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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Radio question

If the internal area is large enough, modern AM/FM bluetooth components or an input jack can be installed in the old case. Turnswitch is one outfit but there are likely a lot of old radio heads that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 552
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1947 Ford Super Deluxe Generator getting hot

If it needed two 6-volt batteries then there may have been a problem with the battery cables. A lot of reproduction stuff doesn't have the correct wire gauge. The ground strap from the battery should...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 468
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Does Anyone Know What This Is?

It may have been attached as a way to match impedance on the antenna wire. Most of the antenna wire replacements I've seen for these don't include and impedance coil but you never know what they...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 552
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1947 Ford Super Deluxe Generator getting hot

Polarization of the generator field pole shoes is necessary to get the gen to start generating after engine starts. A DC voltage applied to the field coils is what gives the residual magnetism to the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 32 Model Y in France

The Y was Bob Gregories 1st complete design project after he went to work for Ford back in 1931. The design was upscaled for use as the basis for the 1933 models.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Jacking 1939 model 91A

The suspension has a lot of give to it. It takes a good bit of jacking to completely unload the springs and start lifting a tire off the ground. If it runs out of jack before it gets off the ground...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: King pin felt washer orientation

I've heard that some vendors have the cups that are the correct dimension but I don't know. Bratton's was mentioned to have them. The felt gets compressed so much and should be permiated with grease...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-18-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 760
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Transmission swap

Yup, computer conroled AODs have to have all the sensors and a computer to run it all. The TV cable is a lot simpler but anything is possible. Many of the earlier AODs have been updated with the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-18-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 673
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 58 Edsel engine

Those were the Chrysler B or wedge type engines so they are different from the Hemi types.

Chrysler did the same thing as GM & Ford for marketing the first generation Hemi engines. They had sizes...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-18-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1954 Ford 3-Speed OD Trans. Fits What Other Years?

As I mentioned on the early V8 side, a person needs identify what you have first. A photo would be good. Ford R10 or later 259 series is most likely but it could also be a T85 R11 or a T86 R10. All...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,132
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Use of Slip plate to lube springs

Talcum powder used to have more asbestos fibers in it but that is strictly forbiden in the modern era. They have been finding traces of asbestos recently in some of the talcs that aren't supposed to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1954 Ford 3-Speed OD Trans. Fits What Other Years?

Ford types have the rectangular shaped side cover & R10 overdrive and are common for the early 50s but the frame mounted pedals in 1949 thru 1951 required Fords to have mountings on the side cover...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Toploader installation.

One thing I forgot to ask yesterday is what truck is this transmission from? It could be a T170 RTS for all we know. I can't see using a truck transmission in a car unless there is some advantage.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: New brakes drums 1953 F250

I think Chuck's has a drum that will work but the shoes have to match the drum as well.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 350
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: '41 won't crank when hot

Could be a starter problem. Broken or cracked wires like to separate when hot. I would also pull the distributor and do some inspection & service with the flyweights to make sure the spark is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: King pin felt washer orientation

Like a lot of things on the reproduction market these days, there is room to find problems with just about any part you get. Some of the felt cups have too tall a rim for the felt and some felts are...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-17-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 673
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 58 Edsel engine

Most engines have the decimal rounded to the two closest numbers beyond the decimal point. They are the same size for all intents and purposes. A power hone will change those decimal figures pretty...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-17-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 760
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Transmission swap

The FMX is a good transmission but it wasn't further developed for hard use like the C4 has been. There is a lot of stuff available to make a strong C4 but the FMX, not so much. The C4 needs a Flat-O...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Drum brakes 1953 Mercury M250 Classic

The M250 is the Mercury version of the F250 in Canada.

The old F2 /F3 and F250/F350 were still using the Timken Detroit rear axle if I remember correctly. Brake parts for these vehicles are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Toploader installation.

GL3 rating was updated to GL4 rating many years ago. It is still a mild EP and mild EP lube was recommended by Ford for the overdrive transmissions of the late 40s & 50s. While synchro blocker rings...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-16-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 463
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Fordomatic late shifting ('57 thunderbird)

If a person does the pressure test and it seems to be in the range but on the low side then it may have an internal leak. The transfer tubes can leak, the piston rings can leak, and the servo pistons...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-16-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 673
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 58 Edsel engine

Yup, all the FTs has steel cranks but they did have the big snout.

The early blocks differ from the later ones but the later ones can be easily adapted to work for an early application. They had a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: What’s a quick test for temp sending unit?

I use a hot plate with a pan of turbine oil to heat the sender unit. (turbine oil won't burn and it won't boil at 230 degrees but water will get you in the ball park). Some jumper leads and an old...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 29 standard top install

Corrosion can render the old moldings to be useless but if they are still pretty intact a person has to find a tool or tools that will aid in stretching the moldings so that they can be removed from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,055
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: t 5 tranmission

The T5 has been successfully adapted for torque tube drive but the one thing that can't be easily changed is the location of the shifter. This is the reason that the Tremec/Ford T170 RTS was popular...
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