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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Today, 11:55 AM
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Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 64 galaxie steering column auto trans

The Ford Muscle forum has a pretty good run down of what folks did for this conversion on their 64 Galaxie cars. Google the Borgeson conversion for 64 Galaxie cars and the thread should come up.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 70
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 31 model A generator field wiring

That is correct. The third brush controls current to the field as it receives it from the commutator. It receives more or less current depending on the position of the 3rd brush in relation to the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Installing a headliner in 63 Falcon Ranchero

I've not done a Falcon type Ranchero yet but I did the one on my 69 el Camino. I use side jaw clamps that work with Cleco pliers and I have a lot of them. This way I can attach the front and back to...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Valve lifter

I'm not real well versed in the Ford 250 I6 information. I can't even find what type of rocker set up they have but I suspect they have the full rocker arm shaft set up. The older ones up through the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 56 Meteor/Ford Body Shell Weight?

The tops are referred to as a hard top but I don't know if it will hold the weight well in only a single position. The center of gravity would have to be right on the mony and it may try to slip. Be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 50 merc heater bypass

My 51 has a small brass valve mounted in the head to stop the flow for summer use. It may be an aftermarket part though and all it does is stop the flow. Plug it if there is no way the heater core...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,632
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: caveat emptor

There may be less folks than there are now but l'm sure there will be a few folks that care enough to find the truth.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-17-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 572
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 390 camshaft

C8AE on that head appears to be a 1968 prefix but I'm not sure on cylinder heads. Their numbers are all over the place.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-17-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,361
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1956 lincoln premiere

The front band 1 15/16" width (possibly with offset or centered lugs) is medium case only but was used in various applications from 1955 thru 1966 so it includes Cruise-O-Matics. The rear band 1 5/8"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,632
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: caveat emptor

Human nature is for some people to believe what they see with added influence from other people who may gain from that. What folks don't take in to account is that a car that was restored in the 60s,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Need help with 3 items needing ID.

That's what I was thinking about the two separate mounts. They look to be water pump front mounts from an 8BA family vehicle. The generator fan/pulley prefix dates back to the original H model...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Generator charging revisited

I have to assume this is a 3-brush model A type generator. This type of generator gets it's voltage sense from the battery since there is no voltage regulator. It may be easier to check voltage at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Interior Fabric

Mac's is now one of the divisions of Eckler's and so is Cartouche Classic Ford Upholstery. They have been know for a long time to offer upholstery kits to compete with the former LeBarron Bonney...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Interior Fabric

According to "The Ford Model A as Henry Built It" lists Two-Tone Tan Bedouin Grain Leather for the seat cushions but all the other coverings were artificial leather in the same color arrangement for...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-15-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,361
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1956 lincoln premiere

Pull the pan and have a look. That will tell you if there has been a failure. Burned smell and dark fluid is not a good sign.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: What is this radio out of?

The Philco FT9 and FT6 models were used with the FT9 being the closed car version with the speaker in the header above the windshield. The FT6 for open cars had the speaker inside the radio box. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Wobbling Aluminum fan blade

Either taper could be off center. There have been water pump shaft irregularities before with some restoration parts. The fan bore taper is generally reamed but if the bore was off center then the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-14-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,361
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1956 lincoln premiere

Bands are out there but they don't often give problems. The transmission is a medium case version of the Ford-O-Matic/Merc-O-Matic and they all use the same rear band in that time frame. They can be...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-14-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 572
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 390 camshaft

That's it and it's pretty close to standard bore which is a good thing as long as it doesn't have too much wear below the ridge. 360 and 390 blocks were the only ones to have the 4.05" bore with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Help with a coil ID

The OEM V12 coils were more rounded on the top edges but no telling how many other manufacturers made them over the years. Look for a name or a part number to try for an ID of the manufacturer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Testing Starter

A person can purchase a clamp on inductive meter that will read voltage and amperage. I haven't tried one of the low cost ones yet but they don't cost all that much.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-13-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 572
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 390 camshaft

A lot of the high performance type FE blocks had solid lifters so they required the adjustable rockers.

The Q-code 1966 T-Bird with the 428 would have had hydraulic lifters for quiet operation....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Is that leather?

As David mentions, the pyroxylin or lacquer coated cloth was a standard of the industry at the time. Vinyl upholstery fabric wasn't really in the picture much until after the war. Vinyls are thicker...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Resistor installation

Most ballast type resistors have either a ceramic outer protective cover or some form of metal shield like the original 1936 type. I don't know if the OPs system is original or not.

The original...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: drive shaft diameter question

Early model A axles had a different drive shaft and pinion which had threads for the adjusting nuts on the drive shaft. Later shafts have the longer pinion with the bearing nut threads as part of the...
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