I have two running T motors. The one in the car (1925) has the removable band ears on the passenger side while the one on the test stand (1927) has the removable ears on the driver's side. Which is correct??? Thanks : Bruce
Bruce, i believe having them on the drivers side is the preferable choice.
Drivers side. The clock wise rotation of the drums keep the ears tight as it wants to pull the bands in that direction keeping the buttons tight. If they are on the other side will pull the buttons to the spot of disengagement in their slots in the ears.
As the Ford instructions for LHD and RHD are directly opposite.
( removable ears on the drivers side in each case) there is no issue with the buttons disengaging from the ears.
Correct Peter, trying to put RHD bands in with the ears on the passenger side is almost impossible. Never had a problem with ears detaching while on the driver's (wrong?) side.
Paul, 1922 RHD Canadian Runabout.
My understanding of this question is it has nothing to do with engine rotation which wouldnt change world wide. It's all to do with being fitted to the drivers side. In my case RHS
I have just looked into this as I'm converting to the removable ear type
Isn't it to do with the ease of removal exiting opposite the
pesky pedals and shafts??
Here is the Canadian instructions for you Alan,
If you think about it is impossible for the buttons to move from the position they are when fixed to the ear. The band ends move towards each other an make the band smaller in diameter, the drum would have to shrink and if it did the band ends would then just move closer and clamp the drum again.
Glad that I found this to night. Installing "quick change" bands in my 23 Roadster this weekend. I am not looking forward to removing the hogshead.
Isn't it amazing how many times an item being discussed on the Forum is of immediate benefit to you just like Kim wrote.
It has happened to me so many times! What a great source of information we have from knowledgable and willing people world wide. Thanks Frank, I'll print those instructions off and follow them.
Alan in Western Australia
Sorry not Frank this time but Peter Kable. Both great Blokes