Changing bands for a friend and wondering how deep a groove can be worn before needing to replace? I ran a digital caliper over the surface and it showed the deepest part of the grooves to be around five thousands of an inch. The owner maybe takes it out a couple times a year for a parade or short drives. To replace or not is my question...
Thanks in advance for help!!!
Not a problem in the least. They should all be that good.
Jerry's right. Only problem I have is that those pesky calipers obstruct the view <grin>.
Those drums are fine. Small grooves don't hurt a thing.
Those drums are really nice, better than most. In most any case drums should only be polished and prettied up with emery cloth. Model T transmission drums are quite thin, particularly the low speed drum, machining will leave them too thin and prone to failure.
Sounds VERY good!!! Thanks for the helpful advice!!! God Bless