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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by bct, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. bct
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    Thanks f-head.
    I'll keep an eye out for gen. Makes sense that it would have a better bearing system to carry fan.

    If i need your fan ill pm you.
     
  2. Duke
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    I just measured a 32 shell for you, 20"- I think your rad will fit. If your coming to Vernon, bring the rad and we can try it for fit.
     
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    And KMS had repo shells on cheapish last time I was there.
     
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    Thanks . Going to fit the rad i have and hope for the best. Its too wide for the mounts so i will move it ahead and solve two problems at once.
     
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    A friend gave me the two volumes of machine shop practice. Improving as i go.
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    Spacers fit perfect
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    No gaskets yet but lots of room
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    Did the mechanical early ford brakes use a grease baffle that i can use on my new backing plates? Or just adapt the hydraulic baffles ? Thanks
     
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    I have both types ya want em? I thrown them away and use real rubber seals instead of the leather crap. They used grease baffles because the seals didn't seal.
     
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    Maybe. I have plenty of hydraulic ones . I have a 36 axle in the boneyard that im going to use the bolts and castlated nuts for this project. If the baffles are there then im good. If not i will take you up. While i was researching i noticed 8 fasteners in the pics of the mechanical baffles. Are the riveted on aswellas bolted?
     
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    here is the pic?
     
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    Mine are all just held on with four bolts. I have two or three sets of them. You running mech brakes?
     
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    No . Early spindles. Adapted to hyd.
     
  12. Seems to me, if I remember right, the earlier shields get into the bottom of the wheel cylinder.
    While I agree that modern seals are better and negate the need for the shields, I like to use them since they are part of Henry's original set-up.
     
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    Thanks rich. Good to know.
     
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    the early round fit just fine . the four smaller 3/8 bolts are nice to work with in the large grease shields. no bending needed
     
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    I started with 5.5 x48" bent channel .125" material . cost $40 for the two pieces. if you can buy longer go for it . all the measurement start at the long point (bottom end facing K member).
     

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    next is making a gusset at the u joint to join the legs and tie it all together . I will be riveting the legs to the frame and bolting to the kmember
     

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    a little vid to help. the passenger side is a mirror image.
     
  18. Duke
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    Looks good!
     
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    Model A front spring to 33/34 shackles ? What did you do? Stock ford parts or neat looking aftermarket.
     
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    .? I used cheap stainless aftermarket shackles. From 34 stock spring to stock perches.
     
  21. I used some NORS Model "A" shackles and bronze bushings.
     
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    Model A spring has a smaller eye than the 32/34. I need to adapt the two sizes with an odd ball shackle. I have really nice 34 shackles that fully disassemble and was hoping to replace one end with model A or something. I know most model A are 1 piece but was looking for input on an alternative. .?
     
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    So you pressed a bushing into the perch or machined new ones? Id imagine you would have a hard time pressing in a bushing with a 1/32" wall thickness without some kind of mandrel. Thanks
     
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    If you are going to try and stay with all original stuff running a 34 main leaf might be the easiest option.

    Or like I said run some cheap chrome shackles and just skim the od of the bushing.
     
  25. I seem to recall @Chris did this in one of his threads. Maybe he'll see this and chime in if it was him.
     
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    had to enlarge the m\c relief
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    made a pattern for below my new legs. .25"

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    more patterns
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    machined some extensions for the 33\34 wbs
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    smaller adapter on 33\34 spindle
     
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    made spring spreader attachments for my simplex. I hope there is enough clearance on certain axles
     
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    spent the time I had this w\e to set up a used rotisserie I bought. had to fab a missing part but a good deal.
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    pushed myself past midnight Saturday to build something fun . spreader bar.
     
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  29. HotRodMicky
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    Hi great build !!!
    what size Rivet gun do you have?
    Micky
     
  30. bct
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    Its a 4x. I ordered 5/16" rivets and round head setting tool for the frame legs. Im certain that the gun will handle them. Thanks
     

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