A friend (not me REALLY) towed his model T in neutral up a steep hill about 100 yards and then on the flat for about 3 tenths of a mile. It now has a really loud knock in the rear cylinder.
Is this a coincidence or was damage done towing? I have read old threads on towing and they all mention transmission damage but not rod.
What do you think??
Agree with Jack. That brief amount of towing in neutral should not hurt anything.
Are you sure it is a Rod that is knocking???
I take it that this was a running and driving T that was being towed and it did not knock before?
A half a mile could fry the clutch if it was fast. But I would expect it to not even do that kind of damage. Even if the engine were turning, actually, especially if the engine were turning, even a mile of towing should not cause a knock. A mile could fry a clutch in neutral due to lack of oil being thrown by the non-turning flywheel.
You will not know until it is found out exactly what is knocking. Rod? Wrist pin? Flywheel hitting field coil?
Tell your friend "good luck"! And give him a hand.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
I guess bottom line it doesn't truly matter how or when the engine began knocking. You still have to fix the problem either way.
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