After installing the new band linings in the touring, I also installed an oil screen. After driving a few miles I needed more band adjustment, and when I pulled the cover this is what I found.
This was on the inside of the cover, above the magnet.
The screen didn't collect a lot of fuzz from the old linings, but the magnet sure grabbed plenty of ferrous material. I'm glad I installed the screen.
That screen is a good thing to have,
collects excess fluff from bad band linings...
and with a magnet collects those little metal particles, and helps keep them out of the magneto pickup....
10 miles on a new motor rebuild, bit of ring wear I would guess
but sometimes that screen helps to save a bad situation with loose metal in the crankcase !
never found out what this wayward metal piece was, but don't think it was an engine part, just something was likely stuck to a magnet the last time the engine was apart....those red bits are silicone sealer shards, don't use it because of the way it breaks up and gets everywhere in the engine.
It is normal to pick up a few iron filings. But that looks like quite a few. If you had recently installed new rings it would be normal for some iron to wear off the cylinders and rings for the first few miles. If you used any oil or grease which contains graphite or moly, you might also find something like that. Maybe it is just because you didn't have the magnet before and you had a lot of that in the oil. That might even be from wear on the drums if you had a metal to metal situation before you replaced the bands linings.
Keep an ear out for knocks or other strange sounds. If you hear them investigate.
This shows that the filter really helps. Never know what you'll find in a T engine.
The filter is something that Ford should have included in his cars BUT it might cost a little more in time and money to include it.
Anybody know when they appeared in after market sales?
The screen and magnet are new to this car. I think that's thirty or forty years' worth of metal fuzz.
That magnet sprouted enough "hair" to be on an infomercial.
Holy smokes, each oil change I am clean as a whistle
Model T "Chia Pet"
My first time with the magnet was about like Steve's, but subsequent oil changes have only left a random stray bit of silicone sealant or a tiny bit of sludge that glued itself to the magnet.
Like Seth, mine collected a good bit upon first installation, but it tapered off after a while. I say that is perfectly normal and no cause for alarm.
It is interesting that there is so much metal collected on the magnet. Why would all those filings not be concentrated on the magnets on the flywheel?
After driving a few miles I think you could say it was "Warm and Fuzzy".
Dave" The metal particles will collect to a very small extent near the center area of the flywheel. With the flywheel and magnets running in the oil it is a very violent and turbulent situation inside the hogs head, Its just too rough for the metal to stay on the magnets, the screen acts as a small diffuser of the oil stream and allows the stuff to stick to the magnet in an out of the way area of the main oil flow in a calmer area. The magnets used in the screen are useally a good strong magnet.
I got a new screen to go in my '15 and the magnet that came with it was a little itty bitty thing. Barely an eighth inch in diameter. I'm wondering if it'll actually do any good. I think I'll find a bigger, better magnet.
If you really want a strong magnet, take apart an old computer hard drive and use one of the rare earth magnets out of it.