Done. Finally got it all put back together and running. Did not know that replacing tail pipe and muffler could be such a pain. The manifold threads were a major problem. Thanks to Bob Bergstadt the threads cleaned up nicely. Bob sent me a new nut for the manifold that fits much better than the one that came with the pipe. Bob's nut seems to be heavier and closer tolerence than the others.
A little copper anti seize and it threaded right on. A few turns with the "Peterson Magic Wrench" and it tightened right up. Ran the engine for a few minutes and tightened about quarter turn. Job done, whew. Did I mention that I had to remove manifold?
Great, some good ideas here helped. Um, what a Peterson wrench ?? Not fam. with that one.
George n L.A.
The wrench made by Royce Peterson's Grandfather. Even has his name on it. No, it doesn't have a water pump.
Haven't seed a pic. anywhere. How does it compare too the packnut wrench the dealers sell. I got one of those and happy that I did. Geo. n L.A.
I imagine my grandfather layed a Stevens or other factory made wrench on a piece of half inch steel plate and then traced it. He would not have had any power tools in 1932 except perhaps a drill press and maybe a belt driven grinding stone.
This is him in the white shirt in front of his shop "The Auto Inn" around 1919.
Ahah Royce. Thanks for the info. Geo.
It really is a work of art. When you pick it up you can feel the love in it. I don't know if it is the shape or what, it just feels good and solid. Today's tools feel like they wand to tear your hand off.
I bought one of Bobs new nuts, and it looks nice, although I had to file the flats to get a Ford pack nut wrench to fit!
Odd, the nut I got from Macs and original were the same dimension.
Those pack nuts are one of the few Ford parts I've seen, with no script.