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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 255
Posted By Smitty
Re: 1950 Ford Steering Wheel Alignment

Steering wheel is centered with key-way at 12:00 o clock, equal travel in both directions. I dropped the pitman arm to drag link connection and centered the steering wheel also set both front wheels...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 255
Posted By Smitty
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-19-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 255
Posted By Smitty
1950 Ford Steering Wheel Alignment

Hi All,
I have rebuilt the steering box in my 50 Ford and installed an older Jamco kit (dropped king pin kit) Car drives very nice but unable to get the steering wheel to the correct horizontal...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By Smitty
H-226 6cyl Leaking Oil

Anyone had issues with the 226 engine leaking oil around the rear seal? Engine in 50 Ford Tudor.
Had the motor out 3 times, mains up to spec, replaced pan gasket and rear seal. Still leaks

Steve
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-27-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By Smitty
Re: Shoebox Overdrive Governors

Frank, Thanks. Up here on the North Shore. Originally from the Springfield area.
Steve
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By Smitty
Re: Shoebox Overdrive Governors

Would this look to be the correct governor? Already have the gear:
https://i.postimg.cc/XXv4npt7/governor.jpg (https://postimages.org/)
https://i.postimg.cc/YGd71HLH/governor-2.jpg...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By Smitty
Shoebox Overdrive Governors

Hi All,
Can anyone speak to governors used in the Ford Shoebox transmission. Are all governors for all transmissions of that era the same, are there 1-wire governors and 2-wire governors? I am...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By Smitty
Re: Painting around windshield 1950 Ford

Perfect, thanks guys. -Steve
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By Smitty
Painting around windshield 1950 Ford

Hi All,
I have been told that there is a technique or a product that will raise the windshield and rear window gasket so that you can paint under them thus letting paint flow under the gasket...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By Smitty
Re: Shoebox Driving with Overdrive

Good points here, got my license in the mid 60's and would always put the trans in reverse and if on a hill point the wheels to the curb.
Also: my 50 is running on 12volts, guessing I am going to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By Smitty
Re: Shoebox Driving with Overdrive

What would happen if you were to say hit the brakes at 40. Article had also mentioned that below 28mph free wheeling would be in play and you would be able to shift into first gear? That could be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,448
Posted By Smitty
Re: Harbor Freight

I bought some goggles with LED light on Amazon. Perfect for hands free locating then removing slivers.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By Smitty
Shoebox Driving with Overdrive

Hi All,

Looking to get an idea of what to expect in driving a 50 Ford with overdrive. I have been reading up on how it works. The "free wheeling" part concerns me a bit. Does not seem like a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-01-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By Smitty
Re: AC in Flatheadd 8 or 6 Shoebox

I run alternators in all of my cars the 50 and Model A both. Perhaps AC not needed if I can cut the heat coming into the car.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By Smitty
Re: mallory

jayvee34
(https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/member.php?u=121990)
What did you use for drive train in the 30, steering etc? Stock frame, center member etc?
Steve
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By Smitty
Re: mallory

Bob, How does that flattie move your A along. Have considered putting one in my coupe.


Steve
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Smitty
Re: 50 Ford Overdrive/Driveshaft

Whew, that's good. Tail shaft length is the same just different mount location?
These electric or manual activation? On the dash..or under..?
I am about to convert from regular trans to OD.
...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Smitty
50 Ford Overdrive/Driveshaft

I am guessing that I will need a shorter driveshaft for 1950 overdrive transmission than for non overdrive transmission?
Steve
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-28-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By Smitty
AC in Flatheadd 8 or 6 Shoebox

Is anyone running an AC system in your flathead shoebox? Is there enough power to run an AC system?


Steve
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-27-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By Smitty
Re: 51 226/6cyl Rear End Gear Ratio

Thanks Ken,
My sedan is actually a 50 but I purchased a low mileage 51-226 engine and complete drive train including rear end. Runs great but thinking an overdrive would make it a better car on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-27-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By Smitty
51 226/6cyl Rear End Gear Ratio

Hi All,
Would anyone know the rear end gear ratio of a 1951 Ford H226, 6 cyl in a Business Coupe.
Considering an overdrive for highway driving.



Thanks, Steve
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-01-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By Smitty
Re: 1950 H226 oil pan removal

I have a significant amount of oil leaking from the bell housing. I suspect the rear main rope seal may be the culprit. Part of the front cross member had at one time been cut away to fit a large V8,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-01-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By Smitty
1950 H226 oil pan removal

Has anyone dropped the oil pan on a 1950 ford car with the engine in the car? Engine is 226 flathead 6.
Wondering if it will clear the front cross member..
Thanks, Steve
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By Smitty
1950 Ford Wiper

Hi All,
Installing a wiper motor and transmission in my 50. I have the speaker grille out and as I am looking at the wiper motor should the screw heads that attach the motor to the transmission be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-04-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By Smitty
Re: 1950 Ford Wiper

My arms are repop and additionally shortened, I question whether the springs may be too stiff. Mechanisms have been all apart, cleaned and lubed including the motor. Everything works fine until I...
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