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by Rosenfelder
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Rear Differential Oil
Replies: 19
Views: 969

Re: 13T - Rear Differential Oil

If it has not already been mentioned, unless you have auxiliary brakes, the differential and drive line are critical parts of your stopping mechanism. Make sure that everything is in order. You wouldn't want something to fail in an emergency stop. It's one thing to just brake down, it's another to c...
by Rosenfelder
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Re-spoking wood wheels
Replies: 17
Views: 911

Re: Re-spoking wood wheels

Thanks all. I was reluctant to disassemble the wheels before figuring this out, but that looks like the right way to do it.
by Rosenfelder
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Re-spoking wood wheels
Replies: 17
Views: 911

Re: Re-spoking wood wheels

My wheels are clincher 3-1/2" x 30, not balloon. I guess I could make some kind of fixture to measure the felloe inside diameter that avoids the hub. The trouble is with the wheel assembled, I cannot get a straight measurement across the wheel accurate with in 1/16". I have a friend who has a press ...
by Rosenfelder
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Re-spoking wood wheels
Replies: 17
Views: 911

Re: Re-spoking wood wheels

It's a little bit of a mystery why this '27 (April) has 3-1/2" x 30" wooden wheels, but it does. Also has older style water outlet / fan setup. That aside I still need to re-spoke the wheels. The tenons are Ø5/8", but I still don't know how to verify the fellow diameter to determine 'short' or 'long...
by Rosenfelder
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Re-spoking wood wheels
Replies: 17
Views: 911

Re-spoking wood wheels

I have had the back wheels off of my '27 for a while while I rebuild the drive line. While handling the wheels (with no weight on them) I realized how loose some of the spokes are. On the car it looked like one or two were a little loose and maybe could be shimmed. While the car is laid up anyway I ...
by Rosenfelder
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inner Axle bearings
Replies: 11
Views: 658

Inner Axle bearings

I am finally in the process of re-assembling the drive train of my '27 touring. I think that I have the bronze thrust disks properly adjusted. My question is do I pack the inner two axle bearings with axle grease? They seem to be open to the differential area which is lubricated with 600w. There is ...
by Rosenfelder
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timken Pinion Bearing Kit
Replies: 7
Views: 1016

Re: Timken Pinion Bearing Kit

Thanks. I was afraid of that. Mine is a '27.
I checked the order acknowledgement and I ordered the later kit, but I apparently got one for the earlier models.
by Rosenfelder
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timken Pinion Bearing Kit
Replies: 7
Views: 1016

Timken Pinion Bearing Kit

I am trying to install a Timken tapered bearing kit on my '27. When I install the housing against the left side differential housing, the face of the bearing housing has very little contact with the differential housing. There is a counter-bore on the new bearing that takes away much of the surface....
by Rosenfelder
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle and drive shaft rebuild
Replies: 11
Views: 1368

Re: Rear axle and drive shaft rebuild

After much pondering, and searching for compatible parts, I am going to put in the adjustable pinion bearing, new front bushing, and the standard axle bearings and sleeves. I would have loved to use the safety hubs, but this has become a money pit. I should have bought a boat instead. My next projec...
by Rosenfelder
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle and drive shaft rebuild
Replies: 11
Views: 1368

Re: Rear axle and drive shaft rebuild

Has anyone adapted axles to use the inner Timken bearings? What type of modification is required?
by Rosenfelder
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Good Day
Replies: 13
Views: 1298

Re: A Good Day

Nice looking car.
by Rosenfelder
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rear axle and drive shaft rebuild
Replies: 11
Views: 1368

Rear axle and drive shaft rebuild

I am finally getting around to rebuilding the drive shaft and rear end of my '27. I think that I want to order the Timken bearing for the pinion bearing kit, rather than the standard roller bearing. Also the hot set up seems to be Timken bearings for both the inner and outer rear axle bearings. The ...
by Rosenfelder
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Differential axle assembly
Replies: 14
Views: 1476

Re: Differential axle assembly

When I dissembled the rear end of my '27 T, the gear case that houses the spider gears and carries the ring gear was centered with only one thick steel disk and several thin shims on each side. One of the thrust plate pins was sheared off, and the thin shims were mangled. I thought that there is sup...
by Rosenfelder
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Differential axle assembly
Replies: 14
Views: 1476

Re: Differential axle assembly

I reduced the thickness of the bronze disk from .080" to .071" (in a couple of iterations) , oiled everything up and re-assembled. All seems well. Now on to final adjustment and assembly.
by Rosenfelder
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Differential axle assembly
Replies: 14
Views: 1476

