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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,322
Posted By mrlaser
Re: oil filter restriction orifice

Zeke3,

Thank you for your advice. I actually only added the mechanical gauge when I thought that the original gauge was non functional. Access to the original sender was difficult, so I put this...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,322
Posted By mrlaser
Re: oil filter restriction orifice

Just for some clarification, the restrictor fitting that I posted a picture of previously is 1/8' fnpt x 1/8"fnpt. It is not an inverted flair like the original. The other fitting in the picture is a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,322
Posted By mrlaser
Re: oil filter restriction orifice

Just in case there may be someone needing a restrictor fitting, I obtained one with a 0.065 orifice from a turbo supply company on eBay. It was less than $10 including shipping.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,760
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

Thanks for the additional pictures and the diagrams. I had already replaced the OD cable during the restoration. The cable only binds when fixed with the cable clamp at the solenoid. I will fabricate...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,760
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

That's great. I haven't found another picture of the bracket. I see that it is attached to the top bolt holding the solenoid which is where I currently have it fastened with a cable clamp....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,760
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

Thank you. I will research your suggestion.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,760
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

Well I now have driven about 120 miles since the OD issues were solved. I can't believe the incredible difference it makes in the driving experience.

Unfortunately, one problem remains. The OD...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,615
Posted By mrlaser
Re: What Gasoline that has NO ethanol in it?

In Savannah, Ga our local Kroger's have ethanol free gas.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-28-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,760
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

As I promised, once I had everything back in place, I would give a report on the outcome of my transmission problems. I had my first test drive this morning and the overdrive functioned perfectly. It...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,760
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

I hope this is the last piece of this puzzle. The governor now has the proper drive gear with the 3/8" tip. Now to get the transmission back in place. Thanks everyone.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,760
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

Thanks Mac. I didn't see the original governor gear when the transmission was rebuilt. The overdrive didn't function when I originally purchased the car. As the picture in the previous post shows,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,760
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

More pictures.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,760
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

Sorry for the duplicate post. I had to edit a few pictures for size. I also wanted to mention that the Ford Parts book that I have has an exploded view of the OD unit which shows the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-11-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,760
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

The transmission is back together. There were 3 things that were wrong or incorrect. As I mentioned previously the plate which covers the Balk ring and gear had a significant ridge worn into it which...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,760
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

This is a cropped illustration from Popular Science reference to give some idea about the quality of the article.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,760
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

I found an article on another forum. It was published in the April 1949 edition of Popular Science magazine. I found it to be the best explanation of the operation of the Borg Warner overdrive unit...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-07-2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,760
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

Thanks for the information. I will check with him when he returns. I also appreciate all the previous information that you have provided.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,760
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

Well once again Ford Barn members have ridden to the rescue. The screwdriver technique did the trick after a few tries. I found that the ring tended to drop back into the groove when repositioning...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,760
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

Great information. That's my project for tomorrow. Thanks Mac. If it's mangled in the process I will be calling for an acceptable replacement.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,760
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

Thanks. I'll try the screwdriver. The lock ring will move when it is tapped with a brass drift. I have had a screwdriver under the ring but I haven't been able to walk it up the shaft. I will check...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,760
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

I don't know what caused the "gouging" The plate is hardened steel so whatever caused it probably took some time.

As long as I am typing, I have two additional questions. 1. Is the drain plug for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,760
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

It appears to be a groove worn into the surface rather than a manufacturing defect. I purchased the car in 2003 and the OD wasn't working at that time. I also plan to replace the speedometer gear and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,760
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

Will do. I have learned a lot from other's posts on various subjects. I'm disappointed when a thread just ends without resolution. Like a good book without the last few chapters.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-04-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,760
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

The replacement plate and trough is in place. When there is no power supplied to the solenoid, the solenoid plunger is fully retracted and the pawl disengaged. Applying power to the number 4...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-02-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,760
Posted By mrlaser
Re: 1951 Ford overdrive

I have a replacement coming. Thanks for the advice.
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