This is an old photograph, but since it's "Throwback Thursday" I thought it would still play well. The thrust bearing washers on my old speedster gave up one day when I was driving with a horrible racket. I limped back to the garage and opened up the rear axle and the babbitt washers were all ground up in the oil I drained. Both the pinion and ring gears were worn to sharp edges on the ends of the teeth. Here is a picture of the worn ring gear and the new replacement. I had driven that T with the original washers for twenty five years. Interestingly I had always thought it was my transmission that was noisy ... but after rebuilding the rear end all those noises went away. :-)
What? I just installed one like that. Thought they were supposed to be pointy. LOL
And here's a matching pinion gear for that pointy ring gear.
That's a good one Dan. But mine [now tossed] was just as smooth and knife edged as the ring gear.
Who says you can't get your moneys worth out of a Ford! LOL.
Thatís exactly what I told my wife when I bought the new ring and pinion gear.