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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 10:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 490
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 71 LTD Info Wanted

The 1971 Ford 400 had 9.1 compression ratio heads so it was the only year that had those. If the engine is bolted to an FMX transmission then it has the small block pattern. Some 1971 and 1973 400...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1938 Radio Removal

The Ford Philco F1540 types have a connection or mounting lug on the back that likely attaches to the firewall and the face mounting to the dash. Other than electrical connection and antenna, that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: two Model A questions

The original horns are series wound so they can be connected either way for function. The grounding part comes from the light switch group where the wire travels up inside the steering shaft to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 382
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Amp guage not working, battery not charging

Folks really shouldn't worry about voltage in this system. It's all about amperage output. The amp meter just shunts a sample while the current passes through it so that it can tell what the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-14-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 764
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: My 56 Transmission need rebuilt?

The larger cars went to the Cruise-O-Matic in 1958 but they were made to fit the FE and some MEL engines if I remember correctly. None were vacuum modulated till 1961 or so. The AOD is cable...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-14-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 490
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 71 LTD Info Wanted

I would put the 335 series either in the large end of the small block or the lower end of the medium block. They are lighter then an FE series engine but a bit heavier than the Windsor family. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,025
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Custom 1939 Ford -- Really!

Initially I would be wondering if it had a 1939 Ford chassis. If so, was it a deluxe set up or a standard. Since it doesn't have either then it's not got much 39 Ford in it. The flathead is kind of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Carb backfire when release accelerator

Back fire through the carb is a symptom of a lean condition.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 382
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Amp guage not working, battery not charging

We have to assume that you have a model A type generator of one type or the other. Does it have an original type cut out or is it a diode that looks like a cut out? There is also the Fun Projects...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-14-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 490
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 71 LTD Info Wanted

The 1971 models with the 400 were the first of the 335 series 400s and they were the best of the batch. When Ford changed the deck height, it really changed all of the 335 series but the largest...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Pre 1945 Block Cams

All of the flathead V8s will crack in the valve pockets if they get too hot. As mentioned, the chances of that do increase with closer distance to cylinder dimensions and especially if they are rode...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 32 amp gauge

It depends entirely on what coil a person is using. If it has a helmet type distributor or a later crab/rabbit ear distributor and is using an original type coil depending on application, then it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Rotors

The early and late 8BA family of engiones as well as the later ford tractors used a flat spring or a clip to fit the rotor tightly to the shaft. These were either the 7RA-12213-B or the 8BA-12213...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,378
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Scum HAMB Hot Rodder Trying to Save a Truly Wasted Roadster...on YouTube!

I also noticed the missing rivets. They didn't have a lot holding the sill rails to the rear quarter so those two rivets are important. The joint would be a pinch weld point in the modern era but not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-13-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 32 amp gauge

Most of the old meters have a little spring to return the needle to center unless it is counter weighted or magnetically centered. The needle may also have slipped on the armature. Many of these...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: GAV lever

The model A was made with a lot of manual controls available to the operator. Later cars went on to more automatic type controls as time went by. Few people in the modern era would know how to adjust...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-12-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Pre 1945 Block Cams

The early 99 series till 1941 have the core sand removal ports and associated bulges on the pan rails. The 19A block for 41 was changed some with the abbreviated intake deck area and the lack of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-12-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 52 F1 tranny

Mac VanPelt's early Ford light duty transmission book is very good. It's a good idea to expect to use a press or some other form of bearing pullers for stubborn parts but the difficult part is...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-12-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1958 Ranch wagon manual transmission parts.

Parts are available but a person needs to know which transmission that parts are needed for. Ford used at least three different 3-speed manual transmissions in that time frame. Mac VP is the go to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 138,698
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: F150 tranny with overdrive

Those of us that know the Tremec 3&OD transmissions of the 80s will know what to look for but there isn't a lot of information out there on them for the average person who may want one and start...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,378
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Scum HAMB Hot Rodder Trying to Save a Truly Wasted Roadster...on YouTube!

The OPs self discription is likely not warranted on a project like this. Although many folks on the barn are die hard restorers, that doesn't mean that they will scorn the hot rodders. Methods of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: AA54XXX VIN Number

In some states, a title that matches no number on engine or frame can be problematic to get registered. I would want to know what the number on the frame is if it is is still visible or can be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-11-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 35-36 rear into 34

The difference in radius rods may also be worth a mention.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-11-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 52 F1 tranny

If it is the light duty 3-speed of old then the low gear is unsynchronized and slides on the main shaft only when shifted. It either goes into the reverse selection or it goes into 1st gear. If the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 138,698
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: F150 tranny with overdrive

I don't know about "a lot" but is does share some parts. The RTS or TOD has a lot of its own part numbers compared to the other SROD and SMOD. The SMOD is a lot different and has a cast iron case....
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