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Username Post: Frankland rear end cover        (Topic#348642)
Mick53 
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12-11-17 06:31 AM - Post#2717553    

I started polishing the cover for my Frankland rear end that goes in my 53 1/2 ton.It seems that the guy making the casting and the pit crew that banged in new gears for years had not considered that I would be polishing it. I ordered all the exterior bolts in stainless and will polish them when they come. What anti seize do I use? Some also need sealer. I have seen some with nickel that is silver color.
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Keith_Knox 
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12-11-17 10:20 AM - Post#2717581    
    In response to Mick53

Photos don't come up.

1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe Purchased 6/2010. Stock with rebuilt 52 216 installed May 1966.
1946 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup, stock. Purchased 11/18/17.
1962 Ranchero Purchased 4/2017 221 V8 Automatic.
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Mick53 
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12-14-17 06:01 AM - Post#2717883    
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Grinding and filing on frankland rear end cover.

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raycow 
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12-14-17 10:01 AM - Post#2717901    
    In response to Mick53

I am not familiar with Frankland. Is it a quick change center section like a Halibrand or Winters?

Ray

Those who choose an automatic transmission want transportation. Those who choose a manual transmission want to drive.


 
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12-14-17 11:38 AM - Post#2717909    
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  • raycow Said:
I am not familiar with Frankland. Is it a quick change center section like a Halibrand or Winters?

Ray


Quick change, you betcha.



More info, their site: https://www.franklandracing.com/

Richard

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12-14-17 12:03 PM - Post#2717912    
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Absolutely cool! Thank you for the link.

Ray

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Mick53 
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12-14-17 07:38 PM - Post#2717982    
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I think so. The Winters parts interchange I believe.



 
Mick53 
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12-14-17 07:51 PM - Post#2717985    
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This could take a while. I thought about grinding off the letters. I think that would be cheating. I bought a used rear end and had Frankland retube it and install Gleason locker. They put a thermal coating on the case that is supposed to help with cooling. I'm glad it's under the truck. I have a lot to learn about doing this.

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Should look nice when done.




 
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12-14-17 11:06 PM - Post#2717995    
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Oh, please don't grind off the lettering. That's part of what makes it so cool.

Ray

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Bel Air kiwi 
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12-16-17 06:29 PM - Post#2718186    
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Hi Mick, I would be careful using stainless bolts with cast alloy. They don't play well together due to electrolysis. I am not sure of how much of an issue it is on land but if its in water it's an issue.

Cheers Kiwi

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12-16-17 06:42 PM - Post#2718187    
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Hi Ray, My friend Derek makes those as well. He has a version for the "A" and another for the V8.
You can tell his by the Kiwi on the back plate. As far as I know they are the only Quick change for Model "A" axles etc. The torque tube is shortened but the suspension arms are flipped side to side so remain stock. The paired gears are just off the shelf Winters gears so there are about 30 ratios.

I was down in Richmond last week and we chewed the fat. He has sold a few of his road car to buy the Bonneville "A" coupe he was putting his engines in.
Usually he just ships the engine over but as he is trying a higher up class with a blower motor so he has bought the car back to sort everything.

The car was the one Tonya harding set her records in. The motor in the picture has an aftermarket head and that has the highest top speed of about 97 Mph. After it ran that they swapped in Derek's flathead engine and run that in a lower class.

There are a few pictures of his rears and the engine shot is the only one that will ever win in this class. It's a Dodge four that was built for a very short time. It has two things no other eligible engine has. 5 main bearings and big diameter cam journals.

He has run Bonneville and El mirage many times. And he isn't no spring chicken.
I wouldn't tell him, but he inspires me.

Cheers Kiwi


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48 3100 RHD, 51 Deluxe 4DR RHD, 51 Bel Air parts car, 52 Bel Air P-Glide LHD. Others 23T, 32 Tudor, 58 Edsel pacer 4DR HDT, 79 F250 351C RHD. 69,70,82 Capri. No mobile, no TV, and no Jap cars.

And when it was laid to waste, they called it peace.


Edited by Bel Air kiwi on 12-18-17 03:38 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Mick53 
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12-16-17 07:19 PM - Post#2718193    
    In response to Bel Air kiwi

Still polishing. Projected completion date June 2027.

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Not the right tool but it's what I have.


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Worked OK.


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time to sand


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Getting closer


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It may seem like I'm avoiding the letters but I'm saving the fun part for last




 
Mick53 
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12-17-17 06:02 AM - Post#2718240    
    In response to Bel Air kiwi

Thanks Kiwi, I plan on using a nickel anti seize. I have nickel anti seize tape for the threads. Maybe some sharks hide on the bolts just for fun. To make it more interesting the cover bolts have copper washers. Maybe all that will confuse Mr. electrolysis and he wont know what to do. I'll keep an eye on it.



 
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12-17-17 10:51 PM - Post#2718329    
    In response to Bel Air kiwi

  • Bel Air kiwi Said:
Hi Ray, My friend Derrick makes those as well. He has a version for the "A" and another for the V8.....


Kiwi, you kind of lost me there. Are you saying people are still using actual Ford parts with these center sections? I thought all the other parts would be aftermarket. Are some builders still using a torque tube and the old style shafts and bearings? Are those capable of handling the kind of power you are talking about here?

Ray

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Bel Air kiwi 
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12-18-17 02:06 AM - Post#2718330    
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Hi Ray, yes siree. They are not oval track race parts, they are for Model A racing or road use. Derrick holds a Bonneville record in his A coupe, I think it's about 94 miles an hour. Steel car full guards, sidevalve head, B4 block.
I will have to check.

Because he lives out in the country about 30 miles from Nelson he knows everybody in town who is good at something. It's a big fishing port so there are specialised foundry's who can cope with detailed small volume work.
Plenty of Machining and gear cutting guys and also metal treatment specialists.

Cheers Kiwi






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48 3100 RHD, 51 Deluxe 4DR RHD, 51 Bel Air parts car, 52 Bel Air P-Glide LHD. Others 23T, 32 Tudor, 58 Edsel pacer 4DR HDT, 79 F250 351C RHD. 69,70,82 Capri. No mobile, no TV, and no Jap cars.

And when it was laid to waste, they called it peace.


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