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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Garry Houser on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 05:41 pm:

I recently rebuilt my model T motor and transmission, the engine is purring like it should. However while sitting idling it stopped. I lifted the rear wheels from the ground and it started. While running I hit the brake and whatever was locked up let go, anyone have any ideas of what may have gone wrong?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jack Daron - Brownsburg IN on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 05:53 pm:

Bendix stuck?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Garry Houser on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 05:59 pm:

Jack, After raising the rear wheels and hitting the brake a few times it let go. This is a new one for me. I pulled the motor Sunday afternoon and have not had time to tear into it, seems like the transmission to me. However i'm not sure.
Thank You


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ted Dumas on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 06:23 pm:

It started by itself after you jacked it up or did you start it? Sounds to me like it died, then you jacked it up and started it. Then after you hit the brake a few times the wheels stopped turning. I think your clutch may have been stuck or dragging. you might have learned more by driving it. Fair chance its a non-problem.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Garry Houser on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 06:37 pm:

Ted, I had to jack the wheels off the ground before it would start, after it started is when I hit the brake and it released. Thank You


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Thode Chehalis Washington on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 06:47 pm:

Garry,
Maybe your clutch was not adjusted correctly. Here is the basic adjustment:


I suggest that you do all the trouble shooting you can before tearing it down. Might just be an adjustment or need some oil circulation.

Jim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jerry VanOoteghem on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 08:40 pm:

You just rebuilt the transmission? Sounds like maybe a triple gear bushing got tight and your actions broke it free. Same thing happened to my dad many years ago. He ran the car for years after that and when he got into it again for other issues, he found that one bushing had seized to the triple pin and the gear was spinning on the bushing outer diameter. Never really made a problem but he fixed it just the same.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jerry VanOoteghem on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 08:42 pm:

By the way, I wouldn't worry about it too much right now. If the car drives and sounds o.k. and it doesn't do it again, I would write it off as a bit of "break-in" tightness.


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