I was sorting through parts yesterday and ran across a TT brake lever with the tall clutch cam. This one is a little different, though. The clutch cam is the same size as a normal TT, but is cast rather than pressed and the 'U' dip on the crossover dips down about an additional inch. The mounting brackets also look a little different. What am I looking at? Is this very early or very late of something weird?
Jeff I have some Hemico accy Transmissions for my TT and there clutch cam lever dips down almost a foot to clear the transmission
I dunno if it's very early, very late or weird. My TT is an '18 I believe and it has the pressed cam. However, the engine has been replaced and who knows what else, so....
IMHO it does not seem likely that the cam was changed suggesting that a pressed cam was used in 1918. Of course, that does not rule out the possibility of a very early short lived cast piece.
This is pure speculation, but I could believe if a production deadline were looming and the tooling had not yet been received to stamp the cam, a pattern could have been made up in pretty short order to make a casting.
I have one of the TT brake levers with the forged cam. I found it at a sale in S.E. NE. several years ago. I've always just assumed that it was from a very early TT, just a guess though. I also have a pair of the short TT running boards that have 1/4" square holes instead of 5/16" square holes. Thought maybe they were early also. Dave