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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Shawn Danforth, Mar 1, 2020.

  1. Shawn Danforth
    Joined: Feb 5, 2020
    Posts: 17

    Shawn Danforth

    Good morning. i am currently building a 1932 ford pickup with a flathead and a 39 toploader trans. does anybody have pics or info on how that trans should mount to the 32 k member ? any info would be appreciated, thanks!
     
  2. uncle buck
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
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    uncle buck
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    I stole these pictures, some from the H.A.M.B. IMG_7832.JPG IMG_7833.JPG IMG_7834.JPG IMG_7835.JPG


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  3. Shawn Danforth
    Joined: Feb 5, 2020
    Posts: 17

    Shawn Danforth

    ok. i kinda figured just swap out the original 32 trans plate to the 39 trans. what is that split plate in the back? is that for the enclosed drive shaft or a open shaft? does it have a place for the speedo cable still ? thanks
     
  4. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 17,908

    alchemy
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    If using the stock 32 rearend, the clamshell clamp is one piece, not split. It doesn't come off the torquetube. The torquetube has the speedo sender in it.
     

  5. Shawn Danforth
    Joined: Feb 5, 2020
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    Shawn Danforth

    im using a 40 ford rear end.
     
  6. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
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    manyolcars

    Isnt it too long?
     
  7. Shawn Danforth
    Joined: Feb 5, 2020
    Posts: 17

    Shawn Danforth

    yeah. i was planing on a open drive shaft conversion. that is where some of the mounting and speedo cable confusion is coming into play..
     
  8. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
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    krylon32
    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    If your doing an open drive rear won't you need to convert your 39 trans to open drive also?
     
  9. Shawn Danforth
    Joined: Feb 5, 2020
    Posts: 17

    Shawn Danforth

    yes sir! im assuming that is possible..
     
  10. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
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    krylon32
    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    I did it using 46-48 pickup parts
     
  11. Pete Eastwood
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 1,105

    Pete Eastwood
    Member
    from california

    If you are using a '39 trans & a '40 rear end, why change to an open drive?
    Just shorten the '40 drive shaft, & put it together !
     
  12. Shawn Danforth
    Joined: Feb 5, 2020
    Posts: 17

    Shawn Danforth

    goood point!!! so the 39 comes with that horse shoe bracket on the back , with the speedo cable on it .. i should just be able to put the stock 32trans mount on their right?
     
  13. Shawn Danforth
    Joined: Feb 5, 2020
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    Shawn Danforth

    sorry i dont have my trans yet and just trying to visualize it now to make sure i have everything correct
     
  14. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 17,908

    alchemy
    Member

    If you have a trans with a rear mount that has a speedo drive in it, that is an open driveshaft mount. The output shaft is different than a closed drive output. The trans is probably from an F-1 pickup.

    It is very simple to shorten the torquetube and driveshaft parts and have a suspension as Henry designed it. It's a basically faultless design. No binding, no spring wrap, works very well, and is easy to install and find parts for. Much easier to set up that trying to attach you wishbones to the frame some other way. And usually requiring additional bracing, and causing an imperfect design.

    I recommend you either get a 39-48 output shaft for that F-1 trans and use the 32 rear mount, or find a true 39 trans that you don't need to dig into, and just bolt the 32 mount to it. But if you do decide to do any transmission work, I highly recommend shopping at Mac VanPelt's and buying his instruction book.
     
  15. I assume you have made allowance for the '40 rear end being wider than the '32?

    Charlie Stephens
     
  16. Shawn Danforth
    Joined: Feb 5, 2020
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    Shawn Danforth

    thanks for the info guys!!
     

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