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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 126
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1961 Ford 390 with Mallory electronic distributor

I had a 1964 T-bird with the factory transistor ignition. I bought it pretty cheap due to the transistor burning out. I put a set of points and a condenser in it and bypassed the transistor box to...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Vent window rivet setter.

I've seen folks modify a set of pliers with addition of setting tool mandrels to squeeze the tubular type rivets but they may have been for smaller rivets.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: I notice my transmission leaking a little bit on the floor.

Most additives for this purpose are based on rubber seal problems. The intent is for the additive to soften old hard rubber. It won't seal leaks where the rubber is split or deteriorated to much. It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 602
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Condenser Issues

Perhaps I should have stated that Ford should have designed a better heat shield. Those things didn't work very well. It was just an afterthought that didn't really solve the problem. Flathead heads...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 602
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Condenser Issues

Ford probably should have designed a heat shield for the distributor. Maybe it was cooler back then but I don't know. I've seen fabricated shields that may work to keep the heat level down.

A&L...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,155
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Front Fenders Hit the Shocks?

The Les Andrews book is good but not much for good photos. One of the Restorer series of books has a good run down on shock repairs with photos. Hopefully the reservoir covers will come off a bit...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-22-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Spare Parts Speedster

As long as you have the cross members it shouldn't be to difficult. Now would be the time to do any changes too. Since it's a speedster, are you planning for additional gearing? An overdrive box...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,155
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Front Fenders Hit the Shocks?

The shock body does appear to be upside down but the reservoir cap in not positioned correctly either so someone was playing around with them at some point. If both front ones are that way then they...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-21-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Spare Parts Speedster

You have a pretty good parts pile there. Welcome to the barn. Things aren't as busy here on the T side but there are quite a few folks that keep an eye on it to see what's going on. There is plenty...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1938 Cigar Lighter

Ford had cigar lighters way back after the model A era but the one question I would ask is whether they were automatic or not? Some early ones may not have had that feature yet. The ones that are...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-20-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Mile-o-matic servo piston seal question

My guess is that they are selling a kit that is one size fits all or at least the end user hopes it will be. Square cross section o-rings are not common like round cross section types are. Hopefully...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Purpose of dual points?

The points cam & breaker gap is what sets the opening and closing of the breaker points. How far open the cam lobe lifts the breaker points off the seat has a lot to do with the dwell time. Lobe...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 850
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Hard turning with new pistons

The center main tends to wear faster than the others. If it had a good bit of wear then de-shimming can set up a pressure on the center main that is trying to pull the crankshaft off center a bit....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,597
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Skip's rebuilt coils

With most folks, it matters very little on what his procedure or materials are. The bottom line is how well they work and how long they last. All other factors are immaterial. I'm sure most folks...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Electric short somewhere

The old resin and cloth covered wire that was used in the early Ford days can crumble to dust after so much time. It's not unusual to have opens or broken wires, shorts to ground, and cross shorting...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Wandering

The caster on the model A vehicles was fixed from the factory but is can change with heavy use and lots of bumpy roads over the years. Accidents can bend the axle and as was mentioned, the radius rod...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Purpose of dual points?

In a dual point system with only one coil, one set of points opens or breaks the circuit and the other set closes the circuit with a very marginal amount of overlap. The Ford/Mallory V8 distributor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,155
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Front Fenders Hit the Shocks?

Ford used Who-Die shocks for many years so there could be different shocks on the vehicle. Many of the later shocks after 1932 have different mounting hole configurations. There were also aftermarket...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Headliner question #2

They are referred to as listings. Some are looped for a wire to go through and some are just a strip of fabric to tack or staple to a wood bow or tack strip. Sometimes they are all looped to make...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 880
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Dual Condensers?

He reproduces the type made by Mallory for it's aftermarket ignition systems. Some call them the trash can type due to it's size and shape. This is what they look like....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,155
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Front Fenders Hit the Shocks?

I don't think the shock itself lends itself to problematic assembly procedures but a person needs to observe right and left insallations in correct placement on the frame. There should not be any...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 10 spline pinion 34 v 35 difference?

They used the same center section for a long time but there were variations with the axle bells and the bearings for the differential carrier bearings in the earlier units. All this stuff can make...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 880
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Dual Condensers?

The model A ignition system pretty well shows that Ford Motors was still on the low side of the technological ladder at the time. Their use of the breaker side of the circuit for the ignition switch...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-17-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Help! - 1955 Thunderbird 6V (ground-neg.) generator not charging

Generators actually lose efficiency at higher rpm due to brush float. Most old DC automotive generators have a pulley diameter that will keep them within the sweet spot for daily operation but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,597
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Skip's rebuilt coils

When a person is rewinding a coil whether it's for ignition, a horn, or a relay, they generally count the number of turns when they disassemble so they can replicate the number of turns with the...
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