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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 321
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Another Ford Video

A person can see the engine block flasks being loaded with cores and then going down the pouring line as well as a lot of the machine shop stuff too. Frame fabrication was fast but those guys had to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Slight mix up!

Folks know less and less about historic stuff as time goes by. November was the beginning for the next year change in that time frame. It's been September for a long time in the modern era. I see...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 99
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Title but doesn't state the year...early ford truck.

Not all local motor vehicle registration employees were the same back in the day. It could have been a Monday or a Friday or an employee that just wouldn't retire until they ran them off or they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 06:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: #1 plug question

It might be a valve sticking too. The spark is weak with a cylinder that's not pumping good compression.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: What color is my coupe?

It looks like you have a three color combo there. Model As were generally just a two color combination unless it was all one color. Chicle drab & copra drab were a normal combination but I'm not sure...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Marmon Herrington info and snogo

The 6X6 just added another Timken Detroit axle behind with a special shafting set up that tied the two together. This allowed for the weight rating to go way out there with the extended frame and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Respirator cartridges

I still use a respirator type that has the straps that pulls over your cranium and the back of the neck. They work very well when they are rated for fumes such as polyisocyanate. They never used to...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Ford OHV V8 (Y Block) Cast Iron Rods

Most of the Ford con rods were forged for maximum strength. Model A and flathead V8 engines were all forged. V8 con rods were high carbon manganese steel forgings and heat treated. If the initial...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Anybody experienced cast iron degradation?

Now and then a person will find an engine block where someone has tried to fill in imperfections. They will try everything from solder to epoxy sometimes.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 665
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: For those with machining experience. Sleeve fitting??

Those old Per-Fect-O bars were pretty good units and especially the larger ones like that. Nice ones still sell for a good bit if the set is complete. The power honing generally trues up any...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Anybody experienced cast iron degradation?

Severe blow by can cause stuff like that. I've also seen hardened valve seats crumble to pieces. Stellite is kind of a funny material that can do some weird things when exposed to the right (or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Flywheel ring gear pin

The hardness tempering may only extend a little inboard of the ring teeth. It just depends on the method the manufacturer used to harden the ring. The type of steel has a lot to do with it as well....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 31 Cabriolet Ignition Switch Replacement.

There is power to one side of the coil then the other terminal is the ground path to the Electrolock switch. When the button is pushed in, the ground part of the circuit is open to ensure no ignition...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1931 Slant Window Cabriolet outside mirrors

Generally Ford only had them on the windshield header or frame with trucks being an exception. There were accessories though for both open and closed cars. The 68C has more of a coupe type pillar so...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-20-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 467
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Overdrive cable sheath to tranny clip

If the floor is rusted through so there is no place for a switch then that could be a problem till the floor is repaired. Sometimes communications are as clear as mud about what a person needs or...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-20-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 467
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Overdrive cable sheath to tranny clip

When you say it will operate without a switch, it's hard to say what switch it will do without. The system is an electric overdrive so it has a lot of switches that it will not work well without. If...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 31 Cabriolet Ignition Switch Replacement.

The pop-out switch was an added guard against theft. It interfaces with the distributor in a way that makes it complicated to modify. There have been reproductions in the past that were a lot like...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 665
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: For those with machining experience. Sleeve fitting??

If I had a bar, I would likely try it at some point. A really good boring machine will keep better accuracy but it's been done with a boring bar many times I'm certain. If you have a junk block you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Field Coil Winding Tape

Black bias binding as used in sewing materials for strength.
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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-19-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 467
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Overdrive cable sheath to tranny clip

Your switch for kick down may not be the correct type. The kick down switch controls two separate circuits with emphasis on separate. In the normal position, the operating circuit switch is closed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,531
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: FORD vs FERRARI

Few movies ever tell the exact story of a historic nature. They are all based on dramatic arts and therefore are basically just for entertainment value. It's sad when they choose a villain or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 682
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Repainting an engine

Try a spot and see if the paint lifts. You never know with some of the rattle can stuff. I've seen some bubble right up as soon as any solvent hits it. Fuel is also a volatile form of naphtha and it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 963
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Main and Rod Shim Sequence ???

I don't know about millions since there were only around 5 million made but I'm sure a lot of them were shade tree repaired. A lot probably ended up in scrap iron drives during the war too. If a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 665
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Is a Horn Relay Necessary?

The little 6V motors will really spin some rpm on 12-volt. The horn power came direct off the generator output terminal on a standard model A set up and that was about as hot and close to the horn...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-18-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 854
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: #1 cylinder not doing it's share

I was interpreting that wrong although it wasn't too clear about the clearance they were mentioning but the .010" makes sense for stem to tappet clearance. It's way too much for stem to guide...
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