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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 06:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 797
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Does Anyone Know What This Is?

The usual Philco and Zenith radio sets are more common but there were aftermarket sets targeted to all the domestic cars that were more popular. The Philco FT6 was the most common.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 12:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 797
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Does Anyone Know What This Is?

Don't forget that there is a difference between a two way radio transceiver antenna and a plain old radio receiver antenna. All a regular car radio needs is an antenna that will receive signals of a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Rivets

The tail end can be between 1 and 1.5 the diameter of the rivet on steel parts. A lot depends on the diameter of the hole and whether they have to be driven hot or cold. I have no experience with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Time lapse Model A engine build

Ford turned their engines with large electric motors to bed them in. The motor circuit had a large amp meter that employees on the run in line would monitor to make sure that the current dropped to a...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Radio question

If the internal area is large enough, modern AM/FM bluetooth components or an input jack can be installed in the old case. Turnswitch is one outfit but there are likely a lot of old radio heads that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 607
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1947 Ford Super Deluxe Generator getting hot

If it needed two 6-volt batteries then there may have been a problem with the battery cables. A lot of reproduction stuff doesn't have the correct wire gauge. The ground strap from the battery should...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 797
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Does Anyone Know What This Is?

It may have been attached as a way to match impedance on the antenna wire. Most of the antenna wire replacements I've seen for these don't include and impedance coil but you never know what they...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 12:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 607
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1947 Ford Super Deluxe Generator getting hot

Polarization of the generator field pole shoes is necessary to get the gen to start generating after engine starts. A DC voltage applied to the field coils is what gives the residual magnetism to the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 32 Model Y in France

The Y was Bob Gregories 1st complete design project after he went to work for Ford back in 1931. The design was upscaled for use as the basis for the 1933 models.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Jacking 1939 model 91A

The suspension has a lot of give to it. It takes a good bit of jacking to completely unload the springs and start lifting a tire off the ground. If it runs out of jack before it gets off the ground...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: King pin felt washer orientation

I've heard that some vendors have the cups that are the correct dimension but I don't know. Bratton's was mentioned to have them. The felt gets compressed so much and should be permiated with grease...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-18-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 777
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Transmission swap

Yup, computer conroled AODs have to have all the sensors and a computer to run it all. The TV cable is a lot simpler but anything is possible. Many of the earlier AODs have been updated with the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-18-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 685
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 58 Edsel engine

Those were the Chrysler B or wedge type engines so they are different from the Hemi types.

Chrysler did the same thing as GM & Ford for marketing the first generation Hemi engines. They had sizes...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-18-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1954 Ford 3-Speed OD Trans. Fits What Other Years?

As I mentioned on the early V8 side, a person needs identify what you have first. A photo would be good. Ford R10 or later 259 series is most likely but it could also be a T85 R11 or a T86 R10. All...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,259
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Use of Slip plate to lube springs

Talcum powder used to have more asbestos fibers in it but that is strictly forbiden in the modern era. They have been finding traces of asbestos recently in some of the talcs that aren't supposed to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1954 Ford 3-Speed OD Trans. Fits What Other Years?

Ford types have the rectangular shaped side cover & R10 overdrive and are common for the early 50s but the frame mounted pedals in 1949 thru 1951 required Fords to have mountings on the side cover...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Toploader installation.

One thing I forgot to ask yesterday is what truck is this transmission from? It could be a T170 RTS for all we know. I can't see using a truck transmission in a car unless there is some advantage.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: New brakes drums 1953 F250

I think Chuck's has a drum that will work but the shoes have to match the drum as well.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 388
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: '41 won't crank when hot

Could be a starter problem. Broken or cracked wires like to separate when hot. I would also pull the distributor and do some inspection & service with the flyweights to make sure the spark is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: King pin felt washer orientation

Like a lot of things on the reproduction market these days, there is room to find problems with just about any part you get. Some of the felt cups have too tall a rim for the felt and some felts are...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-17-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 685
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 58 Edsel engine

Most engines have the decimal rounded to the two closest numbers beyond the decimal point. They are the same size for all intents and purposes. A power hone will change those decimal figures pretty...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-17-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 777
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Transmission swap

The FMX is a good transmission but it wasn't further developed for hard use like the C4 has been. There is a lot of stuff available to make a strong C4 but the FMX, not so much. The C4 needs a Flat-O...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Drum brakes 1953 Mercury M250 Classic

The M250 is the Mercury version of the F250 in Canada.

The old F2 /F3 and F250/F350 were still using the Timken Detroit rear axle if I remember correctly. Brake parts for these vehicles are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Toploader installation.

GL3 rating was updated to GL4 rating many years ago. It is still a mild EP and mild EP lube was recommended by Ford for the overdrive transmissions of the late 40s & 50s. While synchro blocker rings...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-16-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 538
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Fordomatic late shifting ('57 thunderbird)

If a person does the pressure test and it seems to be in the range but on the low side then it may have an internal leak. The transfer tubes can leak, the piston rings can leak, and the servo pistons...
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