Trany accesory?

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KimVanOrder
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Trany accesory?

Post by KimVanOrder » August 31st, 2015, 4:59 pm

So, what are the two bolt holes on the side of the 3 speed trany tower for? On the passangers side. What goes on there?

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tiredtruckrestorer
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Re: Trany accesory?

Post by tiredtruckrestorer » August 31st, 2015, 5:29 pm

When the emergency brake handle moved from in front of the gearshift to the right side of the transmission, the emergency brake sector and handle was mounted there with two bolts.

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Re: Trany accesory?

Post by Stakebed » August 31st, 2015, 5:29 pm

the later style emergency brake handle

bah posted same time but yes in more elaborate words what he said^^^^^^

random side question: what was their reasoning for relocating it the 3rd time? (to the side) ive heard they relocated it off the left side because it kept getting knocked and released when the driver exited but why move it from in front of the shiftier to the pass side?

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Re: Trany accesory?

Post by 1crosscut » August 31st, 2015, 7:50 pm

Stakebed wrote:the later style emergency brake handle

bah posted same time but yes in more elaborate words what he said^^^^^^

random side question: what was their reasoning for relocating it the 3rd time? (to the side) ive heard they relocated it off the left side because it kept getting knocked and released when the driver exited but why move it from in front of the shiftier to the pass side?
I don't know the reasoning for moving the front location to the passenger side of the tower. The reason for the move from the left side of the driver to the center of the cab was when the government required Ford to equip the trucks with separate emergency brakes. Trucks with the lever on the left side do not have separate emergency brakes. The handle operated the service brakes.
And yes the left side lever is very prone to getting bumped and accidentally released by the driver getting in or out. Ask me how I know... :oops:
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Re: Trany accesory?

Post by rsierk » August 31st, 2015, 8:59 pm

[quote]random side question: what was their reasoning for relocating it the 3rd time? (to the side) ive heard they relocated it off the left side because it kept getting knocked and released when the driver exited but why move it from in front of the shiftier to the pass side?[/quote]

Just look at the parts and you will see the later style was a cost reduction to manufacture and assemble.

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Re: Trany accesory?

Post by Hayslip » September 1st, 2015, 11:47 am

A look at the production line in early 1928 the body was dropped onto the frame with the brake handle in place and would have to be slipped through the small slot in the body sill. When they changed the braking system in front of the shift made dropping the cab easier. The "front of the shift" version made the foot rest useless, so they moved it again. Another consideration is the fact that the company needed two body parts for side handles. The English early 1928 Fords had a handle on the far right through a unique sill, the opposite of the USA version. This may be all wrong. I just made it up.
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Re: Trany accesory?

Post by spectria » September 1st, 2015, 12:21 pm

Hayslip wrote:A look at the production line in early 1928 the body was dropped onto the frame with the brake handle in place and would have to be slipped through the small slot in the body sill. When they changed the braking system in front of the shift made dropping the cab easier. The "front of the shift" version made the foot rest useless, so they moved it again. Another consideration is the fact that the company needed two body parts for side handles. The English early 1928 Fords had a handle on the far right through a unique sill, the opposite of the USA version. This may be all wrong. I just made it up.
That was very funny :)
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