This message is for those who will be on the Model T Club Niagara Falls Ontario Tour tomorrow. I plan to join your club shortly and will be heading your way to meet everyone and see the cars. I just broke a part on my car and was wondering if anyone had a spare they could sell me at the meet. I broke a transmission band as pictured below. My car is a 1919 so, any band should work as long as it's not the 1926-1927 wide brake band. Thanks and see you there.
How in the H**l did that happen? I've never seen one break like that.
Just about anyone into Model T would have an xtra.
Well, that was my low gear band. Simply put, I applied the pedal too hard. No I didn't stomp on it but, I started pushing very firmly to make sure it wasn't slipping which was completely unnecessary. It never crossed my mind that it would break. So don't anyone worry about this happening you. Just don't do what I did.
A buddy of mine broke his low band much like that in the picture last summer. It DOES happen.
I have two non-quick-change bands in my junk that are about ready to break. So I believe it does happen. Otherwise, I have not seen one break.
Yours looks like it may have been a quick-change with two non-correct pins??? (Can't tell for sure) That would put a lot of stress on the band if that is the case.
I won't offer you a band at this point. I am about 3000 miles too far away.
I hope you enjoy the tour!
Drive carefully, W2
Pull the broken band out, you did that.
Now move the reverse band onto the low drum and finish the tour without a reverse.
If you haven't found a band yet I probably have a spare.I am located west of you in the Woodstock area.It's about 79 Km or 50 miles approx.
Dave, stomping hard on the brake pedal didn't do it. Maybe it was the last straw, but it suffered from too much experience and maybe a crack from the outset. I hope if nothing else, you moved the reverse and low bands back a notch and went on your tour.
That is not a Ford band - accessory, aftermarket one.
I've seen a lot of different designs of "Quick detachable" bands but I've never seen one like that. That looks to me like something somebody made in the shop.
Actually, I was not on the tour, just visiting. The band broke last weekend just after a parade. My car is now parked so, I moved the brake band to the low gear drum which makes it easy to finish the job when I locate a band. I have two leads on a new band but as always, it might not work out. It is a quick change band I need. Someone might have several transmissions that don't contain what the factory laughingly refers to as, "Quick change bands" Scott, if I can't find anything closer, I will contact you. Thanlnks everyone for the help
Actually that looks like a Raybestos brand band. I have a set of them in my 14 Touring.
If you don't get one from your club or someone at the tour and have to find one somewhere else, Dave Huson in Colorado has a number of used quick change bands available. Contact him. In the meantime, do what Aaron suggested with your reverse band. Good luck.
Yup Paul, that is a Raybestos band. Thanks for all the help guys, I'm confident I will find one now. I will start with a couple of local leads. If that doesn't work, I will look further. Thanks again.
I got me a transmission band. A farmer I know has a few parts and let pick among 3 different designs of quick change bands. $10.00 later, I have my part. Tomorrow, I get to enjoy leaning through a door with my shins up against a running board as I attempt the installation through a small opening full of oil. I'd rather lie under the car to fix something. Thanks for all the help. Just the moral support goes a long way.