Shedding Parts With The Change Of Season

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Friday, October 11, 2013 - 10:51 am:

Went out to put the T in the garage last night and found this bolt on the floor mat.



The bolt was from the lower left side of the coil box and could just as easily fell through the pedal slots and become Model T road detritus.


Looks like another go around of a little righty tighty is in order to combat the T's constant lefty loosey of all the bolts holding her parts together.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Friday, October 11, 2013 - 10:56 am:

Ya should have done a what is it! :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By ex trooper on Friday, October 11, 2013 - 12:47 pm:

Yer lucky it didn't "drop out" when you were doing a band adjustment. Especially if you didn't know it!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Friday, October 11, 2013 - 08:50 pm:

Well I wrenched the bolt back on the coil box and found all the rest were loose too. Might be a good idea for others to check theirs as well before the flying fickle finger of fate taps you on the shoulder while changing bands. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Fred Dimock, Newfields NH, USA on Friday, October 11, 2013 - 10:19 pm:

Jay - I have that problem with my car.

Bolts get loose as the season changes.

When I was at the car show a few weeks ago I noticed that one of the square nuts on a bolt that held the windshield hinge in place was ready to fall off.
I then spent about 15 minutes checking and tightening may of them.

I am not sure if it vibration or wood shrinkage when the humidity drops but I added use locktight to my "nice to do list"
The parts my rattle but at least I'll save the square nuts!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Paul Mikeska, Denver CO on Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 12:59 am:

I went for a drive last week only to find that my T had shed the front pin of the Ruckstell shifter.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erich Bruckner, Vancouver, WA on Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 09:44 am:

The annual safety inspection is always good for one or two such surprises I find.
I have been amazed at how loose a bolt can be on the T and no longer go with the original feeling of "I just did that assembly a few years ago, it must still be fine...." Some stay tight, some don't. Don't know if we don't check.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By William A. Reep III on Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 09:52 am:

I worked as a mechanic for UPS for 30 yrs., the best thing ,I've learned is having a good pre trip and post trip inspection. It's just making sure your sure you get there.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 09:56 am:

The consternator quit on the ol' brass picup a few days ago. Got a deal locally on a near new Becker. When I installed it yesterday, I found the gear was spinning loose on the old one. Just has to be tighted with a burp gun. Installed the Becker anyhow, as it eliminates the external VR and wiring.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Townsend ; ^ ) Gresham, Orygun on Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 03:12 pm:

"It's time to say, 'good night, Dick'."

: ^ )


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary H. White - Sheridan, MI on Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 04:36 pm:

"Good night Dick." "Is this the party to whom I'm speaking?" Miss that show and TW3.


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