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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 390 in a 51 Ford truck

That great big intake is the heavy part. They are actually a medium block and are lighter than the MEL or 385 blocks. The aluminum intake is good idea.

A lot of small blocks end up in the old...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 390 in a 51 Ford truck

Early Lincolns cover the big Y-block types and the big MEL types. Which valve cover would come closer to an FE head? Ford made some pretty nice valve covers for the FE.

The 390 FE is a good motor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 0.812 King Pin reamer

If they make a spindle bolt reamer reamer a fixed size then the spindle bolt will have to be the proper fixed size for it to do a push fit. If I was purchasing a reamer for a bolt that was 0.8125"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,986
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: What means the quail?

Henry came up with a few symbolic accessories for his cars even though Ford didn't make them. The quail came before the greyhound but the greyhound lasted longer in the V8 era.

Quail and the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1957 Ford convertible - window issues

The first thing that I would try to do is see if the window can be pulled or pushed into full up position with the regulator arm disconnected from the window glass channel. There are usually stops to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1940 Pickup Cluster

The brown accents on the face plate should be the same color as the back plates. A lot of stuff like that can be silk screened if you can find someone that does that. The corrosion on that thin metal...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Ford gear sets and their interchangeability ?

Mac's early Ford transmission booklet has listings in it of what gears work with other gears and so on. It doesn't get into the later narrow 4-bolt pattern Borg Warner transmissions or the overdrive...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 818
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Universal Joint Cover

The original seal there was likely Felt originally. I'm not sure why they went to cork. The later Fords used felt up to 1948 but the cork is an ever present replacement. It's basically just a dust...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2022, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Model A spark plug chart identification

It came from a MARC newsletter. Here is a link.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=52931&showall=1
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-24-2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 311
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Canadian rebuild tag identification

The part number suffix designates the size for the different part numbers. I don't have a Canadian chassis parts book for Ford or Mercury but they may be the same suffix that Ford USA used.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2022, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: I want to know about the wire-on binding

The AACA forum has a thread about wire on which is pretty interesting. There are some photos that show how the zig-zag wire ribbon strip runs through the welt. The wire, when the welt is folded, is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: I want to know about the wire-on binding

I've always referred to hidem and wire-on as welting since it is used to hide a seam or a cut edge. The two types are basically interchangeable as to use but they will not be interchangeable when...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2022, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: model b intake diagnosis

If your tappets are the adjustable type then it's not a difficult task. If they are original type tappets then the job gets a lot more complicated. The old two piece guides have to be driven out to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 792
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: brazzing

Cast iron is difficult to fusion weld but there are still a few shops that perform these types of repairs. It is usually only done on parts that are unobtainium due to the cost. It is a lot like...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2022, 08:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Ford Fire Extinguisher

The old F6 was a fairly large truck. Ours had a hydraulic dump body for hauling grain and we also had the stock racks for hauling cattle. This 1949 F6 was the first new truck my Pop purchased when he...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2022, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Electrical issues?

The two power wires for the horn and lighting are both connected to the generator (or alternator as applicable). The horn button grounds the circuit for its function.

The light switch spider and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2022, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Mike's Affordable New Intake Manifold

Questions came up on these last year. Here is a link.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=297463

I don't know if it helps anything. A person would have to try it and find out. I'd be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Model B manifold

The Model 40/46 cars manifold was basically the same as the model A type but it had the 46-9430 casting mark. Model As can be found with this manifold since it was the factory replacement for the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Ford Fire Extinguisher

None of my Pop's F1s or the F3 came with them but the F6 we had did.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Electric wiper motor rebuilder?

Any armature can be rewound regardless of the number of poles or commutator segments but it has to be rewound with the same size gauge of magnet wire. Condition of the center spindle that has the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Electrical issues?

A multi-meter also has an Ohms meter setting where it puts a very small amount of current through a conductor to make sure it doesn't have an open circuit. This way a person can check through each...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-21-2022, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: '52 F-1 Engine Swap

Where the water gets muddy is after all these years a lot of things could have been replaced for one reason or another. A 4V carb set up would have been a 292 in 1956 but may not have been in 1955....
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-21-2022, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 55 Crown Victoria rear seat mounts my questions

The seat cushion rear edge usually fits under the back rest enough to keep it from moving up. The front edge of the cushion spring assembly usually has two wire spring loop catches that snap into two...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-21-2022, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Steering Box Play

The best way to adjust it is to jack and support the front end of the car then center the steering box and make sure the steering wheel and the front wheels are both centered for straight down the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-21-2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: '52 F-1 Engine Swap

You'll be missing the flathead for sure. Are you sure the engine is a 292. The 272 was still being used in the base Ford models in 56. The 292 was used in the higher end cars like the T-bird and...
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