Need help with Stevens Front Axle Tool

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: Need help with Stevens Front Axle Tool
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Michael Mullis on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 08:54 am:



Thanks!
Michael Mullis
SC


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 09:47 am:

Contact Dan Hatch. I don't think the length of the rods is real important. I believe they are only there to keep the tool from rotating. Two others I know of that have that tool are Steve Coniff, and Kim Dobbins.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Gumbinger, Kenosha, WI on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 12:05 pm:

Jim Rodell Sr. has one also.

Keith


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Tomaso - Milton,WA on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 02:40 pm:

center to center is 2 & 1/8" - rod diameter is 3/8" x 4 & 3/8" in length.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Michael Mullis on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 06:18 pm:

Thanks Steve


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Donnie Brown on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 09:20 am:

Michael: when you get it done, would you post pics of it and a description of the tool, parts, and build info, on the "Homemade Model T Tools #2" thread. It looks like it will be a nice tool. Thanks .....


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jack Putnam, Bluffton, Ohio on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 10:03 am:

Would somebody post a picture of an original Steven's front axle tool?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Tomaso - Milton,WA on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 10:08 am:

Here you go, Jack.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 10:08 am:

There's one on ebay right now with some pics (I have no connection to the auction).

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MODEL-T-FORD-STEVENS-FRONT-AXLE-REPAIR-TOOL-EXTREEMLY-RA RE-DONT-MISS-THIS-ONE-/191063887864?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash= item2c7c4b8ff8&vxp=mtr


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jack Putnam, Bluffton, Ohio on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 12:50 pm:

Thanks Steve, Just wanted to be sure what we were talking about.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By michael grady on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 01:42 pm:

I'll drop Dan a note for you.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Will Copeland - Trenton, New Jersey on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 01:51 pm:

Whats this tool used for? Aliment?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Tomaso - Milton,WA on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 02:17 pm:

You bet, fellas !

will: for repairing stripped threads in the lower yoke and installing a tapered insert in the top yoke.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Sosnoski on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 09:02 pm:

Steve,

Can you post some more photos of the box? Some details of the joints, how the bottom is attached and of the top? I have the tool and would like to duplicate the box for it.

Thanks,
Dave S.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Tomaso - Milton,WA on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 10:07 pm:

Sorry Dave - that photo was one that I captured off the internet - I am also without the box for my set ;>(

Doesn't appear to be very complicated but being my wife doesn't like me to play with wood cutting power tools (hard to hold onto wrenches with no fingers), I have yet attempted to build one - would be willing to pay for a copy though.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robb Wolff on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 11:27 pm:

Here are a few photos of the Stevens Tool in use and also one that I built before I found my own fixture. I purchased the tooling and inserts from Dan Hatch.








Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robb Wolff on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 11:40 pm:

More photos of the Stevens Reamer and of a "Farmer Fix" for a loose spindle bolt. As you see from the photos the Stevens repair can be made with the axle still on the car.








Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By William L Vanderburg on Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 12:16 am:

I think the one on ebay for sale is Bob's Antique Auto Parts.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By William L Vanderburg on Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 12:20 am:

How much would it cost to have one of these made? and where to get the proper implements to go with?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Hatch on Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 07:54 am:

I make the cutting tools for these and the inserts. Looked into making the frames, but would have to make at least 30 and only had 5 people say they were interested. PM me for the tooling. Thanks, Dan.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Tomaso - Milton,WA on Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 11:52 am:

Robb: what is the purpose of installing the small allen head set screw in the yoke ?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chris Brancaccio - Calgary Alberta on Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 02:28 pm:

I think it is for the farmer fix he mentioned in the caption.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Tomaso - Milton,WA on Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 02:38 pm:

Got it - thanks Chris !


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Seth from NC on Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 02:39 pm:

The allen head set screw would let you lock whatever insert into place without having to use Loctite or tough to remove interference fit.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Hatch on Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 04:06 pm:

If you use the Stevens insert, you will not need the Loctite or the set screw. Dan


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Stephen D Heatherly on Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 07:34 pm:

I would really like to find one of these fixtures.

Stephen


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kim Dobbins on Friday, February 14, 2014 - 12:36 am:

Here is anoother Stevens reaming fixture in the metal box, Stevens spindle bushing refacer and the Stevens front axle refacer.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Tomaso - Milton,WA on Friday, February 14, 2014 - 10:30 am:

Thanks for the photos of your facing set Kim - now I know what that odd shaped Stevens wrench I have is for - now I just have to find the rest of it. Couldn't find it in my Stevens Tool catalog


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kim Dobbins on Friday, February 14, 2014 - 11:41 am:

Steve, the axle facer belongs to Don Lang, he loaned it to me to copy. It not a hard job, but takes a lot of time. PM me with your address and I'll sent you a copy of the supplement to the Stevens catalog that has it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Tomaso - Milton,WA on Friday, February 14, 2014 - 12:05 pm:

Thanks !


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ted Dumas on Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 04:46 pm:

I have repaired two axles with helicoils and I use a file to face the bushings to length. It would be nice to acquire the special tools available in the 20's and 30's but generally you can use your ingenuity and modern tools to make your repairs.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eric Sole - Castelldefels (Spain) on Sunday, September 07, 2014 - 05:59 pm:

Ted, my axle surfaces were quite wallowed out and uneven. I filed them and they look good.
Now I am hand facing the bronze spindle bushings and something is not quite true. When turning the spindle there is a gap showing light that changes places, indicating that the spindle bushing or the axle surface (or both) is not level.

I don't have the surfacing tool for the bushings or the axle and my ingenuity is not making the grade. Do you have any tips on how to make sure the axle faces are truly flat and level?


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