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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 41
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: How can I tell an early Merc v8 from Ford

The Mercury line started out with a 239 CID V8 in 1939 which had differences to the Ford 221 V8. After the war, all were 239 until 1949. The 8CM 255 CID engine shares most internal components with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: blackish engine oil

Folk are growing used to the modern computer controlled cars that are so efficient that the oil takes a long time to darken and last for longer periods for scheduled oil changes. Electronic fuel...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: What mfg and model horns on the pick-ups

It depends largely on the year of manufacture. Ford purchased a lot of electrical equipment from different manufacturers in order to insure production capability.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Brake light switch

Folks will purchase a car that looks good even if it doesn't work good. Roadsters are popular cars and the prices reflect that. Auctions don't always let prospective bidders know the condition of a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Ammeter burnt

The horn ground controls the unit. The wire from the bottom of the rod to the button should have no continuity with the rod itself until the button is pushed. It can be tested with an ohms meter. If...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Front end alignment 46 ford

The tie rod ends should be different thread, ie left hand or right hand. This allows the tie rod to be turned with both ends loose to lengthen or shorten for a fine adjustment. Turning one end a full...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1938 fan shroud

repeat error
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1938 fan shroud

Vintage Air makes an ABS plastic one but the fit description reads 1937, 38, 39 standard. Now a 39 standard would be like a 38 Deluxe so I figured it might be worth a mention.

I have made a lot...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: upholstery kits

Most kit makers do supply the needed materials along with the pre-sewn coverings and such. The materials will likely differ from original but are considered to be the closest available substitute.
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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 280
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: How To Test Voltage Regulator?

Since there is no volt meter on many of the Ford vehicles, I generally test for voltage while running directly and the battery posts using a digital multi meter. If it reads battery voltage then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 957
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Model A Red porcelain emblem

Kaolin clay is used for porcelain and vitreous enamel is a colorant that is used on glass, porcelain, and several other substrates. Vitreous enamel is a form of glass and other materials that have...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) Yesterday, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Coil testing machine

There are several types out there. Some folks will pay up to $700 or more for these depending on type, how complete they are, and condition of parts. They are still the easiest way to test the old...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-21-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 280
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: How To Test Voltage Regulator?

If it's working with the back up regulator, that would be test enough as far as output. Most will put out more then 30-amps if the current is not limited by the control unit but a person wouldn't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,137
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 3rd engine failure...getting frustrated

Ford did use a hardened steel roller set up to roll burnish their cylinders in the early years around 1914 but I don't know when they discontinued that process. This process is still used for...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-21-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 280
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: How To Test Voltage Regulator?

There is a difference between setting up to adjust a generator control unit and actually troubleshooting a unit with a problem. It can be more complex finding out whether the resistors & pole coils...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 591
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1940 ford pickup brakes

1940 has a point that is worth consideration. During braking, the rear drive train goes the opposite direction from the drive push it has under acceleration. This can even affect the condition of...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-20-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 772
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1966 Thunderbird 390 4V

It was likely built at the Oakville plant. Ford of Canada didn't have all that many plants in that time frame.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Differential part 2

The drive shaft being disconnected might simplify the pinion and bearing removal for inspection. Certainly check out Tom's tech articles on the Santa Anita A's web site.

If it has an underdrive...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: B-W woes

I was not a fan of this type coupler set up. I would be wanting a spline set up myself.
http://www.santaanitaas.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/1C-Borg-Warner-OD-Restorer-Mar-Apr-2005.pdf

Some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 921
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Hole in front of Engine block

It will take a lot of silver or bronze for that. It's repairable but I think I'd start looking for a better block. That's a big crack that would require removal of the engine for effective placement...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-19-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 695
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 65 Comets

Sounds like stuff that sets too long in south Texas. I feel your pain there.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-19-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 772
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1966 Thunderbird 390 4V

I haven't seen too many 58s that didn't have rust on the fender tops just behind the headlamps. My uncle had a 58 Ranchero back in the day that was pretty cherry but it had some little pin holes up...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Model A shocks fit a '32 Ford?

It's the same thing with the arms as it is with the shocks. The B-18047 and B-18052 arms will fit the Model A but they are different it their form and/or manufacture or Ford wouldn't have changed the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 591
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1940 ford pickup brakes

While the factory type books will get most jobs done, I prefer an original or good reprint of the Shop manual that was based on a Ford of Canada military maintenance manual and published after the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-19-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Model A shocks fit a '32 Ford?

They will fit but the arms are the major difference. The model B/18 shocks were the replacement for the model A parts when they were introduced. This does not necessarily mean that a model A shock is...
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