what does the oil can bracket look like for the 1911 and 1915 year ford. is it spring loaded or snap in style?
Brackets for oil cans are all aftermarket accessories. Ford never supplied one.
So find any you like, I mounted my script can with a modern reproduction, off eBay, works fine.
Stuart -- The oil can brackets were aftermarket and they came in all types.
But of course, Dan has pictures.
Mike, sure pictures are fun
If you want period correct, this style was offered in 1915 Liberty Auto Supply catalog.
One more for fun.
1923 Western Auto Supply.
Mounts on the engine, that should keep the oil warm and thin for free flowing in the winter
Guess there wasn't any rubber cap on the oil can sprout from Ford? If the can was left full of oil under the rear seat in a Touring, then the floor would be both messy and rust proofed after a few miles?
Or was the can supposed to be left at home if you didn't buy a can holder?
Here's two links to a group of these I posted a while back under the ACCESSORY OF THE DAY threads.
and i thought they all came with one with can. one just can't stop learning. thanks
do any of the vendors make a reproduction ?
I don't know if the vendors make one or one of our participants but I see them on e-bay every once in a while. Someone is making them and selling them.
(I have no connection with the e-bay seller)
Being cheap, I'd be inclined to make my own holder. But I did look in a couple of catalogues. Lang's and Mac's don't show it.
Steve, I agree that could be a fun project.
Seems this was on the forum or someplace I saw that would be easy to make.
This is the one I got, was nice. But I did a bit of 'dress' to the flanges that hold on the can to make them a bit smaller. And 'distressed' it some to fake (hide the spot welds) ...to mimic as an old orignal....yea...bad...but you know
Thanks for the reference!
I wonder though - if a guy wanted to try to make one, where would you find a suitable piece of spring steel?
I know i have seen flat spring material like that somewhere .... but where?
The steel bands used to hold heavy items on pallets for shipping. Nice and springy.
Excellent! Thats what I was thinking of!
I know it's sacrilege to post these pictures, but this holder came from a Studebaker cowl - factory item for them thru the mid 20's - and is now covering some holes left from an ignition solenoid on my new car - not a T, but Ford anyhow...
Here's mine- made it using an old clipboard spring. Bolts into the existing wiring harness hole.