1926-1927 Model T transmission:
What is the process to get Neutral for the transmission. We have adjusted the brake band, high/low band and the reverse band per the Ford Service Book. Still cannot get neutral. When the handbrake is in place and all adjustments have been made per the service book, it should be in neutral. It is not! You hand crank the engine, the rear wheels turn and cannot be held as it feels like it is still in high. There is a adjustment for the three fingers in front of the hub (brass)at the rear of the transmission noted in the service book, but we are unclear on how to achieve this and what the adjustment should be. It shows 13/16" clearance adjustment, but from what to what we are not sure of. Any help out there in Model T land??
Tony make sure The clutch lever screw is adjusted per paragraph 1063 in the service book IF THE CAR HAS BEEN SITTING AWILE THE TRANS DISCS COULD BE STUCK JACK UP A REAR WHEEL START THE ENGINE AND WARM UP NOW GET IN AND PRESS ON THE REVERSE PEDDLE A FEW TIME THIS SHOULD FREE THE DISCS MAKE SURE THE HAND BRAKE IS IN NEUTRAL THIS THE WAY I DO IT LEE
I always get-out the Ol' Tinkerin' Tips or if you have the Vintage Ford on CD look in the index...............that is a sure-fire way to get a car you can roll around the garage and not creep when ya' start it cold......Someone better then me on the computer could maybe post that on the forum.............ol' Ted had it down to a science.............Lee's message is usefull too the discs may have not been apart for many moons............Carl
I'm about to assemble my transmission. Tomorrow I'm going to put the clutch discs in. When I took it apart it was different than the tranny in my 14. If I remember correctly there was one thick washer that I don't believe had cogs to catch the drum. This went in after the ring with 3 pins that contact the adjuster screws, or it went in first, I can't remember. Do I need that piece or was it left out of some trannies? Maybe I should leave the fingers where they are and hope to be close to correct, then I can adjust from there? Where would a starting point be?