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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roy Mathis, Van Buren, AR on Tuesday, June 02, 2015 - 06:47 pm:

Black Betty is getting a front end makeover; new spring perches, shackle bushings, tie rod end bolts and bushings, and makeup (paint).


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn-Monroeville OH on Tuesday, June 02, 2015 - 07:43 pm:

So far, just taken care of my mother-in-laws property, the neighbors property, yesterday I did service the trailer for the trip to Richmond, and my truck today. Tomorrow the runabout gets a good going over again.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Tuesday, June 02, 2015 - 07:49 pm:

Roy -- Is that spindle setup with the cones holding up well? That's the only one of those I've run across, but it looked like a good solution to the age-old problem.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Tuesday, June 02, 2015 - 07:50 pm:

BTW -- It looks like Tommie is filling up your new shop with her stuff. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allan Bennett - Australia on Tuesday, June 02, 2015 - 07:52 pm:

My roadster needs a full set of replacement fenders as the others are beyond fixing by me. Yesterday I finished repairs to the left front and left rear fenders. Both needed attention to the rusted out sections where they bolt to the running boards. The right front is one I had done a lot of work on for my 1917 shooting brake, before I found a better one. I had to fabricate a new lip for the front and weld it in place.

Then the repairs were sandblasted, the double panel re-inforcements added at the bottom after priming, and all ii have to do now is tap down the exposed edges of the re-inforcements and spot weld them.

Today I have to collect the nickel plated windscreen frame and hopefully the radiator shell.

Allan from down under.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George John Drobnock on Tuesday, June 02, 2015 - 08:05 pm:

What have I done in June? I missed it! Is it over all ready?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Dewey, N. California on Wednesday, June 03, 2015 - 12:22 am:

I put away my Auburn Swap meet finds!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill dugger on Wednesday, June 03, 2015 - 12:45 am:

I finally finished my signal light assembly on my '19 touring and debugged them!. I went to an electronics store and found a small buzzer so you could hear the buzzing when the signal is for right or left turn. With out it I could not hear the clicking of the signal stat can. Now I will be able to give it a road test to see if it will work like planned.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill dugger on Wednesday, June 03, 2015 - 12:48 am:

Roy: My '19 look's like the front of yours except I have not put the Word Ford on the Radiator. I have it hanging on a shelf in the shop.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erik Barrett in Auburn Ca. on Wednesday, June 03, 2015 - 01:32 am:

I turned 50 today. I took the day off work and did some repairs to my machine tools, straightened an early pan for sale, and scrapped a 27 Buick. After that, my family took me to dinner for deep fried alligator and rib eye steaks. I think very few guys have had a similar day. Life is good. I realized during the day today that despite turning 50, I'm just a day older than yesterday. Every new day is a blessing to be used to its fullest potential. All of the things I did today were with my dad, who is 80. For that I am thankful, and hope to pass what we have learned to the next generation of old car hobbyists.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Noonan - Norton, MA. on Wednesday, June 03, 2015 - 01:58 am:

Sounds like a great day, happy birthday.:-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Craig Anderson, central Wisconsin on Wednesday, June 03, 2015 - 02:23 am:

Dealt with a paint chalking problem on my '65 Mustang.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Pat Clark-Deer Lodge, Tn on Wednesday, June 03, 2015 - 07:10 am:

I helped out a friend, and made him new rear sub-frame ends, for his '26 coupe.

Pat





Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Pat Clark-Deer Lodge, Tn on Wednesday, June 03, 2015 - 07:22 am:

I forgot to say, Thanks, to James Bartsch;s drawings.

Next is to rebuild his upper rear cross bar ends, and triangles, and all three braces. Then he will be able to install his new rear panel finally.

Pat




Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Craig Anderson, central Wisconsin on Wednesday, June 03, 2015 - 01:57 pm:

Pat Clark........THAT is some damn fine work there........ :-O
Your friend is very lucky!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Stewart -Calif. on Wednesday, June 03, 2015 - 02:45 pm:

Got a Tattoo....Ha Ha Ha


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Wednesday, June 03, 2015 - 05:01 pm:

Just finished cleaning crud and dirt off a 3 dip pan, then got looking over the pan, and found a bit of trouble and more. :-(



Both ears have tiny cracks starting, could be fixed I guess with some welding.



but...the biggest boo boo is the socket for the wishbone ball.


