Engine Support - To Use or Not To Use

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2018: Engine Support - To Use or Not To Use
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don - Conroe, TX on Sunday, June 03, 2018 - 10:10 pm:

I just bought a chassis for parts and it's sporting one of those accessory engine cradle/support thingamabobs.

Is this a worthwhile thing to move over to my 24 Touring?




Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Watson -Florence,Colorado on Sunday, June 03, 2018 - 10:14 pm:

Are you referring to one of those Engine Jock Straps?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don - Conroe, TX on Sunday, June 03, 2018 - 10:17 pm:

Yes...I guess you could call it that.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Noonan - Norton, MA. on Sunday, June 03, 2018 - 10:28 pm:

Definitely a nice accessory, i love mine. Adjust it so it just takes some of the weight off the mounts, but doesn't change the drive-line geometry.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Eviston on Sunday, June 03, 2018 - 11:01 pm:

Around my neck of the woods,those were referred to as "belly bands".
And I agree with John.
Especially back in the days of rough roads that broke crankcase arms.
Indeed a nice accessory.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don - Conroe, TX on Monday, June 04, 2018 - 10:00 am:

Thanks for the input.

I'm leaning towards using it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith, Lomita, California on Monday, June 04, 2018 - 10:37 am:

Those are a temporary fix. Use it if you wish, but why now fix you pan correctly?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don - Conroe, TX on Monday, June 04, 2018 - 11:57 am:

I don't know that there's anything wrong with my pan Larry.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By george house . . .caldwell county, TX on Monday, June 04, 2018 - 01:36 pm:

Iíve installed one of those accessory belly straps on all my Model Ts just for the insurance they provide. 90 year old rivets and braze are likely to fail. Sure the roads we drive on nowadays are much better but our speeds are much faster too. And all my crankcase Ďearsí are in good shape too. I even cut an amount of large truck thick rubber rock shields into a donut to insert between the pan and belly strap.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ron in Central Massachusetts on Monday, June 04, 2018 - 01:48 pm:

People really should try reading the thread before they post.

I run a belly band and like George said above, it's good insurance (as well as being a neat period accessory).


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