A while back there was a thread on these tools. I thought I would make one using model T parts. What do you think?
Using a transmission band is near genius!!
It's a "period correct" solution to that problem.
What a great idea! Love it.
I like the main bearing bolts bent for the handles !
Add some wood to the handles and it would be perfect. Going to make one of these. Great idea.
Neat tool.Did you use a cotton band material?
This was my dad's idea. No usable T parts were destroyed for this project. Now if I can find some use for the rest of them. I have had enough junk crankshafts to make a picket fence. I used some of them to reinforce the thick concrete slab under one of my car hoists. I think about them when I lift something heavy. That great Ford steel still working.
Band lining would have made the band too small. I lined it with Gorilla Tape. By the way, can you guys tell me if the handles on the tool in the photo point right or left? I have had a few pics posted that showed up upside down. Would like to know if we have fixed that. Thanks.
The handles points left on both the phone and the computer over here.
Erik -- The handles are to the left on my computer, and the Ford script on the lens is at the bottom.
I had the same picture orientation issue in the classifieds. I used an iPhone to take the pictures. Apparently Apple and Microsoft define "TOP" differently
P.S. I do have one bad thing to say about your tool.
Now the price of useless non-removable ear transmission bands will go up at swap meets ... Dang it !!
Some on this forum would claim that if you used Kevlar band lining on your rim tool it would cause the bulbs to burn out sooner.....
I was going to crack wise about Kevlar cracking the headlight rim. Thanks guys for the input on the photo orientation. Bob, the price of early bands remains the same at my swap spot. Cheap. Seems demand is quite low.
And chatter from cotton could crack the glass, probably best to use wood here. ;)
How well does it work? I made a simple one out of aluminum, it just catches the opposing rivets. It does work but you still have to fight it some.