Unknown Model T Rear Assembly

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2013: Unknown Model T Rear Assembly
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steven R. Tull on Sunday, September 01, 2013 - 05:57 pm:

Have a complete worm drive rear end assembly that has been sitting in one of our farm barns since my father put it there.
All original. How can I tell what year and model it was under. I have pictures


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker in Sumter SC on Sunday, September 01, 2013 - 06:26 pm:

Post some pictures and the folks here usually will be able to tell you. The Model T Ton truck also called TT used a worm gear rear axle starting in late 1917 and with modifications was continued into the 1927 year. So "if" it is a T rear axle it is 1917-1927 year. And it will function on any TT truck but might not have been original on some of those years.

Note the 1928 Model A Fords also used a worm drive rear axle -- but it had bolt on wire wheels instead of the wood spoke wheels used on the Model T and it had rear wheel brakes and probably some other differences.

Respectfully submitted,

Hap l9l5 cut off


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Layden Butler on Sunday, September 01, 2013 - 06:56 pm:

Hap,
We will give you a senior moment. All model Ts and As have rear wheel brakes. Model As have front wheel brakes too.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kenneth W DeLong on Sunday, September 01, 2013 - 07:28 pm:

I would think people are interested in the gear ratio?? Bud.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steven R. Tull on Sunday, September 01, 2013 - 09:43 pm:

Has wood spoke wheels


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Sunday, September 01, 2013 - 10:12 pm:

TT rear axle:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Thomas Mullin on Sunday, September 01, 2013 - 10:12 pm:

Layden,

Strictly speaking, the Model T does not have
"Rear Wheel Brakes" but has parking brake drums for use when the vehicle is stationary. The service brake, which slows the rear wheels, was the drum on the transmission. The wheel drums were not really intended to stop the car, just keep it from moving.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert Scott Owens on Sunday, September 01, 2013 - 10:53 pm:

Thomas, The "Rear Wheel Brakes" on my TT will slide both rear wheels with ease. They have plenty of shoe and lining. And I need to go look to be sure but I think they can be used with the drum brake. And I can pull on the hand brake lever and get great stopping power. Big drums and wide shoes. Scott


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steven R. Tull on Monday, September 02, 2013 - 08:25 am:

Thanks, that's what it looks like. I have some pics, but haven't figured out how to post them on here yet. I think I would like to sell it to someone who would make good use of it, instead of just collecting dust.


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