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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1931 Slant Window Cabriolet outside mirrors

Generally Ford only had them on the windshield header or frame with trucks being an exception. There were accessories though for both open and closed cars. The 68C has more of a coupe type pillar so...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 454
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Overdrive cable sheath to tranny clip

If the floor is rusted through so there is no place for a switch then that could be a problem till the floor is repaired. Sometimes communications are as clear as mud about what a person needs or...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 01:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 454
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Overdrive cable sheath to tranny clip

When you say it will operate without a switch, it's hard to say what switch it will do without. The system is an electric overdrive so it has a lot of switches that it will not work well without. If...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 31 Cabriolet Ignition Switch Replacement.

The pop-out switch was an added guard against theft. It interfaces with the distributor in a way that makes it complicated to modify. There have been reproductions in the past that were a lot like...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: For those with machining experience. Sleeve fitting??

If I had a bar, I would likely try it at some point. A really good boring machine will keep better accuracy but it's been done with a boring bar many times I'm certain. If you have a junk block you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Field Coil Winding Tape

Black bias binding as used in sewing materials for strength.
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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-19-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 454
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Overdrive cable sheath to tranny clip

Your switch for kick down may not be the correct type. The kick down switch controls two separate circuits with emphasis on separate. In the normal position, the operating circuit switch is closed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,376
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: FORD vs FERRARI

Few movies ever tell the exact story of a historic nature. They are all based on dramatic arts and therefore are basically just for entertainment value. It's sad when they choose a villain or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Repainting an engine

Try a spot and see if the paint lifts. You never know with some of the rattle can stuff. I've seen some bubble right up as soon as any solvent hits it. Fuel is also a volatile form of naphtha and it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 849
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Main and Rod Shim Sequence ???

I don't know about millions since there were only around 5 million made but I'm sure a lot of them were shade tree repaired. A lot probably ended up in scrap iron drives during the war too. If a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 603
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Is a Horn Relay Necessary?

The little 6V motors will really spin some rpm on 12-volt. The horn power came direct off the generator output terminal on a standard model A set up and that was about as hot and close to the horn...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-18-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 761
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: #1 cylinder not doing it's share

I was interpreting that wrong although it wasn't too clear about the clearance they were mentioning but the .010" makes sense for stem to tappet clearance. It's way too much for stem to guide...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-18-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 262
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: T 86 oevrdrve issue

The THSW terminal on the power relay is the ground path to the governor switch connection where it actually grounds the circuit at ON speed. This is what activates the relay on the dash. When it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,145
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: I am so happy......With my 1500W gear oil...

It not ISO-1500 so it's not as viscous but it is ISO-1000 so it's still pretty thick stuff. Lincoln used to use SAE-250 for the gearbox & axle assemblies so it's not unheard of. You can run GL5 in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 849
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Main and Rod Shim Sequence ???

This is the one problem with the de-shimming theory of repair. The centerlines of the bearing bores gradually go off center as they wear. If one wears a lot more than the others no mater which...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-18-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 761
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: #1 cylinder not doing it's share

If the removed valves were in the middle of the adjustment range dictated by the adjustable followers then their length could be used but I would measure them all and find an average to settle upon....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Exploded view of light switch

There are three distinct types even though they are all similar. One was for very early cars but was replaced with a little better design early on. The second was still early in 28/29 for the early...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,145
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: I am so happy......With my 1500W gear oil...

If you notice the description of Chevron Meropa, it is listed as an industrial gear lubricant and as such was not blended with automotive use in mind.

Lubriplate SPO gear lube is still available...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-16-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1934 and a 1937 Ford Transmission

A lot of parts in the 36 to 39 transmissions have the same part numbers as the later blocker type synchro transmission. A person needs Mac VP's book to check the part numbers to know which. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,145
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: I am so happy......With my 1500W gear oil...

Chevron Meropa is an ISO-1500 grade which is equivalent to SAE-250 grade lubricant. This stuff has extreme pressure additives in it so it wouldn't be kind to any phosphor bronze bushings such as the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 636
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Late gears in 39 Transmission

The gears produced after mid 1951 all come nearly to a point on the teeth and are referred to as diamond teeth due to that shape. The early ones all have a noticeably more rectangular shaped blunt...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,376
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: FORD vs FERRARI

They could take the numbers off and it wouldn't bother me at all. I don't see it making any difference. When I have some time to waist, this is as good a place as any.

My wife is going to make me...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,296
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Interesting read in Hemmings about restoration costs.

There are enough photos from the manufacture of model As to see that they were put together very well with excellent quality control. They were inexpensive, yes, but cobbled together, No. Fit and...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-14-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: holly 4 barrel carb linkage

You might want to consider going AOD. The Ford-O-Matic is a Borg Warner design that uses a throttle linkage control system to operate the throttle valve in the transmission it appears to be a kick...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 636
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Late gears in 39 Transmission

I was looking at the wrong input gear. It's 29/15 for the set I was thinking about. They have the odd 022A prefix part numbers. Some of the Mercury transmission stuff was made specifically for the...
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