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06-24-2011 03:10 PM
Irelands child
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Originally Posted by yragat
Here ya go
That's better - old timey with the six 97's on that log manifold. Again, very nice and neat
06-24-2011 09:58 AM
yragat Here ya go
06-24-2011 09:04 AM
Irelands child
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Originally Posted by yragat
I sold my 26 T and now have a 30 Roadster----What I always wanted---didn't build it---Price was right
Very nice. Sometimes the right price works best of all plus a finished car get you going faster.

A '30-'31 on '32 rails !!! Usually folks only do the '28-'29's

Need more pictures as always

Dave W
06-24-2011 08:49 AM
yragat
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Originally Posted by Irelands child
Not fun, messy and slow ----- but it does work.

Same car but with the top and hood on. Does look different though. I need a better photo and will soon (if the rains ever stop)

Dave W
I sold my 26 T and now have a 30 Roadster----What I always wanted---didn't build it---Price was right
06-24-2011 08:25 AM
Irelands child
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Originally Posted by yragat
doesn't sound like fun---don't think I'll go that route

Hey,I see your avatar is changed--new car?
Not fun, messy and slow ----- but it does work.

Same car but with the top and hood on. Does look different though. I need a better photo and will soon (if the rains ever stop)

Dave W
06-24-2011 06:59 AM
yragat
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Originally Posted by Irelands child
Those can be a real bear to get back in place as the stud is splined. If you do it that way, make sure you have a good heavy washer and well greased for the nut to rest on and as a bearing
doesn't sound like fun---don't think I'll go that route

Hey,I see your avatar is changed--new car?
06-24-2011 05:55 AM
Irelands child
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Originally Posted by yragat
Thanks,I'll try that
Gary
Those can be a real bear to get back in place as the stud is splined. If you do it that way, make sure you have a good heavy washer and well greased for the nut to rest on and as a bearing
06-23-2011 09:28 PM
yragat
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Originally Posted by enjenjo
Take one of the carrier mounting bolts loose on the bottom. With the nut just started on the bolt, knock the bolt into the housing with a hammer. The oil will drain around the bolt. Pull the bolt back into place with the nut, and refill.
Thanks,I'll try that
Gary
06-23-2011 09:11 PM
enjenjo Take one of the carrier mounting bolts loose on the bottom. With the nut just started on the bolt, knock the bolt into the housing with a hammer. The oil will drain around the bolt. Pull the bolt back into place with the nut, and refill.
06-23-2011 08:56 PM
sqzbox
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Originally Posted by yragat
I didn't realize it was that thin of metal. Maybe I'll just wait till winter and tear it apart---too busy driving it now--don't know when or if oil was ever changed in it. Can't understand why Ford didn't put a drain in it????
They put them on the gas tank.
06-23-2011 07:37 PM
alittle1 It would have cost Henry another six bits.
06-23-2011 05:12 PM
yragat
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Originally Posted by Irelands child
I guess I've never seen an 8" without a drain, but since they are so easy to pull the pumpkin - drive shaft, 4 nuts at each axle, 10 around the circumference and out it comes.

I truly hope there is no crud on the bottom. If there is, it WILL get expensive - soon.

To put a drain in the bottom, you not only need to drill the hole, you need to weld in a 'bung' for the threads. That housing is sheet metal, probably about 16ga. Ford punched a hole then threaded the raised steel on most of their rear ends
I didn't realize it was that thin of metal. Maybe I'll just wait till winter and tear it apart---too busy driving it now--don't know when or if oil was ever changed in it. Can't understand why Ford didn't put a drain in it????
06-23-2011 04:55 PM
Irelands child I guess I've never seen an 8" without a drain, but since they are so easy to pull the pumpkin - drive shaft, 4 nuts at each axle, 10 around the circumference and out it comes.

I truly hope there is no crud on the bottom. If there is, it WILL get expensive - soon.

To put a drain in the bottom, you not only need to drill the hole, you need to weld in a 'bung' for the threads. That housing is sheet metal, probably about 16ga. Ford punched a hole then threaded the raised steel on most of their rear ends
06-23-2011 04:04 PM
yragat I'm thinking about drilling the bottom and putting a 1/4" pipe plug in it or possibly one of the self tapping plugs they make-----whats the thoughts on that? I figure if any small shavings go in from the drill,maybe when the oil comes out it will bring them with it????
06-23-2011 03:51 PM
T-bucket23
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Originally Posted by yragat
' Ford rear has no drain plug. Any suggestions how to drain & refill without taking all apart??
A lot of the 8" housings didn't have a drain. You need to loosen the bolts and let it drain. Just fill it until it comes out of the fill hole. Unfortunately all the crap will be in the bottom of the housing so if you dont pull the axles and the pumpkin, most of the crap will remain in the housing.
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