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by rickd
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: So why so little interest?
Replies: 27
Views: 1408

Re: So why so little interest?

Hope this will cheer some of you guys up. I had a 26 Runabout listed on this forum and a lot of people looked at it. I sold it last week to a 26 year old young man who is working in the family restaurant business. He lives about 80 miles from me. I delivered the car to him in my enclosed trailer and...
by rickd
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: For Sale a newly restored 1909 Model T
Replies: 4
Views: 1084

Re: For Sale a newly restored 1909 Model T

Mr. Bowker, This is a special car. It should be in a museum. I have watched your restoration progress through this site and have learned so much about the early Model T's from your work. I think most of us are students of the Model T and its history and each of these unique restorations add to our k...
by rickd
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1926 Runabout
Replies: 3
Views: 1741

Sold-thanks MTFCA.
by rickd
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1926 Runabout
Replies: 3
Views: 1741

Re: 1926 Runabout

New price $10,500. Free enclosed trailer transportation to Minneapolis if that helps anyone. Solid good running 26 Runabout.
by rickd
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: Sold 1913 Model T Roadster
Replies: 9
Views: 1865

Re: 1913 Model T Roadster

Thanks Tim, I think you are right, i just googled a Berthoud, Colorado.
by rickd
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: Sold 1913 Model T Roadster
Replies: 9
Views: 1865

Re: 1913 Model T Roadster

Colby, where is this car located, I cant find your location in your member profile. Thanks.
by rickd
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD - License Plates. IL, MI, MN, NY
Replies: 8
Views: 765

Re: SOLD - License Plates. IL, MI, MN, NY

Thanks Erik! Appreciate the info.
by rickd
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: SOLD - License Plates. IL, MI, MN, NY
Replies: 8
Views: 765

Re: FS - License Plates. IL, MI, MN, NY

Question for you license plate guys; I have a matching pair of 25 Minnesota plates with the letter B prefix like the Minn plates shown here. What does that B letter mean?
Thanks in advance, Rick.
by rickd
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1911 project
Replies: 15
Views: 3582

Re: 1911 project

Mr. Paul, I agree with Mr. Lee about the challenges right now to selling a car. At $14K your car is a great deal. I wish it was closer to me and I wish someone would buy it so I can stop looking at the picture of it. I just made a road trip from North Dakota to Iowa and back to pick up a car, things...
by rickd
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Enclosed Trailer Dimensions
Replies: 13
Views: 1026

Re: Enclosed Trailer Dimensions

I had a 16' and now a 20' Pace American. 8.5 wide, 84 inches height. Look on line at their car hauler line of trailers. I have had good luck with them, a good value for the money.
by rickd
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1926 Runabout
Replies: 3
Views: 1741

Re: 1926 Runabout

Sorry forgot the price, $11,500.00
by rickd
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1926 Runabout
Replies: 3
Views: 1741

1926 Runabout

26 Runabout for sale. Early March production car. Older restoration with some small scratches. Engine, transmission and rear end all rebuilt. Solid great driving Model-T. Fiberglass speed accessory deck lid. Pics are attached (Ithink). Car is in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Enclosed trailer transport ...
by rickd
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Original Dixie Style Rear Axle Stand
Replies: 7
Views: 1391

Re: Original Dixie Style Rear Axle Stand

Ashley, I emailed you a question through this site about the axle stand. Let me know if you receive it. Thanks.
Rick
by rickd
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Brass Horn FS
Replies: 8
Views: 527

Re: Brass Horn FS

I will take the horn. Email sent.
by rickd
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NOS pinion Nuts FS
Replies: 1
Views: 316

Re: NOS pinion Nuts FS

I will take the pinion nuts. Email sent.
by rickd
Fri May 29, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dressing/Protection for Black Tires
Replies: 9
Views: 844

Re: Dressing/Protection for Black Tires

I have had very good luck with Nu-Vinyl. Leaves the tires with a satin black finish and keeps them protected for quite awhile. Works great on your top as well. Its hard to find in stores in my area so I order case lots from Amazon.
by rickd
Tue May 19, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should I get a Model T or A?
Replies: 25
Views: 1361

Re: Should I get a Model T or A?

Take your time. Get some experience; talk to owners of the cars, go to car shows, join some clubs. You live in Nevada and I am sure there are lots of Model T and Model A clubs around that you can make some contacts with and look at the cars and talk to the owners. When I was your age I dove in and b...
by rickd
Fri May 15, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: No longer taking orders for Model T Generator and Starter Rebuilding Services
Replies: 2
Views: 635

Re: No longer taking orders for Model T Generator and Starter Rebuilding Services

Ron, I'm sure that I am speaking for many of our club members and Model T collectors all over the country when I say that your work on our starters and generators will be dearly missed. Your articles in the Model T magazines and guidance on this forum have made us all smarter at what we do with our ...
by rickd
Tue May 12, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Paint for hood.
Replies: 9
Views: 695

Re: Paint for hood.

