Is the right rear wheel suppose to spin when the car is on blocks and running?
I know the left rear should spin. Wasn't sure if the brake shoes are holding the right wheel from spinning.
When both rear wheels are off, both side axles spin.
Yes both wheels will turn engine running and in gear, not neutral when rear is up on jack stands
.. and if you stop one wheel, the other will spin twice as fast.
Now how do you stop a wheel running
Once had T on rear stands running idle speed , neutral, thought I would slow down the slow spinning wheel with my foot. Thought since neural was being attained/adjusted at the time by setting the clutch link, I could stop one wheel....well just about wrenched off my sneaker!
"A body in motion tends to stay in motion"
This is something I learned in a basic Physics course.
well, lowering one to the ground tends to work quite well.
After all, it's quite usual to start a T with just one rear wheel (either will do) raised to eliminate clutch drag and add some rotating inertia.
Of course, if one side's brake is binding a little, it will be more difficult to stop the other wheel
Chris, that's what my father and I used to do when starting our T, raise one or both rear wheels. The first set of Sears Allstate 21" tires we put on it were so out of round, that we trued them by raising only one rear wheel. the we slowly lowered it on concrete until it was trued.
The left is no more likely to spin than the right. Either or both could spin if they are both off the ground. Just depends on how much friction/drag/binding is taking place on which axle.