An odd pulley

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2013: An odd pulley
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 01:08 pm:

The crank pulley on my roadster is pretty bad, so I was going through my stash of 1909-1920 pulleys looking for a better one when I came across this.





I don't recall ever seeing one liked this. The leather is attached with four brass rivets. The only ID is the numeral 8 stamped in the leather. I'm wondering whether to use it or a regular pulley. Anybody have some information about this thing?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 01:40 pm:

Looks like an home made "improvement" for a slipping belt problem :-)

The surface of the pulley should be crowned to keep the belt centered w/o flanges on the sides. I suspect less crown and/or easier worn off crown with this soft surface on the pulley, so I think you'd likely get better service without the leather there.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 01:48 pm:

Super, that is the rare Leather Wrap Pulley, made for only oone week!

Henry found out about the change and ordered the engineer to stop production, as he didn't want either Cow Magnets or Cowhide on his T.




My T got the later cotton band lining wrap, that was ok with Henry.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 02:03 pm:

Might it be for changing an early pulley into the larger later style pulley to use up old stocks of the early ones by some enterprising accessory vendor?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 02:05 pm:

I like the bolts and square nuts. Very creative.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Doug Money - Braidwood, IL on Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 03:12 pm:

Or is it for the cars with leaking waterpumps? Tighten the waterpump to stop the leaking, add friction material to keep the waterpump turning from the tighter packing nut.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 03:29 pm:

Doug

You have it! That dang pump needed a padded pulley to pull the tight shaft to push the coolant.



Just got Nellie and the first task in order was to remove that pump :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kohnke Rebabbitting on Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 03:59 pm:

They are after market, I had a new old stock I got with som NOS T parts, I pitched it.

If you put on New pulleys, or renew the crowns on the old ones, and align them, you will not have any drive problems.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kohnke Rebabbitting on Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 04:05 pm:

They are after market, I had a new old stock I got with som NOS T parts, I pitched it.

If you put on New pulleys, or renew the crowns on the old ones, and align them, you will not have any drive problems.


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