Working on a non-T project that requires a thrust washer. I'm replacing a worn out Babbitt washer with a bronze one. I think a model T rear axle thrust washer may work, but I do not have any on hand to measure. Could someone please let me know the inside and outside diameter of a T rear axle thrust washer? Thank you, Dennis R.
From an old post
But a look at the Parts and Price Lists over the years shows something interesting.
The Dec 1 1911 Price List shows the part
"#2528 Differential Thrust Plate -- 3 3/4" dia. - Babbitt"
Later Price Lists, Mar 1 1920, up to Aug 5, 1928 as:
"#2528 Diff.Thrust Washer 3 3/4" dia - Metal"
I have a new one still in the vendor sealed bag, it measured:
ID = 2 1/4 inches
OD = 3 3/4 inches
Thickness = 3/16 inch
If you find the T washer too big, McMaster has a pretty good selection. T washers are actually larger than their largest offering. I've used McMaster's for other oddball transmission and differential projects, but you usually have to cut them down or bore them out to get the right combination.
Thank you gentlemen. I'm working on an old "Hit and Miss" engine that has well worn thrust washers between the flywheels and thrust surface of the main bearings. First time I've seen thrust washers used there. I took a flywheel loose but it appears that the crankshaft is step cut.
On a good note- I'm going to look at a T speedster that's for sale later today. (YAY!)