I have a mag post with an external oil line fitting. I took it apart because I wanted to replace the center post which is a little buggered up. This came out of my 1915 but it appears to be a 1923 version.
The spring loaded center-post measures 2 inches tall and the mag post housing measures just a hair under 1 inch tall.
I have searched high and low and cannot find a replacement post contact and I know (well... pretty sure) I have seen them sold somewhere.
Can anyone help me out?
They're shown on page 65 of Lang's 2011-2012 catalogue.
You won't easily find a replacement center post like that! You have an aftermarket old time accessory mag post w/oiler and removable post for easy cleaning.
You can find a copy similar to this style, in the larger 3 screw base, but the center post isn't removable, you unscrew the whole base to clean the mag pickup brass post.
Ken, I saw that and it's close but no cigar. Langs told me they do not carry what I am after. Same with Snyders.
Dan, I have been looking a couple of days for this. Was hoping someone had something like this rat-holed. I may end up just buying the entire kit to replace this OR... removing the external oil line which I am not really in favor of.
The one you own looks like it is in nice condition. The reproductions are not too reliable, and are generally trouble.
If you do really need another APCO mag post oiler I think I have a few extras. Send me a PM and we can discuss.
Be sure to keep it on your car or replace it with another one. With all the hills and mountains around Washington, you need a little extra oil to the front end of the engine. In fact a mag oiler is what saved my engine when the mag went out and I kept driving it on battery for about 10 years. After 10 years I decided to fix the magneto and found the funnel at the bottom of the crankcase, so all it had for oil to the front was the inside oil line with no funnel and the magneto oiler. I took out a few shims and replaced the inside oiler and magneto ring which had been cut when the oiler came off. It is still my best running Model T.
Perhaps a bit of re-work on the mag post you now have is all that is needed, the post looked pretty fair. Maybe file it back to taper, or silver solder a new tip on it, made from brass.
Since there is probably a spring inside, be sure to heat sink the small dia. point prior to solder.
New new repros always need work anyway. You can't just bolt on without checking the depth of the solder pad on the coil ring, usually you have to grind away some of the point on the new repro oil line pickups as it's too long.
Pickup too long, won't let the base set flush.
Ford showing the solder pad on the coil ring that the mag pickup contacts with its spring loaded tip.
Thanks Royce. Check your mail!
A better picture of the damage.
Thanks Dan. Take a look at the most recent picture I attached and you'll better see what I am talking about
Sorry for the additional posts. My browser is giving me grief.
Hmmm. My second picture disappeared.
Royce... Look forward to hearing from you!
I still have not received a PM from you John (hint - click on my name).
Seems like I should have any part you might need.
Did that Royce. Couple of times. Something must be haywire.
There is mine. Please email me!
Thanks Royce. Now that we are connected we'll figure something out!
Thanks to Royce and the FORUM. I received the part today that Royce sent to me.
How could we not like this place?
I have had more than one repop blow out at the bottom like John's did, leaving the spring-loaded contact pointing off toward Joneses' instead of making contact. It hasn't happened for a few years, so they must have changed them to make them stronger.