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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Looking at 63 Galaxie

This link looks good. http://www.mercurystuff.com/1963-galaxie-monterey-vehicle-identification-canadian.html

As far as I can tell, the 1BB is defined as 1= single color overall and BB= Raven...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Change 12V Positive Ground to Negative ground

The power master is likely a one wire alternator made to look like a generator. A generator may be an early 3-brush type that uses a cut out mounted on top or a later 2-brush type unit that has an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: which alternator bracket do I need?

I've seen several different mechanical fan set ups on the HAMB that work on 8BA family engines fitted to early V8 applications. Some use the generator on cylinder head mounts with a fan similar to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Wiring & Discharge

A long as a person can use a multi-meter to verify the generator output then a person can justify swapping the leads. Ammeters of the type used on the model A cars have a polarity to them. This is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,234
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: I have to have this part!

Secrets of speed has one of those type side plates but it doesn't have "4-Banger" on it. I think is has the Lion head on there. It mentions that when they are out of stock then they are all gone. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 547
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: optima battery prices............

The best way to get a wet cell battery is in a dry charge state. They have to be serviced with electrolyte and top charged but at least they will last a full life. A battery that has already been...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-25-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 902
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1956 lincoln premiere

The 1957 change was Lincolns's last hurrah for sharp tail fins on a rounded car but added the distinctive dual vertical mount headlights. It certainly got busier lines and trim. Most of the Ford and...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-25-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Looking at 63 Galaxie

All fords will rust down in the low entrapment areas. It takes X-ray vision to tell what has been done to any old car over the years. I have a life long fondness for the 1963 Galaxie models. They...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: ID year of engine? 49-50 or 51-53

Most replacement valves are stainless steel types now days. I still find NOS valves on flea pay now and then. Chevy valves are a little longer and 1.6" diameter so they will cause changes to the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Shipping car from Canada to US

With restrictions currently in place that may be difficult. It's usually best to check with a broker that can inform you about customs paperwork involved. It could be complicated.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Question about light switch

There can be a number of problems with the modern reproduction light switches. There were a number of changes to the OEM switch during production until they settled on one design. A person can google...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Floaters or Not?

This is a link to model A times article on Flathead Ted's site.
http://www.flatheadted.com/images/stories/modelatimes/modelatimeswinter2007.pdf
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Motor seized

Check the water pump. They can seize up too. Valves can stick and cause blockage of cam movement. Marvel Mystery Oil in the cylinders can help loosen things up. Be prepared to dump what oil is in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Is it 6 Volt or not?

To be a 12-volt system, It has to have a 12-volt generator or alternator and a 12-volt battery. Conversion requires replacement of all bulbs from 6-volt to 12-volt. Electric motors for the heater and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 970
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Rebuilding my generator...

The high tension lead is connected to the secondary coil which gets it's high voltage through induction. It has no complete electrical circuit connected to it. I would check your primary and...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-24-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 401
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: My 63 1/2 Ford Galaxie

I know the feeling. If I only had more time and room for cars I'd likely be in heaven.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-24-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 902
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1956 lincoln premiere

The 368* Lincoln Y-block with a 4V were 285 horse power engines but likely were a bit heavier that the 312 little brother since they are a big block. Mileage for the Continental Mark II was tested at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 970
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Rebuilding my generator...

With the pop out switch disconnected from the coil (red wire), the coil can get no ground unless there is a short in that red wire. If the red wire is still connected to the pop out but the cable...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Change 12V Positive Ground to Negative ground

What I'd like to know is why the system was set up with positive ground in the first place. This is not common on US cars with 12-volt systems. Does the system have an alternator or a generator...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Engine oil again

There is no war yet. The manufacturer is the one who sets the standards for the lubricants and other service materials for their product. It's as simple as that. That's all I'm reading out of this....
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-22-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 902
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1956 lincoln premiere

With the old transmissions you sort of have to take what ever is available. I've heard of folks having stack up problems with clutch plates due to different thickness. This can lead to confusion so...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 956
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 52 Flathead crankshaft end play

The ones that fit the early flywheels will work. Third Gen Automotive has them as well as others. They are set up to be safety wired to each other. The original 8BA ones have the large dimple in the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-22-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: adding front springs finally-check me

It looks good enough for the girls I go with!
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-22-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,989
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: fordamatic

The go to transmission replacements seem to be the later AOD transmission if an automatic is favored but the conversion kits are up there in price to do it.

The guys that likely know the Chrysler...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-22-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 902
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1956 lincoln premiere

The Medium case Ford-O-Matics came out for heavier duty use beginning in the 1955 model year. Initially, they were used behind the 341 powered Lincoln cars but were geared up for use behind the Ford...
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