So I started pulling apart the coil box in my 1915 runabout. When I removed the original wood bottom it had some confetti in it.
No wonder they don't allow it anywhere these days!!
I showed my wife and she insists that I save it and put it back in after the box gets re-painted before the new pieces go back in.
Makes you wonder what these cars have seen in the last 100 years.
It was probably n a ticker tape parade once?
I was thinking a wedding car?
Looks to me like typical pre-16 coilbox paper. Ford did not want to spend the money to get rid of the hole punches in the engineering offices so he disposed of it in the coilboxes or rear seat pan only on Tuesday production days. Authentic paper will have black ink on it and be a little thinner than modern printer paper. I sell reproduction kits for $16.95 plus shipping.
Does that include the coilbox & lid? :>)
Too funny, but you are pulling my leg, right ??
According to my engine number my car was built on July 13, 1915 which as it turns out was a Tuesday. Lol
You guys are TOOO MUCH!!
And I think I fit right in. . . .
Dan, does your kit include the carbon paper punchings that would be in there too??
Oh wait, carbon traces. . . . . .
This reminds me of something. My old buddy for 53 years and mentor gave me an idea a couple of years after he passed. I bought his '25 coupe at his estate sale. A year or so after that, I removed and disassembled the brake light that he had installed to clean it up and replace the bulb. There on the front side of the reflector, opposite of the bulb, he had scratched his name and date when he had installed it. I had no idea that he had done that. I thought that was pretty cool. I did the same when I put it back together. I think more of us should do that when restoring or repairing components for future generations. JHMO. Dave
I am just kidding. However, my offer still stands and I am standing by ready to take orders.