I'm having trouble finding a right side 5 hole window regulator for my 1926 Fordor. I have been looking for a few months. If anybody has one or knows where I may be able to find one I would greatly appreciate it. I have attached a picture of what I'm looking for to this message. Thanks for any advice.
Hmmm, that looks more like the Tudor window crank. Not even close to the '27 Fordor setup.
Looks like the window cranks in my 26 Canadian Fordor, have 2not extra from spare doors but they are a bit rusty. I am trying to disassemble and repair a set for my restoration.
Patrick: That regulator is usable in 4drs, 2drs, coupes and is generally easy to find used however there are more than one thing that can fail on them. In choosing a used one, look for:
-Broken teeth in the big gear (as you have on yours)
-Stripped teeth on the small gear
-Pot metal casting on end of arm that goes in lower window sill might be missing, loose, or broken.
-Square that crank handle fits onto is sometimes broken at the split, rounded off, or not a good fit to the square hole in the handle (5/16" square)
I generally get $25-$30 for good used regulators when I have them.
You also may be able to use a 1928-1931 "3-hole" regulator for a Model A which is available thru Snyders for $37. I believe we put one in a friends '26 Tudor a couple years ago and the bolt pattern & arm was the same even though it only used 3 holes instead of 5...
Thanks Don and Dale for the responses. I'm not sure if my 26 Fordor is Canadian or not. But these 5 hole window regulators seem to be impossible to find. I went to the Hershey PA swap meet last Thursday and was able to find one (in the pouring rain), but it was in a collection of three doors. The person selling the doors wouldn't just sell one door, the deal was, buy all three or none. Unfortunately, I couldn't afford to purchase all three doors. Also when I was at Hershey, I stopped by Langs Model T tent and they confirmed that these type of regulators are hard to come by and they had none. I even called the guys at ModelTHaven.com, but had no luck there either.
Dale, if you end up with an extra 'right-hand' regulator from your two spare doors, I would definitely purchase it from you.
Thanks guys, and good luck Dale with your 26 Canadian Fordor.
Thanks Adam for the information.
I do have two 3-hole regulators from a 26 coupe, but I couldn't get the holes to line up and the arm which holds up the window was to short. But I will give Snyders a call with my measurements to see if any of the Model-A (3 or 4 hole) regulators would fit my door. Thanks again for the information, I'm new to this and just getting started. I inherited this 26 Fordor a few years ago and I'm just starting to restore it little by little.
Sorry Patrick. Three more folks after you, wanted to buy a regulator, but, Saturday, a man and his son got excited and bought all three doors--he said every door he'd found previously had been gutted! Good luck on your quest.
Thanks Mike, it was a pleasure meeting you at Hershey. (But I wish I could of convinced you to sell me a door). If you happen to find any more when you get back to South Carolina, just send me a message. Take care.
I am afraid I may not be understanding your problem. It appears that you have the regulator and all it needs is a new gear (perhaps both gears). The big gear is easily made by a business who does waterjet cutting. The pinion can be easily machined.
Now if you actually don't have one at all then I do have one that is surplus to my needs.
Hello Les, your right, I do have a window regulator, but it has 4 teeth stripped along with a bad pinion gear. I did initially take it to a welder/fabricator. He said he could fix it, but at $100/hour with a minimum of three hours work. So I was hoping to find a working replacement for now and hold on to my current one with the intention of fixing it in the future (after I take a welding course). If you have an extra right side regulator of this type and your willing to sell it, I would definitely like to purchase it. Thanks Les
You must know someone who can create a "cad" drawing of the big gear. I would bet there is someone within a 100 mile radius who does waterjet cutting. If you can provide a digital file I would bet on one new gear at between $50.00-$100.00 and if you can find others who can use them they will likely cost you about $15.00 each for about 10 of them.
Les, your probably right about the waterjet cutting companies, I will look for one around me today. I found two free CAD programs, QCad and FreeCAD, I'm going to play around with them today and see what formats the waterjet cutting businesses take. I didn't think my new Model T adventure would have me playing around with CAD software, but I'm up to learn anything.