This TT Ruxtell is in a t doodlebug I bought last fall that
Wouldn't shift into Ruxtell low I found out that someone
Stripped the threads in the case that hold the notched plate
Into place so they welded the jam nuts to the case but they
Didn't hold I think the plate got out of place that's why it
Wouldn't go into low when disassembled every thing looks
Ok but besides fixing the bolt holes is there supposed to be
A fiber fiber disc between the bronze and steel pieces
Thanks Jim http://www.flickr.com/photos/fordtt/
Yes, there should be a fiber disc between the two.
Thanks Justin what vendor has them Jim
I believe that Lang's, Chaffin's, and Snyders all have them among others. You may want to also purchase the Ruckstell rebuild book by Mr. Chaffin if you don't already have it. The TT Ruckstell is covered in it along with the car units.
Is the disc thickness ready to go or do you have to play with it a little?
The disc has to be thinned to match the assembly. There is a procedure in the manual of how to check for the proper thickness. The easiest way I found to make it thinner was by sanding with a flat block and constantly checking the thickness around it to ensure that it is even. I put a couple of small weld spots (lower than the thickness of the disc) on a steel plate that held the disc in place while sanding it because it is difficult to hold otherwise.