ACCESSORY OF THE DAY - 06/12/13 - FRONT AXLE ADJUSTING TOOL

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2013: ACCESSORY OF THE DAY - 06/12/13 - FRONT AXLE ADJUSTING TOOL
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 01:42 pm:

Just picked this up last weekend at the Motherlode Model T Club Swap meet. All's I need now is a five foot hunk of pipe to complete the unit.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Tomaso - Milton,WA on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 03:14 pm:

Great score there, Jay !


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A. Gustaf Bryngelson on Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 10:01 am:

Ford was still adjusting the double floppy front axles the same way


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Seth from NC on Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 10:59 am:

How heavy is that thing? Also, it looks like it's done some serious adjusting before with the curve of the handle.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Dallas TX on Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 08:33 am:

There's supposed to be a big pipe that slips on the end. It is about 5 feet long.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn on Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 09:09 am:

Jay, that looks like a slightly different mounting bracket for your wishbone under the axle...could you post a close up pic or two of that? Won't be too long before I add a lower wishbone to my 15 also, and I'm not so sure the existing perch bolt will stick down far enough to just slap on a "regular" wishbone under it. I have an idea, but always looking for others. I bought one of those brass bracket things for up under the pan already anyway. Just gotta get the axle part figured out. Thanks
Tim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By ex trooper on Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 09:34 am:

That's probably a screw on nut with the wishbone extension threads. Are you really going to trust a piece of cast brass on that ball end?
I never did understand what that wrench does except to A. Help straighten a bent axle, or B. Help get the ball back in to the pan receiver. In a case of trying to correct the caster with the perches vs. the springs, nothing is gonna happen. Its really a matter of lengthening or shortening the wishbone, which really means straightening THAT when its bent which ultimately reduces the caster.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 09:50 am:

Tim, I'll take some photos later on today. Here's a link to five other of these devises I posted under Accessory Of The Day back in July 2011.

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/225479.html


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kerry van Ekeren (Australia) on Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 05:51 pm:

Jay,
you will probably never use that flash tool but if you had some spare money, it would have been better invested in some new shackle bushes going by that photo.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chuck Hoffman - Gold Country of Calif. on Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 06:35 pm:

I think I'd be inclined to bend on the other side of the shackle mount...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Wolf on Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 06:48 pm:

Chuck;
I think your right.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn on Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 07:24 pm:

Thanks Jay!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 12:05 am:

The car is up on jack stands and the photo was not to show the proper placement of the tool in use but rather to show how it engages the front axle as a photo opt only.
Tim, your photos coming.


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