Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Early V8 (1932-53)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-04-2020, 03:19 PM   #1
nb141fd
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 89
Default 40 banjo question

Hi, I've got a question about my 40 ford rear axle assembly. It has a bar connected to a bracket welded to the passenger axle housing. Am I correct in assuming that it is a form of panhard bar? If so, would it be connected to the driver's side chassis rail via a bracket? It has a bushing mounted at the end. Were these common and is it advisable to keep it when I mount the assembly to the chassis? I hadn't seen one like this before. Thanks

nb141fd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2020, 05:09 PM   #2
1stford
Senior Member
 
1stford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 274
Default Re: 40 banjo question

Looks like a rear sway bar.
1stford is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 12-04-2020, 06:36 PM   #3
skidmarks
Senior Member
 
skidmarks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: newark, delaware
Posts: 3,735
Default Re: 40 banjo question

Someone made it . The car the rear was in might have had long lowering shackles . In a pre 1942 car the spring had a lot of tension on it with stock shackles and no need for a panhard bar
1942 to 48 had a stock panhard bar and longer shackles for a smoother ride.

If you got stock shackles , you need a spring spreader.
skidmarks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2020, 07:25 PM   #4
JSeery
Senior Member
 
JSeery's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Wichita KS
Posts: 15,884
Default Re: 40 banjo question

I would guess someone was wanting to limit side movement such as a race application (or long shackles like skidmarks posted). If the clearance is there to allow movement it should work. And yes, it would mount to a bracket on the frame in the position as it is shown in the photo.
JSeery is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2020, 08:09 PM   #5
nb141fd
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 89
Default Re: 40 banjo question

Thanks for the info. I've got stock shackles and plan on keeping the build stock. I think I'll just cut the bracket off so I don't run into any problems with fitting exhaust components and such.

Thanks again.
nb141fd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2020, 02:33 AM   #6
Jembow
Senior Member
 
Jembow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Spalding, United Kingdom
Posts: 286
Default Re: 40 banjo question

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
I find a stock Ford seems fine until you fit a panhard rod and discover that potholes no longer make the car dart across the road. Don't cut off the bracket until you've found out whether you can hook it up without difficulty.
Jembow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2020, 04:42 AM   #7
flatford8
Senior Member
 
flatford8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Lyman,ME.
Posts: 1,926
Default Re: 40 banjo question

Good advice above.....you can always cut off the bracket before or if you decide to paint the axle bells.....if you do use it .....mount it level at ride height is the proper way I believe....Mark
__________________
I'm thinkin' about crankin'
My ragged ol' truck up
and haulin' myself into town.
Billy Joe Shaver
flatford8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2020, 10:15 AM   #8
nb141fd
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 89
Default Re: 40 banjo question

Thanks Jembow and flatford8, you've given me some advice to think about. Tony
nb141fd is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:28 PM.