The Ford Barn

The Ford Barn (https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/index.php)
-   Early V8 (1932-53) (https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=4)
-   -   1/4 inch hole in shifting tower sloppy (https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=284926)

qmdv 08-01-2020 07:25 PM

1/4 inch hole in shifting tower sloppy
 

On my 39 transmission, the little 1/4" pin that the slot in the shift lever ball slides over and goes in the hole in the shifting tower is sloppy A letter F drill is perfect. I could cut of a little piece of an F drill and use that . I have been told that you should use softer steel than a drill bit. Can I heat the bit to cherry red and let it cool slowly to anneal it. Is that going to be soft enough

51 MERC-CT 08-01-2020 07:54 PM

Re: 1/4 inch hole in shifting tower sloppy
 

Most drill bits have the chuck end softer than the cutting end. I personally
would not worry about using it, if it does the job (and without any heating)

alanwoodieman 08-01-2020 08:11 PM

Re: 1/4 inch hole in shifting tower sloppy
 

I have seen those holes and the slots drilled/ground to fit 5/16" drill bits, I would prefer you use the drill bit as they last a long time

qmdv 08-01-2020 09:00 PM

Re: 1/4 inch hole in shifting tower sloppy
 

Quote:

Originally Posted by alanwoodieman (Post 1915658)
I have seen those holes and the slots drilled/ground to fit 5/16" drill bits, I would prefer you use the drill bit as they last a long time

5/16 seems extreme. I will use an F bit

Bored&Stroked 08-02-2020 07:59 AM

Re: 1/4 inch hole in shifting tower sloppy
 

I see no reason to soften the pin - just use a cut-off wheel to carve a piece off the end of it . ;)

Hal Beatty 08-02-2020 01:50 PM

Re: 1/4 inch hole in shifting tower sloppy
 

What B & S said... I did that on my shifter; works well.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:47 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.