While hooking up the headlights on the 27 touring I needed another cap for the bakelight thimble. Now somewhere years ago I had some of them. I know I did, Did I not .?? So I started searching the old piles... Found this nice box of thimbles I had forgotten about, for T Ford and lots of other makes. The 2 largest openings are the T headlight and tail light thimbles. Its a shame the list under the lid is almost gone. If someone has a box like this and still has the list I would appreciate any help in identifying the other makes and models ...
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Donnie -- #42 on the chart looks like it's for a 1915-16 T headlight.
Mike: There is one pair of the #42s, I do not know what the "DC" or "SC" stands for.??? Also, the #41 is a single contact L shaped thimble. Did the 15-16 ever use a L-shaped one for the taillight. ?? Most of these are NOS with a few used ones mixed in.
Reading my post I just answered my own question. SC= single contact DC= double contact. as my grandson says "Duh" old brains work slow ....
DC is double contact; SC is single.
1915 - 1918 tail lights are kerosene. No need for a wire connector. Even the brake lights are kerosene in 1915 - 18.
The L connectors with double contacts were used from 1915 - some time in 1918 model year on headlights.
Thanks Royce. It seems strange that Ford left the kerosene tail light on for so long after the electric headlights came out. Ive never had a 15/16 but I do remember a friends 15 having a kerosene taillight .... Most of these will fit the T sockets, even some of the fancy nickel plated ones with the spring loaded contact.
And here I always thought that DC and SC were the same thing, "Direct Current" and "Straight Current". haha
What voltage does kerosene run on ????
Donnie, I just sent you a PM.
I think Ford had to limit the electrical load on the magneto. Two headlights in series plus the ignition coils were probably about the limit.
Oh, I forgot there was also a mag horn. (Used very little I think)