Spring perch

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2015: Spring perch
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Menteer on Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 05:36 pm:

Hi, I am trying to remove the spring perches from my front axle with no luck. Any suggestions? thanks


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jack Putnam, Bluffton, Ohio on Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 05:43 pm:

Heat, acetylene heat, add cold water quickly, twist to remove. Repeat if needed. No hammer needed.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jack Daron - Brownsburg IN on Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 05:44 pm:

Use the heat wrench and a BAH.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker in Sumter SC on Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 08:11 pm:

David,

I see this is your second posting. Welcome to the forum.

Note Mark had already posted three links with excellent advice on how to remove the spring perches 4 min after you posted your original question. I looked at the links and they have good pictures, multiple ways to do it etc. Did you have a chance to look at any of those proven suggestions? Your original posting was at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/596286.html?1450654354#POST794005 and Markís recommendations are reposted below:

By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 03:43 pm:

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/202691.html?1302214924

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/225455.html?1311553712

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/34905.html?1188479093

And if you want to find your previous postings you can type or past your user name in the search function, click on user name, put the last few days etc. and it will bring up your postings.

Iíve often wondered what is the major reason to remove the spring perches? Is it to examine them for cracks and faults? Or to repair or replace them if they are badly worn? What are the odds of having problems with just leaving them in if they donít look very worn. Replace the spring perch bushing and clean up and paint the axle? Is the spring perch an item that tends not to fail, fails some times, or fails often?

If this is your first T, welcome to the hobby. And if it is your first T note you can assemble the front axle incorrectly multiple ways. The parts will fit in the holes easily but the car will drive widely. There is not a front or back to the axle but when you put the parts on Ė you then determine which is the front or back. When you get ready to put it back together please see the postings at:

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/411944/423637.html?1392249973

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/80257/80333.html?1233523419

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/19767.html?1161568798

You can install the spring perches incorrectly, the spindles, there are different length tie rods etc. When you get to that part ask. Or better yet, join the local T club near you and have someone show you on their car.

Also if this is your first T please take a look at some of the known safety issues at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/576808.html see the second posting in that thread.

Again welcome to the forum.

Respectfully submitted,

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