I just went through the task of taking the hogshead off my 1925 coupe. I replaced the bands (removable ears), and used a new slow speed shaft and cams from Snyders. I put the hogshead back on (I hope I never have to do this again). I had the bands mounted and clipped together with the special tool and it's attached wrench. The clip is still on. I went to put a new spring on the Low Speed shaft, and there is no room to put it on! The slow speed screw is the hollow type that slips over the shaft. I guess I should have put the spring on the Low Speed pedal first. Is there room to slip the spring on if I lower the ear. (Tie a wire on it first). My detachable ears are on the driver's side. They probably should have been installed on the other side. Thanks for any help.
If I remember rightly, the shaft is meant to be cut back to about an 1" long if using the removable ear bands, the cut off bit is then siliconed into the adjuster.
There was another, similar thread on this subject recently:
Robert, if you remove the adjusting screw can you push the spring into the screw hole and onto the shaft? If not, you will have to cut the shaft to get it on. Also, I have had problems with the rivet holes in the new low pedal shafts not being drilled in the correct locations. This makes it impossible to adjust the low band correctly. Both times I had this problem it was with a removable ear type shaft, so it may not be a problem for you. Just though I would mention it.
Ran into the same hole drilled in the wrong place on the over sized low shaft. So far has been ok.
If you are smart, you will throw that junk tool out and just use zip strips to hold the bands. Works much better.
Think you will find that the free length of the NEW spring is just a little too long to work with...(don't ask me how I know). FWIW...85% of these repro items don't work as plug-n-play out of the package. It's often not newbie-itis on some of the frustrations...
Take those new springs, put them in a vice, and collapse the coil once...take them out of the vice, let them expand...you may just find they fit fine...if you have the correct slow speed shaft.
Thanks to all that replied to my questions. This is a great Forum. I restored it, beginning in 1974. It took me 8 years. I restored all of the body wood. Getting it ready to carry a bride to her wedding.