Band adjustment / replacement

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2015: Band adjustment / replacement
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Travis Melnick -Waterford , Pa on Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 08:58 am:

Been out playing with the Tudor again , took it down the road about three miles yesterday :-) trying to get used to driving it and testing the proverbial waters , pretty sure my generator isn't charging as I seem to have limited battery life and unless it's warm I need to put the charger on it to start on battery (6v )
And think I should replace the bands , have read the service manual but was wondering if there was anyone close to Waterford PA with actual hands on experience that could give me some guidance with that project ?? She's been off the road since 52 and I am a lot inexperienced in the T mechanical area , we've got her running and driving but I'd like someone who knows Ts to show me what I'm doing right or wrong if possible
:-) , experience is the best teacher they say but I'd feel a lot better tackling a job like this with someone who HAS that experience as a guide . Thanks .


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn-Monroeville OH on Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 09:17 am:

First, I would take a look inside the transmission cover and look at the bands as much as is visible, it might give you an idea as to how thick they are. Maybe they just need a bit of adjusting. I suspect though they're not Kevlar if it's been off the road for over 60 years, so chances are they do need replaced. I'm assuming it's a '26 you're talking about so at least it should have the slightly "easier" bands with removable ears. No doubt there's a Model T club in your area where someone can be of assistance.

I don't know where Waterford is, but there's a chapter called Bucks County T's in Langhorne and one called Valley Forge Chapter in Exton PA.

Good luck and enjoy the car!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Travis Melnick -Waterford , Pa on Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 11:46 am:

Good morning Tim , Waterford is about 15 miles south of Erie pa , which is about 1-1/2 hrs north of Pittsburgh . Thanks for your response , nothing appears broken inside the hogs head and I too am sure the bands are not Kevlar , I've several sets of Scandinavia replacements on my shelf , they're the ones in the red and yellow boxes with rivets.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Travis Melnick -Waterford , Pa on Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 12:03 pm:

Yes it is actually a 27 we figured out due to it being made in October 1926 , I thought it was a 26 .


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