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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2010: Front end question
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Calk-El Paso, Texas on Friday, December 24, 2010 - 03:49 pm:

I was just trying to figure out why my rear tires on the TT don't track the same as the front tires. Got to investigating and found that the left front tire is even with the outside of the front fender whereas the right tire is about 1 1/2" inside of that fender. Is that because the centering pin for the springs is worn off and the springs have slid over that far? If so, to correct what do I do? Has anyone experienced the same sort of problem?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman T. Kling on Friday, December 24, 2010 - 04:22 pm:

Check the center of the spring. It should be centered in the front frame crossmember. There is a hole in the center of the crossmember and the top of the bolt which holds the leaves should be in that hole.

Other possible problem could be the bolt through the center of the spring is broken allowing the lower spring leaves to slide to the right or the main lower leaf of the spring is broken. Or the front frame crossmember could be broken. Check all of the above.

This is an important safety issue and needs immediate attention.
Norm


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith on Friday, December 24, 2010 - 04:28 pm:

Don't use the fenders as a gauge. The fender irons can be bent giving you an inaccurate reading.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Calk-El Paso, Texas on Friday, December 24, 2010 - 04:51 pm:

The smallest spring is over by that much. Will have to take the bolt loose to find out what the problem is....


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Halpin on Friday, December 24, 2010 - 08:02 pm:

If one leaf is out of line with the rest, be real careful when you loosen the spring clamps from the frame. The center bolt may be broken.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Friday, December 24, 2010 - 09:21 pm:

What Dennis said!
Drive, and work, safely. W2


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