Any ideas what this may be?
Is it a T accessory drive?
or a thingamebob
I think it would help if you also gave us a feel for how large the item is. Also are there any parts remaining inside the housing? And the lever with the place for a clevis pin -- does it rotate or if that lever is moved does the entire housing move? Also is the entire object cast iron and just painted aluminum or is the silver part aluminum?
Hap l9l5 Model T Ford touring cut off and made into a pickup truck and 1907 Model S Runabout. Sumter SC.
It looks like a gear reduction type unit but without more information it may be hard to tell.
Magneto drive - mounts where generator would mount?
It is a mag drive. Not all there (internals) You can see the three bolt pattern where it would bolt to the T gen housing, the flat bottom mount plate for the mag and levers to time it.
thingamebob? i thought it was a watchahmahcallit
I understand the 3 bolt pattern but were's the oil seal?
Next Question. It would need a 4 to 1 stepup if I'm thinking correctly
The generator turns 1.5x crank speed so if the magneto is supposed to run at crank speed, it would need a 0.67:1 step down, wouldn't it?
I stand corrected "stepdown" Thanks for the correction
Adrian, I looked at that auction too. I figure it's a mag drive that is incomplete, and moved on.
Caly30 has sold a speedster project piece by piece, and that is probably part of it. He's actually a good guy to deal with.
Hap, because it's an internet auction, Adrian can't give any more info than those pictures.
Seth, great to see your 'puter is still alive.
Still alive for now, Nevin, and I guess I'll drive her 'til she drops. :-)
To Justin and Adrian, better use spell check next time ,the correct spelling would be "Thingamabob" with an "A" as per Merriam-Webster and the Oxford University Dictionary other than that I have no idea what in hells name that thing is
This is just a guess. Looking at the top picture, the black part was made to bolt to the rear backing plate where the radius rod is connected and the end of the axle shaft goes into the aluminum part. Inside would be some type of sprocket or gear to drive a piece of machinery. Just a guess without seeing or measuring the size of it.
Thanks all, a mag drive sounds the most likely.
I don't have more details at the moment, and was not sure quite where to begin in figuring it out, so a post here was a good start.
Thanks Nevin, I have dealt with caly30 and agree he is a nice guy, and a good trader on the net. Nice to know there are some good chaps out there and not all rogues.
Alan, another example of divided by a common language (or spelling )
A Mexican fellow (good guy) I used to work with went into an auto supply store to get something for his truck. Not knowing what to call the part he needed, He said to the clerk " I need the chingadera that goes on top of the distributor." The clerk replied "The what???" My friend returned "I'm sorry. Sometimes I forget and speak Spanish. I meant the thingamajig."
Drive safe, W2