I wanted to physically push the truck but was unable because it seems that the Ruckstell is preventing it.
Can the Ruckstell be disengaged?
Am a newbie and all of this is new to me.
I've physically pushed a Model T car in the past and it was very easy.
I've ordered a manual for the Ruckstell and the TT but has yet to arrive.
The drive-line of the T and TT are the same, that auxiliary axle wouldn't bar the TT from pushing, as long as the transmission is disengaged from high gear by pulling up on the hand brake/clutch lever.
Could be the transmission is 'glued' in high gear if sitting forever, the oil between the clutch discs could be firm, and not allowing any disc separation for a neutral.
Or, maybe the rear axles are frozen, innards of the auxiliary rusted, and won't turn.
With the key OFF, try turning the hand crank. If the truck moves its in gear.
That worm gear is not going to let you push the TT around very
easily, if at all. However, it will provide a good workout in trying
and perhaps save money on needing a gym membership.
I put mine up on shop skates when not in use.
My TT is easy to push around. It has a Muncie, so I have a true neutral. Next time I try to move it by pushing I'll put the Muncie in 2nd (direct) and use T neutral just to see what difference it makes. I imagine it doesn't take much drag to make it impossible to move easily.
Jay - it does assist in making it easier to push if you know the Ruckstell is disengaged - one is not trying to muscle over the planetary design - it's either in or out. Depending on the style of shifter, direct is usually when the shifter is forward. Some early Hall-Scott shifters do shift in reverse of the norm.
I have both a Warford & a Ruckstell.
Jay if your having problems pushing you Truck around you can temporarily remove a key from one of the rear hubs and leave the axle nut loose. A little grease on the taper will help this as well. If you just want to disengage the Ruckstell you may take of the shifter mechanism off the unit and with a small bar and a little rocking of the truck you can find a sort of neutral manually shifting the Ruckstell.
I almost forgot. Be sure that you never tow the truck with the information I provided. This is just to move the Truck around the shop or to put it on a trailer.
The truck will be easier to push if the Ruckstell is in high gear.
There should be NO neutral in any Ruckstell.
Yes Steve if you remove the shifter from the housing you can get the splined shuttle to center between the High and Low gears and then the diff will freewheel. I have done this more than once. I could not tell you if this works with the cars though.
Doese the tt warford have neutral and will this make it easier to push mine not here yet
Never had to resort to that Fred as I have a Warford and yes Bob, a Warford have a true neutral position.
Its not a true neutral. I think I didn't say it right. You have to remove the Shift Lock Assembly using the 4 bolts on the left axle housing. Next look inside the axle housing for the Sliding Gear Clutch (P-1010A) and while someone gently rocks the TT back and forth, slide this Sliding Gear Clutch to the left until the truck begins to move. There shouldn't be any reason to force it all the way to the left only far enough to get the TT to roll. When you get ready to put the Shift Lock Assembly back on you must first slide the SGC back to where it was before so that the SLA can find the place on the SGC where its Forks go. You might have to rock the truck again for this.
Does this make more sense?