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
And another older thread:
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
Here's two different original accessory band adjuster units. One external and one internal.
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.
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.
Jay, thank you again for posting these accessories. I really enjoy seeing them.
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!
Adam, Here's some photos of the repro external adjusters I bought about 8 or so years ago.