Does anyone still use the old style bands that did not have the pop off ear? Going thru parts and ran across a few. If I would have to remove the hogs head to change the pop off style, why not use the old style.
I have both and use both. If in good order they work well. To pull the cover off allows a better look at what is going on inside. Takes longer but allows easier access and less chance of damage.
I think I'm going to use them on my current build as I am using wood linings which you can't change through the inspection cover any way. KB
Dennis, I always use the old style bands with attatched ears, as I only ever fit new bands with the cover removed. I sell all the removeable ear types to those who think they can use them without removing the cover.
Allan from down under.
I agree with Allan, always remove the transmission cover and do the job properly without distorting the roundness of the bands.
I use non-detachable bands in my '13s. You gotta pull the hogshead to change them anyway.
Larry's right. You can use the later style bands with an aluminum hogshead, but you still have to remove the hogshead to change them. There simply isn't enough clearance between the transmission and hogshead to remove and replace the ears.
Just put wooden bands in my 15 and there is no way it could have been done through that access door. Pulling the hogshead off to semi frequently change Scandis' would be a pain! That is why I went with wooden bands.
While putting the wooden bands on I discovered that the low speed pedal had never been cut off and the old style (hollow) low speed adjustment bolt was still there. I never change band linings without changing springs, nuts and washers as well. Might be over-kill but it works for me.
With a little help from Steve Tomaso we "Got R Done"!
On the subject of non-detachable bands; when was the change made to use all short (9/64" by 5/16") rivets? Earlier bands used a 9/64" by 1/2" on each cast end. The 9/64" by 7/16" supplied by all the vendors are too short to use on the early bands. I searched high and low for the 1/2" brass split rivets and the only place I could find them was Restoration Supply for $.75 apiece.