I'm a newbie here who's restoring/reassembling a 1922 T that I got in pieces. I've just got the transmission all put togeter and have a question about the low speed pedal. I've adjusted the lo speed pedal and clutch fork according to published pictures. Now when the pedal is depressed half way the clutch is disengaged. However, when the pedal is pressed further to engage the low speed band, the clutch remains disengaged. Is this correct? It seems to me that the clutch should somehow reingage for the low speed to function, or do I not understand how this thing operates.
Thanks in advance
Yes, that's corrct. A Model T transmission is completely different than manual transmissions built since the T. The planetary gear system has more in common with many automatic transmissions than "sliding gear"/countershaft transmissions.
The high speed clutch in a T transmission is one of three "clutches", and is only engaged for high gear. The other two are the low band and drum, and the reverse band and drum. If any two "clutches" engage at the same time the transmission will lock up and not turn until one is dis-engaged.
Sometimes knowledge of how more modern cars (like the Model A) work can get in the way of understanding the Model T. The transmission and ignition generally cause the most confusion.
Thanks! That's the answer I was looking for. Glad to know that I've got the thing put together correctly.