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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 78
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: '29 60C glass dimensions

It's a B-17G manufactured at the Long Beech Douglas plant. My Pop and his crew named it the Miss-U. The photo was take at the Celone Air Field near Foggia, Italy where he was based in late 1944.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Gulf tire co. tires

Gulf Oil service stations sold branded tires & batteries. Standard oil stations sold Atlas branded tires & batteries. Kelly Springfield would make tires for all of the branded companies under...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 319
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: model a amp meter

Polarity will affect the ammeter as was mentioned. A 10-amp discharge indicates high resistance somewhere as well. Just an ignition system won't draw that much. Condition of wiring, polarity,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 638
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Why did my axle break?

Ford had a lot of time to experiment with different steels to come up with a relatively ductile axle that could take thousands of stop and go cycles. These shafts do twist a bit during every cycle so...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) Today, 08:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 811
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Model T Sparkplugs

The adapter bushings remind me of the use of some like them that were made to use in oil burner engines to keep them from fouling. It can make them run hotter depending on the design of the threaded...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Early V8 axle under Model A front end

The distance from the top of the axle I-beam to the bottom at the perch points also changed which would affect the fit up of the wishbone. Model A axles are still out there. I've purchased a lot of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 78
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: '29 60C glass dimensions

It may be the same as other windshield models of 1929 but I certainly don't have the dimensions you need.

This should be what Ford's dimensions were but there is a lack of fordor mention. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 934
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Patina makes this too good to restore?

Jethro, you need to rub some more coal oil on there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 871
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Really old gasoline question

One more thing to buy that has limited effect. For small engines, it's not worth the money. Here is Texas, it's too hot for any stabilizer to last very long. It will last longer in cooler climates...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: RTH - Crankshaft bearing sizes

The C69 engine has a rather uncommon bearing type. I guess that was the result of the change over to full insert bearings for the con rods and all. Canada did it first before Ford USA did but then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 871
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Really old gasoline question

The World would, combined with condense and possible dis-similar metal corrosion. Metals like to find there way back to the earth in the form of oxides. Highly oxidized gasoline helps some as well.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 631
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: block quandary

The bigger the engine gets, the more of a mover & shaker it will be. A lot depends on what you want to do with the car too. If a person wants a go fast car then that sets the build to get it that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 8 ba id

A person can learn a lot from motors like that. For one, you learn that Mercury Heads will fit any 8BA family block since they are all the same. Two, you learn that the truck cast iron half bell also...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1929 sport coupe

If the spring is correctly positioned, it is likely a worn spring. Sometimes they can be re-arched but you have to figure that there must be some fatigue or even a cracked leaf or two in the spring...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 871
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Really old gasoline question

Old highly oxidized gasoline has a smell like varnish/turpentine on steroids. If you get it on you, you will reek of it until it wears off. I'm not partial to that odor at all.

I like my 1956 Ford...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-17-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 811
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Model T Sparkplugs

The plugs will likely fire whether they have a single coil with a distributor or the original 4-coils and a timer. The principle is similar but a single coil won't put out a shower of sparks like an...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-16-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 811
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Model T Sparkplugs

I've seen the X plugs referred to as 425 and 525 depending on the year of manufacture but the 525 is likely the single piece type but same heat range. There is a lot of unknown history on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Rear spring shackle

Something doesn't seem right with those figures since the fit would be too tight unless the bushing bore is reamed. The two parts should be close to each other in size. At least within a few...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-15-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 811
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Model T Sparkplugs

I think the Champion X spark plugs made today are closer to the old Champion part number 25 and they are likely cooler than the old part number 30. Now days they just have the one plug.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-14-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 811
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Model T Sparkplugs

Heat range is mostly about how fast a plug dissipates heat. The faster it does that then the colder the plug is. It is controlled by the design of the ceramic insulator that is inside the combustion...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-14-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Name of fitting?

90 degree hose nipple or barb are likely still available from a few sources. The thread size (National Pipe Thread) and the hose size (ID) would be it's reference.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1949 overdrive

The later cars starting in 51 or so had no lock out switch at all. It's just a matter of connecting the two wires together and insulating them to do a bypass. I prefer having the switch functional...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 499
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Sport Coupe to Cabriolet conversion

The Cabriolet cars have extensive wood framing that supports the sheet metal and doors. The sheet metal is just an outer skin. The wood frame was built to hold the body to be more rigid while the top...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 35 transmission

The original 35 with the slant back tower is still a synchronized 2nd & high gear transmission. They work fine if in good condition. The later 39 synchro shifts easier but you can get used to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 499
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Sport Coupe to Cabriolet conversion

The largest difference is the Ford coup pillar compared to the Fordor style pillar with the covered fuel tank and hood with extended belt line.

I think it could be done using the same basic...
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