Oil can bracket

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2013: Oil can bracket
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By stuart clipson on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 09:25 am:

what does the oil can bracket look like for the 1911 and 1915 year ford. is it spring loaded or snap in style?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 09:35 am:

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.




Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 09:35 am:

Stuart -- The oil can brackets were aftermarket and they came in all types.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 09:36 am:

But of course, Dan has pictures. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 10:15 am:

Mike, sure pictures are fun :-)

Stuart

If you want period correct, this style was offered in 1915 Liberty Auto Supply catalog.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 10:25 am:

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 :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 10:25 am:

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?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 10:28 am:

Here's two links to a group of these I posted a while back under the ACCESSORY OF THE DAY threads.

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/126414.html

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/127273.html


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By stuart clipson on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 03:12 pm:

and i thought they all came with one with can. one just can't stop learning. thanks


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bud Holzschuh - Panama City, FL on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 06:24 pm:

do any of the vendors make a reproduction ?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Seth - Ohio on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 06:28 pm:

Bud,

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)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erich Bruckner, Vancouver, WA on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 10:07 pm:

one example......

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bruckzone/4698854748/in/set-72157622721239127


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 10:26 pm:

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.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erich Bruckner, Vancouver, WA on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 10:30 pm:

Steve, I agree that could be a fun project.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erich Bruckner, Vancouver, WA on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 10:35 pm:

Seems this was on the forum or someplace I saw that would be easy to make.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 10:57 pm:

Bud

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 :-)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-OIL-CAN-MOUNTING-BRACKET-STEEL-1909-1931-/170911206110?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Model%3AModel+T&hash=item27cb1a0ade&vxp=mtr


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bud Holzschuh - Panama City, FL on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 11:24 pm:

Dan

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?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 12:18 am:

The steel bands used to hold heavy items on pallets for shipping. Nice and springy.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bud Holzschuh - Panama City, FL on Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 09:38 am:

Excellent! Thats what I was thinking of!

Thanks Jeff..


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Wetherbee on Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 12:55 pm:

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...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Brewer - NorCal on Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 08:49 pm:

Here's mine- made it using an old clipboard spring. Bolts into the existing wiring harness hole.

Bracket


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