And while we're talking tools, which of these (if any) is correct for an early '15 car?
The top two have T-1917 on the back side, and the two others have only a maker's mark. The very top one is what I posted recently as a part of a complete kit, but Larry said it was wrong. But I'm pretty sure that's one he sent me a couple of years ago, saying it was the correct one.
I would go with the bottom one, it has a larger Ford script, and the early hub caps had the larger script......just sayin'
Just to add to the variety and confusion, here are a few more.
In the first photo, the top one is correct. In the second photo, the middle one is correct.
Thanks, Larry -- I guess you were right after all.
I've been lurking around here for awhile, and I'm still not sure what these wrenches are for. Anybody want to enlighten a new guy?
Jared, they are used to adjust the internal nuts on the reverse and brake bands. These are only under light tension from the springs on the trans shafts between the band ears, and so the tools are of light construction. If you Use one as a normal wrench, it will certainly stretch and often break. The one on the bottom of the last photo shows the typical stretch or widened out end.
If you find one like that, you must use red heat to get it back into shape or it will break. Many have the part number T1917 embossed on them.
Hope this helps.
Allan from down under.
Mike, I sent you a NOS '14 band wrench years ago!
Yes, I mentioned that above. Isn't that top wrench in the picture the one you sent me? If not, please post a picture of one so I can see what they look like.
I believe the top one in Steve's pic is a Model A wrench. I have several of those, and they all have an M on the back. Aren't those for Model A's (or later)?
I believe the top wrench in Steve Jeff's photo is the earliest variation of the T-1917 wrench and is correct for the earlier T's. This is the style I have in the toolkit for my 1913. While not truly rare, they are not common.
Steve -- Help us out. What's on the back side of the top wrench in your pic?
Found this earlier thread on T 1917 wrenches
That fatter/bigger 1917 sure looks like the early parts book version.
I believe when Ford introduced the second style band wrench, it was the first time they had 1917 on it. With many different manufacturers of tools, there are slight variations of them, but the function remains the same. Another interesting observation on that tool is the application of the other end, which I believe is 5/8" There aren't a whole lot of 5/8's bolts and nuts on a T.
5/8" ? Cyl head bolts, timer strap bolt, demountable lug nuts on the rims, just to name a few.....
A LOT if information re tools!