1926 Model T Tudor steering column quadrant teeth are stripped, no one seems to make them new and I can't find any used ones either, anybody have any suggestions.
Call Mark Freimiller:
I can also provide you with one.
Thanks for the info. I will be in touch.
This is one of those parts that should be reproduced. Nobody is making them, and most of the old ones are worn out. When you "set the lever down three notches", it would be nice to feel the clicks.
It's not so much about feeling the clicks, my throttle lever vibrates it's self down and makes the car even harder to drive.
Have you tried a file? A file to deepen the grooves and an upward tap with hammer on the outside edge of the quadrant works wonders. New springs on the rods helps too.
She's trying to tell you she wants to go a little faster, like a horse on the back stretch. Ha ha
Is yours beyond using a 3 corner file to sharpen the teeth up a bit?
My '12 Torpedo is doing the same thing. Kinda a bummer sitting at a stop light and you have to keep a hold of the lever. The brass teeth are now rounded from many miles of touring. Maybe someday I'll get around to building it back up but in the mean time the touring continues. Next is Calgary.
You can install a leather strap around the rods (steering column) someplace under the hood. That should provide enough friction to keep the levers from moving on their own.
There you are into those leather straps again Hal...kinky
I see them at swap meets.
Norm mentioned doing an upward tap on the quadrant, but I simply take a medium size Crescent wrench (6 to 8") and put it on the curved part of the quadrant where the notches are, and bend it up so it is just snug with the spark or throttle rod, & where the rod moves easily but doesn't vibrate out of where it's set.