I was hoping to drop off my 15 Engine to start the rebuild......found out crank is crack, all three transmission drums, cam, low head, and output shaft are not usable. I need to start looking for replacement parts before the rebuild can start. Good news block, pan, and hogshead are good.
Wow that sucks, I am hoping for he best when I break open my 26 transmission.
Not to "rain on your parade" anymore than already, but I tore down 6 complete engines and a extra 6 transmissions to get a good 27 block, and 2 good drums. I had to buy a new reverse drum and have it installed on my gear. I also needed another 4 dip oil pan. I had over a dozen of them but all needed work... It seems like a can-o-worms sometimes, but its all fixable. Good luck with it. I have a couple low heads. a 1917 and I think a 1920 if you need a low head and can not find the proper casting dates.
The good news is that you found it before it came apart while driving.
I forgot to mention, the heads are 100.00 each plus shipping.
(Message edited by dobro1956 on October 29, 2014)
Actually, that doesn't sound so bad. If it is a genuine pre-'16? The block is the most important part! And the most expensive to replace. This is followed by the pan (again if it is genuine pre-'16, narrow nose). Do get the pan properly straightened. The aluminum hogshead is probably third most valuable followed by the low head. What is bad about the low head? They are rarely beyond easy repair (although I have seen a few).
So it sounds like out of the four most important and valuable pieces, the only really bad part is the least valuable and easiest to replace (the head). Most of the rest of it? You can use the readily available later parts. Nobody, not even I, cares if a '20s crank, rods, or transmission is used inside a brass era T.
And if it isn't a genuine pre-'16 engine? None of it really matters much. Almost everything up through 1925 fits and works fine.
Sorry to not sound sympathetic. I do fully know that it can be disappointing to find that parts you were hoping to use need to be replaced. But when it comes to Horseless Carriage pre-'16? With a block, pan, and hogshead? You are 3/4 of the way there. Good luck with the rebuild!!
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Would you consider a ride to Baldwinville and see if one of the Lang's can help?
I'm just a little bummed out as the car been sitting for a few years as we helped put three kids through collage. Throws the budget off.
I'll start looking for replacement parts soon. Goal is still to have it on the road early spring. The rest of the car is done except for the top.
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Saturday would have been worse day if they had missed or ignored those cracks and had used those parts in your rebuild.