I've had lots of photos of model T situations which could tell a story by themselves with just that caption:
Could you please add a little additional information on your "yikes" photo? In theory, the reason we should safety wire the studs holding the wishbone to the pan is to prevent the studs from backing out. I would guess in this case the stud stripped out of the pan, is that correct?
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Did you notice a wheel shimmy or a strong pull to one side before you took that picture?
Come on... "yikes !" that should be enough!
About three years ago I pulled into the post office parking lot and felt a KLUNK when I bumped the parking bumper. One of these studs was gone and the radius rod had pulled out. I walked home to fetch a stud, spring, castle nut and wire decided thought I was having a senior moment (a bald guy can't be having a "blonde" moment can he?)... you know, forgot the safety wire. So now I periodically look under there and check. No change in driving, but noticed this today. I re-threaded the stud in there today and it felt good the whole length of the stud thread... in fact I safety wired on the nut and drove the thing in with a wrench.
I don't know your take, but I think that it must be stripped (badly worn qualifies as "stripped", no?)... I will now have to chase the threads and probably replace the stud... again. Maybe helicoil the pan and flow in the Locktite. So, in a few years this happens twice, and no I didn't forget the safety wire! I think it is a bit bizarre and definitely a YIKES!
So now Hap and Norman owe us one "Yikes !" photo each!
Great thing about the safety wire is that you did not loose the castellated nut This reminds me that I need to check the rear axle nuts.
You can install a longer stud that threads all the way through the mount and install a good quality nut on the top side of the mount to hold the stud in place.
I use bolts on my 4-dip, with jam nuts on top to provide superior locking. That avoids the need for safety wire. I suppose you could use cotter keys on the jam nuts, too.
Haven't seen you post here in a long time, Art; where you been?
Thanks for the additional details.
Both photos are from page 16 of the Sep-Oct 1976 "Vintage Ford." Don't forget to check the rivets on the early style two piece steering gear case -- it won't steer if those are not holding properly. Note it did turn over but according to the article it was because it went off the road into a ditch. Both the driver and passenger survived (some injuries) and all recovered fully including the car. Darin Hull now is the steward of his Grandfather's 1913 which is shown in the photos above.
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Hap the above happened on our first Natl MTFCA tour in Fulton Mo in 1976, Mr and Mrs Hull were crossing the old Booneville Mo bridge (which had its bottom in upside down) and made cars swerve side to side, when he got to the edge heading back to Fulton Mo the first curve is when the steering rivets gave way and she veered off the highway down a steep embankment and rolled and you see the results, it passessenger his wife had more serious injurys then he did, I have been on many tours afterwards with Mr Hull after his wife passed in later yrs, and I supplied the info and above photo's to Darin when he inherited the T.
Art and Ralph, good and smart solutions... that's why you guys pull down the big bucks! Thanks, TH
Non-approved method of tightening front wheel hub to retain Dust Shield # T-2841. Bashing the edge of the hub where the arrows show. However it did keep the retainer in place and the grease (dried to a solid form) did preserve the bearing balls to a like new state.
Just about two years ago, I bought my '24 Touring, and the first thing that I had to do was replace the bands. I took a few pictures to commemorate the occasion. Unfortunately, there is something that I completely missed. If you look real carefully, you can see that there is a piece of a magnet missing!
Later on, I was having all kinds of issues and found the piece jammed up against the bendix. Fortunately, nothing was damaged.
Some time afterwards, I pulled the engine and transmission. One of the first things I found is that 4 of the magnets were cracked, but hadn't yet let go. Whew! Crisis averted!
Cameron, I couldn't see it until I did this... then I no longer wanted to see it! ...Good one!