Proper spare tire mount

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2013: Proper spare tire mount
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Brian Healey on Friday, May 24, 2013 - 08:49 pm:

I have a 1919 touring and have seen the spare mounted on both the rear and the running board. Which is correct? I need to find one but would like to get the correct mount


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Wolf on Friday, May 24, 2013 - 08:55 pm:

On the rear is correct.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jack Daron - Brownsburg IN on Friday, May 24, 2013 - 09:07 pm:

If it came with demountables it goes on the rear,and non-demountable would have been on RB The very early tire carriers on rear had a round ring,not the "D" shaped one a on later cars.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Dallas TX on Friday, May 24, 2013 - 11:02 pm:

I believe only closed cars could have electrical equipment, and thus demountable wheels in the 1919 model year. If your car is truly a 1919 touring it would not have a spare, nor would it have demountable wheels.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Wells on Friday, May 24, 2013 - 11:20 pm:

According to the list of changes, open cars were approved for demountables starting on May 7 1919. The same is true for starters and generators. I know my 1919 Runabout has those options and was built this day in 1919. I took my car out for a run today to celebrate it's 94th birthday.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Brian Healey on Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 08:22 am:

Sounds like I will be looking for a rear mount. Thanks


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Dallas TX on Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 09:03 am:

Was your engine cast made after May 7, 1919? Is the serial number lower than 3068000?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Willie K Cordes on Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 11:08 am:

If it was my car, it would have a spare tire and tube or if demountable, a complete tire and rim ready to mount with air in it, if needed.
As discussed above, the running board mount was mostly for unmounted tires. (30x3 and 30x3 1/2)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Brian Healey on Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 09:13 pm:

my car has an august manufacture date. I'm new at this but the rim tire and tube all come off the wheel assembly...so I am calling that demountable..is that correct. If so im still looking to mount on the rear


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Wells on Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 10:31 pm:

Many people have demountables on pre 1919 cars because they are convenient although not correct. If your car was an August build and has demountables, then I personally would consider a rear spare carrier to be correct. Most importantly, the rear frame will have already been factory drilled for the carrier. Mine was built on May 24 and also qualifies as rear carrier correct. Brian, I just want to make sure. Did you mean Aug 1918 or Aug 1919?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith on Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 10:34 am:

It would be interesting to see if your frame is drilled. The earlier tire carriers are different than the later ones, so do your homework before you look for one, and good luck.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob McDonald-Federal Way, Wa. on Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 12:22 pm:

Also check to see if you have 30.1/2 or 21" demountable there is a difference. I have a 30.1/2 bracket but I need and am looking for a 21"

Bob


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Wells on Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 10:17 pm:

I found out today how convenient demountables are. I had my first on the road flat due to a weak old tire valve. I got that tire changed in less than ten minutes. One thing to watch out for. My sort of worn wrench, rounded off one of my sort of worn wheel nuts, making the quick tire change impossible. From now on, I'm going to replace all 16 nuts with new ones and carry a good fitting wrench. Demountables are useless if you can't demount them. Compare your soft old used nuts to new ones. The difference might surprise you.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Rodell, Sr.- Wisconsin on Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 11:19 pm:

Again, as Jack Daron noted above in his post, a 1919 would need the "full circle" rear tire carrier. These are not as easy to find as the later "D" shaped carriers.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Brian Healey on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 10:34 pm:

It is a 1919 manufactured in august of 19. Will be replacing all the lug nuts and bolts shortly. Going to try to replace all the spokes...have been looking for some good used wheels but thee isnt much out there. Also still looking for the spare tire holder been to couple of shows but nothing yet


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