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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: overdrive transmission level question

The ports where oil carries through are small so the heavy viscosity lube takes a bit to equalize. I always recommend filling it the way you did if a person is going to drive the car immediately...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 12:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,831
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: oil with out zink

The "break in" oil that is used in aircraft engines is straight mineral oil with no additives. I don't think a person with a high performance engine would want to use that. I've never used any...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Flathead ID

It certainly appears to be a Dagenham produced engine. They produced them a lot longer than Dearborn or Windsor did.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-10-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Conversion U-joint

From some of the quick checks I've done by checking the bearing cap sizes and dimensions, my first check would be the OEM type U-joint for the 1971 Mavrick but I don't know all the particulars for...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 04-10-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: model T add on starter?

It does have a rubber donut type drive coupling on the one end with what appears to be some sort of clutch control on the other end. The large diameter disc in between has me baffled. It doesn't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-08-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Flathead Straight 6 Engine

The Ford G-series 226 is not all that common and parts are hard to find for them. A lot of folks change them out for the H-series 226 that came out in late 1947 and continued in production till the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Ammeter - Needle

The needle should be attached in some way to the spindle of the rocking armature or it could slip on the spindle and not return to the zero indication.

Is this a reproduction ammeter?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1938 to 1952 Ford 3/4ton & 1ton pickup boxes

The 3/4 and 1-ton pickups with the long bed or express bed are likely somewhat interchangeable but I imagine that there are subtle differences over the years from pre-war to post war bonus built...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 39 ford waterpumps

Dissimilar metal corrosion is a real thing and should not be discounted and especially where moisture is in the mix. After 40-years in the aviation industry, my experience has been different.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Transmission and rear end oil

For a transmission I would look for Sta-Lube GL-4 mild EP gear oil but GL-1 would also work. The viscosity depends on the seasonal temperature as illustrated in the previous post. The rear axle can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-07-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 50
1cm
Views: 1,733
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1cm

If Ford of Canada changed to rotator type valves than that is likely an example of the Canadian part. They used the C in the prefix on a lot of their parts.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-06-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 39 ford waterpumps

Anti-seize is the key for any stainless hardware. Stainless likes to gall when coming apart so the anti-seize is a must. It's even worse with dissimilar metals than it is for stainless on stainless...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-06-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Flat Head Bell Housing

You will need the half bell. I prefer the Mercury stamped type but the pickup cast part will work as already mentioned but the flywheel is another necessary part since an 8BA has different starter...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-06-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,831
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: oil with out zink

I don't know why folks bring this old stuff back up. There must be more than a few other threads about this and many more on other forums. Folks can be told by an expert (of which I am not) that the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-06-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 50
1cm
Views: 1,733
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1cm

Those Lincoln side shift set ups were definitely different.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,253
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Oil grooves

While oil does remove heat, it also has to have a pathway to get an even film of oil to all of the bearing surfaces otherwise it will take the path of least resistance and likely neglect a portion of...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-05-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1967 Ford Custom 500

They were likely interceptors equipped with the 428 V8. They would really get up and go with the all out police package. The 428 was less expensive to produce than the 427 so it was perfect for the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Chrome plating in Colorado

This link has a few possibilities. https://forums.aaca.org/topic/164869-best-of-chrome-shops-poll/
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 50
1cm
Views: 1,733
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1cm

Cab Over Engine (COE) trucks had a different shift tower arrangement. Maybe that's why it has the strange shape.

Another thing I wanted to mention on post 38 is that all the 8BA era blocks were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 673
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Charging 6 volt Battery

Like anything with the old cars and unknown modifications, it depends on what the car has for a charging system. If the car has an original type generator and cut out relay or an alternator...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Chrome plating in Colorado

Pot metal or zinc die castings take a plater with a lot of experience. It's hard to deplate, hard to repair, and hard to polish without damaging the original profile of the part. It takes a real...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-05-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 88,241
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Engine block I.D. pictures

I don't know if you can update the older posts. You might try it to see if it will work. If not, a person would have to repost these items with new entries.

This has been a problem with a lot of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1945 1/2 ton Pickup Tire Help needed

15-inch wheels were not common on early Fords prior to 1948. Post war Mercury cars had 15-inch but changed style for 1949 through 51. Lincolns had 15-inch post war but they had hub cap clips till...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 50
1cm
Views: 1,733
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1cm

I guess it depends on how high the crown of the dome is. All the Ford made 8BA pistons were domed originally. The Mercury and Ford pistons only differ by the piston pin location since they have the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 50
1cm
Views: 1,733
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1cm

As far as I know (which I will admit is limited), the Canadian trucks came from the same plant whether they were Ford or Mercury at Walkerville at least till the Oakville plant was built later.

I...
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