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...
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...
Emergency Wheel Bearing Kit

Emergency Wheel Bearing Kit

Last year on our Cold Lake camping trip one of the Ts developed a wheel bearing problem.  The car’s owner had a spare and the problem was easily fixed.  I usually keep spare bearings under the seat. This year I decided to store them already lubed. The plastic...
Dreaded Slow Speed Wobble

Dreaded Slow Speed Wobble

Recently Tim phoned lamenting that when his T hits a bump at slow speed the front wheels go berserk, threshing uncontrollably from side to side.  My T has also been or maybe still is afflicted with this mechanical St. Vitus Dance. Many Model T owners have found it to...