Steering gear wear

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2016: Steering gear wear
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rich Bingham on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 11:06 pm:

I see that parts dealers provide the sun and planetary gears for the steering column gear set - what's the incidence of wear in the brass case ring gear ? Do the steel gears in this arrangement tend to wear out, but not the brass ring gear ?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Frank van Ekeren (Australia) on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 11:30 pm:

The case does, oversize gear kits try to compensate for it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 12:48 am:

The parts book says you can get a new case from your Ford dealer for $1.50.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 07:32 am:

Ford used gears for 4:1 ratio 09-24. 1925-27 the gears were changed to 5:1 for easier steering with the then new 21" balloon tires. The odd thing is that the 5:1 gears and steering shaft can be fitted in most older worn 4:1 cases, and then sometimes tighten it up. The repro 5:1 parts supplied by the vendors may need some extra fitting with Timesaver lapping compound.

The longer pin intended to be a stop into a groove in the 20's brass case has to be shortened if used in a teens brass steering case.

5:1 is preferred by many if driving faster than they did back on the old roads.


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