How long is the slow speed connection supposed to be? Mine is 1.5'' inside the L. I would think it needs to be 2.0'' inside the L and 2-3/8'' outside.
There is no set dimension. Adjust it as per the Ford Model T shop manual.
The part has to have a dimension in order for them to mass produce it...
Michael, 1.5" inside is correct.
Michael, I'm confused. Is your link not adjustable? Royces answer was correct. The correct links are threaded, adjustable and meant to be adjusted to obtain the proper specs from the Ford Manual.
Kenny and Royce. There are 6 pieces that make up the slow speed connection set.
1. slow speed connection.
2. slow speed connection clevis.
3. slow speed connection clevis pin.
4. slow speed connection nut.
5. And, 2 cotter pins.
My question was about the slow speed connection (L shaped threaded fastener (part # 3445)) I wanted to know it's original dimensions. I have yet to tighten my slow speed band and was wondering about the original size because I felt it may have been modified... but, after looking at it and getting input from Gordon I realize that it was the correct dimension. One problem; I have yet to adjust my slow speed band.
Someone also stated, off forum, that I could make a longer one, if I needed to, by purchasing a longer bolt and drilling a hole through the shank to get the proper dimension I needed...
The adjustment you speak of is straight forward but is not a dimension for the part I speak of... but, THANK YOU for your time and help!
I have had to make longer ones for two of my cars to achieve the right adjustment and still have a confident amount of threads remaining. I looked at one of the ones in my junk box that I replaced with a home made longer one and it is approximately 1.5".
The holes get elongated, pedals get bent, who knows what else could be a variable. You just have to make it work.
I've run into the same thing. I've had something like only one thread remaining after I got the proper adjustment. I bought a repro. It just happened to be a little longer, so I was able to use it.