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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By Smitty
Re: 1950 Ford Passenger Car Hood Latch

51 Merc,
Great idea, thanks.
Steve
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By Smitty
Re: 1950 Ford Passenger Car Hood Latch

When I remove the spike the hood seems to close correctly with proper fit. I will try and gently bend the spike.

There should be no issue with the spring being strong enough, should not weaken...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By Smitty
1950 Ford Passenger Car Hood Latch

Hi All,Any tips, tricks on how to adjust the hood latch? If I remove the latch the hood aligns just about perfect. Soon as I install the latch the hood does not want to close completely or sometimes...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By Smitty
Re: 1950 Ford Steering Box Rebuild

That is the Ford Green Book version, my mesh seems to be off a tad. Trying to find another explanation of how the gears mesh during assembly. Thinking that the key-way in the steering shaft should be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By Smitty
1950 Ford Steering Box Rebuild

Hi All,
Would anyone know of an instruction guide for rebuild of a 1950 Ford Steering box. The Green Book is ok but not great on the topic.


Thanks, Steve
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By Smitty
Re: 1950 Ford Steering Wheel Alignment

Steering wheel is centered with key-way at 12:00 o clock, equal travel in both directions. I dropped the pitman arm to drag link connection and centered the steering wheel also set both front wheels...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By Smitty
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By Smitty
1950 Ford Steering Wheel Alignment

Hi All,
I have rebuilt the steering box in my 50 Ford and installed an older Jamco kit (dropped king pin kit) Car drives very nice but unable to get the steering wheel to the correct horizontal...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By Smitty
H-226 6cyl Leaking Oil

Anyone had issues with the 226 engine leaking oil around the rear seal? Engine in 50 Ford Tudor.
Had the motor out 3 times, mains up to spec, replaced pan gasket and rear seal. Still leaks

Steve
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By Smitty
Re: Shoebox Overdrive Governors

Frank, Thanks. Up here on the North Shore. Originally from the Springfield area.
Steve
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By Smitty
Re: Shoebox Overdrive Governors

Would this look to be the correct governor? Already have the gear:
https://i.postimg.cc/XXv4npt7/governor.jpg (https://postimages.org/)
https://i.postimg.cc/YGd71HLH/governor-2.jpg...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By Smitty
Shoebox Overdrive Governors

Hi All,
Can anyone speak to governors used in the Ford Shoebox transmission. Are all governors for all transmissions of that era the same, are there 1-wire governors and 2-wire governors? I am...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By Smitty
Re: Painting around windshield 1950 Ford

Perfect, thanks guys. -Steve
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By Smitty
Painting around windshield 1950 Ford

Hi All,
I have been told that there is a technique or a product that will raise the windshield and rear window gasket so that you can paint under them thus letting paint flow under the gasket...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,033
Posted By Smitty
Re: Shoebox Driving with Overdrive

Good points here, got my license in the mid 60's and would always put the trans in reverse and if on a hill point the wheels to the curb.
Also: my 50 is running on 12volts, guessing I am going to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,033
Posted By Smitty
Re: Shoebox Driving with Overdrive

What would happen if you were to say hit the brakes at 40. Article had also mentioned that below 28mph free wheeling would be in play and you would be able to shift into first gear? That could be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,506
Posted By Smitty
Re: Harbor Freight

I bought some goggles with LED light on Amazon. Perfect for hands free locating then removing slivers.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,033
Posted By Smitty
Shoebox Driving with Overdrive

Hi All,

Looking to get an idea of what to expect in driving a 50 Ford with overdrive. I have been reading up on how it works. The "free wheeling" part concerns me a bit. Does not seem like a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 703
Posted By Smitty
Re: AC in Flatheadd 8 or 6 Shoebox

I run alternators in all of my cars the 50 and Model A both. Perhaps AC not needed if I can cut the heat coming into the car.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By Smitty
Re: mallory

jayvee34
(https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/member.php?u=121990)
What did you use for drive train in the 30, steering etc? Stock frame, center member etc?
Steve
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By Smitty
Re: mallory

Bob, How does that flattie move your A along. Have considered putting one in my coupe.


Steve
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By Smitty
Re: 50 Ford Overdrive/Driveshaft

Whew, that's good. Tail shaft length is the same just different mount location?
These electric or manual activation? On the dash..or under..?
I am about to convert from regular trans to OD.
...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By Smitty
50 Ford Overdrive/Driveshaft

I am guessing that I will need a shorter driveshaft for 1950 overdrive transmission than for non overdrive transmission?
Steve
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 703
Posted By Smitty
AC in Flatheadd 8 or 6 Shoebox

Is anyone running an AC system in your flathead shoebox? Is there enough power to run an AC system?


Steve
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-27-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By Smitty
Re: 51 226/6cyl Rear End Gear Ratio

Thanks Ken,
My sedan is actually a 50 but I purchased a low mileage 51-226 engine and complete drive train including rear end. Runs great but thinking an overdrive would make it a better car on...
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