cid Ford 4-cylinder for model A & B production was one of the largest 4-cylinder engines Ford ever made. This gives it a lot of potential. Rodders put various overhead valve conversions on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 788
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Ford Starter

According to my 1953 parts book for the cars. The 215 6-cylinder with either transmission takes the same starter P/N FAE-11002-A. It calls out the use of the 1CM-11350-C starter drive for it. It also...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-11-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Stromberg Aerotype Two Barrel Carburetor

That looks like a Stromberg AA type that was used on Buick, Cadillac, Oldsmobile, Hudson, Studebaker, Chrysler, and likely a few others. Buick used a compound carb set up back in the late 30s that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-11-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 788
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Ford Starter

It depends on the parts book. Most Fords used the same starter for years until they started bolting them on with ears off the rear bearing plate. A lot of parts internally were still the same. The 9N...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Rear axle seal part number?

The original A 1175 part number was superseded by B 1175 and was used up to 1938. It is 3.19" OD as listed in the green bible. The National part number is 416738 and is listed as 3.194" OD. This...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 49 Mercury hood binding problems

If the gap is narrow on one side then it should be wide on the other. That's a good indication for continued bracket adjustment. This kind of stuff is what clues you to how much you can adjust. If...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 39 Mercury knb replacements

I'd forgotten about the style of the 38 & 39 type dash & knobs. The flat blade type could be pinned through the side but it would be more noticeable. A person could drill and pin from one side but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 39 Mercury knb replacements

It would have to be a tight fit press on or tight fit with epoxy adhesive. The only other alternative would be modification for a threaded grub screw. I've done this with plastic parts before with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-10-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 922
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Batter Tender

Discharge & charge cycle battery tenders are a relatively new concept. My customers started using them when they came out with the AGM type batteries for aircraft. These batteries were half the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 309
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 29 Tudor windlace question

I'm not sure if Big Flat's has tube rivet tooling or not. It's mostly used for brake lining rivets but there are a lot of other things that use them too. Each diameter size requires a different...
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