i need some parts and cant find them on ebay.com. Do you have an idea where to get them?
2 Perches for Frontaxle
2 Split Rims 21"
I tried to reach Model T Haven but the Mailadress dont work (all mails come back)
Any other idea or somebody that sells some parts. Shipping is to Colorado.
Mike Patterson buys and parts out 1926-27 T's. and is a good source for solid original parts for the improved T of these years.
I have some of what you are looking for.
I'd say just post a want ad on the MTFCA website. There are lots of people out there who have parts lying around but won't list them on eBay just because it can be such a hassle.
Just watch out for spam. There seems to be too much of it floating around.
Mike Peterson, not Patterson. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org
You might also want to clarify which type/year of parts you are looking for. I.e. the spring perches for above the axle wishbone USA & Canada & England 1909-about 1919.
Spring perches for the below the axle 1919 - 1927.
Spring perches for the English style drop frame above the axle wishbone 1924-25.
Same for the type of front hub -- wood or wire wheel hub and what year range. Are they for your 1926-27 improved Ford (that's what I would guess based on the request of the 21 inch split rims -- but it is only a guess. Rather than one of the earlier style hubs.
And you might want to check with Tuckett Brothers. I would expect their T parts to be more expensive but it might turn out to be less if the shipping is a lot more from the USA than from England. My "guess" is the Flat Rate priority box from the US would work for the spring perches and hubs but the 21 inch rims would have to be shipped some other method. Their home page is: http://tuckettbrothers.co.uk/
Also it may or may not be worth your effort to join the Model T Ford Registry of Great Britain. They have a “spares” service for their members. I would guess, but I do not know, that they probably order items to save on shipping etc. Please see: http://www.modeltregister.co.uk/club-spares/spares.html
I agree with Terry Woods -- that Mike Peterson would be a good source for the "improved model" 1926-27 parts.
I also sent a note to Mark at Model T Haven to check and see if he may have foreign addresses blocked but not USA addresses. That was a few minutes ago and so far it has not bounced back.
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As others have noted, Mike Peterson deals mainly in '26-7 parts. If that's what you need, he'd be a reliable source for them. The larger T parts vendors, such as Lang's, Snyder's, and Bob's have lots of good used parts for all years. A few well-placed emails should find you what you need.
Glen Chaffin has may used parts, give Dave a call at 951-735-4791
Thanks a lot for all this posts.
I need this parts for building a trailer that i want to tow with my Model T. I have the following parts here:
1 front axle
2 bearings sets
1 wishbone (under the axle mounted)
and now need some additional parts as:
2 perches for my wishbone
Thanks for all your informations.
Hey Terry, good idea, and along those same line; Mike Peterson in Shevlin Minnesota does the same thing as Mike Patterson. ?????? :-)
If your model T was originally assembled on a northwest european assemblyline, I recommend you to be very careful as to what parts you purchase, reason being that many of the parts used in the English and Danish assembled cars in 1925 and early 1926 differed from the standard US ones.
If you have the frame, do examine it very carefully - especially the height of the rear
cross member, as this would probably determine which type of front axle, wishbone, and perches you will need to make things fit together.(Ref.earlier thread: "Drop frame or not".
Good luck with building your Model T Trailer. You probably already have the wheel felloes the part the rim bolts to, but you did not mention those.
Also they had two different 1926 style rims a felloes. You should be sure to obtain the same style felloe as rim. I.e. Hayes fixed lug style (produced by several companies under contract with Ford -- including Hayes, Kelsey and even Kelsey-Hayes aftet they merged) or the Kelsey lose lug style (produced by Kelsey and not used nearly as much or in as many assembly plants). I would suggest you use the same style that you have on your car -- so the one spare would fit the car and the trailer.
See: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/50893/70290.html for photos and discussion of the two types of felloes and rims even for the 21 inch tires. Note also that other cars used similar 21 inch rims and some 21 inch rims that were wider. Some Chevy 21 inch rims will work fine once the valve stem hole in the rim is relocated to line up with the Model T valve stem hole. One lug is a little different but the rest is visually the same.
Good luck with building your trailer. For some ideas about them please see: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/12878.html And remember to install the front spindles so the wheel bearings loosen as the trailer is pulled forward. Photo below taken from somewhere on the internet:
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The test message I sent to Mark at Model T Haven worked fine – I used the same e-mail address you listed and that I got from his web site. If you are not able to send him an e-mail, and you would like me to forward your e-mail to him – just send it to me and I will gladly forward it to him. If you click on my name, it brings up my profile and my e-mail is the third line down. Please put “Model T” or something similar in the subject line and it will be read much sooner.
See also Mark’s 21 inch wheels at: http://www.modelthaven.com/pdw.html listed for $175 each and of course he has just the rims, felloes etc.
Remember many folks are at the Hershey swap meet (and many of us wish we were).
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I realize that my above posting is not quite relevant to your project - my mistake - even
so the information could be useful to others that contemplate rebuilding 25/26 model T's, especially in this part of the world- good luck
with your trailer.
Check out the parts suppliers on this website. All the parts you need are on those suppliers sites.
Mark (Model T Haven) is at Hershey. I talked to him today and told him someone tried to get in touch with him from overseas about some T parts for building a trailer. He don't have anyone blocked--he's just gone. Email him again next week.
Thanks for all (so much) informations. Now i am going to sort the informations and contact some people. Will tell you more about the project "trailer for T" in the next time.