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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 77
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) Yesterday, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 459
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: 21
Views: 459
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: 182
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: 9
Views: 651
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: 985
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: 218
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: 22
Views: 940
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: 22
Views: 945
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: 523
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...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 157
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Lower 31 roadster B pillars

Brookville part number for the whole B-post is A-2050-BPOST. Their catalog lists it for $95 each. The lower brace is part number A-2050-BBRLOWER & listed at $32 each. I have no idea how close they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,657
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1938 model A powered Sears tractor

The introduction of the Ford 9N in 1939 would have thrown a wrench into the cog for most smaller tractors with a price of only $585.00. With the Ferguson system 3-point hitch and a PTO, it would have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,459
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Holy Crap! Kindergarten kids stamped my block. What do I have here?

The only change to the crankshaft was a larger bore hole at the back so that the big torque converter stub would fit in there. They did this for both 239 and 255 cranks in 1951. This was the first...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,003
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1932 ford pickup GVWR.

What ever it could carry with the rear tired still holding it up and the front tires still on the ground. Folks weren't real interested in stuff like that unless they were heavy haulers and those...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-15-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,418
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Identifying a Cdn Mercury Flathead Heads

As mentioned 8CM or C8CM (or later replacement C1CM) heads would have the larger clearance volume for the 255 CID to have the same compression ratio as the slightly smaller 239 CID engines. Canada...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,459
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Holy Crap! Kindergarten kids stamped my block. What do I have here?

When the automatic transmissions and the new rotator valves came out, the 1BA designation was used for the engine block. All the blocks were the same whether 239 or 255 CID. The crank was changed in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,200
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Overdrive Transmission in a 1952 F1

I just wish that some entrepreneur would start manufacturing new hard parts for the Tremec T170 RTS 4-speed TODs. The good ratios are getting harder to find.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,030
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: The new 1940 Ford Book is now available

The Forty lovers thank you Kube.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,694
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Rivets or weld?

Riveting is preferred to bolting of structural elements in aviation. Bolts don't expand in the bolt hole like a rivet and the weight savings can get astronomical on large structures. The way a rivet...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 903
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Reamers

Many of the early King pin reamers were of a set size with slots cut in them to allow the flutes to only be expanded a small amount. They had a threaded adjuster inside with a tapered cone to force...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 931
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: German H-block?

The G29T from the first link looks like it has a 1953 date code. They manufactured them a lot longer than Ford USA did. Finding the wartime stuff is difficult but it's likely out there.

This...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,200
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Overdrive Transmission in a 1952 F1

PC-7 epoxy is the most commonly used material since it is more putty like and easy to work. Some folks use lacquer thinner to smooth it out.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Tattersfield, a piece of history.

Tommy Thickston designed stuff like that but some design was likely done after his death in 1946. Tattersfield & Baron got the tooling after Tommy died. The intake manifolds may have been more...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,346
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: BorgWarner Overdrive Questions

These were fabricated by several people a number of decades ago. They used the Borg Warner components to put an overdrive into the torque tube. The transmission still shifts as always but the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 931
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: German H-block?

Ford of Germany was basically confiscated by the National Socialist government of the time as the company was pressed into wartime production. During this time, designing was done in house since...
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