On balloon tires, I notice that my right front has alot more wear than the left front. Both rear tires are wearing well and equally.
Why the right front only?
And the wear is uniform across the tire, not only in the middle or on one side.
If it were toe-in alignment, both tires should be wearing quickly. No?
Does anyone think this may be due to highly crowned roads? On the country roads I drive, I am always "turning to the left" to avoid falling off the right side of the road. Might this account for excessive wear on that right tire only?
Scott - It's because of that goat on the roof of your T. Couldn't resist!
Scott, it is typical for the right tire to wear more than the left if the toe is not adjusted correctly on a Model T. It might be because all of the adjustment is on the right side, I know it does not make sense but I have seen this an many Model T's. You should have between 3/16" to 1/4" toe in. I would check that first.
Excessive toe-in will cause the right front tire to wear. Too little toe-in will wear the left front.
Scott - See my recent thread regarding tire-wear and toe-in, if you haven't already.
I had a similar problem on our '27 and finally figured out that the problem was mismatched spindles. Sometime in the car's life one or both of the spindles had been replaced, the left one was about 2 degrees camber and the right one was about 3 degrees. Located a 2 degree one for the RH side and that solved the problem.
Ford never gave degree specs for camber, or "pitch" as Ford called it, just measurements, 3 inches at the top for the older cars and 1&15/16" for the "improved" cars.
I just measured the angle between the king pin and the spindle centre lines. Not precise, that's why I said "about".
That's why they invented tire rotation.
How does your car track on a level area such as a parking lot? If it still pulls to the right, you have a problem with castor or camber not with toe in. It could even be frame alignment. If the front to back wheel is different from side to side or the front axle offset from the rear axle.
Being that the tire is wearing evenly across the tread, your best solution is to rotate the tires.
My tires rotate every time I drive it