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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Holley 94 jetting question

The automatic spark control has the vacuum brake but it also has flyweights that can get sticky or worn on the rotor. both phases of control have to be in good condition.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Condenser Problem?

I didn't mention it before but its never too late to add. If your condenser is bad then it would be likely that the points are burned as well. That's one of the reasons the condenser is in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 951
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Does Gauge of Ground Wire Matter

Voltage is a carrier so the amount of voltage in a line is what makes the difference. Low voltages like 6-volt have to have less resistance in the line so that there will be very little line loss...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Condenser Problem?

Check the easy things first, is the best course. If you check the wire from the ballast resistor as meric42 mentioned, it should have a steady voltage. The ballast will drop the voltage lower than...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,034
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: where is the most idiot-proof diagram of terminal box wiring?

The two items that are as clear as mud are the coil and the amp meter connection. Many late type amp meters don't even have a + or - indicator stamped on. As was mentioned, if the amp meter shows a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,448
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Rebuilt Model A Engine: What do I have?

When crankshafts go undersize, it requires that main bearings be reworked with thicker babbitt material to compensate. The pouring of babbitt requires a different set of forms in order to get that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 889
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Sport Coupe Roof

The header wood is the tack strip for the top but there is a metal cover that fits over the front part of it and the visor fits forward of that. The visor is a removable piece with the screws on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-25-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Holley 94 jetting question

The carbs have three circuits plus the accelerator pump. Idle screws have to be adjusted for best idle after the engine is fully warmed up. The idle circuit only draws fuel when the throttle plates...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-24-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1955 Ford E-350 Wheels

If you want different wheels, the guy to contact here on the Fordbarn is truckdog62563. He knows more about truck wheels than anyone else I've come in contact with.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-24-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 613
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1961 FE exaust manifolds and casting numbers.

Parts catalogs can sometimes be purchased on CD format. I always get all the info I can get for the old cars. The Hollanders are the best interchange books to get. It take a while to go through all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: co-op

I found some further information from this link. I was wrong about the relationship with Farmland Industries. They are related.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Cooperatives

This...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: C59A Crank Pulley - Installation/Removal

I use a fine India stone on shafts that have little dents just to take the high spots down. I polish with fine paper or Scotch-Brite after that. You want that pulley so go on snug so don't take too...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,266
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: How To Remove Cosmoline

I have an old 45 (WL) that was made in 1948 so I scoured this country and a few others for parts over the years for that restoration. Front cylinders seemed to have survived many years in cosmoline...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: SMS Upholstery order

If it's for materials just make sure they have them in stock. If they don't then reconsider about whether to order or not. Materials are getting more difficult to source due to multiple problems in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: co-op

I grew up in Kansas and most farm towns with a population over 2000 generally had a Farmers CO-OP. The organization was formed under Farmland Industries but I've never seen any reference to the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-22-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Fordomatic: Are there different output shafts for different Fordomatics?

From info I'm finding (parts book & internet) the original slip yoke depended on the engine installation and associated transmission. When the T-bird came out, they used the new medium case...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 889
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Sport Coupe Roof

Classtique Upholstery's Sport Coupe top kit is likely the only kit available right now. It should come with all the cardboard filler materials, strapping, interior covering trim cloth, top material,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 889
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Sport Coupe Roof

The Fordwood diagram gives a basic wood installation. Volume 5 of the MAFCA series on "How to Restore Your Model A" has a good run down on all the pieces. This link is to a previous question of the...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-21-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 223
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Help! 1959 Ranchero GVWR

GVWR includes empty weight, passenger weight, fuel weight, and bed weight. That 1,100 lb load rating added to the vehicle weight should be pretty close. The Ranchero cars were not a 1/2-ton pickup....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,448
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Rebuilt Model A Engine: What do I have?

I've seen three digit date codes mean a number of different things. Tires used to use a 3-digit code but with the last digit being the last number of the year, there is no account of what decade it...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 01-19-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,068
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Holley 4150 carburetor development history

I think George & Earl Holley bought up the failing Chandler-Groves company for several reasons. The designs were good for the aircraft carb but they needed refinement so Holley did that too. This...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Drive gear bushing.

The Timkens are available but the one on the pinion tip is a bit harder to source of good quality (18-4625-A). The differential spider gears don't have bushings since their movement is more limited....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,100
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1936 P/U Metalshaping

Your power hammer did as good a job as a Pullmax. I can't see how it's made but it is certainly working well for you.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,266
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: How To Remove Cosmoline

In the military we used PD-680 which could have been perchloroethylene or trichloroethylene depending on the suppliers at the time. We would drop the component in the vat and let it set there a while...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: How to test vintage oil gauge

I have an old hand hydraulic pump that is connected to a T-manifold with a test gauge on one side. I have all sorts of reducer bushings to fit the gauges to be tested and a cap plug to keep the test...
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