I'm about to clean up and install a driveshaft tube that I've had for years. In thinking about it, I don't actually know if the tubes varied in design over the years. But I'd hate to install a part like this and then find out it was meant for a later year.
The part will be going into a '12. Is there anything I should look for that would mark the tube as specific to any one year ? I do have an enclosed spool to install.
Thanks in advance,
A 1912 should have a 2 piece driveshaft.
This picture is from far down on this page: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/141987.html?1277525630
2 Piece driveshaft with forged end radius rods.
The 1914 - 27 driveshaft tube will fit too.
Royce is correct in saying the 1914-1927 tubes will fit, but one of them is so glaringly wrong that you want to avoid it. That would be the stepped tube used near the end of production. All the others are tapered. If you want to be correct for 1912, you want the 1910 to early 1914 tube. Pictures and descriptions are in Rodda's volume 1.
Go up to John S and look at my early 14 sitting in his garage. It has a 2 piece drive shaft under it. Feel free to kick any cats out.
Thanks, Bill. I have a date to see John on Friday. Will take a good look at your car.
I was aware of the fact that earlier Fords had the two-piece driveshaft, but was wondering whether there was anything else specific to the '12 that I should be looking for.
It should also have an enclosed drive shaft pinion bearing spool. There should be a makers cartouche typically a triangle.
There is a torque tube from the '21-'25 era that is a bigger OD than the other. This is the late style, but not the stepped '26 type.