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Old 08-30-2013, 01:01 AM
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Thank you Snake Farm. I have the new throw out bearing now but have not torn the old transmission out yet. This week, quite a bit of work got in the road of my play. To complicate the matter, I have a T-5 sitting on the floor awaiting a place planned for, in another project down the road. That would give me a quieter transmission, and overdrive to help out my slow rear-end. I already have the right adapter [T-5 to Ford car bellhousing].
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Old 09-06-2013, 02:55 PM
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Guys, I took my four speed apart and found nothing wrong, of course, I'm pretty forgiving, but still no bearings that had hardsurfacing issues. I started to look for misalignment and runout problems. My adapter is slightly too low [see picture and use your imagination a bit]. The input shaft had to run on a wee bit of an angle, causing the whirring dry bearing noise and pulling the clutch disc cock-eyed so it didn't release properly. I have done this mixing and matching transmissions before, successfully, so I must have secretly become a wee bit arrogant. Anyhow, I think I have everything now to put a T-5 in there.
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Old 09-06-2013, 06:21 PM
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Soon all the bugs will be worked out and you will be so bored MM.
So when that happens what is your next project going to be?
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Old 09-07-2013, 01:33 AM
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Hi E-man. There will only be three separate projects. A 1954 33 Massey-Harris, a 1934 Dodge Brothers pickup truck and a 1968 Super Bee. The M-H tractor should be first, because it is all sandblasted and spread over the shop, [you've probably seen it in the background of quite a few pictures]. The Super-Bee has most of the running gear done now, [just have to loosen up the motor], and then take her to town to get a professional to do the tin work. The Dodge Bros. PU will be a rat rod so it should go faster than the '36 Ford did. I have a 354 Hemi for the dodge PU. and wire wheels.
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Old 09-07-2013, 09:45 AM
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Good stuff MM
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Old 09-07-2013, 03:49 PM
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Thanks for posting all of this information. I am in the process of getting my "ducks in a row" to put a '48 IH panel on a Ranger frame. I will be referring back to this thread many times I am sure!
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Old 09-07-2013, 09:38 PM
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Hi E-man. There will only be three separate projects. A 1954 33 Massey-Harris, a 1934 Dodge Brothers pickup truck and a 1968 Super Bee. The M-H tractor should be first, because it is all sandblasted and spread over the shop, [you've probably seen it in the background of quite a few pictures]. The Super-Bee has most of the running gear done now, [just have to loosen up the motor], and then take her to town to get a professional to do the tin work. The Dodge Bros. PU will be a rat rod so it should go faster than the '36 Ford did. I have a 354 Hemi for the dodge PU. and wire wheels.
that dodge pu looks a way too good to ratrod out
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:55 AM
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Thank you Guys. Oneeye, the Ranger frame stayed quite narrow so was a treat to work with. I did have some issues overguessing how light the back end of the pickup would be, so with my modifications, I have not enough suspension travel. That's not the fault of the frame, though. Your unit will be heavier at the back than mine. You might have to add a spring leaf to each side. Good luck.
30sx, you are the victim of an illusion created by my superb photo skills,---or a lucky shot. This truck did live in a shed most of its life so that's good, very little rust holes. That's the good news. The old fellow that had the truck hauled rocks off of his fields with this truck and loaded it with his tractor front end loader, so there's 3/8" to 1/2" deep dents all over from the middle of the doors to the endgate. Both doors have obviously swung open on the road quite a few times, as the hinges and the tin all around them are bent, broken and ripped. Also, if he couldn't fix a breakdown with haywire he didn't fix it, so the brakes stayed dead for many, many years. He ran into trees and sheds to stop so the front is not good.
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:06 AM
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30sx You were worried that I would have to rough it up a bit more to make it a ratrod. Well, my heart wouldn't be in that, no--no--no. I thought I would try to pound out half of the dents put on all four better fenders, repair the doors and hinges and make a new grill, shoehorn a Hemi in there and paint the whole dang thing flat brown [about the same colour it is now]. I agree with you that you shouldn't beat a car into worse shape for any reason.
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Old 09-11-2013, 12:21 AM
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Back to the '36, now. Here is a Borg-Warner T-5 that will be going in to the truck when I quit fiddling around. I had to build a different emergency brake bracket for this transmission so here it is in primer. I've got the right driveshaft yoke and a new throw-out bearing, so I should be set. The new store-bought adapter has been here for a while and a friction disc came with the transmission. Now I'm the only hold-up.
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