Our Thanksgiving "project" this year was to replace the motor on My `24 roadster. I`ve got a nice crane---no problem removing the old motor. When we attempted to install the new motor, the pan arms wouldn`t clear the firewall brackets.Discovered we had to remove the front frame/spring bracket in order to get the pan arms perfectly flat on the frame, to slip under the firewall brackets. Never had to do that before....I`m wondering how we were able to remove the old motor without removing the front bracket. Comments appreciated.... Paul
Was your replacement motor a '24 too. When I removed my motor and put it back in I had already removed the firewall brackets. But then I was working on a '22 touring and the firewall is probably a whole different deal than your '24. I know it's not an answer to your question but I'm hoping someone else chimes in.
Just a guess that the pan arms are out of shape or spread apart on the replacement engine.
Did the pan arms line up correctly over the holes for bolts to the frame?
Haven't had that problem, the later T all have enough space cutaway at the firewall, and the firewall brackets are on the outside of the frame anyway.
I had the same problem removing the engine from my 24 so after some thought and study i was able to cock it a little and out it came,one ear first and then the other, like standing a couch up to get it through a door.
I must have got lucky with my '24 touring. I just pulled the motor out on Sunday and it slipped right out.
The only difficult part we had was pushing the wishbone down far enough so the engine would clear. The wishbone was a bit stubborn that day.
Now I am waiting until spring to see how hard it will be to put back in place.
Loosen the nuts ( attaching the wishbone to the axle) a couple of turns and the wishbone will drop out of the way. or it did on my '26
just a follow-up on my origional post----Finally figured out the "problem"---On reinstallation of the new motor, we had the car on my lift which allowed the rear axel to drop causing the driveshaft/u-joint to push the rear of the motor UP. Everything came into place, once the car was lowered to get all wheels on the ground! The great thing about mechanical "problems" is that its ALWAYS something logical.....Paul
'The great thing about mechanical "problems" is that its ALWAYS something logical.....Paul'
YUP! Anyone who plays with Model Ts would understand the "perversity of inanimate objects".There is definately an emotional element in dealing with these cars--Some of my cars won`t cooperate (start-run-drive...) until I adjust my attitude and attentions and give them proper RESPECT. Alot like most women we know....Paul
In theory the "problem" is always something logical. But: In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. But in practice there IS a difference.