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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Anyone using BLO on chrome?

Linseed oil was the original rust preventative for iron and steel. Id dries hard but has a tendency to yellow. I still us it on antique gun stocks. It gives them a nice finished look but it takes a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 302
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Brake lights '51 Merc.

The bullet & socket connectors are not easy to find. They are sort of unique to Ford products but they were sized like some of the after market stuff. Rhode Island Wire or his brother at Narragansset...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: How to get king pins out?

Axle eyes can be bored and re-sleeved as long as the bushing used is thin wall like chrome moly aircraft tubing. It's usually the perches that are the PITA to get out. Kingpins usually come right out...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,063
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: My A Deere speedster

I don't think it's really an issue. Folks like me are just curious sorts. I only mentioned the older horizontal type engines due to their popularity and that they are 2-cylinder jobs. They aren't...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-23-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 247
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 9" axle beaing issue

The old Loctite green #35 and the newer #680 are the same thing. This is as heavy duty as Loctite gets. It's called out for a lot of bearings installed in the main rotor gearboxes on the helicopters...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-23-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 302
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Brake lights '51 Merc.

Those are the little book reproductions. The original is all one full size manual. The wiring diagrams are not good for use in maintenance. I purchased the diagram that is laminated and I have copies...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-23-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 912
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Need an electrical genius, don't know where to turn.

Aircraft and some heavy equipment use 24-volt power. Those things were kind of a back up battery charger. I don't know what would happen if a pilot tried to start an 1830 engine on one of those. It...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-23-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 247
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 9" axle beaing issue

Something always gets lost when converting from Imperial Inch unit measures to Metric unit measures. I always wonder how well trained the folks are that do these conversions. A lot of modern machines...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-23-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 362
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: H D truck engine sodium valves.

The exhaust valve always has positive pressure on it when the valves open. The intake is subjected to low pressure so that's the one you generally have to worry about drawing oil in through the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-23-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Need help. 8cm with crab dist.

It's going to be close. The 28/29 has the least amount of room in the engine bay area from front to rear. If you are going to run a crab, you can convert to the 59A set up in the front. The cam has...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-23-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1936 Sedan brakes conversion

I'd go with the Lincoln/Bendix type brakes that are reproduced rather than the Ford/Lockheed types. Disks are for street rods or resto mods in my book but folks go that way all the time.

One...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 31 Roadster Question

The sill plate there on 28/29 roadsters attach to the sub rail to strengthen the area and add rigidity there. 30 & 31 are different but not a lot. I see no point in arguing about nomenclature. To me...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,063
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: My A Deere speedster

Yes but you never mentioned what engine it was either. I was only referencing John Deere's history with 2-cylinder engines. I haven't followed any previous threads so I guessed at what it was.
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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-22-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 597
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 21 stud cam installed in my 59AB

They wanted uniformity in cylinder wall thickness is why they did it that way. They were worried that the thing would overheat with thin cylinder walls. I would have worried about leaks more than...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-22-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: What year and model?

The 35 & 36 commercials had two small and one large instrument in the dash. The 1937 has the two large instruments like that.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 31 Roadster Question

Shure, as long as you have good metal to weld to, you can weld it however you want to as long as you are happy with it.

I just cut pieces out that aren't weldable and patch in where ever is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,063
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: My A Deere speedster

My Pop never had any D John Deere tractors but a lot of the neighbors up in Kansas did. We had 4010 models when I was a kid. Those old Johnny poppers last forever as long as you don't mind the sound...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 31 Roadster Question

My question is about the tabs? I'm not sure what tabs the OP is referring to. The sub rail is there and the quarter panel attaches to it. Sub rails are available in half length and full length sizes....
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-22-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 819
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: generator

I think the FAP was for tractors but it may work just fine for other applications with low amp systems.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-22-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 49-50 mercury f-1 oil pan question

The truck pan has an aluminum dust seal retainer at the back to work with the cast iron half bell and the pan also ties in with the half bell on the rear of the sump. The Mercury has the three studs...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-22-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 912
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Need an electrical genius, don't know where to turn.

Wico made a lot of mags. A person really needs to know the model number. They did make them for Wisconsin engines but a lot of others as well. Here is a link to some tractor stuff....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Pickup Rear Bumpers

The model A rear bumper support brackets are really not well suited to much of a load bearing force. The bed also has relatively light duty structure at the rear tail gate location. If I was planing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-20-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 597
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 21 stud cam installed in my 59AB

The Tex Smith flathead book has an article where some folks bored a 37/38 21 stud for 3 3/16" ID sleeves. They left a step at the bottom of each cylinder and used JB-Weld at top & bottom during...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 856
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Front axle king pin holes

King pin knuckle joints not only support the weight of the front end, they also take a lot of beating from bumps in the road at speeds that multiply the force somewhat. There are some pretty good...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 06-20-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: tt truck frame size

It's very close to 23-inches wide from front to rear and it has straight rails similar to the car but heavier duty construction.
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