Re: Differential axle assembly

I have to check the difference in thickness between the Bronze disk and the fiber disk that was in there. I'm sure that the Bronze is thicker. Both axles locked up tight once the three differential housing nuts are tight. New Ring and pinion installed. I don't understand what is going on because I w...
by Rosenfelder
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Differential axle assembly
Replies: 14
Views: 1476

Re: Differential axle assembly

A couple of the pins that keep the thrust disks from rotating had sheared off. I replaced them.
by Rosenfelder
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Differential axle assembly
Replies: 14
Views: 1476

Differential axle assembly

I am re-assembling the rear end of my T. I have two new axles with the old gears that were OK. When I assembled left and right axles, and the spider gears to the ring gear carrier with a new little bronze disk between the inner ends of the axles, the whole assembly is locked up. Do I have to adjust ...
by Rosenfelder
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inspection cover. Which side is out?
Replies: 15
Views: 1874

Re: Inspection cover. Which side is out?

Thanks all. That makes sense. J.R.
by Rosenfelder
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inspection cover. Which side is out?
Replies: 15
Views: 1874

Inspection cover. Which side is out?

A knowledgeable friend told me that the transmission inspection cover on my car was upside down. It was painted on one side, so I figured that was the outside. Is this a prank played on newbies? Should the 'v' shaped 'valley' on the cover point down towards the drums bands (Like it wants to drip oil...
by Rosenfelder
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 5204

Re: Terrible noise coming from transmission

I have two new axles. The old ones are a little rough. Leaks grease on one side, and the wheels are a little wobbley, even when tightened. The gears do look Ok though.
by Rosenfelder
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 5204

Re: Terrible noise coming from transmission

Anthonie, Thank you for the offer, but I live in New Hampshire USA. Maybe too far to be practical.
by Rosenfelder
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 5204

Re: Terrible noise coming from transmission

Thanks all. I have the manuals. I have to replace sheared off thrust washer pins.
Question: How do you press the gears off of the axles if you don't have a press?
by Rosenfelder
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 5204

Re: Terrible noise coming from transmission

The bronze thrust washers that I received have no small holes in them for pins. Why not? Do I have to drill my own?
by Rosenfelder
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 5204

Re: Terrible noise coming from transmission

Ring and pinion sets are not available until November. Lone pinion gears not available either. I checked six suppliers. I want to keep with the 3.64 ratio. I thought that I'd nurse this through until then. I also noticed that I don't think that I have any thrust disk pins. All sheared off.
by Rosenfelder
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 5204

Re: Terrible noise coming from transmission

One picture is of the 'better' used replacement ring gear, the other with the little spikes on the outer end of teeth is the gear that came out of my car (with the terrible noise). On my previous 'engine in place test': I had the drive shave disconnected, hogshead on, all bands backed off. With the ...
by Rosenfelder
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 5204

Re: Terrible noise coming from transmission

What I found in my rear end: There did not seem to be a lot of play. The ring gear is worn. The pinion looks pretty new. I found a better used ring gear. Both ring gears look dusty. There have been in the vibrating parts cleaner. There were no babbitt thrust washers, just three shims on each side of...
by Rosenfelder
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 5204

Re: Terrible noise coming from transmission

Last time I had the engine in place, It would start and run OK, but when I pushed any of the pedals it would stall. That was with the drive shaft disconnected. I wanted to see why there was no neutral. I pulled the engine again. I looked everything over carefully. The only thing that would lock up t...
by Rosenfelder
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Differential gear 2502B
Replies: 16
Views: 1198

Re: Differential gear 2502B

I was looking for a standard ratio (3.01:1) ring and pinion set. Many suppliers said they are back ordered until November. You might be able to locate just the pinion though.
by Rosenfelder
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Bearing oiler fitting
Replies: 3
Views: 630

Re: Front Bearing oiler fitting

Brilliant. Thanks. I ordered one. I don't know why I couldn't find it. Didn't know how to describe it I guess.
by Rosenfelder
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Bearing oiler fitting
Replies: 3
Views: 630

Front Bearing oiler fitting

Does anyone know where to get a replacement for this fitting? I've had this out a couple of times, and its getting beat up. Thanks!
by Rosenfelder
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 5204

Re: Terrible noise coming from transmission

JP Thanks. I found a good used ring gear, which I may install. The pinion that I have looks OK. I have new thrust disks. I don't want to leave the T in pieces until November when new parts are available, and it should be good practice to set the differential up now and then do it again when I get th...
by Rosenfelder
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 5204

Re: Terrible noise coming from transmission

Nobody seems to have new standard ring and pinion sets until November. A friend offered a used ring gear. I may be able clean that up and use it.
by Rosenfelder
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 5204

Re: Terrible noise coming from transmission

I do have new bronze thrust disks to use. I didn't like the look of the tapered end of axles, and ordered a new pair. Have seals coming for the outboard ends of the axles.
by Rosenfelder
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 5204