Wondered why only one stud was in the caked on dirt and grease. Well, some time back this one got whacked, and part of the socket was busted out. Some one then brazed up the part and brazed in the stud.



Problem is the socket was just too worn out, (likely why it broke too) as the cap was left loose. Or T hit something.



The wishbone ball will now just slip right on out, no cap or springs can retain a ball now.

Bummer....need to fine a nicer 3-dip crankcase, mostly readily one that has been repaired and tested on a KRW pan jig and is ready to go! ?? :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Seth - Ohio on Wednesday, June 03, 2015 - 05:54 pm:

George,

Did you paint all those guard rail posts white in only 2 days? WOW! your quick.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Plank - Three Way, TN on Wednesday, June 03, 2015 - 06:24 pm:

I am adding on to my shop. Went to HD to get some more insulation, and there in the parking lot was a big long trailer behind a white F350. It had a bunch of bumper stickers on the back of it. One of them was the MTFCA club sticker. There was a man getting something out of the back of the truck, so I approached him and said good morning. I asked him if by any chance his name was Jim. Of course, it was. It was Freighter Jim! We had a real nice conversation there in the parking lot. If you don't know him, he's a real nice guy. Meeting him there made my day!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Tomaso - Milton,WA on Wednesday, June 03, 2015 - 09:04 pm:

If you were a bit closer Dan, you could take your pick ........



Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Ida Fls on Wednesday, June 03, 2015 - 09:18 pm:

Soaking spokes.




Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Gelfer on Wednesday, June 03, 2015 - 10:15 pm:

Just finished stripping the paint off the wood body of my '12 roadster. Last painted in 1954! Next is filling screw holes, sanding and primer.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Donnie Dingler, Crowley Texas on Wednesday, June 03, 2015 - 10:31 pm:

Finally got to mow the yard for first time in nearly 3 weeks due to all the rain/flooding we've had in Texas.
Thank goodness for the water, now time to get hot!!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Thursday, June 04, 2015 - 01:55 am:

Resoldered a couple of spark plug wires today. Other than that, all I've done with a Model T in June is drive the roadster when I go to town for groceries.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Thursday, June 04, 2015 - 02:13 am:

I often use one of my old "flivvers" for running errands too Steve. Sure makes that otherwise boring routine running around a lot more fun, huh? Once in awhile, I find that I spend more time in the supermarket or post office parking lot than I do in the store! As I'm enjoying answering someone's questions, others show up with more questions! Sometimes I hafta' make some excuse like,.....hey, nice talking to you folks, but I gotta' go before the ice cream melts! Sometimes it's the truth, sometimes not,.....harold


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Thursday, June 04, 2015 - 02:18 am:

Happy birthday Erik B!!! So there was somebody at the
Auburn swap meet that was "under 50"?

Sounds like a few people are off to a good start on June.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman T. Kling on Thursday, June 04, 2015 - 11:16 am:

Washed my 26 touring for display at Alpine History Day Saturday June 6. For those who live in the San Diego area, you are invited. No charge except for the lunch if you want to eat. Donations will be accepted. We will have several Model T's there, a collection of 100 year old cameras. There will also be opportunity to take a tin type picture of yourself or others. Also a buggy which was manufactured in San Francisco before 1906 and restored by the volunteers for the Historical Society (including me).
norm


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Saturday, June 06, 2015 - 01:38 pm:

After a few days of clearing the loop road through the woodlot, I had a friend help me make a video this morning.

https://youtu.be/M2ffajnp21w



Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Noonan - Norton, MA. on Saturday, June 06, 2015 - 02:11 pm:

Steve, those look like some mighty fine roads for runnin some shine..:-) Your T sounds great also.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James A smith on Saturday, June 06, 2015 - 08:53 pm:

Just picked up a Ruckstell from a doodle bug.Has a big trans I don't need and 26-27 hubs and drums.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Andre Valkenaers on Sunday, June 07, 2015 - 04:42 am:

I was working on the 1948 Lincoln V12 and... Get the 1922 woody roadster ready for the French International Model T concentration end 26, 27 and 28 of June.
Just need to find a way to fix the water can in the spare wheels.

