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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Model A Engine Number

Look for the little diamond shaped casting mark on the right side near the timing gear covers. It would be one of the diamond blocks if so marked. They were the blocks Ford farmed out for the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 40
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: picking 31 roadster body off frame

A 2-post lift makes a lot of stuff like this easier. There's not much to a roadster body. It might be a little tricky if the sub-frame is rotted but it's still do-able.

I'd use three 4x4s under...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 35 Horn

The vibrator coil should pull the diaphragm enough for the points to open. If everything is right then it will do this opening and closing very rapidly but if it won't open the points then it won't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,277
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Rebuilding OEM shocks

In there Q&A section they state not to open them for the first 5-years. If servicing, they recommend SAE 10 to 20 jack oil or equivalent motorcycle fork oil.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: rain water

In a perfect world, rain water would still pick up natural particles in the atmosphere as it condenses and drops out. We get dirt in the atmosphere that is blown all the way across the atlantic ocean...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Model A Engine Number

Ford sold the model A type engine as an industrial engine up to just before WWII. They were used as pump drives, air compressors, generator plant drives, and for various agricultural equipment drive...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Is my Oil Pump Garbage?

The part that is cracked & poorly welded is the main body. The early forged pumps seem to hold up well but most are cast iron so cracks are more common than a person might think. Sometimes you can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 406
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Can't fit a socket on front oil pan bolts

Felpro manufactures a set of four plastic studs that also have a retainer feature to hold the pan so the bolts can be installed while keeping the gasket in place. These are available from model A...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 06:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 316
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Found loose shims & unused cotter pin in oil pan - What do I need to check? (w/pi

The dipper tray is sometimes difficult to remove but it can always be popped out of there. Perhaps whom ever did the last engine work didn't take it out to clean under there. Maybe they didn't know...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 65 352 Big Block

I love FE engines but have had weird problems with the 352 version. I don't know why but I don't like them and they don't like me. I've never had a lick of problems with the 390.

If the oil isn't...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) Yesterday, 10:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,764
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Toploader main shaft interchange

The SMOD T170 RUG 3+1 with cast iron case predates the SROD and TOD aluminum case models. It uses a gate style shifter so it's got enough differences that there are very few interchange parts even...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Shifting Tower Installation

The 1st/reverse and 2nd/high sliding gears should be slid by hand into neutral. A person may have to rotate them a bit to align the gears or dogs but they should move without too much force both in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 565
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Can ammeter cause trouble?

One problem on lot of ammeters I've opened up is the internal insulator on the shunt bar is generally just a fiber material a lot like paper but a bit thicker. The case insulators or the nuts are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Steering wheel too tight

The reason I brought up the bearings in my post #2 was that the bearing change happened sometime in June of 1930 followed by a worm change in August of 1930, The original bearings were on a 25 degree...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2022, 03:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 565
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Can ammeter cause trouble?

There are two sources of power in a model A. The battery and the generator. What the amp meter indicates is the difference in flow between the load side (generator) and the battery side. Some of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Steering wheel too tight

I agree on grinding pieces to fit things. There should be no need to do that. I'd be curious to know if this is an early 1930 (prior to February 1930) unit or later. The early type is shorter by near...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 35 Horn

The vibrator coil in that horn design is an interesting deviation from the old conventional vibrators used in the past. The design was likely to make it more compact to fit inside the housing. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Testing a 12V resistor coil.

The basic battery ignition system needs a breaker point set to provide a pulsating direct current so the inductor coil will function. Induction can only happen in a coil if there is either a rapid...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 719
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Starts with hand crank only

Two things I learned about model As a long time ago was to always keep a spare condenser close at hand and to maintain the electrical system connections with special emphasis on the battery...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: transmission difference 60hp to 85hp

From information I've looked at in the 1938 through 1941 Ford & Mercury chassis parts & price list, there appears to be three different cases made for the V8 60 applications. The 73-7005 was for V8...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,169
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Title Woe’s

It can be considered fraud in some cases. Several high profile builders have been to court for things of this nature. The main problem is that a vehicle in a different states jurisdiction would...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-14-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,169
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Title Woe’s

It has only been relatively recent that a database has been available between states. This kind of stuff will likely affect more and more owners of historic vehicles due to clones and street rods...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2022, 12:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Seat Springs

Paint is a good way to stave off corrosion. Iron oxide can bleed through lighter colored fabric if the seat gets wet. It's always a good idea to paint the spring boxes.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 08-13-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 912
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: Transmission problem

One problem I've noticed on the old Borg Warner designs and Fords follow ons is that the clutch pack stack ups may not have the correct thickness of plates when compared to the original types. his...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-13-2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,055
Posted By rotorwrench
Re: 40 Ford Drake radiator saga

One of the things that affects prices for parts in the USA is any form of plating. The EPA regulations on heavy metals are likely among the stiffest regulations in the world. A lot of plated items...
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