Am getting ready to drill the holes in the blank, new firewall I had made to spec by local person. Want to do it right and I know that Ford changed some of the sizes based on various things. I have the original for location but getting the right diameters is a rough guess at best. If anyone would be willing to provide the actual sizes for the below list, I would be forever grateful! Yes, I did email John Regan but have not heard back.
Car info: LATE 1914 touring (engine 629818). Has steering hole with slot. Late model side lamps with integral brackets.
1. Body to Dash (4 holes)
2. Side Lamp (4 holes)
3. Horn Tube (1 hole)
4. Dash to Frame Bracket (6 holes)
5. Steering Column Flange (3 holes - fourth is shared by steering column)
6. Mixture Control Rod (2 holes). Also request angle of hole (21 deg?)
7. Windshield Brackets (4 holes)
8. Coil Box Mounting (4 holes)
9. Coil Box Insulators (10 holes)
10. Radiator Support Rod (1 hole)
11. Steering Column Pass-through (1 hole - the big one!)
You should do the same thing as John did. Buy the drawing from the Benson Ford. I don't think it is fair of you to ask John for something free that he had to pay for.
The problem mainly Ted is that you are asking for research during a time when I am super busy. I have the info but it takes time to find out which version of the dash would be on your car and then figure out all the holes. I have a lot of drawings but not the greatest filing system. I have most info in paper file drawers based upon the item part number. The same question asked during the winter months would make it a lot easier to fulfill your request. My own T is not running at the moment and I was in Ohio all day yesterday with the motor out of my T and in my truck. Got back home at midnight. I spent the day before arguing with Comcast to try and get my cable repaired after a landscape company decided to dig right next to the main cable box for the neighborhood. I went there after dark and personally spliced my own cable back together with a piece of "DIRECT TV" coax left over from my previous dish install. I hope you can perhaps understand that my priorities are a bit scattered at the moment and if this posts OK then my spliced cable is still working. I am sure I will get into another fight with comcast over who did what. My plan is to pull a SCHULTZ maneuver and say "I saw nothing.....I know nothing" Their trouble dispatch service is laughable. Nobody has a clue nor can any of them speak English. After about 5 attempts when their guy was a no show at the appointed time - I finally gave up. I am still waiting.
Sorry to hear about the cable travails! Frustrating. Hey look, I was just requesting the info hoping someone might have it readily available. An innocent request - no evil intent on trying to get "something for free" as the previous poster implied. In fact, cost of information didn't even enter my mind (perhaps it should have!) when I wrote. I posted because I know there's a heck of a lot of good information exchanged frequently on this site. I'm in no rush to drill these holes and will do the best I can with the rough original I have if needed. I do NOT want to put you or anyone else to task for this info - not the intent! And good Lord, certainly don't want to rip anybody off of costly information without being fair.
Anyway, really appreciate your taking time to respond and please don't divert your efforts from the important things you're dealing with! Good luck with the cable company and nice job on your repair - it worked!
I took no offense. Wait until the snow flies and I will have more time but don't tell my wife that.
Please see John's previous 1914 dash postings at:
Dash hole for carb control is 20 degrees along with how to drill it at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/411944/449090.html?1401577443
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Hap, this is really helpful. I had see those posts before but obviously didn't remember the diameters and angle (duh). Two down (items 2 and 6)! Thanks! TM