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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 09:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 180
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1957 Thunderbird temperature gauge working backwards

When I or someone else rewires a complete vehicle or even partially if the circuit problem is related to that replacement/repair action, it's time to isolate the circuit wiring in the problem system...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Restoring a original red steering wheel...

The red phenolic/formaldehyde resin is a different critter than the hard rubber that came later. It is a close relative of bakelite. If the surface is getting compromised by weathering, painting the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Would a May29 motor have a 3 and 1/4 inch long ID pad?

Ford didn't make a lot of changes to the engine block during it's normal production run. Most of the blocks I've seen have a stamping boss the same width as the coolant port boss just below it. If...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Correct wiper motor for 82-A pickup

As far as powered units are concerned, it could be electric or vacuum since Ford eventually went pretty much to vacuum operated in 1930 for cars that came with them as standard. If a person wants to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: First (second really) 5 main aluminum block.

Welcome to the 21st Century 200 CID Ford. What a jewel. That's going to be the cat's meow for the hot rod 4-banger guys.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Battery cable size?

With low voltage like 6-volt, any excessive resistance in the line will reduce the voltage enough to kill its effectiveness. 1 AWG cable would be the norm for 6-volt but anything larger would just be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 6 V Positive Ground

I had customers that would check their alternator output this way on the helicopters. The alternator is a 70-amp 24-volt unit with a 70-amp ampere meter. There is nothing in the aircraft that will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Steering Box Ford 1949 sedan

The worm is usually the first thing to wear out in the OEM 49 thru 51 Ford box. While difficult to replace (a press and some special tooling are needed), the parts are available. An exchange would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,081
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Hood prop on Ebay going nuts.

When I see something that doesn't make sense on flea-pay, I just ignore it. It always looks like fowl play but a person will never know.

I've had folks tell me that setting too low a price on good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 537
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Trunklid to tulip panel gap

Some of these old cars have had a rough life. Quarter panel damage or rear end damage can get things out of kilter. The other problem mentioned is quality of new replacement parts. They can be close...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 6 V Positive Ground

Alternators will do a better job of carrying the load when the battery is cut out but I wouldn't recommend anyone do it for more than a few seconds. As was mentioned, the old 3-brush generators...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 537
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Trunklid to tulip panel gap

It's usually referred to as the panel above the deck lid. Folks always like to attach new terms to shorten or abbreviate long descriptions. Tulip doesn't jump right out and explain why it's called...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Restoring 1953 Mercury Medallion Assembly (front door trim panel)

That sounds like the hot smokin tip. Most folks would never know the difference. I know I wouldn't if you hadn't brought it up.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Restoring 1953 Mercury Medallion Assembly (front door trim panel)

FoMoCo used silver & gold paint for Mercury medallions. I think the Lucite gave it the shiny metal look. I've not tried to reproduce it but I've looked at the silver ones used on the 1951s a good bit...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,228
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: A head on B engine

Tod will likely have some new B head castings soon if he doesn't already.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=276632&highlight=heads

The Best gaskets were likely not around when...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 02-20-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Shawnee OK Model T guy needed

12-volt is fine. You can't hurt the ignition system. It generates a higher voltage when the mag gets going. Electric lights would be a different story though if applicable.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-20-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 896
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: '54 / '55 Fordomatic ID ?

The small Ford-O 2-speed is easily distinguishable by its small size and aluminum case. They were made for the Falcons and the Comet as well as other light duty applications that hit the streets in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,028
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: WTF?? battery 30V ?

The digital meter I use most has a 20-volt setting then a 200 volt setting so there are different meters out there. A 12-volt system generates over 14-volts normally and a fully charged battery will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2020, 12:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 50 Mercury OD problem

Running without safety features can be hazardous. You would have to flip the switch a lot. You really need the governor in the circuit to insure no shifting below 23 MPH. What are you doing with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 675
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Coil Testing With Multi-Meter

Compressed air, say 120 psi, ionizes better than ambient air pressure. If you ever use a spark plug tester, you can see it.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-19-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 896
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: '54 / '55 Fordomatic ID ?

What some folks refer to as a kick down rod & lever is not quite correct. There is the gear selector lever and a throttle control lever. These transmissions use the throttle control lever to control...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Dipsticks-no, not my kids

Dipstick lengths are sometimes posted in the appropriate chassis parts catalogs but not always. The 8RT has a rear sump that is deeper than the Mercury pan since they are for trucks. The Ford 8BA car...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 958
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: The Diamond Mark Challenge

There were two foundries in Cleveland Ohio that used a diamond casting mark. I always wondered if either of them were involved with these blocks. There is blind theory and then there is consensus...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,618
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Help figuring build date on 1928? Roadster

After 5 years, does he still own it? Why dredge up old posts to compliment a car? Send him a PM
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 16,382
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1951 F3 Truck

This site has a Swap Meet section. Bringing up old posts to ask a question like this is not a good way to start out on this board.
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