Obviously the seam goes on the bottom so the rod won't collect water inside. But that makes the logo upside down. I haven't inspected every rod I've seen for this, but the ones I've checked are all like this. How come? It's one of life's little mysteries.
Canadian export to Oz or NZ . . just kidding
It is upside down because the part is located so low on the car. In order to look at it you have to bend way down and your head will be upside down when viewing the part. In other words, two upside downs equals a right side up. All is well.
Maybe the Model T international sign of distress?
If you can read this,flip me back over?
I own a spindle arm that has reverse FORD script.Anyone else have anything like that?
It's for Australia to be used down under...
Mike' spindle is for dyslexic mechanics.
I'm sure the logo was a replaceable insert stamp in the tooling. Unless it was keyed, it could have been installed either way. I'm sure their only criteria was that the logo was present on the part, not that it had to face a certain way (to ensure dealers were selling only "genuine Ford" parts at the parts counters).
This was done to prove truth in advertising... Ford, "The universal Car" not the "Perfect Car".
Its kind of like the old saying that you could get a Model T in any color as long as its in black. But most of us know thats not altogether true. Kinda of like a Dr's Coupe?
Maybe it's upside down because he simply had to bend over to stamp them .... or maybe not !!
Maybe for it's for hit and run over pedestrians to be able to advise the police what make of car it was ??.
I've always heard never buy a ford that was built on Mon or Fri.... I have some buddies that worked there, they said everyone was hung over on Mon, and pissed off by Fri. So maybe that is a Monday or Friday part? LoL....
I don't believe they cared what direction they put it on, as long as they got it on!