The picture is of the right rear wheel.
To loosen the nut, do I turn it clockwise or counterclockwise?
Same question for the left rear wheel. To loosen IT, do I turn the nut clockwise or counterclockwise?
Right rear wheel. To loosen this nut, which way does it turn; clockwise or counterclockwise?
Except for the right front wheel bearings,its righty tighty, lefty loosey. You might need a cheater to break a rear axle nut loose.
There are no "left hand" threads on the rear wheels.
Thanks, guys; wish me luck!
With age / time the wheel rim gets "glued" to the wheel (hub). The hub itself really gets a good hold on the tapered end of the axle. Just do it in two steps: wheel off first and then go after the hub.
Put the lug nuts and axle nut on a few turns and put the wheel on the ground and rock it sideways with lotsa PB Blaster. That rust "seal" shows exactly why Model A rims (with adapters) shouldn't be used on a T. That seal on the front shares the load with the OB bearings. Model A wheels are larger on the bore and rely strictly on the lug nuts. ws
From Cousin Dale yesterday:
I have a friend who teaches diesel classes at a tech school and he was talking
about shaft rotation and referred to it a clockwise/counterclockwise and
several students had no idea what he was talking about.
He tried to explain how the hands move on a clock and they were completely clueless.
They grew up on cell phones and digital clocks and it was a new concept for them.
He couldn't believe it.
Dale sez :
My grandfather, called it "anti-clockwise"
Unless its a duece and a half, a wagon, or a buggy.
Very interesting comment, Herb. We still say "dial" the phone, "hang up" the phone, and all manner of other things that I bet those same students couldn't explain.
It annoys me to hear people talk about "filming" a video.
There is a road near my place named Hamestring Road. I had to explain to someone it was not in reference to a body part, but rather, a harness part. They had never heard of a hame string, let alone how to tie one. What IS the world coming to?
Modern technology does require a certain adjustment in thinking. About 15 or 20 years ago the personnel director where I worked bought a digital camera (brand new thing at the time) to photograph places reported to be dangerous and/or where an accident occurred in the workplace. One day she finally got her chance to use it. She grabbed it and headed for the door. I said to her, "Do you have film for that thing?" She stopped cold in her tracks and looked at me with a completely blank stare for at least 5 seconds, then said, "You SOB!"
Steve Jelf - I guess that would be what many people would call "a mute point", when actually, what they mean is "a MOOT point"! (Drives me crazy!) Sorta' like when you hear many people say (or write) about things that don't jive, when actually, they mean things that don't JIBE!
I guess I've become more aware of such things as I have a Japanese daughter-in-law that is doing a remarkable job of learning the English language, however, I really wonder how it is possible to learn to speak proper English by listening to others speak, when our language is deteriorating so badly nowadays. So many people now say things like "I SEEN something", or "I should have WENT yesterday", or "this is how I DONE it". Not to mention the "like" talk. That's the worst of all! I'm like,...really? And he goes,...yeah, I'm serious. So then I go,...yeah,...I was like, amazed! So she goes,...yeah,....I was like, same here!
Sheesh,......you don't "GO",...you speak! If you have to "GO", find a restroom! And don't tell me what you're "LIKE",....just tell me! Okay,...enough. But it really is disgusting,....harold
Sorry to continue the "thread drift" Bill,....however, I think your question was answered,....harold
Yes it was, Harold, about a mile back! However, I've enjoyed the drift!
I've noticed in the last several years that the word "bust", or "busted" is used for anything that is "broken". When I went to school, if anyone did that, they got chewed out real quick!(very quickly<g>). A bust was a sculpture of someone from the shoulders up, mainly. Dave
I'll toss my pet peeve into this pot. My worst irritation is to hear "learned" people such as TV news broadcasters use the phrase "most unique"...well pilgrim "unique" is superlative, in a word, there a'nt no stinkin' "most" that goes with unique. This poor English brings up the axiom "Those who think they know everything are irritating as Hell to those of us who do!!!"
I turn both left and right - usually more to the left though ....
"reiterate" (iterate, or repeat, so I guess its re-repeat now)
"irregardless" (not regardless so I guess it means with regard)
all in use by our college educated liberal arts majors running the media.
In a movie I recently saw about Phil Specter's murder trial, (Al Pacino played Specter), His lawyer is complaining about the help she's getting and to prove it shows a 45 RPM record to one of the young assistant lawyers. He identifies it as part on an old computer. Hollywood but still true. I totally believe the clock story. I have 2 coo coo clocks in the house and the younguns' can't tell time from them. My pet peeve? What the hell happened to the word "much"? Why are things "so fun" instead of "so much fun"? Texting shortcut or New Speak from Orwell's 1984?
One of my pet peeves: I ain't got no use for folks who use double negatives.
We've got. Famous saying of Al Roker, the weather man on NBC's Today Show.
True story. Walked into a Verizon store last week and said "I'm tired of ma-bell, what can you guys offer me" ?
5 sales people - all under 35 ...NOT ONE knew who ma-bell was. The times they are a changin'.
I think many times people bastardize the english language on occasion just to be cute. Problem is it becomes a habit and a natural, for them, way of conversing. Don't start me on "valley girl" slanguage. OK, I made that word up.
And then,....there's "these ones" and "those ones". That's another that's being used so much by so many that apparently, it's becoming accepted as correct English! Eeeeeeesh!
i was not aware "those ones" is bad form. Do people really use "irregardless"? Is that a word now? Sad.
That was the point I was trying to make Kep. We (me included) are getting so used to bad English that some of it is becoming accepted. I suppose the most common one I can think of is, I seen something, when it should be I saw something. I don't know, maybe a lot of our language that is considered correct nowadays has "evolved" merely by misused words and phrases over the past umpteen generations that just finally became accepted. I grew up around Chicago, so I know that my speech is probably full of poor grammar too (not to mention pronunciation) but I really do try not "ta' talk like dem guys" in Chicago, but I know that in some ways, I still do, even though I left the midwest 40 years ago,......harold
Harold, I was born in Harvey, lived in Park Forest 'til I was 4 then in Barrington Hills 'til I was 10. I brought to Memphis a love of the snow and cold weather as well as the vestiges of a midwestern accent, still audible even after fifty years.
Bill - Wife and I grew up in Franklin Park; owned a home in Roselle when we left in '72. Not far from your ol' stomp'n grounds in Barrington Hills! Ya' never know what coincidences "thread drift" will lead to, right?