Does anyone have a picture or pictures of the rear axle that's shows the thrust washer,shims and bearings all parts in place just before putting it in the axle housing for a 1916/17 model t touring standard axle?? Thanks
MAC's printed catalogs have some great assembly drawings for various Model T assemblies.
This image is borrowed from their 2013-2014 catalog:
Wow!! Look at all the pieces
And think about all the trouble `6-54015-1 can cause if it is not changed
Good thing I don't need 16-26681-1
But maybe I need a 16-53994-1 for the right rear because I saw a bit of grease oozing out of the bottom of the brake drum the other day.
All this techy talk is giving me headache!
The catalogue illustrations are the best thing about Mac's, but this one shows parts I wouldn't use. Instead of the leather inner seal shown here (notorious for axle shaft damage) I use the neoprene inner seal (Chaffin's 2511AS, Lang's 2511AS, Snyder's T-2511-AS, Birdhaven T-2511-NS). With that seal, you don't need the giant felt doughnut shown in the picture.
Here's installation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfxWPsF4KhQ
I'm not sure if this is what you want Robert but it does show the major componants.
Caution!: This was taken at disassembly so the brass thrust washer on the left side of the picture is missing ... it went to that place babbit washers go when they disintegrate!
Pretend there is another brass washer on the left side between the two steel shims!
MTFCA has made lots of videos showing restoration tips including the rear axle: http://modeltstore.myshopify.com/products/restoration-videos
The manuals are also recommended since it's easier to get back and find the info you're searching for while you're doing the work in the garage: http://modeltstore.myshopify.com/products/service-manuals