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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Np435 on 8ba

3-speed top loaders are still easy to find unless you just want more speeds. I like the old 3-speed with an F1 but it would have to be the early set up more than likely. They made one for the late...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Machinery

Cast iron can be tinned but an engine block is too big to make it practical. Con rods are forgings so they tin a lot easier. Some of the main caps are forged but I don't think the rear one is. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 05:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 417
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Failing gas tank sealant

In aircraft, we use a different sealer. It's not white like latex. It'e either gray or brown depending on the brand. A lot of aircraft have wet wings so the rivets also have to be sealed at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Front end problems

Movement on top can be spindle component looseness or wheel bearing component looseness. There should be no noticeable play so 1/2" is way too much.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: The great American race

My guess is that it was a way to stretch out an place the left foot. That cowl is very narrow. It may also steady the spare.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Machinery

I'm not sure how close lead or tin/lead will come to actual experience as a replacement for babbitt. Babbitt that is used for Ford blocks has somewhat different characteristics in shrinkage and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 03:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 538
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1932 PT license plate

Many government cars have a special US government license plate but for state government some use the Public Transport or PT plates. They are usually for state owned official vehicles. Not all states...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 538
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1932 PT license plate

Public Transport
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 511
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: RTH - Crankshaft bearing sizes

Relieved blocks generally found their way into trucks. It was a way of reducing compression without modification to the heads. In later years they just made heads to do the job.

The first 239 was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: The great American race

It's an endurance race for older cars. It started back in 65 and ran every year for a long time but has been split up in a more spotty every other year or so fashion as of late. It depends on who...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 50 Mercury Heater Fan Squirrel Cage

Folks that customize usually ditch this stuff. I haven't looked for a while but I used to see heater equipment of flea-pay all the time.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 388
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: factory fan cfm

The crank fans for 39 through 41 models that had them were actually relatively well centered. The crank hole was damn near right in the middle of the radiator and the radiator was dropped down...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 545
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: model a amp meter

This is an excellent sight for answers. https://modelagarage.com/electrical/

If your lights aren't connected. Make sure that the light switch, associated wiring, and lamp assemblies are all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Gulf tire co. tires

BP was at least seriously considering going back to the AMOCO name due to what happened in the Gulf but I don't know if they have yet or not.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: '29 60C glass dimensions

I never went to Vietnam but I've worked with guys that were at Camp Radcliff and Camp Holloway among others. A lot of the pilots & mechanics stayed with helicopters after the Vietnam war was over.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-21-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 932
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Model T Sparkplugs

As an engines piston rings wear, the oil control ring or rings can lose there effectiveness. More oil will stay on the cylinder wall and end up in the combustion chamber. This can also happen if a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: '29 60C glass dimensions

It's a B-17G manufactured at the Long Beech Douglas plant. My Pop and his crew named it the Miss-U. The photo was take at the Celone Air Field near Foggia, Italy where he was based in late 1944.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Gulf tire co. tires

Gulf Oil service stations sold branded tires & batteries. Standard oil stations sold Atlas branded tires & batteries. Kelly Springfield would make tires for all of the branded companies under...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 545
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: model a amp meter

Polarity will affect the ammeter as was mentioned. A 10-amp discharge indicates high resistance somewhere as well. Just an ignition system won't draw that much. Condition of wiring, polarity,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,059
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Why did my axle break?

Ford had a lot of time to experiment with different steels to come up with a relatively ductile axle that could take thousands of stop and go cycles. These shafts do twist a bit during every cycle so...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-20-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 932
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Model T Sparkplugs

The adapter bushings remind me of the use of some like them that were made to use in oil burner engines to keep them from fouling. It can make them run hotter depending on the design of the threaded...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Early V8 axle under Model A front end

The distance from the top of the axle I-beam to the bottom at the perch points also changed which would affect the fit up of the wishbone. Model A axles are still out there. I've purchased a lot of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: '29 60C glass dimensions

It may be the same as other windshield models of 1929 but I certainly don't have the dimensions you need.

This should be what Ford's dimensions were but there is a lack of fordor mention. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,563
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Patina makes this too good to restore?

Jethro, you need to rub some more coal oil on there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,088
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Really old gasoline question

One more thing to buy that has limited effect. For small engines, it's not worth the money. Here is Texas, it's too hot for any stabilizer to last very long. It will last longer in cooler climates...
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