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transmission bands

Post by Allen Brintnall » Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:08 pm

Are there other suppliers for Kevlar bands ? Lang's and Macs are out and on backorder,. 1926 TT. Allen Brintnall, SW Mo.


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Re: transmission bands

Post by John kuehn » Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:21 pm

Go to the MTFCA home page and go to resources and then go to suppliers. There are companies that make the Kevlar bands. Nev r wear, red hook and others sell Kevlar bands. Also Snyder’s has them in their catalog. You can check out their web page and contact them.

Contact the other companies to see if they have some. It could be Lang’s and Macs buys from them and they also might be out. I hope not.
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Re: transmission bands

Post by Steve Jelf » Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:25 pm

Red Hook Restorations currently are makers of NEV-R-WEAR 100% Woven Transmission Band Linings. Two other outfits were also supplying Kevlar bands, but the supplier of the woven material for all of them bowed out of the business. I believe Red Hook has found a new source. Maybe one of the other parts dealers will have a set in stock. Try Bob's, Chaffin's, Birdhaven, Smith & Jones, Antique Auto Ranch, Snyder's, etc.
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Re: transmission bands

Post by DickC » Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:21 am

This may by a good time to consider wood linings. Some of us use them and are pleased with the result. I have had them on my 12 hack and toured on mountain tours with no problems and have adjusted them once since installation 5 years ago. Just my 2 cents, Dick C.


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Re: transmission bands

Post by Allen Brintnall » Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:14 am

Thanks guy's for the input. Wood seems to be available. What are the downsides to using wood? Do they crack, chatter, I have no experience with the wood band?


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Re: transmission bands

Post by Phillip » Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:20 am

I have had wood bands for about a year now. I have had no problems, no chatter and have adjusted them 2 times.


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Re: transmission bands

Post by Charles J » Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:37 am

I think gaslight Auto parts in Urbana still carries them got some there a few months ago

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Re: transmission bands

Post by RajoRacer » Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:23 am

My experience has been that wooden linings are best installed with the trans. cover removed.


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Re: transmission bands

Post by Commander_Chaos » Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:36 am

Asking out of curiosity and ignorance: is it possible to buy Kevlar fabric and rivet it to your old bands? Of course if you can find the right product that's always best.

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Re: transmission bands

Post by Mark Gregush » Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:11 pm

The kevlar has to woven in strips or belting. I looked at several suppliers for off the shelf, but none had the correct width, thickness or weave to do the job. Can't be simply cut from a sheet, the long edge would unravel.
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Re: transmission bands

Post by Rich Bingham » Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:40 pm

Over 15,000,000 Model Ts in universal use for over 25 years at least. I wonder how many millions of miles logged on cotton bands ?? Nowadays it’s Kevlar or nothing ?
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Re: transmission bands

Post by John iaccino » Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:34 pm

It is quite possible that some of the vendors are waiting for multiple orders before restocking their shelves. We at Red Hook Restorations have plenty of Nev-R-Wear in stock. If fact, we have been selling it retail as well as wholesale. If you are unable to get the product from your favorite vendor, please feel free to order Nev-R-Wear directly from us at Red Hook Restorations. You can reach Frank at 518-755-0986, or John at 845-876-7309.

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