I just replaced the bands in the '27 engine in my '21 touring. It is the Last thing I need to do before I drive it for the first time, ever. The car will move forward and back on the petals, so I cannot be too far off on initial adjustment of the bands. My problem is the low gear petal sticks down when pressed to the floor. I put a new spring in, and I have Kevlar bands. What is the solution?
Sounds like the band is too loose.
Rubbing on the floorboard?
I should have added: the pedal shouldn't go to the floor, adjust it so it stops about 1" to 1-1/2" from the floorboard when mashed hard.
It sounds like the low band has to be tightened. You did install the spring, didn't you?
The low peddle should not go to the floor. Adjust the band tighter till the peddle will only go within an inch or so from the floor when pressed firmly.
Try tightening the band a little more first, just as long as it doesnt drag. The low pedal should stop about 1 inch from the floor if its adjusted right.
If that doesnt fix it, it could be a worn low speed notch letting it ride up on the flat before it tightens the band.
Wow I type slow, there were posts when I started responding now theres like 7....time for a typing class!!
At least we all agree on what the problem is. That may be a first!
The low band needs to be tight enough to prevent the linkage on the underside of the pedal from going "over center". See the attached text and diagram, shown in many other places on the forum:
The first thought is as stated above, adjustment. I have had the problem with the low speed notch that has worn and starts to feel like you have bottomed out. For reference, look at the part number 3428 in the Lang parts book. Dick C.
You sure it isn't an oil problem Mike :-)
Remove kevlar band lining.
Install wood band lining.
I don't know what I am doing. We adjusted the clutch linkage and it seemed to solve that problem, so we went around the block. Low is definitely too loose.
On my car, with the car shut off, I adjust the brake and low bands until the pedals are at least 1 - 1.5 inches above the floorboards when I apply full foot pressure. I adjust the reverse band so that the reverse pedal stays even with or slightly above the brake and low pedals when I apply full foot pressure to the reverse pedal alone. While your new bands are bedding in, it is best to make frequent, small adjustments rather than waiting until things are very loose then making a big adjustment. Have fun!
Great day, my T will run, and it runs strong. Everything I learned about driving a T went out the window when I drove mine the first time. But it runs, and will it only get better. We tightened the low band from my first post, but still not enough. It has new brake linings in back, and they need to wear in to loosen up a bit also. But we made multiple trips around the block. One more T back on the road.
"One more T back on the road"... Great news!
Just after purchasing my T I decided to leave my driveway and drive around the block. I accelerated up the street in low and the pedal stuck down. In the excitement I left the throttle too high and tried to unstick the pedal with my shoe. It popped up into high and I got second-gear scratch!! Couldn't believe I didn't break something, Don.