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Hot Rods It's mine now... 1946 Ford Sedan

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by GARY?, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. danz35
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    Pressure relief valve in the oil pump,ask me how I know.
     
  2. GARY?
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    Thanks danz35 for the info.
     
  3. GARY?
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    Turns out the pressure gauge was reading incorrectly. We hooked up a good mechanical and the pressure was about 20 at idle and 55 or so when the RPMs increased.
    I just got a poly 2 piece rear main seal from Danchuck to replace the rope type. 36 bucks plus the ride.
    Tomorrow I'll be able to install it, and hope to hell the leak goes away.

    I mean every time I park the '46 in the rain, a rainbow grows out from under it. People are gonna' talk. :(

    Oh yeah, I have a new sbc oil pump in the box if'n anybody needs one, cheap.
     
  4. roadsterpilot
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    Heres a couple that I have and had, I still have the 46 sold the 47, I lovem, BEST ROAD TRIP CAR imaginable................

    You gotta a good one there, hang on to it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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  5. ^^^^^^That 47 looks familiar......I'm loving mine, and haven't gotten it off the driveway yet!
     
  6. dmo
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    Did you own a 1930 truck with a flathead in it? thanks dan
     
  7. GARY?
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    Yep. If you'r meaning this one. :)
     

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  8. Nice car. Looks like it is in really good shape. My first car was a 47 Ford sedan. I was always impressed how those cars seemed to resist rust. I distincly remember sitting in the back seat and my feet didn't touch the front seat. It was really comfortable. Good luck with it.
     
  9. GARY?
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    thanks Ol' Blue.

    Once again I pulled the oil pan and rear main cap. The rear main seal looked tight as a nats ass, top section and bottom. I'm getting good at installing them I guess. I it the new Danchuck seal in which was a breeze (sorry pic).

    Drove it to Portland yesterday and I still have the leak. About a cup of oil in 300 miles.

    Next time is pull the motor again and look at the cam freeze plug and the little dudes above it. Those are the only possibilities left. That I can come up with anyway.
     
  10. A Rodder
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    sheesh Gary!
    Hopefully youll get it soon enough
     
  11. GARY?
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    Yeh, keeping the damn Chevy in a Ford. what was I thinking? :)
     
  12. nospartsman
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    I think you've got one on the line, pull her in.
     

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  13. nospartsman
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    Fishin hole.
     

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  14. GARY?
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    Looks like I finally got the leak fixed!!!!

    Last time I do think it was leaking at the rear main. That one was cured last go'round with the new style 2 piece seal.

    It had another leak, it was at the distributor/intake gasket. Also a little was weeping out of the tach drive hookup thing on the distributor.
    We blocked off the road draft tube and the breather. Then blew some air in through the dipstick tube. That was the only place we could see tiny bubbles.

    This time a little gasket sealer on the intake and the bottom of the distributor, then used two gaskets without sealer where they contact. Hopefully that will allow some adjustment without shredding the gaskets.

    I need a beer. :)
     
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  15. KustomCars
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    from Minnesota

  16. GARY?
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    Thanks KustomCars, I appreciate the !! Now I gotta' gotta go drive the poop out of it tomorrow and make sure it's all tight.
     
  17. skoh73
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    I'm always excited when I see there's been a new post on this thread. I want one of these when I'm in the market for a car again.
     
  18. 416Ford
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    It could be yours... saw it in the classified today.
     
  19. orphan auto
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    Great car ! love those fat fords
    I've got a 46 fordor up on the lift now. same setup sbc stock driveline.
    a little more wiring repair and back on the road !
     
  20. GARY?
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    orpan auto, that sounds good. Nothing new to report on the '46 other then it's still on the market more, less. :)

    I just moved to Portland, OR over the last couple of weeks. Living a mile or so from PIR is awesome. Going to sleep with the sounds of the late night drags and all that.

    The PIR swap this weekend got me motivated a bit. Found some nice finned Cal-Custom valve covers to slip on one of these evenings.
     

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