Trans work 3

Time to adjust the front and rear bands. This is a small inch pound torque wrench that I borrowed from a fellow Studebaker driver. This is odd setup to adjust the rear band It has a small square head.

I adapted a 3/8″ drive socket to the torque wrench to do the job. It was a bit loose, but I only needed to wrench it to 10 inch pounds. I backed off the lock nut and adjuster and then tightened the adjuster to 10 inch pounds. I then backed off the adjuster 1 and a 1/4 turns and tightened up the lock nut.

To do the front band I loosed off the lock nut and adjuster and slipped a piece of 1/4″ steel between the adjuster and the servo piston pin. I then tightened the adjuster to 10 inch pounds, tightened the lock nut and removed the 1/4″ spacer. I was surprised how much holding power there was in 10 in lbs. I had to pry the spacer out.

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