Took a break from Carburetors and decided to do something a little more fun.
And the Tail Light...
The chimneys have a line of holes drilled in them from 1915 - 18. Those were eliminated to make the flame less likely to blow out while driving in 1919.
Also, your drawing shows the reflector used in 1916 - 26. The 1915 - 16 reflector assembly is round as shown in this picture.
Wow, very nicely done. I would love to see more of this kind of illustration.
Very nicely done, but I Wonder if you have the illustration of the O-Ford model tail light to.
Nice to have, Andre
I rebuild a few lights to put them for my 1926 touring.
As I found the car, it was a no starter car but for my poor back I add an electric starter and generator on it.
The lights have also the right brackets.
Also, the font itself has at least two different bottom shapes, the earlier one is more indented that the later (I think!).
Great drawings though!
Royce, I was wondering about the years in actuality. My 22 had this style on it, but I do have a tail light like your showing and wondered if that was a 15 you couldn't tell from the top and rim because somebody painted them gold of all colors. Now that you have confirmed it, I'll makes some changes and repost.
Andre, the brackets that my car has also hold the windshield, but I don't consider them as part of the side light assembly, they are actually in the body drawings or maybe the windshield's.
David, yes the one tail light I have that has everything Royce described as 1915, has a flat bottomed font. The ones in my drawings all have concave bottoms. But,that wouldn't show up in the drawings in either case anyway.
I did these initially to get a better idea on how to electrify them. I'm going to use my side lights as turn signals (you'd be surprised how many people don't know what hand signals are). And the tail light I've already electrified for both stop and tail. But I want to redo it with something a little more clean. Has anybody used those clip in lights that Langs sells? the one on a loop of thick wire that has a socket on the end, it fits in just in front of the burner. They come in both single and dual for both tail and side lights.
Ok, here's the changes as promised, the drawings look a little more complicated than I originally drew them, but I could include all the differences on one page rather than have several outlining a couple of items whilst everything else stayed the same.
And the tail light
Thank you once again for all your help. If there is anything I forgot, please let me know and I'll rework it some more...eventually I'll get it right.
Royce -- I thought the lower row of holes in the chimney was eliminated for '17, the same time as the change in the reflector. Where did you see the info that the holes were continued until '19?
Your drawing are just fabulous!
The burners had a leather gasket around their bottom end which fit into the flanged area of the font.
Please keep up your outstanding work. Bill
Bill, neither of my side lights nor the tail light had any leather gasket in or on them...do you know how thick it is? Outside diameter? Does it fit into the space near the font's opening? If so, that's a easy fix...