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Projects John Wheeler's “Pink Hag” 35 Ford Rebuild

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by dugydog, Dec 26, 2020.

  1. dugydog
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    Worked on the brake lines today, and drilled and bolted in the transmission cross member. I still have to find a slave cylinder for the hydraulic clutch. My plan is to mount it on the bellhousing and have it push the clutch fork. I’m still waiting for the driveshaft which needed to be cut and have the proper universal joint installed. Should be soon. I’m pretty close to mounting the body back on the chassis, I really need to get to work on the firewall and the tons of other stuff that has to be addressed.
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  2. dugydog
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    Ok it’s been a while since I had anything new to report but today was a good day. My friend Tom came over and gave me a welding lesson as we installed the old pice of firewall that had been removed years ago.
     

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  3. Jacksmith
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    What'cha usin' for a clutch master/slave set up?
     
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  4. dugydog
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    So I picked up these old chrome Ford Master cylinders at Hershey last week and for the slave cylinder I’m going with the late fifties Ford big truck style still available from NAPA. I picked up some Ansen style pedals earlier this year when I thought I was gonna use the C-10 style (combination clutch and brake master) but I’d much rather be using Ford stuff. Because the rods for the Ford masters are a minimum of 4 inches apart the Ansen pedals won’t work. I’m told pedals from a late fifties heavy duty Ford truck should work.
     

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  5. Jacksmith
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    Man those look nice! You may want to inspect the bores. I had a chromed master that had peeling chrome inside the bore. Where the chrome peeled off the bore was rusted pretty badly, but I was able to clean it out with a hone. Worth a look, just sayin'...
     
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  6. It depends on the Ansen pedal set up you have there were several. I have a original set in my vintage stock car project that use the 39-48 Ford master cylinders.
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  7. dugydog
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    Thanks yes I have begun to disassemble the master cylinders to inspect the bores. They have been sitting for some time so I know they will need a good honing at the very least, not to mention the reservoirs had a lot of loose scale in them. The bore size is approximately 1 1/8 inch diameter and the bore size of the slave is approximately 1 inch so I think I’ll be ok with that unless somebody out there knows better. The Ansen style pedals I have won’t work without retro fitting so I’m still looking for Ford hanging pedals. Today I took my front seat to a local upholstery shop for an estimate and was pretty surprised by the cost so since I don’t plan on eating ketchup sandwiches for the next month I’m gonna have to figure out how to do it on the cheap or find one done already.
     
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  8. chiro
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    Problem with living on Long Island is it's too far from Tijauna. Lol. If it's an original seat and you want to go that way I'm sure somebody makes reupholstery kits for it. It's really not that hard to put on one of those kits. There's a learning curve but all it really takes is time.
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