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Old 03-24-2019, 02:49 PM   #21
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Default Re: Adjusting Engine to Frame Strut Rods

41 Ford is supposed to have two rods - one on each side.
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Old 03-24-2019, 02:55 PM   #22
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My 41 only has one rod and it's on right side of engine. Runs from bell housing to front cross member, it's not giving me a problem like clutch chatter or anything but I want to hook it back up. Al
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Old 03-24-2019, 06:01 PM   #23
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On my 35 the rods have a shoulder that tightens up against the hole in the engine with the nut on the engine side. Hope this is of some help. kerk
Same on my 40
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Old 03-25-2019, 11:05 AM   #24
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Same on my 40

Every EFV8 engine strut rod I have ever seen has a concave end that attaches to the X member portion of the frame adjacent to the U-joint, the engine end attaches through two holes, left/right in the bellhousing. The engine end has a shoulder made into the rod that should make contact with the block.

There is no adjustment to the rods, all fasteners/bolts are made tight, early rods generally had cotter pins through the castle nut.
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Old 03-25-2019, 03:15 PM   #25
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Thanks for all the replies....
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Old 03-26-2019, 01:23 AM   #26
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Thank's 1940 I'll check into that. Al
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Old 03-26-2019, 10:30 AM   #27
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Having worked in the auto repair industry during the '40's/50's it was very common to see the engine strut rods missing from many vehicles.. Dealing with the rods added to the difficulty of installing an engine into a EFV8, therefore many "mechanics" eliminated them.
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