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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: V8 engine potential issues

Doug Nash was making 5-speeds back in 1974 or 75.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Rough spot

The 41T designation is not common since it originates from wartime production (1944 221 CID). The T is definitely a truck designation. Is this a casting number from the cylinder head? Ford produced...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 836
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Copper coat gasket spray.

Most of the old timers I knew used silver spray paint of any brand back in the day. Some paid a few cents extra and used the Copper Coat. Both worked OK.

The silver rattle can enamel has aluminum...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Determing transmission condition

I personally would want to look at the planetary gears and the condition of the sliding sun gear. I'd also make sure balk ring is still a snug fit and there is little or no wear in the sliding track...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Wiper motor cover

No polished brass one that I'm aware of.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Voltage regulator for generator

The one James Peterson used to make sounds similar the description in post #2. His were designed to attach to the dust cover band inside the generator. They likely both work a similar way except that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,142
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Wet sand blasting??

It leaves only the CO2 gas and the removed crud as residue but the EPA likely doesn't like it much.

If it's done under a shade tree, the tree might like it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-09-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 913
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1946 Ford Custom Deluxe Police Car From Cop To Cop

Cautionary tales are always worth the mention. I'm sure no one was intending to question the OPs procedure. I use the J-hooks to pull stuff and especially the modern stuff. The old straight axle is a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 856
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Bending Overflow Tube

All these cars have the potential to overheat depending on conditions. The engine generally won't be damaged unless there it a total break down of the cooling system. Boiling coolant is a total break...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Voltage regulator for generator

John Regan's Fun Projects regulator uses two shottky type diodes if I remember correctly. This is for the one way current flow or cut out. The other components use high speed switching to turn the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1931 Generator needs rebuilt ?

If it has a diode that looks like a cut out on it, isolate the connections on both sides and ring the diode through with an Ohm meter. It should pass the current one way but not the other. If it's...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-09-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: V8 engine potential issues

The local street racers (or rippers) being bored from the CVD 19 lock down have taken to partying in empty warehouse parking lots here in SA. They try harder than any car owners I've ever known to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 28 Canadian Sport Coupe Top Material Samples

Without photos, I wouldn't even know where to start looking. The Ford USA models used a tan whipcord cloth with a rubberized finish to water proof. It isn't reproduced anywhere and likely never will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 856
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Bending Overflow Tube

The model A was designed to run with no pressure but it did have a water pump. This was an improvement over the model T with thermosiphon technology but not by a lot since the model T could only pull...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Ford Garage

Have you tried his contact e-mail for the Model AB Ford Garage?
forever4@mac.com

He checks this site now and then but I don't remember his user ID.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,142
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Wet sand blasting??

Some of the turbine engines I've worked on call out the type of cleaning methods that are acceptable for certain parts. Wet grit blast is one but they use a specific grit that is light duty on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 28-lower folding stanchion

I think these were an aftermarket item so the originality would be in question for restorers. Hot rodders may have more interest in them to allow for folding or a raked back look of the windshield...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 856
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Bending Overflow Tube

The bung isn't designed for a pressure cap. Most of the early Fords up until around 1941 just have a rubber washer to seal the cap. This is why Skip Haney started making his 3 PSI check valve for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-07-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 40 Pick Up change to 12 V

The word out on the power gens is mixed. Time will tell if it will hold up or not.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-07-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: "Heavy" frame? Please educate me

I wonder if Ford used any travel documentation that let the assembly line crews know what to build up for as each of these frames came down the line? Once a fair amount of obviously different parts...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-07-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: V8 engine potential issues

In the 1967 and 68 time frame when the Bullit Mustangs (2) were built, the bodies were finally getting reinforcement for high performance. The 67 Mustang had one torque box built in and the 68 had...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-07-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Floor shift in 53 f-100

I remember an old Popular Science article that explained how to make your own gated shifter for a side shift 3-speed. This was before folks could buy them for the side shift transmissions. It's a way...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-07-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 913
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1946 Ford Custom Deluxe Police Car From Cop To Cop

The Federal model 17 rotating beacons came out in the 1947 time frame with patent in 1948. A lot of police cars either had red lenses over the spot lights or a large red lens lamp with a siren up on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-07-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 49 horn

The horn ring will have a spring to hold the tension on it but it won't fly out after the tension is released. The rubber ring is the major problem.

This is a link for instructions by Bruce...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-07-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 40 Pick Up change to 12 V

Skip should be able to convert the coil to 12-volt if is still has the old Ford coil. You may want to ask Skip about the ballast resistor. It may not be necessary with his conversion.
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