I have a broken RHD hogshead with lettered pedels, and a much better one with ribbed, and was looking to switch them around. How do I remove them. One slips out. The other two have me stumped, and they are too rare here to mess up
Rob, you have to remove the notches. Grind off the rivet heads and punch them out then slip the notches off the pedal shafts. The rivets can be very difficult to remove. Be sure to back up under neath the notches before hammering on the rivets.
Rob, Stephen is on the ball,but his reference to the rivets being very difficult to remove may be an understatement.
To get them out I drill the rivet 3/4 of the way through with a drill a little undersize to the rivet. Unless you are a dead eye Dick, your drilling will be a little off cantre and the rivet will be cut along the side. Use a pin punch to punch the rest of the rivet out. Your drilled hole will guide the punch and with the rivet cut down the side and reduced in effective length by the depth of the hole, you stand the best chance of driving it out. By all means support the underside of the notch during hammering. A second pair of hands to steady things is invaluable.
Hope this helps,
Allan from down under.
I hope you saw the thread on installing oil seals.
BTW what are your plans for the broken ribless hogshead?
The only solid plans I have for it are sitting on a shelf!
Allan Bennett is RIGHT-ON in his method to separate the stop collars from the pedal shafts. You will usually have to make new shafts or purchase them from one of the suppliers like Sniders.
I also usually have to ream out the holes in the hogs head and press in a bushing. You'll not get them to seal well if you don't do this. I know of the O-ring technique but you'll have to use Buna N rubber o-rings made for petroleum compatibility. Also if you have new tolerances you should not need them.
Allan do you still have the running board brace for the early T? I AM still needing 3 more for my car frames and then I can start to put some of them back together.
Joe in Mo. (That's in the USA)