I have a nice set of Model A spoke wheels and would like to mount them on my Model T. What is the procedure or what modifications are necessary? I thought I had seen this somewhere in the past and hope someone can point me in the right direction.
I think you need adapters foe 28-9 wheels
other years ? i dont know
Yes, the parts vendors used to carry them and some of them may still have them. Lang's had them in the 2006 catalog but appears to have removed them from the 2008 catalog. You might want to check some of the other vendors as well as e-bay, placing a "Wanted" ad on the MTFCA swap site. etc. Often
Hap Tucker 1915 Model T Ford touring cut off and made into a pickup truck and 1907 Model S Runabout. Sumter SC.
I am currently doing this to my speedster and it worked great.You can find some model t wire wheel adapters that came out on the 26 and 27's as an option. Redrill them for the model a wheels and relocate the studs in the newly drilled holes and it works great.Oh yea you may have to turn .040-.050 off the snout of the hubs so they will slide all the way up in the model a wheels.
wow you guys are awesome thank you for the help. I will let you guys know how it goes. I have a 1928 Ford Model A Briggs steel body leather back sedan (restored). I am presently restoring a 1926 Model T turtleback roadster. If somebody else has a Model A simular to mine I would like to hear from you.
This is drifting away from T's, but did Briggs really make a steel bodied 4-door?
Grant,My Wife has a 29 Briggs Towne Sedan but it is far from all steel?? Bud.
As far as the model A Leatherback is concerned, is it a 60-A, 60-B or 60-C?
I have a 60-A, which is the 1928 Fordor Leatherback, this one was originally Andalusite blue with a Seal brown top, dark blue suit with light brown shoes kinda thing. The fabric top on the Leatherback continued on down back to the belt line. The 60-B was the same, just with a black top instead of the seal brown. The Blinback/Steelback Fordor was the 60-C and was one of the 1929 models and the top did not continue on to the belt line, hence the title of Steelback or Blindback. Not trying to hijack the thread.
Larry Noller made the wood to Model A adapters in the past. They were well made, but a little expensive, not sure he still makes them. Possibly this address will still work for contact
I'm in the process of putting Model A wheels on my Speedster. For the fronts, I'm using the Model A hubs, with the Model A inner bearings. I'll need to make a modification for the inner seal. I plan on attacking this later. Also with the "A" having a brake drum, and not needing it for the "T", there will be a bit of work needed for the wheel studs. The spindle is larger in diameter, on the "A" also, so I'll need to use a different outer bearing also. I think Model T Ranch has a fix for this. This seems like a lot of work, but each mod doesn't seem like it will be difficult.
For the rears, I plan on using the floating rear hubs, with Model A wheel adapters, both available from Model T Ranch. 817/613/9233.
As I have seen, numerous times before, here on this site, I must add the standard disclaimer....
I am in no way associated with the Model T Ranch, nor do I receive any compensation for my opinions regarding their products.
make sure you take apart the adapters and lock-tite the fasteners that hold them together,and then torque to specs for bolt size