Re: Terrible noise coming from transmission

I will get ring and pinion gears ordered. What else will I need to get the differential back in working order?
by Rosenfelder
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 5204

Re: Terrible noise coming from transmission

Did not check the pinion bearing...yet.
by Rosenfelder
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 5204

Re: Terrible noise coming from transmission

I thought the drums rotated freely when the engine and transmission were re-assembled. The triple gears each had a timing mark, but the sun gear didn't. I installed all the timing marks in between teeth on the sun gear, and counted the teeth between each gear, Wired the triple gears to the sun gear ...
by Rosenfelder
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 5204

Re: Terrible noise coming from transmission

I didn't see any damage to the triple gears when I had them out. The three triple gear pins and the bushings in the triple gears looked OK.
by Rosenfelder
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 5204

Re: Terrible noise coming from transmission

Thanks Scott, I forgot to add that the rear wheels were up on jack stands. Wouldn't start otherwise. Sorry for the misleading description.
by Rosenfelder
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 5204

Re: Terrible noise coming from transmission

.Got the engine back together and installed. This is what I found: One stray castle nut. Evidence that something had been shooting around in the magneto space, evidenced by lots of abrasion to the aluminum spools that space the magnets. An area inside the crankcase where something had been blasting ...
by Rosenfelder
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 5204

Re: Terrible noise coming from transmission

I messed up that last reply... I'm having trouble pulling the clutch drum. I have a 'Steven's Repro' clutch drum puller. It doesn't open up enough to install the foot disk. I used a big nut instead, but as I tighten, the rig starts to shift off center. I'm having the shop at work, modify the foot di...
by Rosenfelder
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 5204

Re: Terrible noise coming from transmission

Scott_Conger wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:52 pm
The three bolts and nuts attached to the pedals are properly installed and still intact. Nuts on the outside.
by Rosenfelder
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 5204

Re: Terrible noise coming from transmission

I think that it is a 5/16 or 3/8 nut. It must have found a 'safe' hiding place, maybe on a magnet, until a sudden braking shook it loose. I can't believe that it has been shooting around in there loose for a year. Last summer I made a 60 mile round trip and last month a 42 mile round trip, without a...
by Rosenfelder
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Terrible noise coming from transmission
Replies: 68
Views: 5204

Terrible noise coming from transmission

A couple of weeks ago I was driving down a hill, and decided to hit the brake suddenly. Suddenly there was a terrible noise from the transmission. I pulled over and looked under the car, expecting to see some disaster. The engine sounded fine, but when I hit reverse or brake, there was a noise like ...
by Rosenfelder
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reproduction brass hub caps?
Replies: 8
Views: 1474

Re: Reproduction brass hub caps?

I bought a set of new nickel plated hub caps for my '27. Some of the originals on the car don't fit well (slightly loose). Several of the the hub caps in my spare parts collection were cracked and are even looser. The reproduction hub caps don't seem to want to thread onto the fine threads of the hu...
by Rosenfelder
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils leaking tar
Replies: 13
Views: 4852

Re: Coils leaking tar

I had a coil over heat on my '27. Apparently the cover was on crooked and one of the clips on the cover that hold the coils down caused a short. With the cover on properly I had no further problems. I replaced the coil though.
by Rosenfelder
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making oil inside rear axel
Replies: 9
Views: 1450

Re: Making oil inside rear axel

So assuming that the plug is not missing from the output shaft, and I have added, and possibly over filled engine oil a few times, is this accumulated 'oil' a problem? I guess I'll check the rear end more often and drain off excess. I do have a oil screen which may aggravate the condition.
by Rosenfelder
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making oil inside rear axel
Replies: 9
Views: 1450

Re: Making oil inside rear axel

That makes it clear. We re-installed the old component during the engine swap. If it is missing the plug, it must have been for a while. I suppose you can't check if the plug is there unless you drop the drive shaft?.

Thanks.
by Rosenfelder
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making oil inside rear axel
Replies: 9
Views: 1450

Re: Making oil inside rear axel

When the engine was out we replaced the reverse drum, which was scored, and installed new "Jackrabbit' clutch plates.
Not sure what the driven plate is.
by Rosenfelder
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making oil inside rear axel
Replies: 9
Views: 1450

Re: Making oil inside rear axle

Thanks. The engine was recently professionally rebuilt, and seems to run well. I do have a a transmission oil screen with magnet. J.R.
by Rosenfelder
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making oil inside rear axel
Replies: 9
Views: 1450

Making oil inside rear axel

I went to do a spring service on my '27 Touring. When I unscrewed the plug to check the differential grease, about half a quart of 'oil' flowed out. This must be engine oil. What seal has failed, and how do I fix this? Thanks.