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Old 08-10-2018, 05:45 PM   #203
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Default Re: Flathead project

OK. Here are my pictures. You will have to realize that this is a stalled-out project because of some other stuff that came up. The frame is sitting vertically to save space. The rear end assembly is upside down in relation to the frame. The thing to look at is the bracket on the cross-member that accepts the heim. I put the preliminary rod into the bracket so you can see how it works. This setup uses a 3/4" chrome-moly heim. My previous build use a 1" regular heim, but a 3/4 chrome-moly unit is stronger than a regular 1" heim. (I couldn't find the proper 3/4" bolt to put in the bracket, so I used a 5/8" that was close at hand). I have a lot more work to do on this one, but it worked great on my old "T" bucket. The transmission mount is for a early fifties Ford OD transmission and, as I said, positions the pivot point on the U-joint about 3 " above the heim.
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