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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Today, 12:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 897
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+) Today, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 222
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...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1941 Ford Open Drive Conversion

I think Spicer/Dana manufactured the AMC 7-9/16-inch (AKA AMC-15) for light duty 4 and 6-cylinder application back in the late 60s. When Spicer/Dana put their own designation to it then it followed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 469
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Rear hub removal tool

The Reproduction KR Wilson tool is a good one but is expensive by comparison to the bolt together set up. Both will get the job done.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 209
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Tillotson carb question

Ford supplied model A parts for many years after production ceased. They subcontracted manufacturers to make a lot of the replacement parts. Borg Warner corporation and it's subdivisions likely made...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 468
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1950 mercury badging and plate code

On Body Code
SLM72 = Saint Louis (assy plant), Mercury, Model 72 six passenger coupe.

On The Paint & Trim
13 = Maywood Green
55 = Tan and Brown Stripe Bedford Cord

On Date & Line Code
27 =...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 173
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1953 mercury fuse box diagram?

I have no experience with the 1953 but the earlier 1949 thru 1951 can have any number of problems from bad wiring inside or outside of the steering column to a dirty turn signal switch. The signal...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Ammeter question.

I've never seen a wave washer in any Ford publications for the model A ammeter or any on unrestored cars. It may have had something to do with the problem with the tabs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 777
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Brought a diamond block home today

Ford outsourced the casting of engine blocks after full model A production ceased in 1931. It was less expensive for them to do that than to keep casting them at the Rouge for low production numbers...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) Yesterday, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: TT truck year id

When Ford Shut down the Model T, they started a process of building up the Rouge and changing what was going on at Highland Park. Ford leased out a good part of Highland Park to Briggs Manufacturing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1941 Ford Open Drive Conversion

The Hot Rod Works set up uses a Heim end mounted just under the transmission output that can swivel as well as rotate on the spherical ball but the Heim end looks kind of small and they mention...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1936 tudour clutch & brake springs, just 2?

If it is too easy to push then I'd also be wondering about the pressure plate.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 468
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1950 mercury badging and plate code

The 1950 Mercury cars started out with the patent /ID plate on the right side of the cowl as shown and the body plate in the same location on the left side. The body plates were combined with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 777
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Brought a diamond block home today

Someone may want that governor for a doodle bug tractor. My Grandad had an F-20 Farmall and the big tractor was a McCormick Deering 22-36. They also had those old Baldwin Gleaner pull behind types...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Fender Bead Repair

Some folks have all the neat big mechanical tools for forming metal but most things can be made with a collection of basic hand tools like hammers, swages, and forming blocks or shot bags. I still...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1941 Ford Open Drive Conversion

The Hot Rod Works has a torque arm kit and a radius rod mount set up for the pre-1941 "long" radius rods to three point the system but I'm sure it would requires some mods to make it a better set up....
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-29-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Badly worn Valve guides

Run some Marvel Mystery oil additive in the fuel. There are instructions for mixing on the product container. MMO was and still is used in many old airplanes that use the small Continental 4-cylinder...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 11-28-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Alcohol Race Fuel

It takes a lot of it to make a lot of power. I've never used it but I know a few drag racers that have. Many racers run a good bit more nitromethane than methanol. The methanol helps cool the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: '51 tudor tail light quarter spears

No one reproduces them that I'm aware of.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Beautiful Lincoln in Spain

Classic Edsel Ford and Bob Gregorie designing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Door lacking

The two most common upholstery kit manufacturers currently are Classtique and Cartouche. There may be other Model A parts sources that sell a basic wind lace. Most stuff that is available is not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,066
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Ford built last bomber shot down in WWII

It was mostly about logistics. Big heavy stuff was a lot harder to field in quantity. The late M4A3E8 Sherman had the big Ford GAA V8 and the high velocity 76mm gun. The M26 had the big 90mm but it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Dennis Carpenter Voltage Reducer

The solid state CVRs will keep the reduced voltage constant and at steady state but the old units work in the same way that the old King Seeley gauges so the only thing constant about them is then...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: voltage reg gone bad

The Echlin VR-402 was the common NAPA 6-volt replacement and wasn't a bad unit in its original form but they weren't really made to be repaired either. They could be adjusted but that was about it....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,103
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Trouble starting my Model A

I don't know whether the car has an original type zenith or a later aftermarket Tillotson carb. Both are updraft types and both have an adjustable main mixture control or GAV that is controlled by...
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