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Old 07-17-2015, 05:19 PM   #1
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Default 1940 Ford Clutch Whine - Transmission Removal

I have a 1940 Ford Tudor w/an 8BA flathead. This car has about 2500 miles on it since changing the motor. Before putting this engine in, I bought a new 10" clutch disc, new pressure plate, new throw out bearing, & I had my local machine shop resurface the flywheel.

Now I have put around 2500 miles on it & when I press the clutch pedal in it is making a whine sound. I am wondering if this could possibly be coming from the throw out bearing? Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Also, if I have to change the bearing - I am going to change the transmission & rear axle at the same time as I have a freshly rebuilt trans & rear axle w/3.54 gears. How does one get the trans out after pulling the rear axle? With the X member there really isn't any clearance to pull the trans back?
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Old 07-17-2015, 05:34 PM   #2
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I have posted here before that I had a new BCA throw out bearing last 7 miles in a fresh restoration of a 40. Wish I could have got 2500 before I had to replace it! It is a total crap shoot whether you get a good one or not. (I am up to 221 miles on the current one with my fingers crossed)
Since you are pulling the motor, the trans should be easy.
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Old 07-17-2015, 08:04 PM   #3
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Default Re: 1940 Ford Clutch Whine - Transmission Removal

I have been told that you are better off with a good freshly greased original TO brg than gambling on a new off shore mfg brg.Reused the brg from my 46 merc. and have put maybe 4000 miles so far with no problem.Phil
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Old 07-17-2015, 10:13 PM   #4
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Default Re: 1940 Ford Clutch Whine - Transmission Removal

The transmission comes up through the interior floor after the rear axle has been pulled back.

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Old 07-18-2015, 07:26 AM   #5
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I did my 40 P/U by pulling up through the interior floor as well. Close fit but it makes it.
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