External Band Adjusters

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2013: External Band Adjusters
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Doug Wilson on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 09:48 pm:

Cruising through the various parts catalogs I have seen external band adjusters. They all say no drilling is involved, and you don't have to pull the hogshead to install them. They look like a shaft threaded on both ends. How are they installed, and how do they work? I was not contemplating a purchase, I just am wondering how they are installed


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Thode Chehalis Washington on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 10:58 pm:

Photos at:
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/207067.html

And another older thread:
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/33507.html?1185492437


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By keith g barrier on Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 09:07 am:

I guess they would be ok, but with over 40k on my wood linings I have never adjusted them over 3 or 4 times. KGB


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 10:38 am:

Here's two different original accessory band adjuster units. One external and one internal.




Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Seth from NC on Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 10:50 am:

First, those are really cool. The things that folks came up with for this car never cease to amaze me. In practice it looks like an awful lot of small parts easily lost in the abyss though.

Secondly, Jay! Man, is there a single T accessory out there that you know exists but don't own? LOL! But seriously. The volume and diversity of your collection is incredible. I pretty much expect it now. Someone will mention an old school accessory, or new school accessory, or even just an idea to solve a problem they are having, and I think "Jay's probably got one somebody made back in the day." and sure enough, you have the item, original box, and brochure.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 12:06 pm:

Thanks Seth, Yes it is amazing how many accessories were made for the humble little Ford.

So far I have posted around 520 accessories under ACCESSORY OF THE DAY and there are several hundred more that I will be posting as I get to them.

I think right now I have close to 70 different "Safe" accessories installed on our 1915 roadster pickup.

I do have a wish list of accessories I'd like to ad to the collection, unfortunately I have a beer budget and champagne tastes.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed Baudoux on Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 12:11 pm:

Jay, thank you again for posting these accessories. I really enjoy seeing them.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Adam Doleshal on Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 12:26 pm:

A friend of mine put some repro adjusters in his '12 roadster that he finished this summer. The little tabs broke off and fell into the engine the first time he adjusted them. I think he said the repros he bought were about 7 years old, so maybe they changed the way they are made since then, but those were definitely very poorly made!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 12:47 pm:

Adam, Here's some photos of the repro external adjusters I bought about 8 or so years ago.


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