Front End Wobble Revisited

Front End Wobble Revisited

It was embarrassing pulling into the show and shine last week.  Hitting the slightest bump sent the front wheels into a death wobble.  I used to be able to tame the tantrum by turning the wheels sharply but last Wednesday the only option was to accelerate to more than...
Show and Shine

Show and Shine

It was threatening a thunderstorm yesterday but I decided to attend the Grey Eagle Casino Show and Shine anyway. It was a good decision because the cloud made the heat of the day ~30C quite tolerable and the rain didn’t materialize.  When I arrived shortly after...
Model T Bendix

Model T Bendix

In 1910 Vincent Bendix, an American born entrepreneur invented and patented the Bendix starter drive which made the electric starter practical for internal combustion engines. The Bendix engages the pinion gear and ring gear at near zero rotational speed while at the...
Trailer Hitch

Trailer Hitch

Here is what I did to add a hitch and a spare tire hanger to our 1926 Model T Roadster Pickup. The hitch receiver is bolted to the U-channel that forms the rear frame of the pickup box and to the back part of the subframe that forms a support for the pickup box. On...
Dangerous Liaisons

Dangerous Liaisons

It was the dog days of summer following the Second World War. To break the tedium of a lazy Saturday afternoon Bob and his buddy decided to tune up the loose front end on their “cut down T” project.  The steering linkage was badly worn so they sorted through the junk...