I have a '26 Tudor sedan. Began changing bands. Wide brake band is new style with the detachable 'ear'/lug. But the low and reverse are olde style. On a prior thread, some one recommended just cutting those old ones, getting new style, and going from there. I haven't done that yet. I see on the usual T part places on-line that no one sells the actual bands (lots of band liners for sale). So, what do you all think is best solution and if getting rid of old style, any info. one where to get new style?? (This is sort of first band change job for me -- I sort of completed one partially begun on another car, so have had the 'enjoyable' experience of dealing with the 'new' style before -- never the more complex job of changing old style.)
Langs, Chaffins, and Model T Haven (among others) all sell used parts. They don't bother trying to list all they have on their web sites. You have to call and speak to a human in order to find out which of them is going to sell you the bands you want.
Turns out I don't need them.
Which prompts a new question.
In a final try to make sure I was looking at them properly, I noted that, while the ear for the first one I took out, the wide brake one, was to the left, driver side, the ears for the other two thin ones, low and reverse, were to the RIGHT side, passenger side; which is why I mistakenly thought I had old style. Is this the proper orientation, or had these two, or the one brake one, been put in 'backward'??
The Ford manual states the removable ear should be located towards the pedal side. The procedure to replace the ears, if positioned on the opposite side, provides to be difficult as the fixed ear is already against the pedal shaft & boss which prohibits the band from being dropped down far enough to grab the opposite side of the band to get it into position to replace the removable ear. It can be done that way but needs to be done at the rear of the transmission which provides a bit more room to re-attach the ear and then move the band forward.