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Old 10-21-2012, 09:43 AM
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What part of a Ford pickup up into the 1990's interchanged with a 1932 Ford passenger car but didn't fit any other American car or truck?

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Old 10-21-2012, 11:43 AM
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The Nova block had a different set up for the clutch cross shaft but I don't remember exactly what the difference was.

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Guess not. My memory must have a wild imagination since I can't find anything to indicate I know one thing about what I am talking about.
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You know I seem to remember that too! Just arn't sure about it! Did it have two holes for the clutch linkage ball? I cant find anything either!!!

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Thanks for making me feel better Chris.

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Old 10-21-2012, 12:14 PM
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Pre early 60s cars had four point mounts -- usually two near the front of the engine and two on the bell housing. That's right, the transmission just hung off the back of the bell, even those old heavy Dual-Range Hydramatics! A lot of bells were cast iron back then too though. I know Rambler (AMC) used an aluminum bell with the cast iron Borg-Warner M-8 (Flashomatic) with cast iron case, don't know about the mid 50s D-R-H trans.

The main reason for four mounting points was so that there was nothing under the engine that couldn't be easily removed. Oil filters were optional until the early 60s on most engines, and many had no factory option at all until after WWII. Non-detergent oils were used that didn't keep trash suspended in the oil. The oil pan was supposed to come off and be cleaned once every year or two. Trash would settle in the bottom of the pan when the ND oil stopped circulating and cooled off. Detergents in oil keep particles suspended so the filter can catch them. Even partial flow systems worked well. The old Rambler 196 (OHV and L-head) used a partial flow system. I've rebuilt several -- none showed any more wear than full-flow filter system engines.

Hmmm.... that would have been a good question, but I've already typed up the answer -- not deleting now!!
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This is off the subject but I used to work engines years ago that had a 2 piece like a damper behind the crank pulley or was the crank pulley that oil flowed through it and would sling the oil inside the pulley and you took it apart to clean the heavy contaminants out! I'm driving myself crazy but cant remember and Google'ing but cant find it! It could have been a stationary Engine! This isn't trivia just a question it may not even be auto related it could be industrial? I just need help because maybe I dreamed it?? LOL

Just a question to the few of you!

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Old 10-21-2012, 06:06 PM
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What you are describing is indeed an oil filled vibration dampener (harmonic balancer). I don't recall on on a car, but I don't have any experience with pre-war cars (except a few Model As). I recall reading about oil filled ones, but modern models use a silicone fluid. This is the main manufacturer:
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What part of a Ford pickup up into the 1990's interchanged with a 1932 Ford passenger car but didn't fit any other American car or truck?

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My guess would be a bumper bracket.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:55 AM
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That's a stumper!! Any hints?? I wouldn't think more than a bolt or maybe an exhaust clamp (hmmm... exhaust was a lot smaller diameter back then, I bet!) would interchange!! Even the Ford script emblem was a bit different!
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There are more than one of these parts on the truck, it will ONLY bolt onto these trucks up until 95 or so and pre-1948 Fords including that 1932 I mentioned.

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Ha! Not much of a hint..
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Ha! Not much of a hint..
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Not a bumper bracket?
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Could it be the engine mount biscuit?

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Nope and Nope and are you guys going to be doing a major forehead slap when you hear it.

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Old 10-23-2012, 09:28 AM
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