While perusing the iron recycler up here for some pipe, I stumbled across a TT rear end. I don't know squat about these, but could be persuaded to pick it up and move it around if anyone seriously needs it... Heres the description...
Appears to have been converted into a farm trailer. No radius rods or driveshaft, but the cap is greasy indicating oil inside. The 6 lug demountable artillery wheels are gonners, but the hubs and felloes look decent. No hubcaps. Measure about 19 inches, plus or minus. No rims or tires at all. The unit is a field find. Its rusty but not wasted. Looks like all the grease finally got weather washed off in the last few years. Larger size bearing grease cups included. Drums Look petty rough and are about Improved Car diameter.. Interior condition unknown but it is a 2 speed Ruxtell. The housing and shift arm appear intact. Next to it what appeared to be a Fordson motor; T style hand crank on the front.
was off and has an oil pump with a BEEFY T looking crank. Its a Waukesha 4 banger with a WICA magneto (intact) with wires still on it. Anyone care to estimate what this stuff is worth? Theres also a Pratt & Whitney 14X42 lathe under a tarp that came from the local high school. A little weathered on one end but pretty well oiled and turns freely. No extra tooling. Serious interest will net pics. Its about 8 miles from home. ws
I don't know what the traffic will bear, but if I was in Wisconsin I'd sure want a look at that lathe. I think the Ruckstell housing and arm make the rear axle worth saving. If there turn out to be good parts inside, even better. If I was one of the parts guys up that way I'd be headed for the scrap yard with a truck. The stuff being in a salvage yard, I'd ask the guy what he expects to get for it as scrap, and offer a little more.
We discussed all 3 pieces as the guy was walking out for lunch. The rear end is $30, he wants to weigh the Waukesha motor (I may try to buy the mag off it) and the lathe is $750. I actually thought of ol' Steve Jelf when I saw the lathe. Like I mentioned, no tooling, but theres a tailstock and a complete compound minus the taper attachment. Maybe some chucks etc under it, but it was tarped down too tight to tell... Wouldnt ya know it... its one time I didn't have my camera with me! ws
An additional FACTOID... that lathe has a 1-3/4 bore through the headstock. Pretty unusually large for a 14" machine! ws