I am a professional Ford Model T specialist in the UK and thought that I'd share some of the horrors that I find when stripping and restoring customer's cars.
Here we have a pair of rear axle bearing sleeves that where real easy to remove!
Richard, are you really a real Englishman? Did you really mean to say "real easy to remove", or were you being really considerate of your readership and trying really hard to use the vernacular applicable?
This could be really interesting thread. I wish I could contribute some of my broken bits, but I am not able to post pictures without a lot of input from my sons, and it is really hard to tie them down long enough to do so.
Allan from down under.
OK Richard, I'll be the first to ask. How the heck did that happen?
They are just worn through from age or carrying a way heavy load. How do the bearings look? Did the bearing eat into the axle tube?
That problem is caused by not greasing the bearings. Here's what I found on S/N 904. There was no grease in the grease cups, and no grease on the bearings. The car was "restored" for display only.
What is that strange looking piece of tubing? Not only that, the shackle is in backwards!
Just about everything on the car had something wrong with it when it arrived. All the shackles were installed wrong. No grease in any of the bearings. On and on.