Does anyone have photos of the One Piece Spindles used on a 1922 Model T
What are they worth?
I think I have one? If so its for sale
Don, you might try a Forum search. There was a thread a couple of years back, with pictures.
Don, I have heard of the 1922 spindles being used on the 1909 and 1910 cars. The arm is bend wrong, but can be heated and bend to the correct shape.
Lets see a picture of yours. From the encyclopedia:
FEB 2 Acc. 78, Box 48, Ford Archives
T280C (right) and T281C (left) one-piece spindles announced. "We will advise when full production will be the new style."
MAY 17 Acc. 78, Box 48, Ford Archives
One-piece spindles T278D and T279D discontinued. Branches asked to not order these and to substitute to older two-piece types (T280, T281, with T7715B and T7716B arms). (Factory blueprints indicate the one-piece type were not used in production.)
We don't own a camera anymore (Bad when I used to work for Eastman Kodak -threw the Nikon away when everything went digital)-Just went out in the Garage and it has T271 on it + an "F" in a triangle.
I think the other side went to a friend who is building a 1909 Landaulet (NOT E.E.)and he was going to heat and bend it as you suggested
Do you have a cell phone? Many of the pictures I post are from my phone. Send the picture to my phone 214 538 8838 and I will post it.
Earlier post with photos of the '22 spindle
In addition to Dan's link above, here are a few more.
Note the 1922 spindle has the flattened shoulders next to the bearing so it is easier to remove the bearing rather than the complete circle the earlier spindles had that made it harder to knock off the bearing and/or race. Also the arm is curved rather than straight. I think there is also a chance it will have “Ford” on the part as Ford began adding Ford to many of the parts as time went on to help cut down on counterfeit parts.
Several additional photos at:
Drawing of early 1909-1910 spindle:
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The spindles shown in Dan's link, originally posted by Willie are not 1922 one piece spindles. They look to be home made welded assemblies of some sort. Dangerous ones at that.
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Steve it took me awhile?
Royce, I have a set of one piece spindles that I though were 1922. (not the ones that Dan referred to)
The right one has a casting number "T 274 and the left has a "T 273". (also Ford cast in both of them) I looked in a very large T parts book and could not find the number. My parts book showed a 2694 C-R and 2694 C-L for the 1922.
Don if you need anymore pics of 22 1 piece spindles let me know. My 22 has been in the family since 22.
That would be great
Hi Don here are some pics of my 22 one piece spindles.
This is what my 22 looked like when I inherited it in 2001, my grandfather parked it in 42. My uncle disassembled it in the 80s.
This is what it looks like today, after alot of elbow grease and alot of help from the forum.
Thanks James for remembering to send in the Photos of this Rare One Piece Spindles on an actual Car
Your welcome Don if you need any more pics of them let me know. James
I'm working on a 22 TT, any one have the dates these were used?