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First Name: Joseph
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broken parts

Post by Jwinters » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:31 pm

While driving this summer I heard a terrible noise and the truck stopped running
The motor was stuck and I could not get it to budge
Some club members recommended removing the starter and there is some metal piece which I think is broken
I think this fix is a little more than I can do, so the motor is on its way to the shop
So when the mechanic is working on it, is there some definite items I should get replaced
Looking for a list of must do and luxury things
Also when I removed the motor I noticed that one of the ears that bolt the motor to the car is broken
Oddly enough there is a repair bracket that was bolted to the frame but not to the motor.

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Re: broken parts

Post by tdump » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:13 pm

If that engine is using a 3 dip pan,I would locate a later 4 dip pan and replace the pan while you are this far along.It will make bearing adjustment easier down the road.
I may have a pan ear on a rusted pan I could remove and send to you to rivot to that pan and braze it but,if it is a 3 dipper,now is a great time to upgrade.
If you can't help em, don't hinder em'

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Re: broken parts

Post by Joe Bell » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:17 pm

The four dip is a weaker pan, made to be supported from the block, when I pull my engine on my Fordor I will go back to the three dip it is stronger built pan, they say it is easier to adjust fourth rod with four dip, I have 30,000 miles on it and I am just going to pull it to update it! Just my thoughts on this!

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Re: broken parts

Post by Allan » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:21 pm

Joe, there must be something in what you say. The four dip an was introduced in 1925. It wasn't long before the hogshead grew ears and the block received for a pair of bosses for bolts. The same was carried over into the production of the A model.
Just how many times does one ever adjust the no. 4 rod bearing? In 55 years of T ownership, I have done it twice, and one of those times was only because I had the plate off to replace no 1 rod.

Allan from down under.

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