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Dean    Posted 08-12-2019 at 21:24:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 1948 8N Noise Need Opinions
  • I Just purchased a 48 8N. I bought it knowing it had issues, the lady I bought it from said she thought it had thrown a rod. I finally got it started after rebuilding the distributor and it made a screeching noise like I have never heard. Extremely loud. When it first started it idled fine but applying power made it screech. There was no knock. I removed the belt to rule out the water pump or generator, but the screech continued. I drained the oil and cut the oil filter open, no metal anywhere. I am suspecting a rod bearing, and plan to drop the oil pan this weekend. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what they may think it is or know of anything that I should be looking for? Thanks in advance.

    jim k    Posted 08-15-2019 at 11:05:54 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I had a loud noise like that once, and after removing the belt to isolate the noise, I found it was a carb gasket, a small pinhole caused a unbearable screeching noise,
    never expected to find it to be a bad gasket!

    Doug Siperly    Posted 08-12-2019 at 21:36:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Throw out bearing, Had one in a old Falcon years ago that kind of sounded like that.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 08-14-2019 at 08:41:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I like the throw out bearing, especially if the clutch pedal has no free play.

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