Andre
Belgium


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Craig Anderson, central Wisconsin on Sunday, June 07, 2015 - 07:27 pm:

That's SUPER Steve!
Sure looks like you got the bugs out of THAT one!....... .:-O


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Lovejoy, So Cal on Sunday, June 07, 2015 - 09:05 pm:

I checked my forth main/ and pan, boy was I happy. The bolt holes lined up nice and the universal ball cap slipped on perfect. That's one of the very few things that has checked out good on my TT, almost everything else checked has needed lot's of attention. Hey Mark - cool tatoo.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Noel D. Chicoine, MD, Pierre, SD on Sunday, June 07, 2015 - 09:12 pm:

took my daughter and 2 grandgirls for ice cream at the local ice cream shop. Sorry, no pics. but always memories.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Les VonNordheim on Sunday, June 07, 2015 - 09:42 pm:

Enjoyed your video Steve. Great road for a model T. I helped a friend install tires, tubes and flaps on some nice wire wheels he purchased. Yesterday, went with my 14 year old Grandson to a Science Fair judging and then to his 8th grade graduation. I am blessed to be able to spend time with my grand children.
Today, we took the model A out for a drive. The weather was great and the car performed well. All is good. Tomorrow, I will be having a broken Crown replaced. The cost of replacing the crown and possibly a root canal will cost more than a new brass radiator....may be two!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman T. Kling on Monday, June 08, 2015 - 11:13 am:

Attended Alpine History day. I drove from home about 3 miles and helped set things up. We were met by the San Diego Model T club at 10:30. Attached pictures of some Model T's and the buggy I helped 3 other men restore. That buggy was manufactured in San Francisco before 1906 and used here in Alpine about 100 years ago.
Norm
my car

Greg Rising's car


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman T. Kling on Monday, June 08, 2015 - 11:23 am:

Had to make another post because not enough room for pictures.
Norm
Tony Bowker's car

pre 1906 buggy. We know the buggy was make before the San Francisco earthquake in 1906 because of the address on the nameplate. The manufacturer moved to another location after the building was destroyed by the quake.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By george house . . .caldwell county, TX on Monday, June 08, 2015 - 05:32 pm:

Hadn't done it yet but will drive the '26 roadster with Dr Pepper red wires in the Chisholm Trail Roundup parade this Friday. I've had to take a Model T hiatus the past 3 weeks because I've been dismantling a rust-froze-up-everything 7-26-22 Fordson tractor. Isn't there a few Fordson experts on this Forum? I could sure use a mentor. The Fordson Model F Forum isn't too receptive.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Craig Anderson, central Wisconsin on Monday, June 08, 2015 - 06:23 pm:

George.......sign up at www.smokstak.com/forum/

We have a forum dedicated to steel wheeled tractors and some of the best experts anywhere....... :-O

http://www.smokstak.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=22


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By SUSAN/HARRY/MARCIA EMMERT on Monday, June 08, 2015 - 08:42 pm:

I am a new owner (inherited) of a "T" The last 18 months have been busy. Settle estate. (we lost mom) I finally got the "T" out of the woods where it hibernated for 50+ years. I do something to learn about "T"'s nearly every day. I have had a chance to see what needs to be replaced, repaired, etc, Sending out requests for parts. This really is an affliction. I'm glad to have caught the fever. I hope to live up to the expectations of those who are carrying on the history and tradition of the Ford Model "T".


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Paul Hunter, Lithgow, NSW Australia on Monday, June 08, 2015 - 08:49 pm:

Got my Australian built '27 Tourer out of the garage and gave it a bath. Also ordered Ankor Wax to protect the paintwork. I've only had the car a few months and have been checking it over for full road registration. I still have a few jobs to do, new tyres and replace the windscreen glass (currently plate glass). I also need much more practice driving it.

You need to remember that it is winter here in Australia and, in Lithgow, whilst it was a beautiful sunny day it was only 8C.

Cheers, Paul


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By george house . . .caldwell county, TX on Monday, June 08, 2015 - 08:58 pm:

Welcome Susan Harry Martha Emmert. You've come to the right place. I would encourage ya'll to join a local model T club and get some input from local experts but don't be a stranger here. Get that '27 roadster running and have some fun with it !


