In the process of a rebuild (not mine) and finished dis-assembly today - this T has been "on the road & rode hard" for many years and has had several sets of band linings replaced - perhaps it would be beneficial to pull the hogshead once in a while !!! You wouldn't believe the "GOO" that was stuck into the oil tube due to the end being plugged solid !!!
I imagine any oil that made it thru that tube was very well filtered.
How were the rod bearings? Dave in Bellingham, WA
That's a lot of lint!
I'm not pulling the lower end down to check because the block has water jacket cracks and mic. other "issues" - I'm replacing the block with a fresh rebuild.
I had to blow the tube out with 60 lbs. of air to clear it - nasty stuff in there !
My thought when seeing that first picture was, "What tube?"
Kevlar bands destroyed the drums...
I'm wonder if the transmission drums were grooved or something was causing the wear enough to cause the lint. This is a T that would have greatly benefited by having a filter screen under the cover door.
But the question would be if they would have thought to check it whether from lots of use or not!
I bet they are still looking for their pet cat.
It fortunately had a Ford Faithful type band access cover oiler - saved the bearings although that screen was pretty knarly too !
The low drum is scored beyond service so it's had only cotton bands in use.
Looks worse than my dryer vent!!
"The low drum is scored beyond service so it's had only cotton bands in use."
OMG! Cotton bands, imagine that!
It probably had the wrong kind of oil.
Cotton seed oil?
Might have been steel rivets - only the low drum ? I'll grab a photo later after lunch.
Obviously one of the previous owners lost his shirt.
Steve - One more testament to the effectiveness of the "Ford Faithful", right?
Yes, yes- just one of millions and millions of drums destroyed by cotton bands...
All I run is Scandinavia lining - I do have a wooden lining on the brake band in my Gramps' TT.
And, yes Harold, I run Ford Faithful oilers on all 5 T's !
I don't know how long Kevlar has been around, but I know Model T drums have been wearing out and breaking long before Kevlar existed.
Nice portrait by the way.
LINTEN season just started.