My car is a 1922 Touring.
I had a question about the felt washer that acts as a grease seal on the steering frame bracket. How thick should this felt washer be? It seems that there are two pictures floating around and I was wondering what is correct. It seems like the thick felt washer I got does not fit perfectly into its space. (Maybe I have to grease it first and compact it) I included a picture of both my bracket and the Thick and Thin felt washers that seem to be out there.
Use the thick one. The thin one will just push out when you turn down the grease cup. They need to be greased and pushed into place before the shaft can be inserted.
You have to rub grease into it, then stuff it into the groove with a blunt tool like a broken screwdriver.
But the Felt seal goes into place then the shaft goes through it while together or you put the shaft through and then slide the seal down the shaft and stuff it into place?
The felt goes in the bracket first then you slide the shaft through it.
My 1927 Touring has no place for a felt. Was 26-27 the only years for no felt. ??
I think that is correct. Trucks also did not have the felt. They had a small cup that slid onto the steering shaft before the bracket that held the felt.
That should say the TT steering bracket also did not have a place for the felt built in.
The trucks had a special cupped washer that slid on the shaft. They will work on a car too. Too many of those steering brackets have been beat on, and the area for the felt deformed. They aren't hard to find, so make sure you have a good one, and yes, the '26-7s had no felt.