Ive had some issues getting my recently purchased Hack running after it sat for over 8 years and I took it for its first drive this arvo and I like it to drive?
I wasn't expecting this, the driving position is great and there is little wind in the cab even without sides, much less than my spedster. I'm really looking forward to doing more miles in this rig.
The trans break is great, what type of bands do you think these are guys?
What type of bands?
ones that haven't been fitted properly.
But you will still get a good run out of them if you keep an eye on how they ware before drum damage.
The band lining should have over hang when fitted correctly, with them cut short, the steel band will pull into the drum eventually.
They might be exceptionally dirty kevlars but hard to tell with the pic.
Frank is correct. The lining should extend a little past the end of the band. I'd say about 3/16". The way yours are, I'd check them often and replace them when the bands get close to the drums.
The look like they might be "hard lining," which was popular back in the late '70's and '80's.
I used hard lining that was asbestos once upon a time. Some people used "Caterpillar" brake band lining, Model A emergency brake lining, or some other type of hard friction material.
Hard lining chatters a lot, is very abrasive, and is not friendly to transmission drums.
On the "plus" side, the lining material does not wear (the drums do) and the brake will lock up the rear wheels in a panic stop (again, not a good thing...)
I'm not saying that you have hard lining, but it kind looks looks that way.
Look at old postings about different type of transmission band alternatives. Cotton, Kevlar, Wood, Cork, Hard, Other (?) We each have his favorite. That's all I'll say.
Glad you like the ride.
: ^ )
I love seeing RHD bands, reminds me of the brigade car I had. Also enjoy the Kiwi English; what is "arvo”, afternoon?
I thought they might be something other than the common ones.
Keith if they are hard lining which don't wear the fact they dont stick out enough wont be an issue?
I will keep a close eye on wear levels anyway, good advice.
Terry yes Arvo means afternoon.