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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Flipped uprights '49 Club Coupe

Is Fatman not making this stuff anymore? They had the spindle supports or uprights and dropped steering arms for the whole deal. Adjusting the bushing cams isn't going to get far enough for such a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: VIN and Engine Serial Number Location

In Texas, a pencil rubbing of the frame number is still good for verification for the purpose of title transfer. All states are different though. The serial number is needed for any verification and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: What are these and how do you use them?

Since you are new to the forum, there may be limits to what you can post until you have 10 posts.You may only be able to upload one photo at a time. Welcome on the FordBarn.

Most folks go with...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 10:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 378
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Early Production '57 Ford Data Plate Questions

A look at earlier data plate configurations puts the production code in a category that may be pretty simple. The 985C may be the 985th car produced that day and C would be the grave yard shift. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: od trans id

Solenoids can be found used in both 6 and 12-volt. They are available new as well but they are increasing in price as time goes by. Some say a 6-volt will work on 12 but I don't think a 12-volt will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 493
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1939 ford pickup

Photos indicate crusty but overall pretty complete. It's so good to get a complete vehicle. A Canadian model should be relatively close to the US model but there will likely be a few differences....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 29 Coupe Electric Wiper Mounting

The closed car wipers were mounted outside where they were generally shielded by the sun visor. The open car wipers were generally mounted on the inside.

The model number gives a good clue to what...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 49 ford f1 vacuum

Some used a vacuum booster off of the fuel pump in that time frame They still connected to the usual manifold air pressure fitting but the booster will keep it working when a person has a fair amount...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-06-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: od trans id

Ford used the T-85 starting with the 1949 Lincoln cars. It's a heavy duty 3-speed with the R11 overdrive. Ford used it clear up into the early 70s but the later ones had the nodular case and were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 736
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Is it possible to date my 28CCPU?

If it has a model B engine which the number seems to indicate then the frame number is going to be the best way to find out the general time of production. The only problem is that it's under the...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 12-06-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 749
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Magneto question

A basic magneto will fire off of each polarity change on a magnet rotating passed its E-gap where the north pole changes to the south pole of that rotating magnet. The trembler coils make things a...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-04-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 641/2-65 mustang top.

Is it too small or too large? Most are made a bit large and excess can be trimmed during fitting. Do the pads fit like the originals?

In several cases through Ford's history, first year models...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 642
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Third Brush Adjustment

System voltage depends on the condition of the battery so that may not always be reliable. Some folks set it high and run the lights all the time. Those that don't drive at night much and don't want...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 12-04-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 141
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Body Panel Question

They are always listed as separate parts which indicates some difference. I know they aren't the same on model A cars but some other model T owner may have more information. The deck lids are...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 12-04-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Hello and Cartouche Quality

Cartouche has always been fabricating driver car quality products. LeBaron Bonney was the upper quality fabricator before it went into receivership. Neither were completely authentic but LB tried to...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-03-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Speedometer Won't Zero

The old Ford units last relatively well over long periods of time but all of them need some lubrication now and then. Some have a tiny plug near the drive input that can be removed to apply a light...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-03-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 641/2-65 mustang top.

I think the first Mustangs just had a manual folding top. Somewhere in there, they came in with a power top so there is likely some differences in the frame but I couldn't tell you much more than...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: weaving

They are certainly way more toward authentic than many of the current offerings from Model A parts and upholstery supply sources.

My question is how does one get a product like this and does...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 642
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Third Brush Adjustment

That appears to be a straight down photo shot so the brush that is evident is for the ground on the right side of the gen and is fixed. The brush that is approximately 180 degrees from it on the left...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: No High Beams - Light Switch Question

This is true. Ford used a very much similar switch right up through 1939.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-02-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 465
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1955 F-100 5.0L timing

It depends on the system but anything can be made to work in some way that would likely be acceptable. The old Load-O-Matics had venturi vacuum but there was no mechanical advance at all. I've seen...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: No High Beams - Light Switch Question

There are 4 or 5 different switch designs from the beginning in late 1927 to the end in 1931. Check your switch spider and see if it is the triangulated spider or the square one. The change to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Rear hub removal tool

There can be problems with the bolt to the lug nut types if the taper is really tight or corroded together. The hub and drum aren't very thick like a later model vehicles after 1948 The hub & drum...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-02-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 993
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: rusty tank

The best acid for safe corrosion removal on steel is phosphoric acid. This is what has been used by the Navy for years. The thickened form is called naval jelly. Phosphoric acid will remove the heavy...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 12-02-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 465
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1955 F-100 5.0L timing

I'd be wondering the same as KULTULZ on the distributor. Standard for 1984 electronic distributor or standard Ford small block distributor for 1964 thru? If it is for a 55 F-100 then it's likely not...
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