Does anyone have a set of 3 cans and the running board bracket that they would be interested in selling?
If you don't find any old ones for sale, you can get new ones for "only" $235.
Plus the cost of some sealer, in case you actually want to use them.
Boyco cans came in two width sizes. I think they were 9.25 and 11 inch. The narrow ones fit better on a T running board; the wider ones on bigger cars. I have a set of the wider cans for sale, but only a single or two of the narrower cans. Probably no bracket and the lids may or may not be original.
The ones I have seen in advertisements show two wide ones and a narrow one in a set. It seems the cans are fairly easy to find but the brackets are harder to come by. I don't know if the brackets are adjustable for length or if you need the right width cans to make them work so I probably need a full set with the bracket or just the bracket and then I'll know what cans I need from there.
Forgot to mention that I'm just looking for originals, no reproductions. Thanks
Someone posted a source about replacement caps or ones that you could use that didn't leak. I don't fill my cans cause they splash out on the running board on long tours.
Haven't had much luck with a gasket material that is happy with the gas.
An idea I've seen when you find a can with a totally rusted out bottom is to use it for a storage compartment.
Jared - I took particular note of your comment above, and this is something that always struck me as "unbelievable"! The catalogs of our major parts suppliers have previously included a line in their description of "repop" Boyco cans that always said something to the effect that if you intend to actually USE the cans, they must be treated with "sealer"! Again,....UNBELIEVABLE! I always felt that for nearly $400.00 (and I recall them actually priced that high) the darn things should NOT leak!
The interesting thing is that I now see that same catalog listing for what appears to be the same "repop" cans that DOES NOT any longer have that comment about the need for "sealing" if actual use of the cans is intended. That prompts the question in my mind of whether the cans are now leak-proof, or, if it was just decided to omit what I consider a "negative" comment about the need for sealing if actual use is intended. (???) for what it's worth,......harold
Lonnie, I was misinterpreted. The width that I meant is not measured from front to back as they are placed on the running board, I'm talking about the distance from the side of the can toward the outside of the running board to the side of the can toward the splash apron, as placed on the running board. As for the width (or depth) that you mention, there were at least three sizes In the small narrow sets, alone.
Thanks Terry, I did not know that they were different in that direction.
Another thing to consider if your going to actually use them is to make some sort of funnel/hose to pour from the cans.
I'll take a picture of the two different can sets and post them as soon as I can.
The latest Lang's catalogue (2014) still says the new ones need to be soldered or sealed. Harold is right. For that kind of dough they should come ready to use.
There is a few sets of replica already soldered and tested ones being offered by the maker on tbay. I believe this seller is the actual maker of the new ones.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Model-A-T-Ford-Gas-Water-Oil-Can-Set-Boyco-1914-1915-192 0-1925-1927-1929-1931-/301051071697?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash= item46180accd1&vxp=mtr
U suppose the vendor is Howell. It is from Beaumont Tx
Yes it is Howells sheet metal that makes these.