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I'm very new to the Model T world. I have inherited a 1910 Model T.  I'm told the rear end is from 1915. What does a correct rear end for 1910 (end of July build) look like... and, are there any out there for sale?

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From the MTFCA online encyclopedia:  https://www.mtfca.com/model_t_encyclopedia/p-r/

 

Scroll down about 2/3 of the way down the page for the rear axle section.

 

Here is a link to a post on the MTFCA forum of a 1910 axle:

 

https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=24877

 

https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=21857

 

I think 1910 axles came from Ford with the straight  axle ends and matching hubs.  The hubs were pinned to the axles and the pins were retained by the hubcaps.  Many people substitute later tapered axle shafts and matching tapered hubs when they rebuild their old axles.

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West welcome to the model t fun.   Model t tours are some of the most fun.   Just start looking for thr rear end we call the six rivet,  the number of rivets that hold the axle tubes to the center housing.  They are out there, used until mid 11 with minor changes.  You will not see the straight axles so I would look for either,  tapered axles would be more reliable.   Mtfca forum is very helpful.   See you in viginia beach.  Don

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5 hours ago, West Peterson said:

Thank you. Whoa!! I have got a LOT to learn.


Model J Duesenbergs are easier to do authentically than a Ford T. Been there, done that. If you even have one wrong bolt…….in the world of Ford………you will know about it………. Whether you want to or not!

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2 hours ago, 3makes said:

From personal experience, stay away from Fords. There are more experts than there are cars.

 

That is the best line I have heard in the hobby for the last 25 years!  Bravo!

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6 hours ago, 3makes said:

From personal experience, stay away from Fords. There are more experts than there are cars.

The popularity of Fords has led them to be probably the most documented antiques out there.   I have the Model T and A judging standards.  Year by year and sometimes month by month changes to the kind of bolt used to  fasten the widget to the johnson rod are documented in detail.  Blue ribbon judging at national meets  really gets down into the weeds, unlike most other makes where if the color, interior, tires and engine are correct for the car you win a prize.  Now, I admit that sometimes Ford guys can tend to be know-it-alls when it comes to their cars, but that's the environment we live in if you want to show your car competitively.   But these judging standards can be a real blessing if you do care about the bolt for widget on the johnson rod, and once you go through the bother of looking it up you tend to remember that it's a  raven finish, hex head, 1/4-20  5/8 with a 3/8 head.

 

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I don't always choose to make everything on my 1924 Model T Ford 100% correct, but I'm glad that somebody makes the effort to establish what is correct so that being correct or not IS a matter of choice.  :)

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