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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Radio antenna location help needed

There were several Philco radio sets that were commonly used in 1939. One was the Philco F-1640 and the other was the 6M390. They can be seen here:...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Grancor Heads

The chamber has the step on the exhaust valves like the old Harley Davidson WR race bike heads had. Those are interesting pieces.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Rear frame cross member question

Most of the bodies have an attachment to the extreme right and left top flanges of the cross member utilizing a wood block & bolt hardware. Pickups also use the attachment to the bed support...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Radio antenna location help needed

The Ford 91A and Mercury 99A used the same basic radio antenna. They were mounted on the roof area just behind the windshield on center line of the car. They were like a whip and could be rotated...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 881
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: In defense of 6 cylinders

The 215 wasn't around long before it evolved into the 223. They were reliable and had the advantage of the overhead valves to get a 101 HP rating. Notice that the horse power is pretty close to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1937 Flathead

A full amount of both in any brand is better than none. I still use the old green stuff but I don't have any aluminum radiators or anything like that. The 50/50 mix may not be good enough for a very...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: DOT3 or DOT5 Brake fluid

Cars don't like long slumbers. I'd use DOT 3 as long as the car is used a lot. DOT 5 turns yellow to amber color within a year and I've had moisture problems with it as well as DOT 3. Either one will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-01-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Model maker needed

The modern 3D printer might be able to print one if s 3D scan could be scaled down.

There may have been models made in the past by Revell, AMT, or one of the other model companies. Sometimes out...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Starter Mechanism

[QUOTE=Mister Moose;1958006]Is this a round engine thing? All the Lycomings and Continentals I've flown didn't have anything like that cockpit controllable.

None of them are controllable other...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Starter Mechanism

I have several aircraft engine starters that were broken apart due to engine kick back. The aircraft have a starting aid that allows for retarded ignition timing of one or both magnetos for starting...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 4100 carb

It would take some venturi vacuum to open the secondaries. It always takes a bit to get enough flow from the primaries to get the secondaries to open up. My problem wasn't that the diaphragm would be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 4100 carb

Making it mechanical would certainly solve that problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 995
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Gears 1930 model A

Shifting a non synchronized transmission is an acquired skill that gets better with understanding and time. Double clutching can help but it's also a lot about getting used to the rpms matching for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 4100 carb

When I had an old 64 T-bird, I had problems with the vacuum diaphragm that operated the secondary throttle plates. I ran the car mostly on the primaries due to that. I replaced that diaphragm...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,160
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Repair of Soft Wood

Up until the modern era, casein glues were common for wood. Polyvinyl acetate or PVA glues (Elmer's for one) took over the basic joining of wood and is still common but there is a caveat to use of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Eab
Views: 658
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Eab

I think 1BA also indicated that the crankshaft was usable with the automatic transmission. Both of these changes were in the 1951 model year.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 881
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 39 trans

The LaSalle 3-speed was the transmission preferred for high torque back in the day. Ford referred to their 3-speed as the light duty transmission for pickups up through 1951 or so.

The flathead...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 689
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Waxing or Polishing 1929 Ford Model A

The type of paint or even clear coat has a lot to do with how it reacts to the elements. I use a polish compound that is made by Turtle products and it works well on most paint surfaces but it is NOT...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,160
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Repair of Soft Wood

I remember reading all the wood spar repair details that were published by Parson's for their wood main rotor blades back in the day. While removing bad sections and gluing in good replacement wood...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 673
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Rebuilt transmission noise

The reproduction caged type bearings used in the input to main shaft connection and the counter shaft cluster gear for the early Ford transmissions have been problematic....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Valve removal

My first horse shoe clip remover has a long piece of bar stock the had the tip tapered down to a point and an S curve bend to that pointed end. It would take out 90% of the clips without tearing the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Eab
Views: 658
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Eab

It wasn't considered as being as necessary by 1951 due to the better fuels available at the time. The rotator valves that were introduced that year would give more even seat wear so they eliminated...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 726
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1941 super deluxe production number

There seems to be some things here that could be inconsistent with actual number use in that time frame. The "99" engines were an option for 1940 cars on special order but not so much for 1941 or 42...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Transmission identification?

Looks like the non overdrive Mercury transmission used from 1949 through very early 1951. Canadian cars were both Mercury and Monarch in those years. I don't know if anything like this was available...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 41 mercury engine question

The large "A" heads were 81A heads and they were used on the early Mercury 99A engines till Ford made purpose build heads for them. The 81A heads have a higher compression ratio than Mercury specific...
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