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By george house . . .caldwell county, TX on Monday, June 08, 2015 - 09:14 pm:

and thanks for the suggestion Craig. I did register on Smokstak and spent about 30 minutes reading the interesting posts. It's now one of my Favorites.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Monday, June 08, 2015 - 10:17 pm:

Welcome, SUSAN/HARRY/MARCIA! I see that you registered in 2012 but hadn't posted until now. Welcome to the group. I second George's suggestion to seek out some Model T'ers in your local area. There are lots of T folks in MI. Having someone who can see what you're seeing while asking questions is invaluable. But those of us here will be glad to answer any questions you have if we can. This forum has the most Model T knowledge available anywhere.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jerome Hoffman, Hays Kansas on Tuesday, June 09, 2015 - 12:16 pm:

Richmond pass weekend. Two weeks ago picked up this TT. Yesterday removed the plugs and dumped in some MMO with some paint thinner to get stuff loose, was able to then move the crank about 45 degrees before it stopped. My guess the disturbator thing is now keeping it from moving,. Need help getting an id on what it is.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Ida Fls on Tuesday, June 09, 2015 - 12:53 pm:

I couldn't clean the threads in 2 shackles and didn't want to bugger the threads in my original oilers so I make these with smaller threads. They are on the back side of the rears so they won't show much. Now I'll try to make some springs work for them. I'm expecting trouble with that. I see I can buy them for $7.50, but what fun would that be?

Rich


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chuck Lebeda, Humboldt, SD on Tuesday, June 09, 2015 - 03:08 pm:

Got the 1919 Center door running. Took it to an ALL FORD car show in Sioux Falls. Highlight of my day was an 80 year old fellow who got behind the drivers steering wheel and got his picture taken by his son. He said he drove Tís many years ago and remember starting them in the winter by jacking up the rear end and turning the wheel and also draining the radiator after each use.

Sioux Falls Ford Car Show


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn-Monroeville OH on Tuesday, June 09, 2015 - 08:08 pm:

Needed to put the '25 TT Firetruck on the lift to do some maintenance tomorrow, so did the "Model T Shuffle" in the barn first, then took "Clarabelle" the '13 out for another spin today. Took a friend of my old neighbor guy who was up to visit him (he's in a nursing home now)for a ride earlier in the day. He loved it. First time in a T he said. He said it rides better than his Mercedes!
Would also like to welcome Susan to this affliction too!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Jorgensen on Tuesday, June 09, 2015 - 09:29 pm:

I mounted new tires to my freshly powder coated wire wheels. The color is called "wheel" yellow.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By brass car guy on Tuesday, June 09, 2015 - 11:39 pm:

Just got my rewooded wheels from Mel's today. These are for my barn fresh 1912 touring, nicknamed the tetnis express by my daughter.
I made sure the rims and hubs were not blasted or cleaned to keep the barn fresh patina.

I am now in the process of age painting the wood to match the rest of the car. Hope to finish the work and have the wheels mounted by this weekend.

can't wait to get out on the road again.

brasscarguy


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Kelsey on Tuesday, June 09, 2015 - 11:42 pm:

Not reached my goal of having my car painted before surgery. I ddidn't realize how large of an undertaking this was. I go in for lumbar surgery next week, which will put off my goal even longer. (Pout.....sad face)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Hjortnaes, Men Falls, WI on Tuesday, June 09, 2015 - 11:54 pm:

Tomorrow is my 60th birthday. I will have to take the T for a birthday ride.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Noel D. Chicoine, MD, Pierre, SD on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 12:00 am:

Finally got the Ruckstell under the 26 tonight. Have to hook up the brakes and Ruckstell linkage and go for a test drive.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allan Bennett - Australia on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 02:54 am:

Jerome, your disturbator looks more like a raised timer. KW made one of those and there is one on my Barn find tourer. What it does is get the timer up out of the way of the fan belt into much more accessible position. Hard to see how that would cause a stop on the crankshaft though, unless the gears at the bottom are the cause.

Hope this helps.

