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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Today, 07:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 331
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1968 Galaxy 500 - New Aquisition

Borg Warner OD transmissions were available in pickups through at least 1971 but the 3 on the tree was more acceptable in pickups. They used the T85-R11N transmission behind the FE engines in F100...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Today, 07:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 398
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Barn find with occupant

I'd pull the back seat cushions out of the car and see if there is access to the trunk through there. Picking some of those old Ford locks is possible but a person needs the right picks to do the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 07:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,366
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Best way to install fender welting?

Commenting on old threads with no questions can be confusing. Some of the original folks that posted may not even be around anymore.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1928 Model A new to Ford barn.

Rose beige and seal brown are really nice colors for the Sport Coupe models. Welcome on the Ford Barn forum. There are a several owners of these cars on this forum including myself.

Cars that have...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: C4 Tranny

Even the earlier 24-spline could take a fair amount of abuse. Some put B&M shift kits in with HI PO 289 engines and they could take some pretty fair abuse. The 26 spline is stronger but they were all...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 10:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 331
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1968 Galaxy 500 - New Aquisition

Vinyl tops don't like the sun. The fastback was sportier but they likely sold quite a few of the standard tops with vinyl roofs. They were good road cars. If you get it running and drive it around...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1949 -50 Mercury overdrive trans case interchangeability

I've never seen a replacement part listed for the bushing inside the 2nd gear. It's pretty thin and getting a new one in there without damage could be problematic. Reaming could also be difficult...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: How long did it take you to align the radiator, hood, and doors to the body?

The alignment depends on several variables that can make adjustment either easy or very long a drawn out. Condition of the frame is the variable that can make a big difference. Condition of the body...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-23-2022, 04:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Overdrive Governor

Idle speed is more fuel delivery related along with other carburetor adjustments so the overdrive maintenance instructions don't mention anything about it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 596
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Water Inlet Leak

This is another situation that is similar to the outlet water neck and head gasket since it is also related to the cooling system. They will sell you a paper gasket or a copper clad gasket. Folks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2022, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Noisy transmission

Straight cut gears will have the whine associated with them in low and second gear. In high gear the main shaft dogs onto the input shaft for 1:1 drive so it doesn't whine with gear noise. Now if the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Filling holes in firewall.

Nothing but a fuel valve, fuel line, and a sediment bowl attachment just above the heater carry through inside the cab if so equipped. The sediment bowl, carb feed line, and carburetor are on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2022, 11:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,056
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Mystery cluster

It is likely a post 1951 diamond tooth cluster. The 259 series transmission had the later gears. They were used up into at least the late 50s and possibly later for some light duty applications.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2022, 11:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Overdrive Governor

A person would have to rig a test light to function off the governor so they could see what speed the light comes on. A tall set of gears will use a different speedometer gear to compensate for that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2022, 11:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Light/ horn rod

Nothing surprises me about reproduction parts.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2022, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Overdrive Governor

When Ford & Lincoln/Mercury dealers were selling these systems they were competing with automatic transmissions from other manufacturers. They would tell the potential customer that they could pull...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 366
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: How do I resize photos?

Microsoft Paint can also be used to reduce pixel count without affecting aspect ratio. Basically it just softens the resolution somewhat. If it's too large then reducing the size would be effective...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2022, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Black tar in gas tank

The original system had no rubber hose or plastic parts. There were three different fuel valves used and none of them are like the OP's valve.

When fuel is left to set for long periods to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2022, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: riley ohv conversion

If a magnet won't stick then they aren't iron or steel. It was common to copper plate a lot of stuff like that back in the day. Nothing surprises me about the old stuff.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2022, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 438
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1939 A Block vs. 59 AB same dimensions?

There is a lot of interchangability in all the flathead 221/239/255 engines. Any engine with the 1937 through 1948 water pumps is the easiest fit in the 1928/29 model A types since there is little...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: clutch wont disengage

The type of clutch and throw out set up for flatheads is important. Adjustable fingers help but many replacements aren't adjustable. The Centerforce diaphragms clutches have bent fingers and add on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2022, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Overdrive Governor

The governor drives off the the final drive and should make electrical contact as soon as the speedometer is just above 25 or there abouts. Now all this means is that the overdrive electrical system...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Filling holes in firewall.

Another way to deal with a fuel tank is to drain it and either fill it with inert gas or put a bunch of dry ice in it just before starting to weld. Fuel needs air to make a mixture that will ignite....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2022, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Starter Problem

My old 29 still has the old box type switch and it uses a better design of insulator that has survived the 90+ years pretty well. They likely changed to get a switch with a vertical terminal stud....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-21-2022, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 936
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Flathead Blocks

The EFV8 Club would be a good place to start. There are likely quite a few flathead fans from the Springs all the way to Cheyene plus all the outlying areas. Shipping is a deal killer now days so...
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