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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 694
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: D44 R&P pattern

I assume you are reading the torque while the pinion is rotating. 25 in. lb. rotating torque is probably on the lower side of factory specs for new bearings and seal drag but should be OK.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: crank shaft movement

Measure the end play with a dial indicator to see exactly what the end play is. Then decide what is needed.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-09-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,047
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Wink Re: The First Modern Production Ford Motor

Don't forget the one-off Model N that Henry had hopped up by adding 2 more cylinders. The car still exists in running condition and has been discussed here on Fordbarn. Apparently he was quite the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,402
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

For drag racing you do not need to worry about what class you fit in! Just go bracket racing. No rules to meet except safety requirements. No worries about running against any cowardly cheaters. ...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-08-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,047
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Alexander Is At The Early Ford V-8 Museum In Auburn, Indiana

When I made my comment about "armchair experts" I was speaking about people in general who repeat falsehoods without caring for accuracy.
I did not realize that this discussion was primarily a tiff...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,402
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Let's build a drag race 8BA engine

This reminds me of a quote in a magazine many years ago: With nitrous oxide you have a tendency to drive over your own crankshaft!
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-05-2020, 01:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,047
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Alexander Is At The Early Ford V-8 Museum In Auburn, Indiana

[QUOTE=trulyvintage;1916555

Personally - I am tired of " armchair experts " attempting
to influence history with personal opinions.


Truer words were never spoken!! Thank you! Sadly, these...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 694
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: D44 R&P pattern

I've been retired for 6 years so it's been awhile since I've done a Dana 44 but as I remember backlash is .004-.008" and preload for new pinion bearings is about 20-30 in. lbs. so you could take out...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 694
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: D44 R&P pattern

I'd say it looks good. They never seem to look exactly like the books show. Your pattern feathers out toward the top of the tooth which in my opinion is good because under load the contact point...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2020, 01:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,020
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Ratchet style starter drive retract

I believe the term was "Follow Through". They were designed to avoid disengaging whenever the engine would fire once or twice but not catch and stay running. It used to be common to hear a Ford...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,032
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: A few questions on a 8BA

You might want to remove the pan before you turn the engine upside down. There is always some oil left after you drain it, and makes a mess when you roll the engine over.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 831
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Port & Polish Engine

Porting and polishing are just one part of a high performance build. On a stock or near stock engine there is no gain, unless there's a casting flaw to smooth out.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,710
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Should I be concerned?

Thanks for the correction, Mart! My belated research shows '42 to be the first year for the open driveline, parallel spring setup, not '41.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,710
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Should I be concerned?

Parallel leafs in the rear are from the factory. I believe '41 was the first year.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,710
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Should I be concerned?

No need "to swap out the entire rear end"! Just drop out the center section and change the ring and pinion to something like 3.89 or 4.11. With the overdrive trans, the final ratio would be about...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 829
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Newbie to forum, and Ford.

Unless damaged (like having been removed with a pipe wrench) the original axle nuts will be just fine.
Just draining out the old gas may not be enough. When a car sits long enough for the gas to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-26-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,275
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Paul Bradley Response

Thanks, TJ. Here's the best definition of profanity: "It is a sign of a weak mind feebly trying to express itself".
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,971
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Drake 40 dlx headlamp rims (bezels)

[QUOTE=tubman;1912736]Oh please, not this again. Do you really think that the Chinese just sit down and decide to send inferior products to the USA? Nope, these inferior products are all ordered by...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,971
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Drake 40 dlx headlamp rims (bezels)

Understood that super tight tolerances raise the cost. But, from your experience, how much extra would it cost to hold, say, a 1/32" tolerance on those headlight bezels over the 3/16" tolerance...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,971
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Drake 40 dlx headlamp rims (bezels)

This is the $64,000 question! Bob Drake and/or you other vendors, please tell us WHY you continue to sell shoddy, mis-shapen parts when there is no reason for doing so!!
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-23-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 1957 Fairlane 500 automatic

The noise may be pump cavitation due to a clogged filter.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-23-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 689
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: 55 ford Ranch Wagon Pinion Seal

Look at the old seal closely for a part number. It may be on the lip of the seal itself. Or measure the inner diameter of the housing, the outer diameter of the flange, and thickness of the seal. ...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 07-23-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,047
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: The First Modern Production Ford Motor

That exhaust manifold is a work of art!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Estate planning/thinning the herd

Maybe ask your tax guy what he uses IRS Form 709 for.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Estate planning/thinning the herd

Quote: "There is a difference in a taxable gift and a taxable estate." True. The difference is that a gift is made during the giver's lifetime; whereas an estate is after the death of the estate...
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