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.
Great score there, Jay !
Ford was still adjusting the double floppy front axles the same way
How heavy is that thing? Also, it looks like it's done some serious adjusting before with the curve of the handle.
There's supposed to be a big pipe that slips on the end. It is about 5 feet long.
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
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.
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.
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.
I think I'd be inclined to bend on the other side of the shackle mount...
I think your right.
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.