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Bob from Northport 09-09-2020 04:25 PM

Rear end/axle grease seal question
 

The back tires on a 1913 T Roadster were removed to change to new tires. The left rear brake and drum were covered in grease/oil. Is the grease seal on a T the same as an A-inside the axle housing? Or is it accessable from the outside??

redmodelt 09-09-2020 06:38 PM

Re: Rear end/axle grease seal question
 

Once you pull the cap of the axle tube you then need to take the sleeve out. The seal, if there is one now, is behind it. Most have found that the modern seal on the inside work great for keeping the rear lube from diluting the grease so the felt outers work fine. You will need the sleeve puller to get the sleeve out.

39portlander 09-09-2020 08:44 PM

Re: Rear end/axle grease seal question
 

Some very helpful resources on this subject and many others, Milt Webb's Restoring a Ruckstell has a section on page 39 Axle bearing and grease seal service.

Also recommend MTFCA DVD series 8-3,8-4 and 8-5 taking a Model T out of mothballs part 1,2 and 3. I think in the second DVD Milt shows you start to finish how to clean, re-pack and install the new style seal.

Good luck and let us know how you make out.

Bob from Northport 09-09-2020 09:44 PM

Re: Rear end/axle grease seal question
 

Where can I obtain one of these sleeve pullers??

redmodelt 09-09-2020 11:13 PM

Re: Rear end/axle grease seal question
 

The T parts dealers carry them.


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