Some time in the past couple of years, I read something about a beefed up crankshaft Ford put in some of their last Ts. How can I tell if I have one?
I have two shafts but one looks heavier, but the journals are the same. --Thanks Len
Sounds like the EE type you're looking for.
The "EE" is be stamped on the crankshaft - I installed one a few years ago but I can't remember exactly where the stamping is located.
EE is on the pulley end of some crankshafts, but it also is cast/stamped into the throw.
In my search for a crank the diamond cranks are lighter weight than the later straight cranks 1925 to 1927 I have not found an EE crank yet.
From an Aug 1925 (1926) motor
Pardon my ignorance, but what is the difference in the crankshafts?
T hobbyists generally consider the later cranks to be more desirable.
However, the earlier cranks are maybe a bit better steel...
The earlier, "lighter" crankshafts are made of "Vanadium Steel".
The later "heavier" crankshafts are made of "High Carbon Steel"
The later cranks do seem to be less prone to cracking than the earlier cranks, but it also appears that the later cranks are somewhat more prone to wear, especially at the third main journal. This is just my experience in checking maybe about 100 cranks...