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Rear Axle Mystery Part

Post by Redleg » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:04 pm

T Teammates,

Can someone reveal the function of this modification on the rear axle?
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Re: Rear Axle Mystery Part

Post by HaroldRJr » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:11 pm

.....an air vent to hopefully aid in the prevention of gear lube gradually leaking out thru' axle bearings due to rear end temperature change expansion.

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Re: Rear Axle Mystery Part

Post by RustyFords » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:19 pm

Looks like a homemade breather for an axle that has had modern seals installed.

With that hose barb, you could run some rubber hose to a location of your choice.
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Re: Rear Axle Mystery Part

Post by John.Zibell » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:20 pm

Yes, home made breather. I'd attach a long hose with a loop in it and attach the upper end up high to prevent water entering the rear end.
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Re: Rear Axle Mystery Part

Post by Redleg » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:26 pm

Thanks, gents.
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Re: Rear Axle Mystery Part

Post by Original Smith » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:39 pm

Messed up a nice axle housing. The stupid things people do!

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Re: Rear Axle Mystery Part

Post by TFan » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:31 pm

Maybe it's for air pressure, hook a hose up to it and an air pump and pressurize to keep the oil up in the engine. :lol: Jim
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Re: Rear Axle Mystery Part

Post by Kaiser » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:44 am

:D First T with Airride system fitted ? :lol:
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Re: Rear Axle Mystery Part

Post by MichaelPawelek » Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:36 am

This was the first perpetual motion automobile. Hot air made by friction in the rear end was naturally pumped into the number four cylinder where the pressure added 30 miles to each gallon of gas used. The project was squelched when Henry found out the fitting would add 3 cents to the price of the Model T.....

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Re: Rear Axle Mystery Part

Post by George N Lake Ozark » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:58 pm

My car came equipped with an oil fill cap.
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