It's not at all unusual to buy a bunch of T stuff that includes some mystery items. Here are three that came home from Iola with me. Maybe somebody can shed some light.
I think this plug is oversized for any holes on a T.
The top side is numbered. Does that ring a bell with anybody?
I didn't find any markings at all on this.
The other side. I have no clue about this one.
Who's going to tell us all bout Van Kerr transformers?
Here are a couple of views of the other side:
I'm often amazed by the knowledge of obscure items I see on the forum. Let's see in anybody can ID any of the above items.
You need four of those transformers - one for each spark plug.
The Van Kerr "transformers" are often considered a spark intensifier.
Nice catch. Bill
I have seen the top plug in the top fill spot on the rear of a TT Axle.
Steve and Andy,
The plug may fit the rear axle, but from Bruce's "Price List of Parts" he has the factory number for the Ton Truck as: TT-136. The factory number is normally the number you will find if there is one visible on a Ford Model T Part – for example from memory (where is a photo when I need it?), the factory number T-202 can be seen on many front axles. The part number which is seldom found on the part except the very early parts where the factory number and part number are the same, is 1012 for the drain plug of the Ton Truck. Same part is listed 1918-27 but minor modifications would not be noted as long as the new part would function fine on the older models.
The price list of parts illustration is shown below and it appears to have a square rather than hex end:
But there is always more to learn about the Ts so if a lot of the Ton Trucks have that type of filler plug, we may need to check the change card/factory drawing to find out more about it.
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I believe the top photo is a plug for a metal barrel.
I agree with Jim. The top one is a barrel bung (plug) It had a chain with a small swivel on it. That kept it from being lost. Most barrels have a large and a small plug.
The top pic is a barrel bug. It looks real close to a bung (plug) on a Gulf oil drum I have.