'27 steering shaft question?

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2008: '27 steering shaft question?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Dempsey on Wednesday, January 07, 2009 - 08:45 pm:

I know that the steering ratio in 26/27 changed to 5 to 1. Which changed the size and number of teeth in the center steering gear.
Why aren't the shafts of previous years compatible...is there any way to convert a previous year shaft to a '27 shaft?

Thanks ahead of time,
John


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By scott rosenthal on Wednesday, January 07, 2009 - 09:31 pm:

John:
The central gear and 3 planetary gears are changed for 5:1 ratio. The earlier cars are easily changed to 5:1 by changing out these gears and the steering shaft. Note that the shaft must be changed also, since the centers between the planetaries and the central gear change. BTW, the 5:1 gears will fit into the earliest brass gear housing just fine. I'm currently running this set-up in my 12, for better jack-knife control.
Regards,
Scott


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Seth Harbuck on Wednesday, January 07, 2009 - 10:01 pm:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Dempsey on Wednesday, January 07, 2009 - 10:11 pm:

Thanks, Seth.....appreciate the diagrams!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Dempsey on Wednesday, January 07, 2009 - 10:12 pm:

Sorry......didn't mean to leave you out Scott!

Appreciate the answers.

John


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