FS: Steven's Front Axle tool frame

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Jack Putnam, in Ohio
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FS: Steven's Front Axle tool frame

Post by Jack Putnam, in Ohio » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:45 pm

For Sale: Steven"s Front Axle repair tool Frame. Reproduced in cast iron, as the original. It is used to repair the worn king pin holes in the front axle of the Model T. This is the frame only as you will need the reamers and inserts available elsewhere.
$275 plus $12 shipping in the USA. I will accept a check or PayPal at jputnam@wcoil.com . Limited production, USA made.
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Re: FS: Steven's Front Axle tool frame

Post by Paboot » Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:04 pm

Jack, I was wondering if you still have any Steven’s tools left. Can’t seem to find anyone up here in Vancouver,BC Canada.
Thanks, PaulB


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Re: FS: Steven's Front Axle tool frame

Post by Jack Putnam, in Ohio » Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:18 pm

Yes, I still have the Steven's Frame available. Contact me at jputnam(at)wcoil.com. PM's on this forum don't always get through.

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Re: FS: Steven's Front Axle tool frame

Post by JTT3 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:56 pm

Caution: this tool will make you extremely popular with anyone that has a model T or is building 1 from scratch. I bought one from Jack a few years ago and the other parts from Dan at the same time. Then I stopped answering my phone & door. Ha, great tool and insert plus taps


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Re: FS: Steven's Front Axle tool frame

Post by Dan Hatch » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:02 pm

John is correct. This is one of the best tools made for a Model T.


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Re: FS: Steven's Front Axle tool frame

Post by Jack Putnam, in Ohio » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:01 pm

I have the Steven's frame in stock and available now.


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Re: FS: Steven's Front Axle tool frame

Post by Jack Putnam, in Ohio » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:33 pm

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Re: FS: Steven's Front Axle tool frame

Post by Chris Haynes » Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:45 am

As a newbie who is learning about my "T" can you tell me what this actually does? Doesn't the "T" have a kingpin that fits snugly in the axle and into bushings of the spindles?


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Re: FS: Steven's Front Axle tool frame

Post by wayne sheldon » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:24 am

Chris H, Yes, the king-pin should be tight in the axle, and the spindles have bushings in them. Over the many years, many king-pins became loose, and wore the axle. Because of the way the weight of the car forced the king-pin to one side, they tended to wear the holes off center. It is nearly impossible to get a repair properly centered without one of these tools. And if a repair is not properly centered, you will forever have issues with the caster and camber. Original era tools like this are somewhat rare, so we are grateful for people like Jack P that have taken the effort to reproduce a faithful, and accurate, copy.

Another thing that can happen, because the king-pin is threaded into the lower end, and tends to wear most on the top end? Simply replacing the king-pins with new ones can sometimes stress the threaded end, and they can sometimes break! A long-time very good friend of mine has a Rajo powered racing car. Many years ago, he was very fortunate that while doing 90 mph (YES! Clocked at 90!) when the left front king-pin broke, he was able to skillfully guide the car onto the shoulder of the road with the left front wheel cocked back about 45 degrees. Fortunate, in that the broken king-pin hanging down from the top held the wheel sort of in place long enough that he could regain control and pull over.
He is not the only person I have known to have a king-pin break that way. Just the only one I know that did so at 90 mph.

I don't have one of these tools. Fortunately, I have never needed one. I have always been able to find an axle with both ends all good. But it is something I check on every T I put together.


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Re: FS: Steven's Front Axle tool frame

Post by Dan Hatch » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:24 am

Picture worth 1000 words. https://youtu.be/7DNGT7P79vg
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Re: FS: Steven's Front Axle tool frame

Post by Jack Putnam, in Ohio » Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:02 am

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Re: FS: Steven's Front Axle tool frame

Post by Jack Putnam, in Ohio » Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:18 pm

Steven's front axle frame tool is in stock and available. If you have questions I can be reached at 419-306-3966. Thank you Jack


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Re: FS: Steven's Front Axle tool frame

Post by Dan Hatch » Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:40 pm

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