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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: transmission adjustment tool names

Most band adjustments can be done with a modern torque wrench. The FOM & MOM transmissions had tools to set up the TV (throttle valve) linkage for initial adjustment. A pressure gauge connected to...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: radial tires on a 55 car wheel (orig)

When safety rims came into wide use, the extra ridge in the tire bead area actually strengthened the rim quite a bit but they weren't in wide use till the mid 60s.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Salvage yards in Colorado

Martin Supply is near Windsor, north east of the Loveland area. They have some old stuff'.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,092
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Flathead identification

All 8BA family engines use the same basic block whether Ford, Mercury, or F1 thru F6 trucks. There should be a date code on the right rear area of the intake deck but that won't tell you what it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 86
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1950 F3 Wheels

The most knowledgeable fellow about wheels on this forum is truckdog62563. He has posted on the early bonus built truck wheel replacements before. A search may find some info with the right search...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,747
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Special inscription on cylinder block

Ford-Werk AG in Koln is what I'd bet. They started production in 1931 at about the same time as Dagenham in the UK.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Finally got it home

That distributor is definitely not like the tractor.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 662
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: What hub/drum assy do I have here?

Ford made two types of 12" X 5" on 5.5" lug pattern drums from 1940 thru 1948. The earlier drums were wide 5 pattern. The earlier ones of the two types had the hub mounted on the inside of the drum...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Finally got it home

I was referring more to the engine than the the chassis itself but I can see where the chassis stuff may be a problem. With Ford products, it may help to know more about other products that Ford...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-24-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1954 Lincoln Shop Manual

While I agree in principle, I don't agree when there is a difference in altitude of operation. Ford Motor Co made carbs set for standard altitudes and higher altitudes. The reason was to make the air...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Finally got it home

Ford used the same basic engine for the 9N, 2N, & early 8N tractors so there are a lot of parts available for them. Quality of the ignition parts like the coil is unknown to me since I own a later...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,287
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Restoring Ignition Coils

I don't think Skip Haney does can type coils since most of his work is for the early V8 types. From what I understand though, he uses a coils that are epoxy coated as replacements for the innards of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 979
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Water pump "studs"

Having worked in an industry that still uses studs for a lot of engine applications, I can see why some may have a need for a stud-like bolt. Stud applications were and still are used as a way of...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-23-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 63 f100 dana 44 axle seal

The inboard seal was designed to keep the differential lube from entering the bearing and washing the grease out. Some axle assembly actually design them so the lube will flow out there and lube the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-23-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: t86 shift arms on t85 trans.

If they will fit and the linkage works out then they could be used. Some are clamped on and some are riveted on the old Ford transmissions. If they both go on the same way then it may work out....
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-23-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1954 Lincoln Shop Manual

I found a photo of a Lincoln distributor from a 317 and it does appear to be a Load-O-Matic but it has a large dual diaphragm vacuum spark control similar to the 1956 Ford design. The Mercury...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-22-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1954 Lincoln Shop Manual

I know that the earlier flathead 337 Lincolns had gone to a mechanical advance in the distributor with load control on the vacuum side. I don't know about the 317 Lincoln Y-block but they may have...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-22-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 63 f100 dana 44 axle seal

Most early ones have a sealed bearing so the housing seal is mounted inside the axle tube inboard of the wheel bearing. The bearing retainer is all that is outboard of the bearing. I don't know about...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-22-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Dana 44 gear swap help

I just use light oil for set up but I do use oil. Motor oil would be better in alight grade but even 3in1 oil would work. With thick shims a person need a friend with a surface grinder.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 30 & 40s Ford and Mercury Transmissions

If the gears are rusty from water damage, there may be only a few usable parts in them. The top shift cases hold their value pretty well and so do the double detent shift towers if they aren't to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 783
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Opinion please

This was in the time frame that Bob Gregory was getting pretty well settled in at the Ford Engineering Lab. Bob had a knack for drawing up designs that were to Edsel Ford's specifications so he...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Cast iron 2 groove wide belt crank pulley

The 59 series had a different pulley due to the fan location. Canada always did things a little different than Ford US. They had their own foundry and may have found it less expensive to cast rather...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 783
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Opinion please

I'll take one of each, thank you. I might prefer one model a tad bit more over the other but they are all works of art to me.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-21-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Dana 44 gear swap help

I'd mike the new and the old and compare. I usually find the chassis part catalog that fits the year of Ford I'm working on and many of mine are on CD format. With factory part numbers a person can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: C59A bearings questions

The C69A crank ran non floater con rod bearing shells since it was the first to do so. Someone may have put a C69 crank in a C59. Canada always did thing different. The problem with the C69 was the...
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