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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:00 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Fuel tank dipping & sealing opinions welcome

Getting stuff out of a tank with baffles is near impossible but those that don't aren't bad. When a person purchases standard kits for slosh sealer, they only have enough material to do a small tank....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Canadian GL4 140 gear oil

If CRC Sta-Lube 140 GL4 is available up that way then it will do. It's available through NAPA auto parts down here.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 42 v8 Crab Condenser

There are several suppliers of the scintilla/vertex magnetos but they would require modification for fit. They are expensive since they are hand made but there are also several types. A person needs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Seat help!

Due to constant flexing, most of that stuff was likely pitched in the trash by trim shops that replaced the cover some time in the past. Snyder's makes seat springs and I haven't seen it offered by...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Spark plug wires coming off distributor while driving

On some brands, they are hard to get out. You just never know what your going to get these days.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Quest for lincoln yblock pistons

My old 850 has the gasoline types with the lowered compression and they are certainly a tractor type piston with heavy construction. The LP gas ones might just work at 8:1 compression but a person...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1949 Merc 8CM engine

It could be very light corrosion causing stuck pistons or valves or it can be heavy corrosion on one or more cylinder walls that will require cutting some pistons out. It just depends on how and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: How to connect instrument panel light?

It could get power on either side but the loads are all on one side in the final design. It's getting harder to define one side of an ampere meter from another since many aren't marked anymore. It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: The 1st Model A; Oct 20, 1927

It certainly was. Ford had their own glass plant at the Rouge where they started making laminated glass for the model A. They eventually had other glass plants to help with the vast supply chain of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 593
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: install the felt into universal joint the right way

Bert's in Denver,Colorado and some other Model A sources have stocks of good used OEM parts or check the Swap Meet section. Most Model folks have a stash of used parts if they have more than one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 629
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Foamy Transmission Oil

According to the MSDS sheet for this product, it has no anti-foaming agents in it. It has very small amounts of Alcyl Amines and oleylamine componds witch are surfactants and these can cause some...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-21-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 410
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Valve lifter

I dug out my old 1976 version of the Motors Manual for the midsize Fords with the 250 I6 from 1969 thru 1976 and the valve lash specs are all over the place in those years. The only thing I can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: The 1st Model A; Oct 20, 1927

Those first 200 production models were not prototypes. The first prototype was ready for road testing early in July of 1927. Most testing was for the engine and drive train testing as well as brakes...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Quest for lincoln yblock pistons

Lots of stuff for the 368 but not much for the 317 and 341. Kanter has a call for availability. There is a set of unfinished pistons on flea-pay that sort of looks like Lincoln Y-block. They don't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Generator wiring

The field coils connect to the 3rd brush on one end and to ground on the other. Many of the cylinder type generators have a screw through the case that the one end grounds to. The earlier types that...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-20-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 410
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Valve lifter

Different length push rods is the most common for the FEs. I had to change push rods on some valves after a valve job where the guy with the grinder took a lot out of some of the pockets. I had to...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-20-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1957 Ford Country Sedan Transmission Question

The dual range Cruise-O-Matic came out in 1958 but the single range types were still used in a lot of applications.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1953 Project

When rpm matching to 1st gear, it takes a while to get used to bringing the rpm up to match the amount needed when shifting down to a low unsynchronized gear. It has to come up a good bit unless the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 826
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Fuel tank dipping & sealing opinions welcome

In aviation, a thinned form of what I've always referred to as Pro-Seal is used for sealing wet wing tanks. It is a rubber like material when cured. The metal would have to be very clean and free of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 845
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Holes in frame rail

I use the 100 degree countersunk screws but I don't think if these type screws are available in Torx head yet. They are Phillips head cross recess style. They are MS24694 and can be purchased through...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,391
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Condensers

A person can barely trust a modern cap made with Mylar film in this day and age due to construction processes. An old wax paper cap was good until the paper deteriorated which didn't take long with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: model a ground cable routing

Just remember that these cars have positive ground systems as other folks have mentioned. I've seen a lot of new owners that aren't aware of this practice. It was more practical on 6-volt systems due...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-19-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 64 galaxie steering column auto trans

The Ford Muscle forum has a pretty good run down of what folks did for this conversion on their 64 Galaxie cars. Google the Borgeson conversion for 64 Galaxie cars and the thread should come up.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 120
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 31 model A generator field wiring

That is correct. The third brush controls current to the field as it receives it from the commutator. It receives more or less current depending on the position of the 3rd brush in relation to the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-18-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Installing a headliner in 63 Falcon Ranchero

I've not done a Falcon type Ranchero yet but I did the one on my 69 el Camino. I use side jaw clamps that work with Cleco pliers and I have a lot of them. This way I can attach the front and back to...
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