I saw an odd choice for lining material at a local swap meet today:
It's ribbed aluminum riveted to the bands. Obviously used for some time, but no report of the results since the seller got the parts from an estate.
(Great swap for me - found a 26/27 wire wheel in good condition for $15 - and that's the first one I've seen for sale at local swaps in 25 years time..)
Anybody else seen aluminum or any other odd material tried in a Model T transmission?
This could be an interesting thread - I have to believe that during the depression, people tried all sorts of things around the house for bands rather than spend money to buy them.
Be sure to let us know how fast your T will go once you install the twin SU carbs! ;o)
Was gonna ask about the carbe I thought recognized the dashpot nut on the tops..
The carbs are a bit OT in this thread, but yes, I thought about speeding up the T when I bought them. Brass details on the carbs so they look good when polished, but quite a bit too new on a T..
Thought they were from some english sports car, but when I checked online they seems to be very rare - from a 1956 Volvo B14A engine & they were only sold on less than 50 "P1900" plastic sports cars here, most of the twin carb equipped Volvos were shipped to the US that first year of export. At $75 they were a bargain - might sell them to some Volvo nut and find something more period for my T.
Any copper or leather lined transmission bands out there?