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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 292
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: New baby 1953 Merc

FoMoCo was worried about the bronze and steel metallic plate slippage when they developed the Type F in the late 60s to use in the Borg Warner design transmissions after the whale oil moratorium...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) Yesterday, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Whatisit

The petcocks might be handy but it is a heated manifold to aid in fuel vaporization. In warm climates with hot temperatures it may warm the fuel charge a bit to much. It would be good for cold...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 03:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 736
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Lathe set up help for my shop

Some folks like the collet type chucks with the release lever set up. I use a pretty good 6-jaw and have a 4-jaw independent chuck if I need it plus a multitude of dog chucks and all sorts of old...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 236
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: FE set in stone.

The valve cover couldn't hang. If it was molten lava that covered it then it may have melted anyway.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Fordo I to a cruiso?

It would be easier to convert to the Cruise-O-Matic as long as it will fit the application. That may not be possible for the small y-blocks.The later transmissions were mostly used on FE and MEL...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Advice Required - M47 Pickup Brake Conversion

M47 stuff should be about the same as Ford F1 or Mercury M1. I think all the running gear is the same. Running 15" could be problematic though. Kits are available for 5 on 5.5" hubs so a person can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 736
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Lathe set up help for my shop

That appears to be an older model. Some of the stuff made back in the 80s was pretty decent. They kept changing colors over the years. Blue to green and finally white on a lot of the small ones.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 490
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Alternator Always Charging

Check all connections, not just grounds. I've seen terminal boxes fried to a crisp due to loose terminals inside. Loose connections create resistance and resistance creates heat. The only continuous...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-14-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Fasteners for Country Squire molding

If they are a type of screw it would be nice to know. Some of the faux wood trim was held on that way depending on make & model. They sort of look like a small chrome plated carriage bolt head. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: point gap = dwell

I set them at .016". The gap will decrease over time due to wear on the follower block but they will last longer if a smidge of cam lube is used and the condenser is a good one.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 736
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Lathe set up help for my shop

I just have a old Clausing 12" X 36" lathe but it has enough weight to keep it solid and it has a 1.5" bore through the spindle. A lot of parts are still around for them. I don't turn anything as...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-13-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: T85/r11

The T10 was based on the T85 3-speed but there are variations of the T-10 as well and some are better than others for performance. If a person wants a higher speed overall than a 1:1 drive will give...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Advice Required - M47 Pickup Brake Conversion

You don't have to have a booster as far as I know. A change to a firewall mounted system would required braces and swing pedals so it gets more complex on that route but kits are available for that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 6 volt adjustable voltage regulator?

The adjustment of the regular type OEM and aftermarket voltage regulators has to be done very carefully with proper current and voltage measuring & test equipment plus good bending tools. While a...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-12-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: T85/r11

The T85 R11 is the heavy duty 3-speed & OD. They are relatively heavy for a car & light truck transmission but they can take more torque and especially if it is the R11N with the nodular housing....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: %$#& autolite 1100 carb

I am only lightly familiar with the 200 cid 6-cylinder engine family but I remember that they went through several changes over the many years that it was produced. This question may fit the late V8...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: ahooga horn

I would caution on the use of water displacement #40. It is a lot more solvent based with very little actual residual oil and it will evaporate. It works OK to clean but I'd use a light oil like 3 in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 819
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Ignition switch question

There have been a lot of diagrams put out there on the net for model As. This link is to MAFCA and is good enough to get the job done. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 819
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Ignition switch question

Most ammeters for automotive use have no markings on the terminals. The reasoning is simple. They are made so they will work with either polarity, ie negative ground or positive ground. One side...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,758
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Longest trip yet...MPG suck!

Changing from E10 to regular no E fuel may require a GAV adjustment. If you run alcohol, the milage will decrease. A person could likely run E85 but it would get even worse milage. A lot of the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-11-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 697
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: T5 trany in 55 wagon

T5 transmissions are being fitted to about everything but you need to ask the folks that are working with the Ford car Y-blocks to get your best information unless you are converting to a different...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,758
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Longest trip yet...MPG suck!

The GAV is the trim adjustment control for the high speed jet circuit in the carburetor. Adjust during cruise for best overall running down the road. The only other adjustments to it would be for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-11-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Original Engine and Trans.

It really won't matter on 8BA family engines since the blocks are all very similar. The Mercury 255 used the same block but changed the pistons and crankshaft to get the extra cubic inches. You can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 819
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Ignition switch question

Most modern ignition coils have a + plus and a minus - marking for the primary terminals. Polarity can be mysterious sometimes but coil polarity testers are are available to make sure it has proper...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-10-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 442
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 62 Galaxie

My problem was keeping the AC working. It has a vacuum operated on off electrical switch. Either the switch would go bad or the vacuum motor. The dash has to come apart to fix it. That dash is a...
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