Len, it sounds like you are looking for advice to give to your painter who is working on your Model T. I have used both acrylic lacquer and single stage urethanes. Lacquer is a multi coat process with in between sanding steps with a final careful buff. IMO it provides that old style look but it is a...
by rickd
Thu May 07, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: RARE 26/27 Tag Bracket FS
Replies: 4
Views: 559

Re: RARE 26/27 Tag Bracket FS

As an example of why its so hard sometimes to track the timing of parts changes on our Model Ts; I have a 25 Touring with an engine assembled on July 1, 1925, about three weeks before the start of the 26 production.(Bruces' book) The car is a no starter car, it has round ball front wheel bearings an...
by rickd
Wed May 06, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS nice 1913-14 carbide generators.
Replies: 5
Views: 652

Re: FS nice 1913-14 carbide generators.

Email sent.
by rickd
Wed May 06, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 27 Radiator Bottom Trim FS
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Re: 27 Radiator Bottom Trim FS

Dan, email sent.
by rickd
Fri May 01, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: We lost another one
Replies: 28
Views: 2365

Re: We lost another one

Herm straightened and brazed up a pan for me last year. Before I shipped the pan to him I asked if I should crate it; Hell no he said, wrap it in plastic and put your address on it, those pans are tough! He had some great advice for me on my project as well and we talked at length on the phone. Very...
by rickd
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where is the T?
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: Where is the T?

We are a sparsely populated rural state and we all think we should be able to park right at the front door. Me included.
by rickd
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: U&J Carb adjustment initial setting
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: U&J Carb adjustment initial setting

Bruce, I have copies of the U&J installation, adjustment and starting instructions. The adjustment instruction says the screw at the bottom of the carb should be opened three-quarters of a turn. Instructions also recommend to "set the throttle one-third open, the dash control rod three quarters up a...
by rickd
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Product On The Market!
Replies: 8
Views: 1066

Re: New Product On The Market!

Mr. Kirtner,
Thank you for making these insulators and contributing to our great hobby! And congratulations! I sometimes wonder if parts will become harder to find so I appreciate what your are doing. All the best.
by rickd
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bird's Eye View (photo)
Replies: 5
Views: 785

Re: Bird's Eye View (photo)

"I think it can be shown that there is such an unerring power at work in Natural Selection, which selects exclusively for the good of each organic being."
Charles Darwin
by rickd
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Numbers-matching 26 Touring
Replies: 12
Views: 1598

Re: Numbers-matching 26 Touring

Jake, Another opinion regarding your inquiry; I have a 26 Runabout and a 27 PU and a few years ago owned a very original 27 Tudor. The 27 Tudor had matching frame and engine numbers and I found that to be a very special thing about that car. I value the historical research on our cars and there was ...
by rickd
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Rebuild Cost Estimate
Replies: 28
Views: 3544

Re: Engine Rebuild Cost Estimate

Nate, clarifying your question; is the $4K estimate for an engine rebuild, transmission rebuild and the magneto rebuilt?
by rickd
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Improved cars, actual first date of production?
Replies: 17
Views: 1730

Re: Improved cars, actual first date of production?

One more piece of the puzzle; tying into James' info on dates I have a 1925 Touring with a July 1, 1925 engine date. No trans bosses on the engine and the coil box is on the firewall. Its kind of a unique car in that it came with no starter and the ball bearing front wheel set up. It has electric fr...
by rickd
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strange model t motor casting date, any ideas
Replies: 9
Views: 1118

Re: Strange model t motor casting date, any ideas

Bob, I will take a stab at it and defer to others far more experienced. I see a casting date of July 8, 1919 so it can't be a 1915 engine. But what about the fact it is a non-generator-starter block? In the CD encyclopedia the Ford Engineering drawing dates indicate that the cylinder block T 400C wa...
by rickd
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: CoilBox Stainless Pop Rivet Size?
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Re: CoilBox Stainless Pop Rivet Size?

The plastic rebuild kit I used recently had 5/32 x 3/8" stainless steel rivets. I rebuilt a 25 coil box with the kit.
by rickd
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brazing the steering quadrant
Replies: 15
Views: 1535

Re: Brazing the steering quadrant

Certainly not the same type of quadrant you are working on; I used a small file and re-cut each worn down groove on the quadrant during a 25 Touring resto. Otherwise the advice given here about practicing the braze first is very good advice.
by rickd
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hyatt bearings stuffed with hair?
Replies: 13
Views: 1674

Re: Hyatt bearings stuffed with hair?

