I am wondering if the hand cranks on the 1913/1914 T's are all the same Shaft length? On my 14 when the crank is engaged in the crankshaft pulley, the spring on the front is tight/compressed fully against the nose of the pan to the point where the dogs are not fully around the pin in the crank pulley. Are there different crank dogs which might afford a deeper reach?
Not in my experience Wilf. It is not difficult to correct this situation. I regularly replace the worn section of the handle with a new section of 3/4" rod. Just V the two pieces well and heavily weld them together and file down to round. Watch that you get the same relationship between the crank dog pin hole and the handle, or the dog will engage in a different position in the arc of the swing.
Hope this helps.
Allan from down under.
Thanks Al that's the info I needed.
They are the same, BUT the handles changed early in '14 from aluminum to cast iron. The early rivets for the handles were domed too, just like a hub bolt. I believe that was changed when they introduced the cast iron handle.