Here are some GM quick change bands I pulled from the engine on my '23 runabout. I assume they worked fine if they were being used by the last person who drove the car. I did see an earlier post mentioning they were hard to change quickly. I'm assuming that if I remove the hogs head to change them it doesn't make any difference. Anyone out there have experiences with these. They are nicely constructed.
Mark, Compare them to another Ford band.
They are a little bit longer, about 1/4 or 3/8th inch and will not tighten up enough to use, if they are like the ones I had.
I was told they were used in the late 1940 era automatic GM transmissions, but I have no proof.
There may be truth to the parts (almost) interchange with a Generous Motors automatic, funny how some Model T retrofits become more obsolete than the original T parts ! Over 40 years ago, I recall hearing that some T guys were using early Buick Dynaflow bands, but I think they had to rivet Model T "ears" on them.
Well, having them longer isn't a good thing given the drums will be slightly smaller. Guess I'll use the Ford slotted ones I have.
I think those are after market Model T transmission bands. I don't believe they are for an earl Hydramatic.
As James said, compare them to a ford set, may have been an aftermarket item that would work, sure looks like the GM General Motors stamp though.
Believe those aftermarket bands were made by the George McBride Co., Boston. Have seen adv. for wood lined bands, and for a hinged band too, with reliner by McBride Company.
The mark G.M. Co. seems like it would be McBride's bands of later date, to compete with other demountable bands.
"G M CO" might be short for Gemco, a company that made a number of automobile accessories including accessories for Model T Fords.
From the 1916 Gemco catalog in my library:
I searched Mcbride bands Ford in Google books and this is what I found for George W. McBride Co.: