I came across a double wishbone accessory today at Hershey, as seen in the picture. I was surprised how light it was when I picked it up. It appears to be rolled steel. It has two dog ears at the attachment points. I'm assuming the top one would go between the perch and the wishbone, and the lower one would go between the castle nut and wishbone. Any idea if this is correct? Seems like you may run out of threads on the perch or might not be able to get a cotter key in?
For those who have or use one, are they constructed the same? Would want to make sure that I'm not in fact reducing the strength by putting it on.
Finally is $125 a fair price?
I doubt if the perch has enough thread to use 2 dog ears, even with 1 I wasn't able to get the pin in with out turning a little off the nut.
That's what I was afraid of. Any others?
Hard to tell from your photo if it's an original period accessory or it's home brewed. $125 seems high to me from what I am able to see.
Kerry is right. You need to have the early perches and wishbone and an accessory second wishbone that goes in between the perch nut and the axle. Then you need to buy 2 of the short nuts that hold the pinion to the drive shaft to replace the original perch nuts. That will allow you to install the cotter pins.
There used to be many at swap meets when I was 19.
It looks like all the ones I have seen.
They were made well.
last I checked there were 6-7 different ones lying around here. I would think $40-50 tops.
Thanks guys. I think I'll pass unless the Hershey rain drives down the Hershey prices. And even then I'd have to see if I could make it fit.