Saw this at my local junk yard. Worth picking up? I don't have a TT, but maybe worth some resale?
Lots of useable parts there. Those hard rubber tires are in nice shape. If the wood spokes are in good shape that may be the money.
Plus if either has a high ring and worm.
Sent you a PM Let's talk.
The solid tires and wheels should definitely be saved! Sadly, whether the rear ends are really worth saving depends upon gear ratio and condition. Personally, I think they should be saved, but realistically, they are not worth a lot of money unless the gears are 5 to 1 and good. Most likely, the solid tire rear end will be 7 to 1. Nearly all of those were originally, so unless the wheels were changed at some later time. Too many people won't let someone save something they have unless ransom dollars are paid for it. They would rather take $50 for scrap than $100 from an individual with a minor need for something. At least that is the way the wrecking yard near me is. I quit asking them about anything in their junk pile a decade ago.
I do hope you can save hose.
Bearings, brake shoes and other parts. How much can you get them for?
Hyatt bearings - if useable, well worth saving alone.
As Scott (above) mentioned: save the brake shoes. No One reproduces them and if you need one the can be Very hard to find.
Definitely worth saving, As mentioned good Wheels, brake shoes, brake drums, potentially good bearings and gears.
And brake rods.
Did ya get a chance to pick them up yet Doug? Or at least keep them safe until you get there? :-)
I stopped by and saved 'em! I have an interested party who contacted me through the forum. Glad I could contribute to the saving of a TT
Good on you! Bill
Thanks Bill! Makes me feel good I could help the community. I got my '22 T Touring about 15 years ago as a pile of rust, and this forum helped me take it from Rust to Running. I haven't been active on the forum for a while but still lurk every now and again. Gives me a warm and fuzzy. And a sudden desire to tear apart a Model TT Read End to see how they work! (although I won't :-) )
Yessss! Glad you got 'em Doug. :-)
I could be known as a lurker lately too. Involved in OT things like loud babbling, 1000 rpm, 4 cylinder engines right now so worry not.
You're here when it was important and these are important saves. :-)
Did you get the pair of steel wheels on the rear, rear axle in your pics?
In a fit of madness ;-), I thought the Amish community or the tinkerers/builders/artists might be very interested in those wheels...
Really nice before and after pics of your Touring. A handsome little bugger both ways!
Worth picking up... makes a good excuse to own a TT as well...
That one with the steel wheels is an early one with the bead on the housings where the axle tube fits. Dave
By gum Dave! How many times did you have to hit the "enlarge" button on your computer? Lotsa on mine.
Yep, there's the lips! Odd ball axle. Early.
Actually Duey, I just happened to see it while looking at it the first time, which is extremely rare for me. Dave
Dave and Duey, I didn't notice that at first. I actually have one and wondered when those beads were used. If you're saying their early now I know. I'm going to look closer at it tomorrow. Thanks for the info.
There's a difference in the innards too. Although I doubt the change occurred at the same time as the deletion of the clam shell beads, the earlier TT rear ends had a pinion shaft and two pinion gears. The later ones had a pinon spider and four pinion gears.
When you look them over again, take a look at the earlier unit (the one with the clam shell beads) and see if there's a number stamped on each clamshell half at the top rear surface. Mine has 6315 stamped there but I've never found another with a similar stamping.
I met a new Ford Model T friend today because of this Forum! I had posted that I came across some TT rear ends I had no interest in, but that I could grab em to be saved from the local scrap dealer if anyone was interested. Well, this forum provided the opportunity for me and Tom to become friends, even though we lived 3-4 hours away from each other. Met a very nice gentleman today, glad that happened. He was able to come to my house to pick up the TT Rear ends, and we talked for about a half hour like we knew each other from High school, all because of this forum!
right on Doug and Tom, very cool
Glad you saved them and found them a home. The people on the forum I have met are great people.
Cool they were spared the crushers. Maybe they will see some use again.