What should the oil filler cap look like for an early '16 Model T? I have read conflicting accounts, from steel with script and no "Made In U.S.A." to steel with both and steel with nothing. Also, how many flutes? I have an early '16 (11/15) that I thought had the original cap. It is steal, three flutes and has everything on it (Ford script and made in U.S.A.) It sure looked old when I bought the car, but it had sat in a real barn for over forty years so maybe it's an early repop?
The script was dropped 5-5-16 according to the encyclopedia. Old style may have been on the shelves and placed on cars for quite a while afterwards.
"4/23/15 Changed inside diameter from 2” to 2-3/16” and the number of pockets and lugs from 6 to 3. Changed height from 3/4 to 13/16, specifying bottom of pockets to be connected with the top of the cap by a 1/4” radius of the inside of cap.
8/16/15 Changed material from fender scrap to running board shield or fender apron scrap.
5/5/16 Removed the name “Ford” and the “Made in USA”"
Thanks for the clarification, Roger! So it would appear that my cap is original to the car, which is always a good thing!
You have the correct cap. There are some repros out there that say Pat App. For I think. You don't want one of them, they are bogus. Even the brass caps are wrong. They have the Model A type script. Original brass caps are around, and so are the two types of steel ones. You only have to go out there and find them. Not hard to do.