Hi 'ya foks,
I'm working on a 27 T pickup for a friend. The truck is going to be used for static display and not driven on the road, however it needs to be able to move under its own power.
Anyway I got the T running a month or so ago and drove it around the neighborhood mostly for fun, but also to get an idea of how much work its going to need.
My initial diagnostic was the truck is going to need a new starter ring gear and the rear main thrust bearing needs attention.
I pulled the motor last week and put it on a proper engine stand for disassembly. Well it turns out the triple gears are really chewed up and will need replacing.
At this point I need to do a forensic autopsy on the engine/transmission to determine the overall condition and write an estimate.
What is the best book to purchase that will help guide me through total disassembly and indicate the wear limits of the parts.?
Obviously I'm new to the T experience but I'm a very qualified mechanic.
On a side note, I'm hooked and will be building my own T in the near future.
It sounds like you need the MTFCA's Engine and Transmission books. They're only about $12 apiece, and available from any of the Model T part vendors.
I believe they're also for sale on this website.
While this is for blue printing the motor it does have some good info on clearances for the transmission;
If your needing triple gears you can find some good used ones fairly often.
Check the classifieds section. Dave Huson has some for sale at a really good price.
Thanks for the input.
I just ordered the MTFCA's Engine and Transmission books. Hopefully I'll have them before long.
After discovering the mashed up triple gears I was certain the T was a lost cause. I was surprised to find used parts are extremely affordable and readily available. This particular car doesn't need to be perfect but I also don't want to compromise the repair due to ignorance.