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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 447
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Ford from Holland

It's likely due to the air conditioning installation. The car has been modernized to some degree but it is still a model A.

It's good to have more folks from other parts of the world. The Ford...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Horn problems

I see a red wire that appears to be attached to the motor frame which would ground the motor through the frame if that is what it is. Some of these aftermarket products may be designed to have power...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 261
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Aristocrat Dash Panel?

Some of these types of accessories were being made when folks were installing V8 engines. They were the early aftermarket hot rod parts. They wouldn't be all that necessary on a stocker.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) Today, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: model T with distributor

When the points close, the coil draws current to build the magnetic field and it does this until the points open again. Its normal to see the amp meter fluctuate during the start phase until the ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,009
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Not enough power??

Just run a heavier gauge wire straight from the battery to the horn. You may need an in line fuse on the wire to protect it. Ford connected it direct to the generator cut out but it would likely get...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Trans question

Are you referring to while the vehicle is running but not in forward motion or it just won't go into 2nd under any circumstance while running?

The second gear is shifted into engagement though the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-13-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: How do I adjust the play in my Steering?

The bottom seals on the sector shaft are not too hard to replace. Higher viscosity lube can be used but SAE-90 will work with a good sector shaft seal.

STP or scientifically treated petroleum, is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: engine number location

The 1954 Mercury and Monarch cars had the 256 Y-block even in Canada. I think the Mercury car line was still being partially produced across the Detroit river at Dearborn in that time frame. Monarch...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 759
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Breaking free old frozen transmissions: Tricks?

Usually the transmissions have enough old gear lube in them to keep them from rusting up too bad. It must have set out in the weather for too long. The input should turn with the cluster gear if it's...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,420
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: where to get 1952 Ford Truck motor mounts?

Yes, they are the same front cross member for 1948 through 52 F1, 2, & 3 plus the parcel delivery.

Don't hesitate to start a new thread. It will draw attention to your needs quicker that way.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: What else fits the horns???

1939/40 horn trumpet grommets are available from several of the reproduction parts sources
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,009
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Not enough power??

The horns were series wound motors much like a starter motor only much smaller since the torque requirements aren't near as much. These type of motors draw a lot of current. When the horn is only...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Horn Windings

Stuff was not machine wound in a lot of cases during the model A era. They don't have to look good to work. The main thing is that they have the right gauge wire and the right number of turns to make...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: engine number location

In the USA it would have been an F500 and in 1954 it should have been in Canada as well but you never know about export models. They had Fords mixed with Mercurys in Canada.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-12-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: sun visors , Right and Left ??

The Ford Text & Part Number catalog lists what they refer to as an Arm and Bracket Assy-less visor with P/N B6A7004144-AP with a quantity of 2 per unit. So a person can tell that this number replaces...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: engine number location

The process changed in 1949 for Ford USA. Transmissions were no longer stamped. Frames were stamped and in some cases there were tags attached with the VIN stamped on depending on year. Canada did...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-12-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: How do I adjust the play in my Steering?

Most steering gear adjustments pull the sector gear closer to the worm in order to decrease the backlash due to wear. Adjustments are always done with the steering wheel on center. This is also where...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 717
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: ALT Fuse

I will repeat this for clarity. A fuse or other form of circuit protection is there to protect the WIRE and not the component. Each size of wire will use a certain size circuit protective device...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Piston orientation

The direction of rotation sets the thrust side. When a connecting rod is going down on the power stroke in a clockwise rotating engine (as viewed from the front), the piston thrusts the opposite...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-11-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 39 Deluxe Starter Button Installation

You may have to investigate how the car is currently set up. The old Fords were a ground to start type relay. Someone may have installed a different type relay.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 717
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: ALT Fuse

You ought to see what happens to a buss wire from a 70-amp alternator when it shorts to ground. This was an 8-gauge wire on a 24-volt helicopter. The wire shorted to ground and burned withing 3...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-11-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,153
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: The First Modern Production Ford Motor

The Mack Avenue building belonged to Alex Malcomson and was on the edge of one of his coal yards so this gave the fledgling company a place to start out. The much older banker John Gray came in as an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 717
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: ALT Fuse

I'm not a fan of battery cut off switches that are place in the direct battery line ( in negative cable to starter or in positive cable to ground). Even though switches are rated for a particular...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Valve seats with pits

It depends on how long you want it to last.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Can rods be checked for straightness without special equipment?

One of the most important "special tools" would be a purpose made surface plate. Some large measuring devices and some accurate gauge blocks to check lengths & distances between. A good height gauge...
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