My 1912 touring is a RH drive Canadian touring
Today I setforth to adjust the pedal settings
To my surprise there are 2 outside adjustment nuts. One is for the brakes and the other for reverse. This surprised me because the low pedal must be adjusted from inside after removing the inspection plate.
Usually the low pedal on Left hand cars is the only adjustment from the outside
As information for the curious people
It is because of the "self energizing " features of the T transmission bands I believe
You might need a specially thinned down ring spanner or tube socket to get onto the reverse locknut, they can be a bit of a bugger if the casting is close.
Mine needs this at the moment...
Les & Anthony
Thanks for your input.
I still do not understand why the low pedal adjustment must be made from inside. Why are brake and reverse adjusted from outside on RH drive cars.
Garry, open the lid on a LH drive transmission and press the pedals with your hand. On the brake and reverse bands the pedal axle moves to the left, pulling the right ear to tighten while the left ear is fixed. The low band has the left ear pushed to tighten while the right ear is held still with the outside adjuster. This all is to take advantage of the rotation direction of the drums to self energize the tightening of the bands. I can feel when I push down low pedal when the self tightening process pulls it further just a little when the drum locks up.
Now pull the lid off a RH drive transmission - to keep the brake and reverse band tightening with the right ear while the left ear is fixed, the cams has to be inside the hogshead like for the low pedal on the LH drive transmission. This places the adjusters on the outside, while the low pedal design on the RHD hogshead has to be like brake and reverse on the LHD - the left ear is pulled in while the right ear is fixed.
I did not know there was a difference internally. Now it make sense