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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1955 Ford E-350 Wheels

If you want different wheels, the guy to contact here on the Fordbarn is truckdog62563. He knows more about truck wheels than anyone else I've come in contact with.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 12:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 565
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1961 FE exaust manifolds and casting numbers.

Parts catalogs can sometimes be purchased on CD format. I always get all the info I can get for the old cars. The Hollanders are the best interchange books to get. It take a while to go through all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: co-op

I found some further information from this link. I was wrong about the relationship with Farmland Industries. They are related.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Cooperatives

This...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: C59A Crank Pulley - Installation/Removal

I use a fine India stone on shafts that have little dents just to take the high spots down. I polish with fine paper or Scotch-Brite after that. You want that pulley so go on snug so don't take too...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,100
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: How To Remove Cosmoline

I have an old 45 (WL) that was made in 1948 so I scoured this country and a few others for parts over the years for that restoration. Front cylinders seemed to have survived many years in cosmoline...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: SMS Upholstery order

If it's for materials just make sure they have them in stock. If they don't then reconsider about whether to order or not. Materials are getting more difficult to source due to multiple problems in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: co-op

I grew up in Kansas and most farm towns with a population over 2000 generally had a Farmers CO-OP. The organization was formed under Farmland Industries but I've never seen any reference to the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-22-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Fordomatic: Are there different output shafts for different Fordomatics?

From info I'm finding (parts book & internet) the original slip yoke depended on the engine installation and associated transmission. When the T-bird came out, they used the new medium case...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 722
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Sport Coupe Roof

Classtique Upholstery's Sport Coupe top kit is likely the only kit available right now. It should come with all the cardboard filler materials, strapping, interior covering trim cloth, top material,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 722
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Sport Coupe Roof

The Fordwood diagram gives a basic wood installation. Volume 5 of the MAFCA series on "How to Restore Your Model A" has a good run down on all the pieces. This link is to a previous question of the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-21-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 201
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Help! 1959 Ranchero GVWR

GVWR includes empty weight, passenger weight, fuel weight, and bed weight. That 1,100 lb load rating added to the vehicle weight should be pretty close. The Ranchero cars were not a 1/2-ton pickup....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Rebuilt Model A Engine: What do I have?

I've seen three digit date codes mean a number of different things. Tires used to use a 3-digit code but with the last digit being the last number of the year, there is no account of what decade it...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-19-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,007
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Holley 4150 carburetor development history

I think George & Earl Holley bought up the failing Chandler-Groves company for several reasons. The designs were good for the aircraft carb but they needed refinement so Holley did that too. This...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Drive gear bushing.

The Timkens are available but the one on the pinion tip is a bit harder to source of good quality (18-4625-A). The differential spider gears don't have bushings since their movement is more limited....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 988
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1936 P/U Metalshaping

Your power hammer did as good a job as a Pullmax. I can't see how it's made but it is certainly working well for you.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,100
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: How To Remove Cosmoline

In the military we used PD-680 which could have been perchloroethylene or trichloroethylene depending on the suppliers at the time. We would drop the component in the vat and let it set there a while...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: How to test vintage oil gauge

I have an old hand hydraulic pump that is connected to a T-manifold with a test gauge on one side. I have all sorts of reducer bushings to fit the gauges to be tested and a cap plug to keep the test...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Lower 31 roadster B pillars

Brookville part number for the whole B-post is A-2050-BPOST. Their catalog lists it for $95 each. The lower brace is part number A-2050-BBRLOWER & listed at $32 each. I have no idea how close they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,692
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1938 model A powered Sears tractor

The introduction of the Ford 9N in 1939 would have thrown a wrench into the cog for most smaller tractors with a price of only $585.00. With the Ferguson system 3-point hitch and a PTO, it would have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,480
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Holy Crap! Kindergarten kids stamped my block. What do I have here?

The only change to the crankshaft was a larger bore hole at the back so that the big torque converter stub would fit in there. They did this for both 239 and 255 cranks in 1951. This was the first...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,010
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1932 ford pickup GVWR.

What ever it could carry with the rear tired still holding it up and the front tires still on the ground. Folks weren't real interested in stuff like that unless they were heavy haulers and those...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,432
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Identifying a Cdn Mercury Flathead Heads

As mentioned 8CM or C8CM (or later replacement C1CM) heads would have the larger clearance volume for the 255 CID to have the same compression ratio as the slightly smaller 239 CID engines. Canada...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,480
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Holy Crap! Kindergarten kids stamped my block. What do I have here?

When the automatic transmissions and the new rotator valves came out, the 1BA designation was used for the engine block. All the blocks were the same whether 239 or 255 CID. The crank was changed in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,296
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Overdrive Transmission in a 1952 F1

I just wish that some entrepreneur would start manufacturing new hard parts for the Tremec T170 RTS 4-speed TODs. The good ratios are getting harder to find.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,192
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: The new 1940 Ford Book is now available

The Forty lovers thank you Kube.
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