Here's an accessory choke return spring that snaps on to fix a broken original spring. These are still available from the Model T parts vendors and work as claimed.
Like it. It looks very stout. Is it stronger than the little stock spring? Sure beats the lead weight that was hanging from the arm on mine when I got it.
Here's the original counter-top display box. Sticker on side of box states that box contains 100 springs - I have a few left in the box !
Erich, Yes it's a lot stronger. Your lead weight sounds like a good old shade tree solution!
I see you have an Econolite motion lamp (barely seen in upper right hand corner). Here's one in action:
Patent Info . . .
Jack E. Messenger
Spring for Choker Valves
Patent number: 1470583
Filing date: July 9, 1923
Issue date: Oct 9, 1923
Good spotting Erik!
I have 20 or so of these motion lamps, but have
not as yet found the “Fountain of Youth” version.
The first one that started my collection, and still
one of my favourites is a National flat front 1930’s
“Winter Scene” that belonged to a friend, and was
given to me by his son after his dad passed away.
By coincidence the last one I acquired was willed
to me by a lifetime friend who had been a local
fireman all of his working years, and it was a 1957
Goodman “Firefighters” .
Two very meaningful lamps that will mark the
beginning and I think end of my collection.
This little spring should be in everybody's onboard tool kit.
It could save some grief.
Steve, Thanks for the one I posted here that you gifted to me a while back. It's nice to see the cool counter display box it came from. The old art work is great!
You're welcome Jay ! And Erik - good catch - my wife has collected a couple over the years but we also have been looking for the "Fountain of Youth" one.
When I spent two months in Oregon 2 1/2 years ago, I met a guy who came on this Forum looking for driving lessons for a '20 Roadster he had just inherited.
On the second visit, it would hardly run above idle. I stumbled onto the NH choke wire being loose, so the choke was pulling closed at any airflow above idle. This spring would have prevented that, as would Holley making it so the choke pulled open with airflow.