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by jesselashcraft
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another way to install a left hand Ruckstell shifter by Tom Carnegie
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Re: Another way to install a left hand Ruckstell shifter by Tom Carnegie

Yeah, I think bending the handles properly is an important step to not scraping your knuckles on something all the time.
by jesselashcraft
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another way to install a left hand Ruckstell shifter by Tom Carnegie
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Another way to install a left hand Ruckstell shifter by Tom Carnegie

Hello again - Tom wrote an article for his club's news letter which, I believe, I came across on this forum. I thought Tom had an elegant solution so I downloaded the article. I ended up buying an intact parking brake lever and apparatus on Ebay from a 1923 Model T and so far, I'm pleased with how t...
by jesselashcraft
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any ideas about removing a stubborn wheel key?
Replies: 30
Views: 2688

Re: Any ideas about removing a stubborn wheel key?

Thanks for all the input. I'm glad we had this chat. I'm thinking about alternatives.
by jesselashcraft
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any ideas about removing a stubborn wheel key?
Replies: 30
Views: 2688

Re: Any ideas about removing a stubborn wheel key?

The wheel will spin around the axle... Isn't that what's supposed to happen? It seems to me that the shape of the axle or inside of wheel will not change if the key is removed. Tightening the axle nut will put the wheel where it needs to be on the axle to hold everything together - isn't that right...
by jesselashcraft
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any ideas about removing a stubborn wheel key?
Replies: 30
Views: 2688

Re: Any ideas about removing a stubborn wheel key?

Thanks for all the info. I used a 250 grit diamond sharpening stone to shave a bit off the sides of the keys and got a snug fit that I can still dislodge with my fingers. So anyway, now that the keys are out, I can push the carcass around by myself without impedance. And if Sears hasn't closed its d...
by jesselashcraft
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any ideas about removing a stubborn wheel key?
Replies: 30
Views: 2688

Re: Any ideas about removing a stubborn wheel key?

Just so I'm clear, those keys should slide out with finger pressure, yes? This was as if it might have been pressed in there.
by jesselashcraft
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any ideas about removing a stubborn wheel key?
Replies: 30
Views: 2688

Re: Any ideas about removing a stubborn wheel key?

Thanks fellas - got it out this morning. Let it soak with Aero Kroil overnight and hit it some more with my now stubby center punch and a 5 lb sledge. No rust involved. It's a new axle on a new Ruckstel. That's not right, is it? Shouldn't those keys slide out of the channel with your fingers? By the...
by jesselashcraft
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any ideas about removing a stubborn wheel key?
Replies: 30
Views: 2688

Any ideas about removing a stubborn wheel key?

A tap on a punch with a hammer brought the right key out, no problem. But the left wheel key won't move. I tried putting some heat to the axle but I'm probably heating up the key as well. I'm starting to deform the exposed face of the key and I broke my 1/4" punch in two with a 5 lbs. sledge. Still,...
by jesselashcraft
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT What if...No more gas ?
Replies: 43
Views: 4722

Re: OT What if...No more gas ?

...Just make sure yer still is well-hid... Hi Rich - My understanding is that an individuals can get a permit to produce up to 10,000 octane gallons* of alcohol fuel for personal use every year. *As the octane is increased, the number of gallons you can legally brew is reduced. 2% of gasoline by vo...
by jesselashcraft
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT USPS rate hikes
Replies: 10
Views: 1788

Re: OT USPS rate hikes

In 2006, a Republican congress passed a law that requires the Post Office to fund retirement benefits on a 75 year horizon. So the Post Office is putting away retirement money for people who haven't been born yet. The move was unprecedented. This causes the Post Office to start every fiscal year $5 ...