Help ID this period oil petcock accessory

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2013: Help ID this period oil petcock accessory
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Nathan Bright on Friday, December 27, 2013 - 12:20 am:

Hello everyone,

the link below is a picture of an accessory I received for Christmas!

http://lh6.ggpht.com/-oLQrszgeQR4/Ur0LJMBM16I/AAAAAAAAAFM/EDQFKY1ag_c/s640/IMG_2 0131225_132458.jpg

If you pull the chain it pulls a cone shaped plunger that releases oil. You screw this into the bottom petcock hole.

Does anyone know what this is called/who made it? I would also like to find period paperwork on it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By keith g barrier on Friday, December 27, 2013 - 07:42 am:

Nathan, never seen one though it looks a lot like a moisture drain down for a air tank. Matter of fact one of those would work, never thought about it before. Good find. KGB


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hal Davis-SE Georgia on Friday, December 27, 2013 - 07:45 am:

I like it. To me, it looks much better than an ugly, modern looking plastic dip stick handle that so many are unashamed of bolting on their T.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Nathan Bright on Friday, December 27, 2013 - 03:37 pm:

anyone else?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Friday, December 27, 2013 - 04:06 pm:

Nathan, Here's a similar one I posted a while back.

ACCESSORY OF THE DAY 01/11/10 VAPORATOR FORD OIL COCK OPERATES FROM THE RUNNING BOARD


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Peter Kable on Friday, December 27, 2013 - 08:09 pm:

I'm with Keith on this one. A drain valve for an air compressor tank.

Reason, why would you check what the lower oil level was, you would keep draining oil out until it was at the bottom level ( too low)

I presume the thought is its meant to be fitted horizontally with the chain going to the running board, a risk of it getting caught up and letting oil out .


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hal Davis-SE Georgia on Friday, December 27, 2013 - 08:32 pm:

One could make the argument: Why would you check what the upper level was. If you get any oil there, it is too full.

I only check my upper one when I'm filling the crankcase. The rest of the time, I only check the lower one. You don't let out more than a teaspoon or so. It's not like you are going to drain the thing.

I think folks get WAY too worried about oil level. I would contend that anywhere in between the two pet cocks (No matter how they are operated) is an acceptable level, assuming your car isn't one of those "Fill the oil and check the gas" type.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By keith g barrier on Friday, December 27, 2013 - 08:52 pm:

Peter, I like this idea, but would route the chain up into the engine compartment rather than the running board. That would make it less likely to get caught on something, still be easier than getting on your knees. KGB


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Friday, December 27, 2013 - 09:29 pm:

Here's a better copy of the Vaporator Pamphlet.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Friday, December 27, 2013 - 09:40 pm:


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