Grooves in transmission drum??

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2013: Grooves in transmission drum??
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rodney Aspenson on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 01:25 pm:

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!!!
Rod
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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jerry VanOoteghem on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 01:43 pm:

Not a problem in the least. They should all be that good.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Warren W. Mortensen on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 08:22 pm:

Jerry's right. Only problem I have is that those pesky calipers obstruct the view <grin>.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Stephen D Heatherly on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 08:27 pm:

Those drums are fine. Small grooves don't hurt a thing.

Stephen


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ted Dumas on Monday, December 30, 2013 - 08:40 pm:

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.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rodney Aspenson on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 10:55 am:

Sounds VERY good!!! Thanks for the helpful advice!!! God Bless


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