Brake rods question

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2016: Brake rods question
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By tommy coffey on Thursday, December 01, 2016 - 08:32 am:

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I got 5 brake( ? ) rods with my '21 Touring. Two are 50" long, 1 is 49", and 2 are 40 3/4". I have no idea what the 3 shorter ones are for. I have no clevis yet, so I don't know how long the clevis is but the 50" rods are 3" too short, without the clevis. All the rods are threaded on one end and have an eyelet (?) on the other end.One of the short rods has what I guess is an anti-rattle support attached that has been straightened out some. Might the 50s work after I get clevises for them? Thanks


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn-Monroeville OH on Thursday, December 01, 2016 - 08:48 am:

From what I'm seeing, as the pics slowly download..for some reason photobucket always takes forever to load, the one with the anti-rattler looks to be from a Model A, and is missing the mating part. Have never seen that style on any T that I've looked under. I had to remove a broken one from my Model A two years ago and it looked exactly like that. The others that have the eyelet might belong to a T, I'm not "up" on any size differences as have never had to mess with them. Yet.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By john kuehn on Thursday, December 01, 2016 - 09:00 am:

Tommy if you have a Langs catalog there are some pictures of the brake rods for different year T's.
This could help you in identifying what you have and the correct ones for your car.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Thursday, December 01, 2016 - 09:47 am:

All you've found seems to be too short. Originals 09-25 were 54-1/8" overall from the tip of the yoke to the end of the threads on the cross shaft end. 26/27 rods were only slightly shorter - still longer than your rods.

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/599638/695813.html


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Miller, mostly in Dearborn on Thursday, December 01, 2016 - 11:38 am:

Model A brake rods have a single hole on each end and are 51-1/2" long with the clevis installed.

The earliest Model A cars had non-adjustable one piece rods and a different four wheel equalizing system than the later Model A.

The emergency brake rods are similar and shorter. My vote agrees with others, you have Model A rods.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By tommy coffey on Thursday, December 01, 2016 - 11:47 am:

Thanks, I have listed them for sale. Hopefully I can get enough to buy the ones I need.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By tommy coffey on Thursday, December 01, 2016 - 02:40 pm:

I went to the local machine shop on my lunch hour and bought 2 pieces of rod, 60" long, that I can thread. I will order 4 clevis's and see what I can do.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By tommy coffey on Thursday, December 01, 2016 - 06:16 pm:

I was concerned about being able to thread the rod I bought with just a die and cross-handle, which is all I have , no lathe. I tried one end and got it done, no problem. I just had to grind a slight taper on the end to get started.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By tommy coffey on Friday, December 02, 2016 - 07:47 am:

One last thing here and I"ll be done, I hope. I now have one end on each new rod threaded, and they look good. Will someone tell me how far from the back end of the rod to the first bend in the offset, and how far to the second bend, please. I am waiting on parts to install the driveshaft, tube , and radius rods. Thanks.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Friday, December 02, 2016 - 10:08 am:

No exact measurements, but some good pics in this thread:

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/568807.html?1441853010

:-)


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