Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Model A (1928-31)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-28-2017, 03:39 PM   #1
Minn-Tex Lee
Senior Member
 
Minn-Tex Lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Stewrtvl MN-Fredbrg TX
Posts: 184
Default How SWEET the sound

I just got my new manifold gasket and gland rings. The replace process went very well. No parts left over etc. I didn't know the torque value for the manifold nuts so I will go with 50# unless you folks know better. I took it around the block (4 miles) and she ran and sounded really nice. Thanks so much for all of your assistance on this problem.
Till next time.
Lee
Minn-Tex Lee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2017, 03:57 PM   #2
SeaSlugs
Senior Member
 
SeaSlugs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Central, IL
Posts: 3,920
Default Re: How SWEET the sound

i Thought 45# was good. check them after they cooled down just like head nuts.
__________________
1929 Model AA - Need long splash aprons!
SeaSlugs is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 08-28-2017, 04:49 PM   #3
BILL WILLIAMSON
Senior Member
 
BILL WILLIAMSON's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: FRESNO, CA
Posts: 12,558
Default Re: How SWEET the sound

Tex,
Don't post your TORQUE VALUE, guys will argue, even in 1 Lb increments--LOL
Bill Secretive
__________________
"THE ASSISTANT GURU OF STUFF"
BILL WILLIAMSON is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2017, 05:08 PM   #4
RawhideKid
BANNED
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Lower Left Coast
Posts: 469
Default Re: How SWEET the sound

Quote:
Originally Posted by bill williamson View Post
tex,
don't post your torque value, guys will argue, even in 1 lb increments--lol
bill secretive
x10!!
__________________
Before Walmart you had to buy a ticket to the fair to see a bearded lady!
RawhideKid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2017, 05:09 PM   #5
Chuck Sea/Tac
Senior Member
 
Chuck Sea/Tac's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Between Seattle & Tacoma
Posts: 1,934
Default Re: How SWEET the sound

Did you use brass nuts?
Chuck Sea/Tac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2017, 06:17 PM   #6
Hoogah
Senior Member
 
Hoogah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
Posts: 788
Default Re: How SWEET the sound

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chuck Sea/Tac View Post
Did you use brass nuts?
. . . from the brass monkey?
Hoogah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2017, 09:52 PM   #7
1crosscut
Senior Member
 
1crosscut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Posts: 1,402
Default Re: How SWEET the sound

I don't use a torque wrench on manifold nuts. Matter of fact I just got done changing a blown gasket today for a club member.
I use a 1/2" drive socket wrench and tighten each one up a little at a time keeping the "torque" even across all four. I keep doing this until they snug up good and quit moving. If I put a little bit more grunt into it I could get them to move some more if I wanted.
Check em again after a hundred miles or so until they settle in.
__________________
Dave

It'll feel better when it quits hurting.
1crosscut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2017, 06:12 AM   #8
Wick
Senior Member
 
Wick's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Gwynn's Island Va
Posts: 1,219
Default Re: How SWEET the sound

Leave the torque wrench alone. Snug the nuts up,start motor...no leaks then drive till motor is hot.
Now go back and snug nuts some more before the motor cools. About 50 miles later check the nuts.
That's it,leave them alone. Also tap the Muffler clamp with a hammer a few times,this sets the clamp better. You will find the bolts very loose. Tighten, tap,tighten, tap. You will have a leak free exhaust for years.
Wick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2017, 06:29 AM   #9
Bob Bidonde
Senior Member
 
Bob Bidonde's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 1,808
Default Re: How SWEET the sound

Those large thick washers should have a cup shape, and the concave side goes toward the manifold. These washers are actually springs that enable thermal expansion. Whatever you do, do not compress the cups flat. Follow Wick's instructions.
__________________
Bob Bidonde
Bob Bidonde is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:35 PM.