Looking for a nice set of rear axle housings without pitting and loose rivets for a 1914.
There is a rear differential housing (with filler hole) for sale now on Ebay. Although not a pair, it may be worth a look:
1914-1915 Ford model T Rear End Clam Shell T-2523
Pm me> I have a about 4 sets. I am in AL, but I am coming to Chickasha. Thanks, Dan.
I have 2 sets of good housings and a complete rear end complete with radius rods in Washington if you have a way to get them to Calif.
Dale, PM sent.
All original riveted rear end housings leak. I have a set of two ‘13-‘14 housings - real straight - that I’d sell. I’ve previously restored a correct rear end for my ‘14 runabout. I removed the rivets, using bench and hand grinder I turned 24 grade 8 bolts to appear as rivet heads. I then meticulously cleaned the mating surfaces of the ‘pumpkin’ halves and their axle housings then applied RTV sealer. Bolted all back together making sure in correct alignment and tightened the snot out of grade 8 nuts w/ lock washers. Ten years later and it doesn’t leak.
The 2 pumpkin halves and 2 axle housings have been prepped for this procedure. If interested, PM me
George, I did a similar trick on my 1912 clamshell rear end. I turned down the bolt heads to make them look like the original rivets. The threaded end was hacksawed to accept a screwdriver to hold the bolt while the nuts were tightened. This allowed the ends of the bolts to be spread to lock the nuts in place. my sealant of choice was a Loktite flange sealant which remains flexible rather than setting. The key to it all was a hot tank cleanout of all components.
Like yours, mine still does not leak after 23 years and around 30,000 km of mainly city driving.
Allan from down under.
Ihave a complete 13-13 diff. I plan on bringing it to Chickasha and it will be at market price.