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Old 10-13-2020, 01:06 PM   #21
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Default Re: '37 Ford all locked up

Yes, the car pushes in neutral and seems to shift OK. Put it in gear...... Zippola, nothing. Wheels locked up. I'm gonna have a buddy of mine come over this week and help figure it out. If something interesting is revealed, I'll follow up.
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Old 10-13-2020, 04:19 PM   #22
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Default Re: '37 Ford all locked up

Sure sounding like a clutch or flywheel issue.
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Default Re: '37 Ford all locked up

As mentioned a flat battery or bad connections can cause a starter to lock up ,we had this also on a 37 no amount of rocking would free it up even loosen the bolts ,and banged it with a 2x4 ,had to remove it ,Also had this on a model A that freed up by rolling it in second ,it also had a flat battery , Ted
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I had the same but the car was 12 volt in this case the ring gear rubbed a cut into the back of the pan ,we removed the fly wheel and turned a 1/8 groove in it then added corresponding dimples of weld on the inside of the ring gear then shrunk it on ,A lot of work ,it had been previously welded ,they are dissimilar metals cast iron and steel a special rod needed ,
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I had the exact same thing just for a quart of milk. Shut down engine at store as normal.
come out just the starter clunk. So we towed it back to our shop (I did pop the clutch &
smoked the tire) in short remove starter its perfect. Ring gear jammed against the
block so we tapped it back with a punch put four spot welds equally spaced. That is a
poor design in my book the shoulder on the flywheel should be on the block side not the
rear side cause the thrust of the bendix is pushing toward the block. Although its a first
for me...
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