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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Heavy Duty Generator:

Lawson is right. The higher output generators are big old boat anchors. Ford eventually went to the big Leece-Nevillle alternators.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 564
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Need A Screw Driver

I know where my Snapy dealer lives. He will get me whatever I need in one way or another. I haven't bought a screw driver in years. Some folks will pay more for a good quality antique screw driver...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Mallory distributor parts?

Parts may be the roadblock in finishing some project like this. There are more than a few parts that are no longer available for old aftermarket distributors. Do it yourself if you really want to get...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 187
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Toploader speedo cable mystery

Ford also used the T86 top loader in lighter duty applications for quite a while. The 3.03 Ford top loader came along in the early 60s around 1963 or 64. It's easy to tell them apart due to the shape...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Heavy Duty Generator:

Military surplus indicates a possible wartime production since most surplus was generated during that time frame but I don't know how it is considered as Heavy Duty other than what appears to be a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: What happened?

There could be a radiator tube crud build up or it could be a leaky head gasket (internal). A good look at the spark plugs may give an indication. A steam washed plug will be cleaner than it should...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Mallory distributor parts?

You might check with Jim Linder (Bubba) on YA 11 types for model A or B. The original cast iron model 11 has been obsolete for many years but there were modern versions made. Points show up on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 564
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Need A Screw Driver

Snap On dealers will replace the handle with no charge or replace the entire screw driver. The only problem is that the latest style driver will be the replacement and it may not match an older...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-15-2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: elecric problem

I always open them up and inspect. If it's burned up than it's time for an NOS or good used one but it may just need the contacts cleaned. Mercury cars are a little bit easier to find parts for than...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Horn wiring

Kevin has it. A vibrator circuit isn't affected by polarity changes. Here is a link that shows a photo. https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?p=661057

12-volts might be a bit much for an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: What happened?

On an engine with no cooling system issues, it takes certain conditions to get them to overheat to the point the cap releases the excess pressure. Running at idle too long on a hot day can do it or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 348
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Clutch issue?

First and reverse sliding gear is un-synchronized so it's pretty easy to get a grind when shifting down from 2nd to 1st. Matching rpm is key when shifting un-synchronized gears. When down shifting...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2022, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 714
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Painting issue

I used to put thinner/reducer in a spot gun and turn the flow needle down to low output. I would wait for a bit after noting a dry spot then spray a super light coat of reducer over the dry spot....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 794
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Cast Iron drum brakes - Restoration finish?

If a person is worried about heat transfer the radiator type paint can be lightly sprayed on. A brake drum shouldn't heavy coats of any type of paint on it. Thin coats degrade over time when in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1932 BB Dually

All folks looking for and passing on information are welcome on the barn. There are folks on the model A forum that work with B model equipment but you may also want to post on the early V8 side as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2022, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 1939 Convertible Sedan Top

The convertible sedan top is a large one. Boots help to protect a top for extended periods with the top down. It keeps things from moving around a little better and pads the fabric a bit. Loose...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2022, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Tudor roof batting

Natural cotton fibers are hard to beat. Getting cotton padding with relatively few seed linters is not as easy as it once was but a low concentration of linters shouldn't affect the appearance after...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: King pin locking bolt/nut

Heating to the point of red on fasteners expands them a good bit. During cool down, the crust weld from years of service is fractured and loosened. As was mentioned, it may take several...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-13-2022, 11:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 588
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Jet size on a 390

There were likely more than 20 different configurations of the 2100 type plus the new reproductions. They are being reproduced for the 60s & 70s cars. If you can find someone that has a set of...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-13-2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 66 Merc 410 Paint code?

The Ford red was Ford Vermilion but it is more of a RED color with Ford. It was used on both engines and bodies in the immediate post war years. It was used on tractors in the 8N time frame clear up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2022, 09:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,259
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: F1 Steering Conversion

The Bishop/Tardel book describes how the F1 steering box was modified to fit the model A frame. The end of the sector shaft housing was cut off the F1 box and the stub beveled for welding. A model A...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,174
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Reflecting cylinder walls

Lycoming has their own Service Bulletin on differential cylinder pressure testing. Input test pressure is regulated to 80 psi. Minimum test gauge pressure is 65 psi with no more the 15 psi spread in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-12-2022, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Online parts illustrations

Ford made a body parts catalog for the post war passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. They only used illustrations but detail is fair. They could have done better but that's all they offered....
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-12-2022, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 66 Merc 410 Paint code?

Ford started changing colors to identify engines back in late 1939. They had to get more creative with it when the two Y-block V8 types started showing up. It got even more complex when the MEL and...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-12-2022, 11:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 588
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Jet size on a 390

The jpg file is likely to large on bit count. A person can reduce the file size on MS Paint without reducing the aspect ratio. It basically just reduces the pixel count resolution. Some photo files...
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