Just got a 1924 Roadster with 30 x3 1/2 Bud wire wheels. The rear are fine but there is play on the spindles on the front end. Anyone have any experience with these? The hub cap holds the wheel onto the hub, can the play be there?
Also this car has a two speed rearend. The shift mechanism is in the drive shaft ahead of the roller bearing at the differential. What kind might this be. Right now it seems to be in the Ford gear and it is not hooked up?
The spindles have nothing to do with the wheels. Take off the wheel, and re-bush the spindle.
Sounds like a job for Steven's Front Axle tool.
I’ve seen several different 2 speed driveshaft units. Some pictures would help.
I hope your car has auxiliary brakes as the potential exists that yours could go into neutral at a “inopportune” time!!
The play might well be the front wheel bearings rather than the spindle bushings. Also, it's not impossible that the bushings are shot and the axle is fine.
Joe really needs to pull the wheels off and check things out a little better.
Without pulling things apart and being there to see, everyone is guesstimating what might be wrong. Pull it down and look see.
Spindles and kingpins are good, may be bearings. Has anyone seen any problems with the way the bud wheels mount to the hub? Does the front passenger side bud hub thread counter clockwise like the Ford spindle nut?
Les, I will get some pictures of the aux. rearend/transmission. Lots of exploring to do on this car.
These bud wire wheels mount different then I thought. The hub cap holds the wheel on to the hub.
Aux. transmission has 1244T on rear section and a shift lever pointing down on the passenger side to hook to a lever to the shifter. Can’t get a picture to upload. What are some types other then Ruckstell?
If you're having trouble uploading pictures and need help with re-sizing them just holler.
A number of us will help you out. Me too. :-)
Sounds like it might have a Jumbo Planetator.
How do you resize the picture on an iPad?
It does have the bell shape of that Jumbo Planator or Planator MFD by Starr Transmission. It is in its high range and not hooked up . Car has the normal Ford speeds. I have not been able to read the case. Shift lever is on the passenger side and 5here is some writing on the drivers side.
I don't know how to resize pics on an ipad. Hopefully someone else will chime in with directions. :-)
If you need help yet, PM me and I can resize the pics and post them for you. :-)
Joe, email the picture to yourself. It will ask how big you want it, choose any size less than 250k. Then post the picture you receive.