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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 984
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

Well I have had a bit of luck on the floor pan issue. I was able to remove the governor with a 1 1/2" Martin open end wrench without any other changes. I assume that the floor pan "hump" was enlarged...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 984
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

Thanks again. The car is a Victoria with a conventional, reinforced frame under the doors. This was a factory modification.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-15-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 984
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

Thanks for the replies. I do now have a properly sized wrench and will remove the governor for testing. I also will recheck the kick down switch for proper wire placement.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 984
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

I have the original R10 BW overdrive which was installed at the time of the factory build. As noted in the above posts, I have been unable to engage the overdrive in spite of now adding a new...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-23-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 984
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

Thanks for all the suggestions.

I did check the fuse ( separately) and also found battery voltage before and after the fuse on the relay with the ignition in the "on" position. If I remove the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-23-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 984
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

After doing some of the testing outlined in the above mentioned article, it appears that the solenoid is not functioning. When battery voltage is applied to the #4 terminal and the a ground is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-20-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 984
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

I answered my own question. This is a fantastic article with a complete troubleshooting guide.

https://fifthaveinternetgarage.blogspot.com/2017/01/borg-warner-r-10-and-r-11-overdrives.html
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-20-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 984
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

Thanks so much for all of your input. I suspect that there is an electrical or a component issue. I have the wiring diagram and the wiring harness is color coded the same as those described in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 984
Posted By mrlaser
1951 Ford overdrive

I have a question re: the Borg Warner OD. I recently read this (paraphrased) post on another forum:

If your OD is not working electrically just mechanically, with the cable pushed in to activate...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-06-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 530
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 50 Shoebox lower A arm outer seals

There was a recent thread (on April 3rd) re: these seals on " The Original 1949-1951 Ford Shoebox Forum". The seals are a very frustrating part to install. Check the posts for helpful hints. Boiling...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 604
Posted By mrlaser
Re: Shoebox overdrive lock out lever

Got it. Thanks again.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 604
Posted By mrlaser
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 604
Posted By mrlaser
Re: Shoebox overdrive lock out lever

Tubman,
I didn't intend to omit commenting on your car. I actually like all Shoebox models. It's just that the only cars that I have had are Victorias.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 604
Posted By mrlaser
Re: Shoebox overdrive lock out lever

Tubman, I agree with you. It was styled by Gordon Buehrig of ACD fame. He had so many incredible designs. My first Victoria was in 1954. Back then I put a nail valve Buick in it from a 1956 Century....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 604
Posted By mrlaser
Re: Shoebox overdrive lock out lever

Actually, took the first drive with the OD functioning. I had never had a car similarly equipped. What a difference it makes. The reduction in RPM (engine noise) was dramatic. The rear end gear ratio...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 604
Posted By mrlaser
Re: Shoebox overdrive lock out lever

Automotive stud,

Thanks so much for that.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 604
Posted By mrlaser
Re: Shoebox overdrive lock out lever

Tubman,

I recently moved to Savannah and downsized including my mill, 3 metal lathes and most other large tools. I didn't realize how many times since I thought "I'll just make this or that item"....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 604
Posted By mrlaser
Re: Shoebox overdrive lock out lever

Another interesting solution. Is the cable stop itself free to move when the cable is pushed in or pulled out? Do you recall the OD of the " barrel" portion?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 604
Posted By mrlaser
Re: Shoebox overdrive lock out lever

Great. Once again, thank you.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-26-2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 604
Posted By mrlaser
Re: Shoebox overdrive lock out lever

Yes, thanks for the pictures 51 Merc.. Do you know whether anyone is reproducing these parts?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-25-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 604
Posted By mrlaser
Shoebox overdrive lock out lever

A basic question I realize, but what type of bolt is used to attach the overdrive cable to the lockout lever on the transmission? The hole appears to be about a 1/2". Was it a type of shoulder bolt ?...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 632
Posted By mrlaser
Re: Ampmeter question

No. It's very difficult ( at least for me) to get to the back of the installed ammeter. I will try the alternative that you have suggested. Thank you for your help.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 632
Posted By mrlaser
Re: Ampmeter question

JSeery,
Would connecting my extra ammeter to the currently installed ammeter's posts (without actually removing its connections) ie adding a second ammeter, provide the necessary current pathway?...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 632
Posted By mrlaser
Re: Ampmeter question

Well, I did as suggested by Tom, but the spare ammeter must be defective as well. The headlights come on normally, indicating there is current flowing through the shunt in the meter, but the needle...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-06-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 632
Posted By mrlaser
Re: Ampmeter question

Thank you Tom. I will try that and let you know the results. It's not so easy to find 6 volt headlights in the local parts houses.
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