What's wrong with it???? Dave
Yep, looks spherical to me...maybe your problem is with the ball cap? You can either shave those down a bit or buy a new (preferably brass) one.
If you're wondering about the ridge near the base of the ball, they're all like that.
looks very good to me. As Mark stated, the ridge around the top of the ball is normal ....
If you are referring to the pits in the ball, don't worry about it. They hold grease. Your biggest concern is the diameter of the ball, and how much wear there may be. I have a NOS one I could measure, but I can't get to it now.
My 1926 is 1" diameter but I have another which is slightly smaller. This may have been a difference from the improved T, don't know.
Yes, the ridge under the ball was my concern.
Thanks for the input
They're made that way.
The new replacement repo didn't have that groove under the ball, Hmm interesting
Different manufacturing methods.
The one pictured here, was made by Dodge Brothers
Keith: If your DB pitman arm isn't too out of round, you have a real find there. Congratulations.
I have 2 NOS pitman arms and neither have the "ridge" Keith has shown in the above photo. I believe that "ridge" is a wear mark from the ball cap.
I ALSO just found the Ford Script under the paint, and under a good light!
I just saw that Marc Chaffin sold one today, and it also had the " ridge " with the T # on it
I just measured it, and it is 0.96 and pretty round, by my eyeball
It can't say DB and have a Ford script!
Here is the pictures of the makings
That's not a "DB" cartouche.
I think Dodge stopped making parts for Ford around 1914. Ford started adding Ford script to almost all parts in 1919, so it wouldn't have both.
Here's a picture of the Dodge Brothers mark, a DB within an oval.
Keith from across the river.
: ^ )
It looks good to me.
Steve and Keith T. Thanks for Clearing that up for me.
Keith T., I did know that information about the Dodge Brothers, but my memory is not working so good anymore, as I turned 65 last Sunday. I don't live across the river anymore, I moved to MN, about a year ago.
Steve, I know I'm not the sharpest tack in the bunch, but what is "cartouche" .
Thanks Keith B
Hows the other end with the tapered hole and keyway
The ball looks darn good to me
Bob,the other end is also in great shape. Nice smooth tapered hole. and the keyway is has nice sharp edges, and looks good with my naked eye.
My '13 had an oval DB on it, but I threw it away years ago because it was so out of round. It was used as a farm truck until 1940 down in Texas.
I Mic'd it in every position on the sphere, and as I said, it came out to 0.96, and by eyeballing it, it sure looks round.
The Ford script was added to the arm on May 19, 1916. Likely took a month or so to appear on all production.
This all good information for me to know. Thank you