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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Today, 05:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 647
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Barn find with occupant

I remember the square key being for ignition on those cars with the oval for the trunk. My memory isn't what it used to be so I could be wrong.

Rodents like to pull the stuffing out of seats and...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Today, 05:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 511
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1968 Galaxy 500 - New Aquisition

My cousin has a Torino GT. The Cyclone was a fancier version. They aren't far from being the same size as the Galaxie.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 8BA rods

Lycoming uses piston squirts aimed at the inside of the skirts to cool pistons on the higher performance engines. They are mounted in the case assembly so they are fixed and feed from the oil feed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Fuel Gauge Broke:

When calibrating the turbine outlet temperature indicating system on the old Huey UH1 helicopters, a spool of resistor wire was used to get the resistance just right by removing a bit of wire to...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Today, 09:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 647
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Barn find with occupant

I'm not sure on the 1968 models but Ford used the same key for the trunk that was also used for the glove box. Ignition keys should operate the door locks. The trunk key is likely H50 type secondary...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Fuel Gauge Broke:

The KS fuel quantity senders have a little set of point under the top cap. They sometimes need a cleaning but a person has to be careful with the bi-metallic strip while cleaning.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 378
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Altenator/Starter Issue

The 6-volt starter running on 12-volts gives it a pretty heavy duty increase in rpm over the normal voltage. These old motors have heavy flywheels and clutches that were designed to start at a lower...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1928 Model A new to Ford barn.

You generally need around 10-posts on this site to get the full use of it. I'm not sure about photos but it's true with the personal messaging or what is referred to as PMs. Being completely logged...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 07:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 511
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1968 Galaxy 500 - New Aquisition

Borg Warner OD transmissions were available in pickups through at least 1971 but the 3 on the tree was more acceptable in pickups. They used the T85-R11N transmission behind the FE engines in F100...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 07:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 647
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Barn find with occupant

I'd pull the back seat cushions out of the car and see if there is access to the trunk through there. Picking some of those old Ford locks is possible but a person needs the right picks to do the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,441
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Best way to install fender welting?

Commenting on old threads with no questions can be confusing. Some of the original folks that posted may not even be around anymore.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1928 Model A new to Ford barn.

Rose beige and seal brown are really nice colors for the Sport Coupe models. Welcome on the Ford Barn forum. There are a several owners of these cars on this forum including myself.

Cars that have...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-24-2022, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: C4 Tranny

Even the earlier 24-spline could take a fair amount of abuse. Some put B&M shift kits in with HI PO 289 engines and they could take some pretty fair abuse. The 26 spline is stronger but they were all...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-24-2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 511
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1968 Galaxy 500 - New Aquisition

Vinyl tops don't like the sun. The fastback was sportier but they likely sold quite a few of the standard tops with vinyl roofs. They were good road cars. If you get it running and drive it around...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-24-2022, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1949 -50 Mercury overdrive trans case interchangeability

I've never seen a replacement part listed for the bushing inside the 2nd gear. It's pretty thin and getting a new one in there without damage could be problematic. Reaming could also be difficult...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: How long did it take you to align the radiator, hood, and doors to the body?

The alignment depends on several variables that can make adjustment either easy or very long a drawn out. Condition of the frame is the variable that can make a big difference. Condition of the body...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-23-2022, 04:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 428
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Overdrive Governor

Idle speed is more fuel delivery related along with other carburetor adjustments so the overdrive maintenance instructions don't mention anything about it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Water Inlet Leak

This is another situation that is similar to the outlet water neck and head gasket since it is also related to the cooling system. They will sell you a paper gasket or a copper clad gasket. Folks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2022, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Noisy transmission

Straight cut gears will have the whine associated with them in low and second gear. In high gear the main shaft dogs onto the input shaft for 1:1 drive so it doesn't whine with gear noise. Now if the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Filling holes in firewall.

Nothing but a fuel valve, fuel line, and a sediment bowl attachment just above the heater carry through inside the cab if so equipped. The sediment bowl, carb feed line, and carburetor are on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2022, 11:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,065
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Mystery cluster

It is likely a post 1951 diamond tooth cluster. The 259 series transmission had the later gears. They were used up into at least the late 50s and possibly later for some light duty applications.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2022, 11:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 428
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Overdrive Governor

A person would have to rig a test light to function off the governor so they could see what speed the light comes on. A tall set of gears will use a different speedometer gear to compensate for that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2022, 11:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Light/ horn rod

Nothing surprises me about reproduction parts.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2022, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 428
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Overdrive Governor

When Ford & Lincoln/Mercury dealers were selling these systems they were competing with automatic transmissions from other manufacturers. They would tell the potential customer that they could pull...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-22-2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 510
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: How do I resize photos?

Microsoft Paint can also be used to reduce pixel count without affecting aspect ratio. Basically it just softens the resolution somewhat. If it's too large then reducing the size would be effective...
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