Could it be old fibers from previous felt axle seals that worked their way into the Hyatt?
by rickd
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Autowa bodied Model T
Replies: 7
Views: 942

Re: Autowa bodied Model T

There is a very good article in the May-June 2013 MTFCI magazine about a 1921 Autowa bodied Model T.
by rickd
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Holley Striaght Through carb
Replies: 4
Views: 1016

Re: Holley Striaght Through carb

Bruce, sent an email regarding your carbs. Let me know if you receive it. Thanks.
by rickd
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carburetor rebuild
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Re: Carburetor rebuild

I'm running NH carbs rebuilt by Corey Walker. Very pleased with his work. He has an ad in the parts section for his contact info.
by rickd
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Roadster needs wood repair: Any suggestions?
Replies: 21
Views: 1794

Re: 23 Roadster needs wood repair: Any suggestions?

I used a Cubel's Fordwood kit a few years ago on a 25 Touring resto. Good product and materials. Instructions were a little hard to follow. Be ready to hand fit the individual wood pieces as you go. It becomes apparent that each of our cars was hand built when you start re-wooding a T.
by rickd
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB E & J 666 headlights
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: WTB E & J 666 headlights

Bob,
There is a Rubes triple twist horn on e-bay. Item # 264564098218. I have no connection to the ad. Not sure if its correct for your car, but it looks like original patina and unrestored.
by rickd
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Brown 100 all brass sidelamp F/S
Replies: 6
Views: 955

Re: Brown 100 all brass sidelamp F/S

Email sent.
by rickd
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford history questions
Replies: 60
Views: 4491

Re: Ford history questions

Greg, regarding your question on the lack of a drivers door on the Model T; IMO it was mainly related to the infrastructure situation of the day. Almost all roads were either gravel or dirt and the sidewalks in business and residential areas were developed first, and started as wood platforms and th...
by rickd
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Driving with a Ruckstell
Replies: 13
Views: 1299

Re: Driving with a Ruckstell

I have a Ruckstell on my 14 Touring. I have to keep things simple, so I am either in Ruckstell or not. No shifting stuff and all the back and forth. Ruckstell low for slow going, parades and getting the car into the trailer. Ruckstell high for hills and driving at a slower pace. I leave my car in Ru...
by rickd
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Welding on a body
Replies: 16
Views: 1746

Re: Welding on a body

I like to use a mig welder for my body work. Stack tack welds around the panel to avoid distortion. Grind and fill. Take your time. I get it that you don't want to spend the money right now, but a decent mig welder will pay for itself in the years to come. I have been down the gas welder route for w...
by rickd
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lotion or conditioner for touring top?
Replies: 2
Views: 623

Re: Lotion or conditioner for touring top?

I have been very satisfied with NuVinyl on my touring and runabout tops. Its kind of hard to find, ordered some recently through Amazon.
by rickd
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Low Head no Made in USA
Replies: 8
Views: 1769

Re: Low Head no Made in USA

I'm looking at Gail Rodda's Volume 2 Parts ID Guide page 16, Pictures 3, 4, 5. Is this a head first used on a Thermo-syphon engine, 1909 to early 1910? There are no numbers above the Ford script and that is what is throwing me off. An early 12 would have numbers above the script.
by rickd
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pld Photo- Minot SD
Replies: 3
Views: 892

Re: Pld Photo- Minot SD

Yep, its Minot, North Dakota. My wife and three generations of her family are from there. Great picture Herb, thank you! Rich, yes, lots of Montana jokes shared in Minot, 'cause its so easy.
by rickd
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: trouble shooting weak ignition spark !!! Help
Replies: 5
Views: 892

Re: trouble shooting weak ignition spark !!! Help

What kind of shape is your coil box and switch in? Maybe some carbon tracking or some other kind of resistance holding back a decent spark?
by rickd
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Low head for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 733

Re: Low head for sale

Email sent.
by rickd
Sat May 11, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Clutch Adjustment Question?
Replies: 22
Views: 2584

Re: Clutch Adjustment Question?

Jim, if its still archived Royce Peterson has an excellent primer on clutch adjustment on his site modeltfordfix from August 2017. I keep that article and the article Scott sent you on adjusting for a (sort of) free neutral in a binder in my shop so I don't start overthinking clutch adjustment.
by rickd
Thu May 09, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering Gear Case Removal
Replies: 11
Views: 1820

Re: Steering Gear Case Removal

Norman, if I understand your question correctly, its because the bend in the gas and timing levers below the steering gear case wont clear the shape of the bottom of the steering gear case; so they have to be taken out as Scott has outlined.
by rickd
Wed May 01, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Vehicles
Topic: 1923 Model T Roadster for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 2923

Re: 1923 Model T Roadster for sale

Robert,
Its in the ad, car located in Elm Grove, Wi.
by rickd
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Tube stem covers show quality F/S
Replies: 3
Views: 798

