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Old 01-06-2020, 07:05 PM   #21
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I have one in my31 ford PU ( been cut down) works good but was told by LA area rebuilder that they are weak while in OD so do not hot rod them in OD....sc..
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Old 01-06-2020, 08:00 PM   #22
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I have one in my31 ford PU ( been cut down) works good but was told by LA area rebuilder that they are weak while in OD so do not hot rod them in OD....sc..

If you understand anything about the mechanical advantage and leverage that gearing something down provides, going in the other extreme with an OVERDRIVE equates to the opposite of levered mechanical advantage. It puts an extreme strain on a gearcase, not to mention the DRIVEN (smaller) gear in an OD gearset. Not only that, but ANY TIME two gears mesh, they are trying to force the two shafts that they rotate upon APART. That's is one reason cases crack. The more torque multiplication there is (such as a very low [high number] 1st gear), the more force is applied toward pushing those gears APART. Similar forces occur between large and small OD gears. ALL transmissions should be considered to be fragile while operating in OD. DD
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With modern modifications (bullet proofing) the Columbia is about as tough as the original Ford rear axle, which is very strong. There are a few out there with over 50,000 Miles and still going.
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I received a PM message requesting a close-up of the numbers. So here it is. Thanks to all the great replies and fantastic information posted by you guys.
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Ford was always, ahead of it's time. You just had to afford it

frnkeore…...I need to re-visit this ridiculous statement you made ABOVE just one more time. Could you explain, FACTUALLY, what makes you state that Ford was "ALWAYS" ahead of it's time? And what makes you believe that Fords were difficult to afford? If a person couldn't afford to buy a Ford, they were essentially relegated to either streetcar or bicycle modes of transportation. About the only claim that Ford could make back then about being ahead of it's time was that of being the first to mass-produce a single-casting V8 block. And that V8 had serious teething problems during early production. DD
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Old 01-08-2020, 02:14 PM   #27
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Well DD, you will note that I said Ford (as in the company) not Ford's (as in the passenger car).

The revolutionary automobile assembly line.

Yes, the first mass produced V8.

In '32/'34 advanced fully welded body's, in a mass produced car & trucks.

They where the first major manufacturer to enter a car in the Indianapolis 500 race.

The Lincoln had many advanced features.

Later Ford developed one of the MOST successful Indy car engines. Around the same time period, Ford funded the Ford Cosworth, Formula one engine. I'm not sure if it's success has been exceeded, even today. You could buy either one of those engines, if you had the money.

Ford also developed a a car, that won, I believe five Le Mans races. You could buy one of those cars (GT40), if you had the money.

BUT, note that I had a smiley face in my original statement.
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Old 01-08-2020, 02:43 PM   #28
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More importantly > Ford wanted his workers to be able to purchase the cars that they built... "One’s own employees ought to be one’s own best customers.” - "ridiculous statement"???- Way ahead of its time!

"In 1914, Henry Ford made a big announcement that shocked the country. It caused the financial editor at The New York Times to stagger into the newsroom and ask his staff in a stunned whisper, “He’s crazy, isn’t he? Don’t you think he’s crazy?”
That morning, Ford would begin paying his employees $5.00 a day, over twice the average wage for automakers in 1914.

In addition, he was reducing the work day from 9 hours to 8 hours, a significant drop from the 60-hour work week that was the standard in American manufacturing."

See > https://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/...-minimum-wage/
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