Model T Rear End Manufacture??

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Alexander on Thursday, June 05, 2014 - 05:20 pm:

Hello all. I picked up a flat belt grinder to run off my hit miss engine. Take a peek at the base to the grinder. Do you think that's a rear end off a Model T, do you think the manufacture made items other than rear ends?
Appreciate any feedback.
Thank you.Grinder BaseFlat Belt Grinder


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Hatch on Thursday, June 05, 2014 - 06:16 pm:

A friend of mine bought a 1963 Chevy wrecker with a Holmes Boom on it. The gear box on it has to be a T car rear end pumpkin. The boom was made in 1961???


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob McDonald-Federal Way, Wa. on Thursday, June 05, 2014 - 06:57 pm:

Jim
I don't think it is a T rear end never seen one with that bottom shape.

Bob


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker in Sumter SC on Thursday, June 05, 2014 - 08:30 pm:

Jim,

Welcome to the forum, looks like this is probably your first posting. The base of the T rear axle housing circular and that one has an elongated area. The T housing has a half moon/round area where the drive shaft bolts up, I don't see that on that one. Below is a 1915-1919 center section and except for the filler hole 1915-1926 Model T rear axle center section looks about the same (later ones were machined a little differently). (Top photo from page 20 of the Nov-Dec 1982 “Vintage Ford” and lower illustration from 1909 parts book showing the half circle for the drive shaft to bolt up to -- from page 25 used by permission.)





However, adding a T to your hit-and-miss engine could work out really good.

It might be possible that the stand is in fact a rear axle housing from another vehicle, but it is not from a Model T Ford car or truck.

Respectfully submitted,

Hap l9l5 cut off


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erik Barrett on Thursday, June 05, 2014 - 09:30 pm:

That is an early to mid twenties Buick rear end. I have built two of them in the last month. The little cap bolted on the side is where you can reach in and move the adjusting nut that moves the pinion in and out to adjust the gear mesh.
Erik


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Alexander on Thursday, June 05, 2014 - 11:43 pm:

Guys, thank you all for your comments, Model T officially ruled out it sounds like. I'll be looking deeper into the Buick lead.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Friday, June 06, 2014 - 01:53 am:

I knew it looked familiar!

(I stopped by Erik's shop a couple weeks ago to have Erik look at some parts I am working on. While there, he showed me the Buick rear end he was working on!)
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2


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