1912 original dash dilled for rh or lh drive Canadian car

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Colin Mavins on Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:17 pm:

This is the original dash from our 1912 Canadian model t. It has two carb rod holes drilled for right or left hand drive.,}


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Colin Mavins on Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:19 pm:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Chantrell - Adelaide, Australia on Monday, September 01, 2014 - 07:48 am:

Out of curiosity, where is the patent plate mounted?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Colin Mavins on Monday, September 01, 2014 - 08:00 am:

hello In Canada our serial no plates are small compared to the us ones. Just above the steering hole it covers the extra hole.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Chantrell - Adelaide, Australia on Monday, September 01, 2014 - 10:55 am:

Interesting indeed, the RHD ones are the same size but mounted centrally above the coilbox just below the windscreen.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ray Green on Monday, September 01, 2014 - 11:19 am:

Hi Collin, as a matter of interest, can you show what your ID plate looks like as the one on my 1913 is different to what David has and it is from the Ford Motor Company of Ford Ontario Canada. Not Walkerville like on the others.. Ray


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith on Monday, September 01, 2014 - 11:36 am:

That looks like a Heinze switch on the above firewall, and yes, the patent plates do cover the adjusting rod hole, even on U.S. cars.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman T. Kling on Monday, September 01, 2014 - 12:06 pm:

Are the holes exactly the same only in reverse so that the same firewall could be used for either steering location by merely reversing it? Just wondering.
Norm


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Colin Mavins on Monday, September 01, 2014 - 01:02 pm:

Norman You are correct the walkerville plant built rh drive cars you just flip the dash over all Canadian cars have 4 opening doors when supplied. When dad replace the dash he only drilled one carb hole and placed the ser plate above the coil box.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Colin Mavins on Monday, September 01, 2014 - 01:10 pm:

here's a pic of the dash


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Colin Mavins on Monday, September 01, 2014 - 01:21 pm:

David it almost looks like the heinze switch is covering the other hole


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Hatch on Monday, September 01, 2014 - 01:28 pm:

I have an NOS 13/14 dash that is the same way, RHD or LHD. This dash came out of a Ford dealer in Tenn. Also, have a used 13/14 dash off that way. Dan


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Chantrell - Adelaide, Australia on Monday, September 01, 2014 - 06:02 pm:

Don't use the position of the Heinze switch in my photo as an example. This particular car was converted to a magneto very early in it's life to relieve it of the unreliable Heinze coils. The coilbox was removed and the hole used for a wire to the switch the magneto on or off. However, the patent plate is still affixed to the original firewall and never been touched.


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