Low drum Crack?

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2015: Low drum Crack?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Pat Kelly Montana on Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 02:03 pm:

I found two cracks in the web of my low drum. They are where the web meets the drum running in about 1/4". Can you live with this or not? PK


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Vaughn - Lincoln, NE on Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 02:10 pm:

I would replace the drum.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jack Putnam, Bluffton, Ohio on Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 02:29 pm:

It will come apart. The question is when!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jerry VanOoteghem - SE Michigan on Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 04:57 pm:

Don't do it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Pat Kelly Montana on Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 06:49 pm:

Thanks for the advice guys. A good drum is now installed. PK


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 06:53 pm:

You work fast, Pat! :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By john kuehn on Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 06:59 pm:

I have torn down several T transmissions that looked overall pretty good. But after cleaning one up and double checking I found a hairline crack in one of the bolt holes in one of the brake drum lugs.
It ran for many years and evidently didn't cause any problems. BUT I finally found another good drum and used it instead. There are probably a lot of T's that have slightly cracked drums.
I still have it on my shelf of parts clearly marked CRACKED.

You just never know when those small cracks will turn into a big mess!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Pat Kelly Montana on Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 11:18 pm:

I cheated. I had another transmission sitting on the bench so I took the drum off that one and installed the trans. I have a tour in two weeks and have to get after it. Thanks again, PK.


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