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Old 03-09-2002, 09:40   #1 (permalink)
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BTR Band Adjusting Tool

I just went to adjust the bands on the 95LE auto in the NC. I have one adapter that looks like a ring spanner with square holes that halves the torque and that works on the right hand side adjuster but not the left hand side (no room) . I used to have an odd size square drive adapter (similar to a 1/4 " to 3/8 square drive socket adapter) but I've lost it; anyone know where I can buy a suitable replacement?

The Ford manual suggests Litchfied tool number E1544. I guess they are expensive and I'm sure the one I had was from elsewhere - essentially a 5/16" to 1/4" square drive adapter. But if all else fails who is the WA Litchfield dealer these days? Used to be Conventrys I think.
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Old 03-10-2002, 05:28   #2 (permalink)
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OK plan B; anyone know of anyone/anywhere selling a socket set with 4 point sockects of either 5/16 or 8mm. Though a 16 point 8mm is too small and a 16 point 9mm too large so perhaps its a 8.5 mm?
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Old 03-11-2002, 04:12   #3 (permalink)
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A parellel sided 5/16 crowsfoot would do it. Anyone know of a oz source?
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Old 03-16-2002, 06:32   #4 (permalink)
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For $1 I bought an old 5/8 socket and what looks like a square drive lawnmower spanner from Cash Convertors. Took the square drive bit off the spanner and welded it into the socket. Needed a liitle work with the Dremel grinder before it would fit the adjuster but it works fine.
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Sounds like you managed to do it heaps cheaper that way - but Snapon would have the sort of crowsfoot you were after, or alternatively Proto do that sort of thing too (dunno who deals in them tho).

Did the bands take up much adjustment?
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Old 03-16-2002, 23:21   #6 (permalink)
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Don't know how much adjustment as:

a) Made a boo boo and mixed up rear and front band adjustment and had to redo it (it was obvious when I tried to back up and nothing happened).
b) In any event, by the time you loosen the lock nut, torque up and back off 1 or 4 turns, tighten locknut as required as required and smear master pipe sealant everywhere it's a bit hard to work out if its changed much.

However, it was previously jolting into gear when I stopped and this no longer happens and the changes are smoother so I suspect it was well out.
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