How to tell if your thrust washer is bronze...

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chris Bamford, Edmonton AB on Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 05:03 pm:

More exactly, how to tell others.

An ID tag was suggested on the forum a few years ago. I have them on both my Ts. Homemade of course, just a bit of brass sheet stock and some 1/8" letter punches.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By William Hoffer on Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 05:31 pm:

Speaking for future T mechanics everywhere, thank you! Also, if you are installing a tapered pin, pleases mark (engrave) the big end with a plus sign. Cheers, Bill


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Coiro on Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 05:32 pm:

Excellent idea!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 05:58 pm:

That's one of those do as I say not as I do things! :-) I keep putting off putting one on mine. LOL


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By george house . . .caldwell county, TX on Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 06:08 pm:

Great idea Chris ! Thanks ! Thatíll be in my to do list this week.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary Schreiber- Santa Isabel Ecuador on Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 06:15 pm:

Awesome idea. Hope the trend continues.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Rogers - South of the Adirondacks on Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 07:06 pm:

It's the simplest of ideas that turn out to be awesome...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By john hardiman on Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 08:46 pm:

I can understand the importance of replacing the leaded thrust washers. This is something I will be doing soon, as I, do not know the state of my rear end. However, the ones sold by the vendors are made of brass. Most of you know the relations between brass and bronze. Without going into particulars, as there are many, I came across a site which states, "Brass melts at lower temperature and therefore uses less energy to melt. It machines and polishes much easier than Bronze and therefore the price to make a fitting from it is lower. It also wears out quicker and therefore the customer will have to purchase replacement parts much sooner".

The only thing which comes to mind is if it is so important to replace the leaded thrust washers because they wear out why not replace them with bronze"? Ya, I know! I will be dead by the time they (brass thrust washers) wear out, but, right is right!

I only looked at a couple vendors and there may be bronze ones out there. I do not know. Price? Couple pennies.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Hatch on Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 09:26 pm:

I have used the brass part of old points that I cut the "ears off". The "ears" are used the shim the new points where the wood on the top of coil has crushed. Just stamp date and bolt to pumpkin.
There was a picture somewhere on an old forum of this. Dan


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Donnie Brown North Central Arkansas on Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 11:07 pm:

Here is the tag I made for the rear end I rebuilt for our 27 touring. I also have a tag like it on the rear end I rebuilt for the speedster project ... They wrap around one bolt and wire to the next bolt. By placing them on top and painting them black, they are almost invisable ..

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