Hi all !
Got a driveshaft tube here but it don't look like any i have seen before. it has #T7609 on it. any info on it ? thanks. Ken
Is it listed in the Model T parts book of that era? If it has a Ford no. on it probably is.
Where's the universal joint ball?
Part T7609 was introduced on May 30th 1914 as a one piece U-Joint housing to replace the previous 2 piece style. It was used from then on.
Others may have other information.
Just for curiosity I typed in T7609 as a general search and it came up on FordModelT.net. Lots of good information at that site.
Norm, No universal joint ball. it does not appear to be modified at all.
I think it is modified. There have been some very nice conversions on the market the past few years. Furthermore, during that period of time, there were NO Ford script markings.
I can't think of anything it could be used for with just two mounting holes
That front piece needs to come off, and the early type put on, so it will hold the removable front driveshaft ball. Of course this is assuming that the rear is the early type. I recall Ed Henline had the parts you need at Hershey last year.
What does the flange face look like?
Could it be a marine engine axle ?
a picture of the front of the flange. I cleaned it so you can see it better. if someone modified it they did a nice job, just in front of the bushing it even has a slight undercut . it measures three inches long. my car does not need a driveshaft tube, this tube was with other parts i bought. Ken
Owner may have cut off the bell for use of the axle and tube on a trailer.
Nice old time chisel tool marks on the Babbitt bearing!
I wonder if the previous owner might have used a different engine and transmission. Maybe an open u joint? I have never seen one modified in that manor.
Not sure if that is the reason but clearly if you wanted to make a strong trailer out of a T rear end you would be wise to retain the radius rods and cutting off the ball would simplify then just hooking up the radius rods to this casting and using then only the rear end section with a blocking plate inserted between rear end and empty driveshaft tube. A simple bracket that protruded down to then be fastened to the radius rods at the junction of this casting end would make for a simple to build trailer suspension.
It's also an Epson Light Black Ink cartridge...man that must be some kind of a printer to fit that thing in it!!