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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Today, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 928
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Transmission swap

The Ford-O-Matic was a single range 3-speed but a lot of folks refer to them as a 2-speed since they start out in 2nd unless you pull the selector into low. They were used in light duty applications...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Today, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Bellhousing for a 368 Y Block Part #

The big Y blocks have their own bell pattern and most were made for trucks or the earlier Lincolns that still had the Lincoln Y-block. Once that MEL was out then there was a cross over with the FE so...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 10:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 770
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Overdrive transmissions

They didn't need them with the swing pedals starting in 1952 so the side cover has no extra mounting provisions. The one in your car also has the boss on the right side for right hand drive set ups...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 483
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 41 Distributor Helmet Style - Dwell

A person can get better rpm response from a dual point set up. Mallory was still selling quite a few aftermarket units for all V8 engines well up into the early 70s. It was not a major upgrade but it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,048
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: How to identify the year without the Vin??

If the frame/engine serial number was actually A4360524 (eliminating the 1 & 2 at the beginning), that would be consistent with an engine produced in February of 1931. The slant windshield types...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: KEM Condenser

When radio repairmen rejuvenate old radio sets, the first thing they do is replace all the capacitors. They were not made to last due to the materials used back in the day. Mica was the only...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1929 tailpipe clamp picture

I installed an STC muffler kit on a helicopter that was not originally designed to have anything other then a basic open header on each side. They used flexible piping and standard clamps to hold the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 10:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,379
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Fordomatic late shifting ('57 thunderbird)

I would also wonder if there is a possibility that the engine was changed at some point and it may not have the same linkage as it originally had. There has been a lot of water under the bridge since...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 483
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 41 Distributor Helmet Style - Dwell

The old Ford/Mallory design distributors were dual point set ups so that they could get more dwell time out of an eight lobe breaker cam. If the breaker points are installed & adjusted properly per...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By rotorwrench
Re: V12

They also had different cases. As was mentioned, the tail shaft was longer for the OD unit and it had a different mount set up for the frame but they were still closed drive set ups. The ones prior...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1929 Pickup - Frame to body blocks

Pickups generally had a hard life. The foundation has to be completely straight and square before building on top. I'd start with the frame checks. This is generally the first thing to complete on a...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-23-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Type under dash AC- heat unit used

If you are referring to air conditioning (AC) most options would be separate units. Since Ford only had heater options in the 50s F100 pickups then one of those options would work for heat & defrost....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 619
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1940 merc & ford x member replace

A traditional hot rodder would have built that Merc flatty. The original hot rods mostly had Ford engines until the competition finally built something that would compete. I don't mind monkey motion...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 770
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Overdrive transmissions

In 1951, the new diamond tooth gears showed up. If this is a later unit then it likely has those gears. The tail shaft & housing may differ depending on the year of manufacture. The later 259 series...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,270
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Time lapse Model A engine build

A lot of folks that do Model A and T engines don't burnish them like Ford did. They peen the bearings after they are poured to get them to fit well against the block then they align bore them to...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-23-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,316
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: The First Modern Production Ford Motor

I had a mentor in my early years that worked for Bill Harrah. He was their Stanley Steamer specialist and had a lot of good stories about his time there in Reno. He mentioned Bill's model K Ford a...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-22-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,379
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Fordomatic late shifting ('57 thunderbird)

I doubt if too much pressure like that will hurt as long as the problem is corrected soon. It's usually not enough pressure that kills the plates due to slippage.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 770
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Overdrive transmissions

That C is for "Made in Canada". That case would work as long as the original side cover will fit on it for the clutch works.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-22-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 619
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1940 merc & ford x member replace

Street Rodders!

I'm more traditional myself. I prefer a Ford in a Ford.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,270
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Time lapse Model A engine build

I'm not sure if Ford even peened the bearings after the babbitt was poured into the block. That may have been the purpose of the burnishing process. The crankshaft has a tendency to grow a good bit...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 619
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1940 merc & ford x member replace

I'm not much on splitting wishbones but it may be a necessity. I think I'd use a C4 with a Flat-O adapter before I'd use a T400. The old T400 was set up with electric kick down so that could be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Drug another home but with a torque converter

I thing the changed the way the converter connects to the transmission in 52 or 53 but I cant' remember. That one looks like a later type but I can't be certain. There ares still a fair amount of old...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,002
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Does Anyone Know What This Is?

The usual Philco and Zenith radio sets are more common but there were aftermarket sets targeted to all the domestic cars that were more popular. The Philco FT6 was the most common.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,002
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Does Anyone Know What This Is?

Don't forget that there is a difference between a two way radio transceiver antenna and a plain old radio receiver antenna. All a regular car radio needs is an antenna that will receive signals of a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Rivets

The tail end can be between 1 and 1.5 the diameter of the rivet on steel parts. A lot depends on the diameter of the hole and whether they have to be driven hot or cold. I have no experience with the...
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