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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: transmission difference 60hp to 85hp

From information I've looked at in the 1938 through 1941 Ford & Mercury chassis parts & price list, there appears to be three different cases made for the V8 60 applications. The 73-7005 was for V8...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 550
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Title Woe’s

It can be considered fraud in some cases. Several high profile builders have been to court for things of this nature. The main problem is that a vehicle in a different states jurisdiction would...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 550
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Title Woe’s

It has only been relatively recent that a database has been available between states. This kind of stuff will likely affect more and more owners of historic vehicles due to clones and street rods...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Seat Springs

Paint is a good way to stave off corrosion. Iron oxide can bleed through lighter colored fabric if the seat gets wet. It's always a good idea to paint the spring boxes.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-13-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 860
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Transmission problem

One problem I've noticed on the old Borg Warner designs and Fords follow ons is that the clutch pack stack ups may not have the correct thickness of plates when compared to the original types. his...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 921
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 40 Ford Drake radiator saga

One of the things that affects prices for parts in the USA is any form of plating. The EPA regulations on heavy metals are likely among the stiffest regulations in the world. A lot of plated items...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 40 radiator

Ford was in development for the pressurized systems but didn't get there for a few more years. Some later aftermarket radiators may have a bung for a pressure cap but the originals didn't.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Shock Fluid

Most hydraulic oil uses an ISO rating for viscosity so a person has to look up a comparison chart for ISO versus SAE viscosity. Most hydraulic fluids are straight grade with no expanding polymers....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Water Pump shaft end play

I haven't used their complete pump kit but I've used all the little parts and a new shaft/impeller to rebuild my old cast iron housing.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-12-2022, 06:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 535
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 57 Fairlane 500, automatic transmission

The 2-speed was an all new transmission in 1959 and it has an aluminum case. The early FOM was always a 3-speed forward transmission but it evolved into two more types in 1955 for the Thunderbird &...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 156,206
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: F150 tranny with overdrive

The SROD is not the same as the TOD used in the F-150s. Some ratios in the T170 RTS TOD were for the 6-cylinder applications with different rear axle gearing. Some were for 4X4 with transfer case...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 659
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Wiring for 12V Gear Reduction Starter

If this starter actually has a solenoid inside the performs some part of the starter action then it could be a fairly high amperage draw. If the unit only has a start relay inside then it may not be...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-12-2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 335
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Questions.

This link will give a person a very good idea of how to go about repairing an old Holley NH carburetor. They are a very rudimentary unit but the ravages of time can take there toll and bring the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Hot Coil

They run cooler as long as the engine is running. If a person shuts the car off and leaves the switch on with the points closed, they can get pretty hot. An electromagnet can make some heat when it's...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-11-2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 335
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Questions.

The folks I knew around Dothan & Enterprise beat me into the ground so maybe someone else around there can help. The hogs head is basically the transmission area. The mag pick up for the magnets on...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-11-2022, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 535
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 57 Fairlane 500, automatic transmission

Torque converters liked to leak on some early ford transmissions. The front pump can have leakage too. It pays to look these parts over very carefully when performing an overhaul. Licking the calf...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 700
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Gas gauge gaskets

Nitrile rubber also know as Buna-N or Butadiene was developed before WWII for use in seals and o-rings for petroleum products and aeromatic hydrocarbons or fuels. It is still used for some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2022, 08:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 751
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Rebuilding the houdaille shocks

They look pretty good to me. OEM is a good thing. Stipe shocks look like something made at a gun factory. I'd be afraid to use them for fear they would get scratched.

And yes I did mean GUN. They...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2022, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Need Information on Electric Wiper Motor

EA Labs made a lot of horns and wipers over the years. That appears to be a universal fit type since it has no switch or wiper manual operation arm to extend into the cab. It would have required an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,508
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Horn repair and worn commutator

Mr. Smith has an add for horn & wiper armature repairs on the MARC site.
Steve Smith, P.O. Box 505 , Morristown, IN 46161. Email: taillight@hrtc.net
I've not done any business with him so I can't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2022, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Water Pump shaft end play

The collar can be installed without removing the pump. The fan has to come off though. This can require removing the radiator.

I'd loosen the belt so that the fan can be turned and end play...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2022, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1951 Mercury Overdrive

It's spring loaded but usually not that much tension. It usually stays where you put it. Some cables will lock with a half turn of the handle but there's usually enough friction in the cable to hold...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2022, 04:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,177
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1/2 - 20 repair fitting

Weatherhead went to Eaton. They may have manufactured stuff like that back in the day. A person would have to an old catalog to find out. If there is a part number then a person may be able to find...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2022, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 544
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Silver Cad paint

On most rattle cans, they will empty the fluid tube if you turn it upside down and spray it till it comes clear. I then shoot a spritz of carb cleaner through the nozzle and then carefully reinstall...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2022, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 12V equivalent of a 6V bulb

The GE 57 is the 12-volt equivalent for a GE 55. If you google for a GE miniature bulb catalog for specs you should be able to match any bulb by globe type, socket type, and candle power.
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