I've been a non-posting member of this forum for going on three years. I've read many posts over this time span. I have gleaned a lot of useful info that has helped me rebuild my 21 touring. This car has been with me since 1951, before me it was low miles but hard ones.
The car has rebuilt front Axle, rebuilt head lights, refurbed radiator, new firewall,rebuilt coils, new gas tank, rebuilt engine and trans, new u-joint + bearing to replace bushing, rebuilt diff new axles and brakes, Finally time to clean body and paint. Winter is closing in so time is right to post on a cold day. In the pix note the accessory front spring that came with car.
As always welcome to the forum, more pictures keep us posted on progress, after all we all learn from everyone else your front spring is unique do you know who made it?
I was not able to find any markings on the perch. The perches do not have bushings in them so had them reamed and added bushings
Welcome aboard. As you already know most of the members here are eager to help out when ever possible. Looks like you have a good start on getting the ole T back on the road. Nothing much more fun than working on and driving a T.
How are those perches fixed to the axle?
Each perch has a domed bolt with a flat on each side of a domed bolt head holding the wishbone to the axle with the normal perch nut. The curled end has a slot cut in it that fits over angled spindle support on the axle.
Very nice. A great start to nice touring. As others requested, please post pics as you progress.
Here is some work I'm sure we all have done.
If only I could make repairs like that...
Wow Charles; does your photo bring back memories! My first T was a '27 Tudor. I rigged the restored chassis up like you did with a seat from an old Jeep so I could learn to drive it. I drove all around a friend's "back 40" for several weeks. One time the local cops came over to admonish me---and after watching for a bit they stayed to try it out themselves.
RV. I've put 55 miles on the car the way it sits. I wanted to break in with less weight. The car is insured and licensed The driving has been done on my neighborhood streets at 20 mph. I learned to drive this car when I was 12. Harder to drive now with bigger feet and no floor.
I also have a long front spring---well the brackets anyhow--on my doodlebug. I believe there were more than one makers of these from the brackets I have seen looking around.
Here is a previous discussion on them, there are others if you search around.
Chad, thanks for the link. A year ago I went to Langs to buy a few items while I was there I showed Steven Lang a pix of the long spring axle. He said the Sears sold a lot of accessories for Ts and it may have come from them.
Charles, I just happened to look at your profile, you are right up the road from me. I'm in South Colonie/Albany. Howdy neighbor.
The brackets I have I think are a little different. Whoever built my doodlebug way back when, used those brackets, and shorten the axle itself so a standard spring was used. Interesting pieces for sure. It works great on the doodlebug setup that way.
As I said, I believe these were copied by many manufactures over the years.
Chad, You're right we are close. I live by the high school in Glens falls. The Ad that you put on looks a lot like my perch and spring setup. My spring has 8 leaves and the perches are very similar.