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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By rotorwrench
Re: testing coils & Condensers

A person can set up a test rigg with any old distributor and enough test leads to connect stuff up. The grounding has to be common to the battery ground so the spark plug & distributor should be...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-28-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 230
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: '56/'57 Lincoln Continental Mk II

Those cars were more about Ford Motor's prestige than making money. Owners like Elvis preferred them over the Caddies that he purchased for friends & relatives.

Their limited manufacture makes...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-28-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: transmission adjustment tool names

Most of those old tools were set for one specific torque since most torque wrenches were plain deflecting beam types back in the day. Most modern ones are click type now days. There are plenty of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-28-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1950 F3 Wheels

These two components have always been in question on the forums that cover the Bonus Built trucks. Widow maker wheel problems and the earlier Timken Detroit rear axle's lower than low ratios always...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 28 model a roadster front window sill

Open car windshields generally have the finger pulls on the bottom part of the windshield frame. This is a link but many model A suppliers have them:...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-27-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: transmission adjustment tool names

Most band adjustments can be done with a modern torque wrench. The FOM & MOM transmissions had tools to set up the TV (throttle valve) linkage for initial adjustment. A pressure gauge connected to...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-27-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: radial tires on a 55 car wheel (orig)

When safety rims came into wide use, the extra ridge in the tire bead area actually strengthened the rim quite a bit but they weren't in wide use till the mid 60s.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-27-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Salvage yards in Colorado

Martin Supply is near Windsor, north east of the Loveland area. They have some old stuff'.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-27-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,230
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Flathead identification

All 8BA family engines use the same basic block whether Ford, Mercury, or F1 thru F6 trucks. There should be a date code on the right rear area of the intake deck but that won't tell you what it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-27-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1950 F3 Wheels

The most knowledgeable fellow about wheels on this forum is truckdog62563. He has posted on the early bonus built truck wheel replacements before. A search may find some info with the right search...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,954
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Special inscription on cylinder block

Ford-Werk AG in Koln is what I'd bet. They started production in 1931 at about the same time as Dagenham in the UK.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Finally got it home

That distributor is definitely not like the tractor.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 712
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: What hub/drum assy do I have here?

Ford made two types of 12" X 5" on 5.5" lug pattern drums from 1940 thru 1948. The earlier drums were wide 5 pattern. The earlier ones of the two types had the hub mounted on the inside of the drum...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Finally got it home

I was referring more to the engine than the the chassis itself but I can see where the chassis stuff may be a problem. With Ford products, it may help to know more about other products that Ford...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-24-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1954 Lincoln Shop Manual

While I agree in principle, I don't agree when there is a difference in altitude of operation. Ford Motor Co made carbs set for standard altitudes and higher altitudes. The reason was to make the air...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Finally got it home

Ford used the same basic engine for the 9N, 2N, & early 8N tractors so there are a lot of parts available for them. Quality of the ignition parts like the coil is unknown to me since I own a later...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,297
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Restoring Ignition Coils

I don't think Skip Haney does can type coils since most of his work is for the early V8 types. From what I understand though, he uses a coils that are epoxy coated as replacements for the innards of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,006
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Water pump "studs"

Having worked in an industry that still uses studs for a lot of engine applications, I can see why some may have a need for a stud-like bolt. Stud applications were and still are used as a way of...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-23-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 153
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 63 f100 dana 44 axle seal

The inboard seal was designed to keep the differential lube from entering the bearing and washing the grease out. Some axle assembly actually design them so the lube will flow out there and lube the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-23-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: t86 shift arms on t85 trans.

If they will fit and the linkage works out then they could be used. Some are clamped on and some are riveted on the old Ford transmissions. If they both go on the same way then it may work out....
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-23-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1954 Lincoln Shop Manual

I found a photo of a Lincoln distributor from a 317 and it does appear to be a Load-O-Matic but it has a large dual diaphragm vacuum spark control similar to the 1956 Ford design. The Mercury...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-22-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1954 Lincoln Shop Manual

I know that the earlier flathead 337 Lincolns had gone to a mechanical advance in the distributor with load control on the vacuum side. I don't know about the 317 Lincoln Y-block but they may have...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-22-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 153
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 63 f100 dana 44 axle seal

Most early ones have a sealed bearing so the housing seal is mounted inside the axle tube inboard of the wheel bearing. The bearing retainer is all that is outboard of the bearing. I don't know about...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-22-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 538
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Dana 44 gear swap help

I just use light oil for set up but I do use oil. Motor oil would be better in alight grade but even 3in1 oil would work. With thick shims a person need a friend with a surface grinder.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-22-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 30 & 40s Ford and Mercury Transmissions

If the gears are rusty from water damage, there may be only a few usable parts in them. The top shift cases hold their value pretty well and so do the double detent shift towers if they aren't to...
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