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Hot Rods Ford banjo rear and brake identification

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jhammer, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. jhammer
    Joined: Feb 3, 2016
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    jhammer

    So I picked up this rear end the yesterday. The seller told me he thought it was a 38, the underside of the banjo is marked 9 40 so I believe it is a 4.44 to 1 ratio.
    What I am really having trouble identifying is the brakes that are on it. Here are a few pick hopefully someone can help.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  2. Crankhole
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    I believe those are '40-'41 Ford brakes.
     
  3. jhammer
    Joined: Feb 3, 2016
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    jhammer

    Thank you, I was thinking the same. I can't seem to find any definite pictures


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  4. spooler41
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    It is a '39 or newer rear end, Ford started with Hydraulic brakes in '39.
    Every thing earlier were mechanical brakes.

    .........................Jack
     

  5. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
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    It's a '40-'41. (earlier rear would have wide-5 pattern; 4.44 rear suggests either pickup with 4 cyl. or passenger car with V860)
    Eccentrics at bottom of backing plate denote '40-'41 brakes.

    In '54, there was an ice cream man with a freezer box in the bed of a '41 Ford pickup. He said it had a 4 cyl. engine, I asked to see it. ('no such thing', or so I thought)
    He raised the hood, and sure enough, a "Model C" type banger. Rare...
    Blew my 12 year old mind!
     
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  6. jhammer
    Joined: Feb 3, 2016
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    jhammer

    Thanks for the help.


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  7. Swiss50chevy
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    1941. The grease zert at the end of the bell, behind the backing plate is a dead give away.
     
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  8. jhammer
    Joined: Feb 3, 2016
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    jhammer

    Fantastic, I knew I could trust the experts on here to help me out.
    I'm new to the antique ford thing, but I'm loving it.


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  9. The depth of knowledge on here is just mind-boggling.
    Learn something all the time.
    Thanks!
     
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  10. Swiss50chevy
    Joined: Apr 30, 2009
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    Don't give me too much credit. The only reason i know this is because I have a 41 banjo and the grease zert fact just seemed to stick in my noddle.
     
  11. big duece
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
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    from kansas

    When did they start the grease zerk at the end of the housing? My '36 banjo has them too.
     

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