Allan from down under.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John McGinnis in San Jose area, CA. on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 09:04 am:

Steve Jelf,
Love your model T forest road...perfect. Seems like it is asking for a TT...and a load of logs. I am planning such a road and TT scene on my property with vineyard and forest.
Thanks for a fun video and inspiration.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George Danek_ Salem, Mass on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 12:29 pm:

Got the 2015 inspection sticker saturday. Sunday went to a car show at Danvers Ford. A 12 mile round trip, longest to date. Met James Baker and his family along with his '22 pickup. Did not dawn on me until almost home should have gotten a photo of both t's together


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn-Monroeville OH on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 06:08 pm:

Nice warm windy day, decided to "throw out" the whole gang from the barn before taking the dog for a ride in "her" Model A. It was blowing up to 30 KTS., so it was a bit more comfy in the heavier car anyway. The dog wasn't complaining any! :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Donnie Brown North Central Arkansas on Friday, June 12, 2015 - 11:47 pm:

Jim: Just read the post about your surgery. Most of that type of surgery is fairly common place anymore. But any surgery is no fun and should not be taken lightly. Our prayers for your fast recovery and return to the T fun. Submitted with respect and concern, Donnie Brown ...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Pat Clark-Deer Lodge, Tn on Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 08:32 pm:

Well as I said earlier, I remade the rear sub-frame ends for a friend. I had him send me his rear framing for his rear panel, so that I can fix it, and he can fix the rear of his '26 coupe.

After I got it and look at what he had, I just made him a new top cross bar, and side braces, and then cut the bottom off the center brace, till it was good metal, and bent up some steel, and made a new bottom for it.

When I was done with it, I gave it a coating of self-etching primer.

He is not going to remount the spare tire , so I didn't redrill the lower two holes.

The triangle pieces were in bad shape, but I was able to fix them also.

I fitted everything to my coupe, to make sure everything fit right, as I rebuilt it.

Pat








Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ralph Fitz-Gerald on Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 08:34 pm:

This afternoon I had the opportunity to teach a 16 year old Chinese student how to drive my 1915 model t. We head out the the back roads and had great time.
Fitz


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Dare - Just a little South West . on Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 08:46 pm:

My 13 runabout is awaiying a magneto rebuild, but its behind my 72 Ranchero GT in time and position.
ARRRG...to much to do.
David.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Noonan - Norton, MA. on Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 10:17 pm:

Today was founders day here in Norton (Est. 1711). A day for the town folk to gather and eat some nice greasy BBQ, listen to some music, check out some old cars, pony rides for the kids, and fireworks to end the evening...A good time was had by all..:-)



Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 11:02 am:


Used the roadster to haul my sprayer as I assassinated vegetation. If there was a market for Johnson grass I'd get my exercise hauling money to the bank. This time of year I like to get started early and do that kind of work in the cool of the morning. By nine or ten it's getting pretty steamy out in the sun.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Townsend ; ^ ) Gresham, Orygun on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 10:32 am:

I installed the rear curtain trim strip on my 1919 touring.



Quite often when a top is done, the rear curtain is trimmed around the back with the regular upholstery trim.



This original rear curtain trim strip replaced the strip I made for it years ago. My old strip was close to the original, but now I have it right.

I still have to put the trim on my 1915 runabout and will show some comparison pictures at that time.

: ^ )

Keith


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 11:18 am:

On the most recent drive of my 1924 cut-off touring, an observer noticed that my driver's side rear wheel was wobbling slightly. I went home, jacked up the rear, and started the car to observe. The wobble is less than 1/4 inch, but today just to give myself peace of mind I checked all the spokes (tight), the axle nut (tight), then I pulled the wheel to check the axle keyway and hub bolts. The axle key and keyway looked perfect.

None of the nuts on the hub bolts were loose, but I was able to tighten each one of them at least one more flat, then I re-peened them. I put the wheel back on, re-tightened the axle nut, and installed a fresh cotter pin.

Even though the passenger side wheel is true, I'll probably repeat the exercise on it just for more peace of mind. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Saturday, July 04, 2015 - 10:37 pm:

In spite of some serious setbacks, I got the re-wood for my '15 runabout almost done! I was hoping to start on the sheet metal by the end of the month, but somehow? That didn't happen.
I guess someone will need to start a July thread, but I am still recuperating.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2


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