26 tt rear axle

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2013: 26 tt rear axle
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By kenny on Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 05:08 pm:

took bearing out how do i know or take out inner seal.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mack Cole ---- Earth on Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 05:15 pm:

I think the venders carry a sleeve puller for the TT now.
IF so you will need that tool to remove the outer bearing sleeve from the axle houseing.Then seal removal and reinstall can take place.Looks like you need 1 purty bad.
1 other thing,DONT break a brake shoe for a TT.Took me 5 years to find a complete set when I started my project.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Henry Petrino in Modesto, CA on Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 06:28 pm:

There is a sleeve that goes between the axle housing and the bearing. The inner part of the sleeve has a hole for the puller to grab it and a dimple that fits into a hole in the housing. The sleeve is sort of spring loaded, pressing against the axle housing, which keeps the dimple in place and therefore the sleeve in place.

If you can't find a TT sleeve puller you can make one out of a 2" dia. X 12' long piece of galvanized pipe. If I remember correctly, I used a 1/4" X 1" bolt, with a lock washer and nut on the inside. I put the center of it 5/8" back from the edge of the pipe. The bolt head is what catches the hole described above. Voila! It's a little crude, but it worked for me.

You'll probably need a second person to hold the sleeve dimple pressed in. Put the "puller" in over the axle with the bolt head in the sleeve hole and using a pipe wrench, while someone else is depressing the dimple, give it a gentle twist/pull and it should come out.

Be sure to pay attention to which one is which. If I remember correctly there is a right and a left sleeve that are not the same.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange on Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 06:32 pm:

This may help later in the process, here is one of Steve Jelf's great videos showing installation of new seals, sleeves, and bearings in one of his Model T rear axles.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfxWPsF4KhQ


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Stroud on Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 06:37 pm:

The vendors carry(or at least used to) a modern lip seal conversion for the inner TT seals. It works great. I heartily recommend it. Dave


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