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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,134
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Battery Shortage (not Shorted)

As was mentioned previously, it slows water evaporation and out gassing to a certain degree but it will not stop it. Any liquid cell battery would need an inspection schedule to make certain that the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2022, 08:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,134
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Battery Shortage (not Shorted)

The acid pretty much stays in the lead plates. The water departs in broken down form so a person should never put electrolyte back in there. Only clean water to replace the loss. A hydrometer will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2022, 04:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 849
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Anyone with issues with Coker Tires out of round, I found a solution

Cokers molds may not be properly centering the tire carcass during the mold vulcanizing process. All of these type tires were set up by rolling the plies on a mandrel and the person doing that has to...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 06-29-2022, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Help identifying steering box

The drawings on the MTFCA site show that the gears were removed and a solid shaft was installed. https://www.mtfca.com/model_t_encyclopedia/worm-gear-steering-for-the-model-t/
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-29-2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Need help on Decoding Data Plate 1963 Galaxie

If that fifth character in the VIN is G then it had a 406 FE V8 but if it is a C then it was one of the new for mid 63 289 small block engines. This link will give the rest....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: my post apology.

The battery development by Tesla is what has made a dangerous combination of elements very useful for electric cars and all other modern electrical storage needs related to them.

I don't know all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2022, 09:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,134
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Battery Shortage (not Shorted)

Texas became a state to get the protection from Mexico after their San Jacinto loss. The Mexican war of 1846 was fought by the future leaders of both the Union and Confederate forces of the Civil War...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Ammeter At 15 a

The battery should pass a load test but the problem is that few folks have a 6-volt load tester. a test can be done two ways without a load tester. One way is to turn on the headlamps and have...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 06-28-2022, 10:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Help identifying steering box

Ford had used worm gear steering in a limited way on certain model T types but the information is also limited. There was the Sprague type worm set up that was aftermarket and there may have been...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-28-2022, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Ford Shock i.d. help

Ford started using "aircraft type" shock absorbers in late 1947. Kits were produced that would retrofit back to 1942 using the same kit. They may have been from original installation or from a kit....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 543
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1936 generator cut out wiring

Ford used similar cut outs for all 3-brush generators since they used them for so long. There are a lot of variations from model T years up through model A and clear up to 1939. The ones for the N...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2022, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 36 ford coil remote adapter

The adapters made for the helmet type distributors are notorious for warping under heat load. Most folks learn the hard way on those things then switch back to stock to get away from the problems...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,134
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Battery Shortage (not Shorted)

This outfit sells AGM look alike batteries for certain makes & models but they are even more expensive than the Optima. Here is a link....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 884
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Cracked Model A Block

I can't tell for sure but is looks like the two cylinders already have sleeves.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2022, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Do I need extra shims on main bearings?

When the main bearings were align bored, they may have set the clearance too tight. A lot depends on the person doing the work and their experience level. The process of prepping the block, pouring...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Timing?

That's one thing about the model A. The way the distributor and its components are made, a person only has to align the rotor bug with the #1 terminal with full retard at TDC on compression stroke...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-26-2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,096
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Flathead 8BA RPM

Chuck's Trucks has been supplying a 4.12:1 set of gears in kit form for the Timken-Detroit rear axles or at least they were. Counting the teeth on the ring and pinion is the best way to divide out...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-26-2022, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,801
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1935 1.5 ton Ford Demonstrator

That many years under the bridge and so few posts from the OP indicate that there hasn't been much if any activity from the original poster. Chances are slim for a response at this point in time.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,111
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Synchro kit?

The model A transmission with it's straight cut gears and lack of synchonisers isn't much weaker that the model B transmission. It's just more of a challenge to shift. Learning to throttle up and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 758
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Scotch Free Roller free wheeling device

It would allow a vehicle to be flat towed without turning the forward portion of the drive system such as the drive shaft, u-joint, and main shaft. The mainshaft is better lubricated when the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2022, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000206169264

Not everyone deals with Facebook since it is a web site that is for those that are registered to it. I am not registered to it. I prefer other forms of intertainment myself.

I find it a good idea...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2022, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Long shaft distributor

A person should always keep a spare A&L condenser or two. A person can test them with a capacitor tester or do the R&R with a new one to test.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2022, 09:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,111
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Synchro kit?

Mitchel doesn't sell kits. They may update one you have but it may not work that way with them. A person could try and contact them and inquire about what they offer. They developed the parts so they...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 06-25-2022, 09:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,411
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: VIN decoding

You would be better off making a new thread for this question. Using old threads is confusing. I don't have Ford of Canada manuals that new so I won't be of much help for a 1961. You may want to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-25-2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: What amp battery is best or needed for V8's?

Old Ford Group 1 hard rubber battery cases are getting more scarce by the year. The plastic reproductions were available where a person could put an Optima inside but I haven't seen them for a while...
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