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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 386
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Valve lifter

I dug out my old 1976 version of the Motors Manual for the midsize Fords with the 250 I6 from 1969 thru 1976 and the valve lash specs are all over the place in those years. The only thing I can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: The 1st Model A; Oct 20, 1927

Those first 200 production models were not prototypes. The first prototype was ready for road testing early in July of 1927. Most testing was for the engine and drive train testing as well as brakes...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Quest for lincoln yblock pistons

Lots of stuff for the 368 but not much for the 317 and 341. Kanter has a call for availability. There is a set of unfinished pistons on flea-pay that sort of looks like Lincoln Y-block. They don't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Generator wiring

The field coils connect to the 3rd brush on one end and to ground on the other. Many of the cylinder type generators have a screw through the case that the one end grounds to. The earlier types that...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-20-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 386
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Valve lifter

Different length push rods is the most common for the FEs. I had to change push rods on some valves after a valve job where the guy with the grinder took a lot out of some of the pockets. I had to...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-20-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1957 Ford Country Sedan Transmission Question

The dual range Cruise-O-Matic came out in 1958 but the single range types were still used in a lot of applications.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1953 Project

When rpm matching to 1st gear, it takes a while to get used to bringing the rpm up to match the amount needed when shifting down to a low unsynchronized gear. It has to come up a good bit unless the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 664
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Fuel tank dipping & sealing opinions welcome

In aviation, a thinned form of what I've always referred to as Pro-Seal is used for sealing wet wing tanks. It is a rubber like material when cured. The metal would have to be very clean and free of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 825
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Holes in frame rail

I use the 100 degree countersunk screws but I don't think if these type screws are available in Torx head yet. They are Phillips head cross recess style. They are MS24694 and can be purchased through...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,269
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Condensers

A person can barely trust a modern cap made with Mylar film in this day and age due to construction processes. An old wax paper cap was good until the paper deteriorated which didn't take long with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: model a ground cable routing

Just remember that these cars have positive ground systems as other folks have mentioned. I've seen a lot of new owners that aren't aware of this practice. It was more practical on 6-volt systems due...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-19-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 64 galaxie steering column auto trans

The Ford Muscle forum has a pretty good run down of what folks did for this conversion on their 64 Galaxie cars. Google the Borgeson conversion for 64 Galaxie cars and the thread should come up.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 31 model A generator field wiring

That is correct. The third brush controls current to the field as it receives it from the commutator. It receives more or less current depending on the position of the 3rd brush in relation to the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-18-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Installing a headliner in 63 Falcon Ranchero

I've not done a Falcon type Ranchero yet but I did the one on my 69 el Camino. I use side jaw clamps that work with Cleco pliers and I have a lot of them. This way I can attach the front and back to...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-18-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 386
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Valve lifter

I'm not real well versed in the Ford 250 I6 information. I can't even find what type of rocker set up they have but I suspect they have the full rocker arm shaft set up. The older ones up through the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-18-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 56 Meteor/Ford Body Shell Weight?

The tops are referred to as a hard top but I don't know if it will hold the weight well in only a single position. The center of gravity would have to be right on the mony and it may try to slip. Be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 50 merc heater bypass

My 51 has a small brass valve mounted in the head to stop the flow for summer use. It may be an aftermarket part though and all it does is stop the flow. Plug it if there is no way the heater core...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,829
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: caveat emptor

There may be less folks than there are now but l'm sure there will be a few folks that care enough to find the truth.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-17-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 613
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 390 camshaft

C8AE on that head appears to be a 1968 prefix but I'm not sure on cylinder heads. Their numbers are all over the place.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-17-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,398
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1956 lincoln premiere

The front band 1 15/16" width (possibly with offset or centered lugs) is medium case only but was used in various applications from 1955 thru 1966 so it includes Cruise-O-Matics. The rear band 1 5/8"...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,829
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: caveat emptor

Human nature is for some people to believe what they see with added influence from other people who may gain from that. What folks don't take in to account is that a car that was restored in the 60s,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Need help with 3 items needing ID.

That's what I was thinking about the two separate mounts. They look to be water pump front mounts from an 8BA family vehicle. The generator fan/pulley prefix dates back to the original H model...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Generator charging revisited

I have to assume this is a 3-brush model A type generator. This type of generator gets it's voltage sense from the battery since there is no voltage regulator. It may be easier to check voltage at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Interior Fabric

Mac's is now one of the divisions of Eckler's and so is Cartouche Classic Ford Upholstery. They have been know for a long time to offer upholstery kits to compete with the former LeBarron Bonney...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Interior Fabric

According to "The Ford Model A as Henry Built It" lists Two-Tone Tan Bedouin Grain Leather for the seat cushions but all the other coverings were artificial leather in the same color arrangement for...
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