As seen on tbay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Ford-Model-T-Accessory-Firewall-Fuel-Gauge-APCO- No-Reserve-/370982706520?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item56604ad d58
Jay's got a couple of them too
That seems like a great home brew project I think. If I made an exhaust whistle, this should be a snap. Anybody made one?
I would use the bracket if I was going to run this unit. That cast iron body is a lot of weight to be hanging on the end of a lollipop stem without additional support. Metal Fatigue NEVER sleeps!
Anyone able to post a shot like the one above with a measuring tape or ruler next to the cast iron body?
Here you go Erich.
Thanks Jay, that is perfect.
I have one you can borrow if you want to duplicate one.
Can someone post a picture of one of these installed . Do you still have to look under the car to check the level of the button ? Karl
Karl, Yes you still have to get down and look under to check the oil level.
Keith, I would love to see it. I do want to make one up but I also would like to buy one if anyone has an extra original they would part with.
I wonder about the cork. Will it absorb oil over time and loose buoyancy. Is there a better modern material?
Yup, still gotta get under to look at it but the big plus over a glass tube style is that a rock can break glass, not cast iron.
Erich, I wonder if the modern Model A gas tank float would hold up to the hot oil. It might be about the same size. Not sure, but it may be closed cell material that could be trimmed.
If you look at the listing they are calling it a fuel gage instead of an oil gage. I hope someone doesn't try to use it as one. It may cause a fire.
You can have mine for whatever the price of the one on T-bay goes for. It's 'zactly the same. I'll even throw in free delivery.
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Keith, sounds good. I hear the one on Tbay is being donated to charity, so I will at least pay you a dollar for delivery.................Seriously, I can't see how much it is going for as I'm at work and they block Tbay for sooooom reason.