Re: Tube stem covers show quality F/S

I will take them. Email sent.
by rickd
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: KW accessory coil box ignition switch
Replies: 3
Views: 838

Re: For Sale: KW accessory coil box ignition switch

I will take it. Email sent.
by rickd
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post pictures from Chickasha please
Replies: 3
Views: 1168

Re: Post pictures from Chickasha please

Double please! Keeps all of us that live too far away connected to the fun. Thanks in advance!
by rickd
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Interior Trim 23-25 Touring
Replies: 5
Views: 902

Re: Interior Trim 23-25 Touring

Dan,
pm me with a cell number and I can text you pictures of my 25. Still working on how to do pics here. My restoration included a re-wood of the whole car so you will be looking at new wood around the bottom of the doors and new metal sill plate covers but happy to share.
by rickd
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Interior Trim 23-25 Touring
Replies: 5
Views: 902

Re: Interior Trim 23-25 Touring

I have been restoring a very original June of 25 Touring, almost done. Are you referring to the metal trim on top of the wood sill or the what looks like fabric trim placed on top of the wood at the bottom of the door frames? My 25 had the metal trim on the wood sills, it did not have the fabric mat...
by rickd
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ‘Matching Numbers’ Add any Monetary Value to a Model T?
Replies: 20
Views: 2564

Re: ‘Matching Numbers’ Add any Monetary Value to a Model T?

I owned a 27 Tudor with matching engine and frame numbers and presently own a 27 PU and 26 Runabout with engine and frame numbers that do not match. For me the matching numbers on the Tudor provided an enjoyment of having a car that was historically correct and for the most part original. When I sol...
by rickd
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Installation Tips
Replies: 8
Views: 1475

Re: Engine Installation Tips

In addition to the rear axle on jack stands and a wrench to turn the u-joint I use a wooden crossmember with threaded rod and nuts bent into a "J" shape to hold the driveshaft tube at the right place as I lower in the engine/trans. The crossmember is placed across the frame; I would think you would ...
by rickd
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Beaudette Body Numbers
Replies: 24
Views: 2784

Re: Early Beaudette Body Numbers

Count me in for learning more information about the Beaudette bodies and putting together information about them. My car is certainly not in the same league as you guys with the very early cars; but I have a 14 Touring with an April 21, 1914 engine 500xxx and attached to the wooden framework under t...
by rickd
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another rear ended question?
Replies: 10
Views: 1712

Re: Another rear ended question?

On your question of advice as you proceed; first the chaffin book which you indicate you are getting. The other one that has really helped on rear end rebuilds is the Fun Projects pinion set up. Third, all kinds of ideas on this site for the rear end re-building fixture that places the axle vertical...
by rickd
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Axle housing reattachment ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1345

Re: Axle housing reattachment ?

Kind of does sound like the thrust washers have come off their pins during reassembly if you just popped it open for a peek. Usually a slight smear of grease on the washers will keep them in place as you put things back together. I usually have my axles in a vertical mount for reassembly so it may b...
by rickd
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Speedometer heads and parts F/S
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Re: Speedometer heads and parts F/S

Email sent.
by rickd
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help with a pin size.........
Replies: 9
Views: 1527

Re: Need help with a pin size.........

Replaced all of the pedal shafts last summer in my hogshead restoration. What worked for me was to cut off the old shaft close to the pedal, center punch the pin on both sides as Dan describes then drilled into the pin from both sides until I hit the shaft. I used sequentially larger drill bits work...
by rickd
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT Canada has Arrived
Replies: 25
Views: 3030

Re: OT Canada has Arrived

Don,
-33 this morning in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Last nights wind chill was -60. Its going to warm up in a couple days above zero, looking forward to it.
by rickd
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: ‘13-‘14 T rear axle halves
Replies: 6
Views: 1411

Re: For Sale: ‘13-‘14 T rear axle halves

George, sent you a pm.
by rickd
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What tool to chamfer transmission cams?
Replies: 5
Views: 1150

Re: What tool to chamfer transmission cams?

I use a pneumatic die grinder with the fine grit triangular shaped stone. Level the piece in a vise, take your time and test fit often. Not as precise as some machine work I've seen but it gets the job done.
by rickd
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1913 1914 Rear Axle
Replies: 3
Views: 1274

Re: 1913 1914 Rear Axle

pm sent.
by rickd
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Drive Shaft Rebuilding Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1045

Re: Drive Shaft Rebuilding Question

I second the recommendation to use the FP pinion bearing set up. I'm assuming you have the rear end opened up to check the pinion depth and the lash of the pinion and ring gear when you install that rebuilt drive shaft. The FP set up sure makes life easier at that point. My two cents.