i have a late 14, october 14, roadster that came with a new generic dash with only the holes for the coil box drilled. i have searched the forum and find only john regan's notes about the side light holes, both types, thanks john, but has any one got the rest of the story for me? thanks, clayton
Check a very recent post called "mounting a stewart speedometer". I think there's some pics in there showing a 1914 firewall.
I asked your exact question recently at:
Here's what I've been able to dig up so far:
Carb Mixture Hole (1/2”):
Coil box Mounting Holes (9/32”):
Steering Column Hole (2-11/16”):
Horn Mounting Hole (1”):
Side Lights (9/32”):
Good luck! TM
thank you Ted for taking the time to post all that, but it still really is not a blue print for locations by measurement. Except for Royce's specs for the horn tube, i have seen those, and your post before. mine has coil box and mount holes, steering column hole( 4 symmetrical, no slot) and the frame brackets, and its in place, with body, but the 4 brackets that attach to the cowl area are not drilled, need that, and carb adjuster slot location. body wood has been done or i'd just buy the plans which i assume would include the firewall.bud, nice photos, but again no specs. thanks for the effort
anyone have an original fire wall they want to sell?
Ted M, here is something i found by searching for 1913 dash thru mtfca google. it is the blue print i want, however, read on to John Regan's comments that some measurements are not correct. another piece of the puzzle to ponder !http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/167038.html?1288184242
I believe John can supply a new firewall that's correct. He's a stickler for using the original Ford drawings.
the plan for today was to fire up the car with a supposed rebuilt motor that has not been run since the late 70's or early 80's so to see what i actually bought. it needs some stuff secured enough just to drive around a bit and see whats right and whats wrong. first i needed to attach the body to the firewall i used the mel miller plans as it seemed those may be correct. when fooling with the steering colume i found that my holes for the frame brackets are allready drilled in a verticle line, and as pointed out by john r in previous post that is not correct. my dash, had the mounts forced sideways to match up to the holes, actually tweeking the frame rail to make it fit. that would mean that the holes for the steering colom are wrong too. so, ithought i had a usable but uncomplete new dash, but in fact its junk. now, the reason for this post, i see in all the vendors photos, they show an incomplete dash with the bracket holes in a verticle line just like what i have already. steve j, yes i know john makes dash's but i read in another thread that he says he only makes them in winter, and only by request. i'm sure they are very nice, and i will call him this week, but really, are all the venders wrong? how about jon anderson? i tried to find his contact info today and nothing came up thru google mtfca. any one have an idea?
Get one from RV and Jon. Good work, good guys!
Clayton -- Jon Anderson doesn't use a computer. But if you ask RV to pass a message to him, he will. email@example.com
John Regan's dashes are made to Ford drawings and are absolutely correct. firstname.lastname@example.org
tried today, mr regan is out of town for the week, business or pleasure? have fun john!, and rv did not answer the phone, i'll try again, but i like conversation better than emails