Hello all can anyone tell me or show a pic of how the taillight licence plate bracket. is attached to the spare tire carrier on a 26 roadster Thanks Merv
I know about the light on the fender, but am not aware of a factory light mounted on the spare tire carrier for 26. I have been wrong before though.
To the best of my knowledge, the '26 roadster was fender mounted and used a bent tin piece more like on the Model A. The bracket was the standard T center mounted hollow back drum tin cup type, with the license plate 'legs'.
Sorry don't have a picture, but if you know how to search, and search works for you...somewhere in the past Mr. Treace managed to post a pic' of a 26 roadster in a rail car that shows everything in relationship.
I think On the fender it should look like this.
As I understood only the no-starter car had a center mounted bracket for the Ford-O tail light.
Tail lamp doesn't mount to the '26-'27 spare mount on the runabout.
Here is the standard tail lamp set-up. Uses a fender mounted bracket, and the license frame/tail lamp was used from '24 up.
In place on the Improved Car
p.s. George! When I see 'Mr Treace' in answering any of my mail I quickly think of my Dad! Just call me Dan, thanks
Merv, the center stop light on all modern cars is called a Dole Light after the senator that introduced the Federal legislation that mandated they be added to all vehicles.
I complied and I do have a spare tire mounted tail light.
A combination accessory Stop/Tail light came out in 1926.
The light comes with a license plate bracket and mounts to the same fender bracket.
The tire mounted light is only a stop light, but the glare obscured the word STOP in black paint.
How did you mount the light to the spare tire bracket? I need to mount on on a friends car and there's not area to work with. Did you put it between the "Y" and the spare tire support? His coupe has the wood wheels.
Looks to be a simple angle iron bracket bolted to the rim clamp.
Me bad eyes, is see that now. The guy that I am helping wants a 26/27 brake/tail light mounted in the same place, his call. I'll do a little more thinking on it.
I like it.
The light has a bayonette style plug for a quick disconnect and a bolt the same size as the lug nuts, so one wrench can remove the bolt and lug nuts.
From your profile it looks like this is your second posting – so “Welcome Aboard”! It also shares that you are located in Canada. If your 1926 roadster is a Canadian produced car, please take a look on the firewall about an inch below where the radiator support rod joins the firewall and see if you find a letter and a number. Below is Gingles number from his 1926 Canadian Touring.
"If" your car is a Canadian one, then the following shows which letter goes with which Canadian assembly plant.
F for – main Canadian Ford Plant -- Ford City
M for MONTREAL, QUEBEC
T for Toronto, Ontario
W for Winnipeg, Manitoba
V for Vancouver, British Columbia
And if you have one of those numbers, please let me know what it is, along with the engine number (feel free to xxx the last 3 digits – I don’t need that much detail), and engine casting date (normally on a Canadian Engine a circle to the right of the water inlet on the block).
Again welcome to the forum. And if this is one of your first Ts welcome to Ts.
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