A friend of mine recently bought a 1914 T with the riveted rear axle. How would he go about replacing the Babbitt thrust washer?
I don't know his experience level on this; but I would recommend getting the Chaffin rear end book and doing lots of research on this forum on rebuilding the rear end. There is lots of great info here.
It's really not that hard, assuming (and we all know the definition of "assume") that the rest of the "innards" are okay. I changed 'em with no real problem. It's just a pigged up mess!
The babbitt thrust washers in the 1914 axle are to be replaced in the same manner as done in all of the later style rear axles. Sure, the '14 axle housing looks different with it's riveted construction, but the innards are the same.
If you have done a later rear axle this one is no different on the inside.
Now, if the rivets which secure the cast center portion to the axle tubes are loose and or there is oil leakage at that seam, then that is an additional problem which must be addressed.
Good luck with your project, Bill