Is it 'perches'? How humbling!! Anyway, why don't Lange's and Mac's and Snyder's not carry perches for early cars like the 1912?
My 1912 touring has a 'nipple' on top of the perch. My 1912 friend said he thinks that mean it is a later year. So I went to buy an early year perch and they are not in the catalogue. Any reason why not?
Thank you in advance. Bob
I can think of a number of reasons. You have probably read them on this forum
They re not being re produced at this time,Bob
The Rodda book shows three perches. 1909-1917 has no hole for an oiler. 1917-1919 has a hole on top for an oiler, but is otherwise the same. 1919-1927 is for the under-axle wishbone, and has no wishbone hole.
I suppose the early ones aren't being made because enough of them have survived to meet the limited demand.
I should add that most of the parts dealers have used parts that aren't in their catalogues, so you need to ask. There are also folks who buy and sell mostly used parts. Some who come to mind are Mark Freimiller (Model T Haven), Ron Paetz (Lone Pine Enterprises), Dave Huson, the Neunhoffers, and John Danuser. There are others I'm not remembering at the moment.
Interesting, I bought the under axle wish bone besides the over axle wishbone to play it safe. Now I need to see if the perch I have will accommodate both? Thanks for the heads up.
Robert, some years of the over the axle perch are longer than other years. Thus some will accommodate the under the axle wishbone and others won't. I had to find out the expensive way. You'll also have to use the thinner driveshaft pinion nut.
The fellow that was once making the repo perches told me years ago that he had about 20k in the tooling to make them. And then Ford wanted a cut from the sales. Does that answer your question? Dan