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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Today, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Voltmeter with a generator

If you are comfortable that your voltage readings are correct then you have a charging problem. A 12-volt regulator has to have a voltage output higher than the battery voltage in order for the...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) Today, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Twin D.O.C. T engines

It looks like Frontenac heads. They made several types of heads for the Model T engines. There have been a few multi engine set ups over the years but I don't know who built that one.

Some of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 678
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Are these EAB heads OK?

The EAB heads were developed at a time when the country was starting to use better fuels so Ford started deleting the hardened seats in the valve pockets of car engines for plane cast finish. This...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-16-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 678
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Are these EAB heads OK?

As far as using EAB heads, they are an excellent choice for 8BA family of engines. When looking, avoid any with more than surface corrosion. Also look at the bottom side of the thermostat pockets to...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-15-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: dash questions

Ford used a sealer that is very much like the old Tite-Seal compound (the thicker one). The stuff is called Neil-Seal now. I use the medium weight type P/N N25-66.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 701
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Wanted 15" Wheels for Model A

Post war Mercury cars and Lincolns were 15" with the correct pattern till 1952 or so. As was mentioned, pickups kept 15" 5-bolt on 5 1/2" pattern as well and for a longer period. A lot depends on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-15-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1933 ford top material tudor

The Early Ford V8 Club has a good restoration and information manual fro the 33 & 34 models. There are several folks that frequent this sight that have a lot more information than I do. Maybe one...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-15-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: column shift linkage under hood adjustment on a '51 Mercury

The rods are the only adjustable part. The shift arms on the transmission are riveted fixed and are pretty much unique to the 49 thru early 51 Mercs. The column shift arms have no adjustment but they...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-15-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 39 lincoln zephyr

Lincolns are hard to find parts for. The LZs had a lot of unit body contruction so look carefully for corrosion. Fortunately, most owners generally kept them enclosed or out of the rain but they can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-14-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 39 lincoln zephyr

Some Lincolns are worth more than others depending on the model and body style. The Zephyr Fordor Sedan will be the lowest price model but they will still be in the $40K price range or more if in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Upholstery Question

Purchasing a kit and asking an auto trim shop to install it is a bit like taking eggs to a restaurant and asking them to cook them up for your breakfast. A person should talk to the owner of a trim...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-13-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: overdrive transmission level question

The ports where oil carries through are small so the heavy viscosity lube takes a bit to equalize. I always recommend filling it the way you did if a person is going to drive the car immediately...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-12-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,932
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: oil with out zink

The "break in" oil that is used in aircraft engines is straight mineral oil with no additives. I don't think a person with a high performance engine would want to use that. I've never used any...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Flathead ID

It certainly appears to be a Dagenham produced engine. They produced them a lot longer than Dearborn or Windsor did.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Conversion U-joint

From some of the quick checks I've done by checking the bearing cap sizes and dimensions, my first check would be the OEM type U-joint for the 1971 Mavrick but I don't know all the particulars for...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 04-10-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: model T add on starter?

It does have a rubber donut type drive coupling on the one end with what appears to be some sort of clutch control on the other end. The large diameter disc in between has me baffled. It doesn't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-08-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Flathead Straight 6 Engine

The Ford G-series 226 is not all that common and parts are hard to find for them. A lot of folks change them out for the H-series 226 that came out in late 1947 and continued in production till the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 738
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Ammeter - Needle

The needle should be attached in some way to the spindle of the rocking armature or it could slip on the spindle and not return to the zero indication.

Is this a reproduction ammeter?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1938 to 1952 Ford 3/4ton & 1ton pickup boxes

The 3/4 and 1-ton pickups with the long bed or express bed are likely somewhat interchangeable but I imagine that there are subtle differences over the years from pre-war to post war bonus built...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 426
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 39 ford waterpumps

Dissimilar metal corrosion is a real thing and should not be discounted and especially where moisture is in the mix. After 40-years in the aviation industry, my experience has been different.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Transmission and rear end oil

For a transmission I would look for Sta-Lube GL-4 mild EP gear oil but GL-1 would also work. The viscosity depends on the seasonal temperature as illustrated in the previous post. The rear axle can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 50
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Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1cm

If Ford of Canada changed to rotator type valves than that is likely an example of the Canadian part. They used the C in the prefix on a lot of their parts.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-06-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 426
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 39 ford waterpumps

Anti-seize is the key for any stainless hardware. Stainless likes to gall when coming apart so the anti-seize is a must. It's even worse with dissimilar metals than it is for stainless on stainless...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-06-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Flat Head Bell Housing

You will need the half bell. I prefer the Mercury stamped type but the pickup cast part will work as already mentioned but the flywheel is another necessary part since an 8BA has different starter...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-06-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,932
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: oil with out zink

I don't know why folks bring this old stuff back up. There must be more than a few other threads about this and many more on other forums. Folks can be told by an expert (of which I am not) that the...
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