I removed the four bolts that hold the transmission on the engine. I think the last person to install them was a gorilla. I have the engine on a stand and the tranny will not separate even when lowered down - should it not just fall off?
What is my next step? Thank you.
A piece of 2x4 and a BAH. It is just stuck with oil residue/rust. An extra pair of hands or a chain to prevent it from falling is probably a good idea.
You have two dowel pins holding it, Be Careful!!
Dave, if you have it on an engine stand, set the motor vertical with the trans on top. That way when it breaks loose from the dowels it will not crash onto the floor.
As Herm says, be careful.
Allan from down under.
Jack and Herm
I slowly turned it over thinking it would drop like the last one did and had a 2x6 for it to drop on. I shook it a lot and it still did not break loose.
I thought it was only 2 dowels and some surface tension holding it together, but when it didn't break loose I guessed there might be something I missed. 2x4 here we come. Tranny looks good, but coils need to be replaced.
Thank you again.
What a stupid pile of work. Why doesn't somebody make a two piece coil assy that you could replace by just removing the hogshead?
You'd still have to take the original off.
That's what a saw is for, Jack. Yeah, the two mounting bolts would be a pain to reach. Could you pull a couple of magnets to get at them?
Last I checked,there are four bolts holding the field coil to the block.
You gonna solder the coils back together or just use spade terminals?
will you buy a two piece coil if one is made available?
No, Scott, I wouldn't. The low tension magneto was put there to power the obsolete buzz coils, rather than pay royalties for a high tension magneto or a disturbutor. Notice no other car ever had one. I believe it was Henry's biggest mistake on the Model T, and he was too proud to admit it. It was expensive, too.
Hal, there would be lots of good ways to splice the wire.
On all the engines I have worked on, I have a helper with me and we turn the engine with transmission up, and I get on one side and the helper on the other side. After the 4 bolts are removed we take turns like a teeter totter one pulls up the other pushes down and it loosens up. Then we carry it over to the bench. Have the bench cleared of anything metalic so that the magnets don't pick up anything.
Dave , this is my great help.
Ricks, it sounds like you should sell the T and get you a Chevy or VW. They are built different and you would not have these problems.
It would be a ways to drive for me, but I could haul your junk T to the scrap yard.
I don't have these problems, Willie, as both my cars came without Ford magnetos 15 years ago. Why is that, do you suppose? Henry Ford was a great man, who also refused to pay any patent royalties. He even screwed Spider Huff out of the royalties on the low tension magneto.
There are 3 books full of aftermarket parts. There may even be a two piece magneto coil assy.
Would you deny all aftermarket parts a place in history?
"The modifications on MY car make it safer, more reliable and improve itís appearance. The modifications on YOUR car are unnecessary, troublesome, gaudy and ruin the whole character of the Model T!"