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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: HCCT on Craig's List
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Bohlen, Severn MD on Friday, October 03, 2014 - 07:40 pm:

Saw this on Craig's list looks pretty good.
http://fresno.craigslist.org/for/4673984896.html

No relation to the sale just wanted to pass it on.

Larry


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By john kuehn on Friday, October 03, 2014 - 07:45 pm:

After taking a look at it, it appears to be in pretty good original condition.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ron Patterson-Nicholasville, Kentucky on Friday, October 03, 2014 - 08:12 pm:

That is a "Ford Agents Magneto and Coil Test Stand" Ford part number 18-Z-245. These used high quality Weston Electrical Instrument Model 156 meters.
In my view it is the single most desirable tool a Model T Ford owner can have.
I will try here a link to the original booklet that came with this tool.

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Ron the Coilman


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ron Patterson-Nicholasville, Kentucky on Friday, October 03, 2014 - 08:16 pm:

That is a "Ford Agents Magneto and Coil Test Stand" Ford part number 18-Z-245. These used high quality Weston Electrical Instrument Model 156 meters.
In my view it is the single most desirable tool a Model T Ford owner can have.
I will try here a link to the original booklet that came with this tool. link{http://www.funprojects.com/pdf/HCCTManual.pdf, Ford Agents Magneto and Coil Test Stand}
Ron the Coilman


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hal Schedler, Sacramento on Friday, October 03, 2014 - 10:04 pm:

Thanks Ron. A while back I paid $200.00 for one and restored it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Kriegel Mishawaka Indiana on Saturday, October 04, 2014 - 07:16 pm:

I would like one but when I have Rona and Brent to do my coils so well I can pass on it for now


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eric Hylen- Central Minnesota on Saturday, October 04, 2014 - 08:31 pm:

Hal, I agree. That's plenty for an unrestored one. But it is one of the nicest looking unrestored units I've seen.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John P. Steele, Montana on Saturday, October 04, 2014 - 09:46 pm:

Ron, Thank you for the instruction book. It has good info. Did Ford make any that did not have the part number on the base?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ron Patterson-Nicholasville, Kentucky on Sunday, October 05, 2014 - 11:55 am:

John
From information I have found Ford developed this style HCCT, did a production run about 1919 and offered them to dealers via the Branch plants/supply organizations. These units were made using many Model T parts and each had a serial number stamped into the base on the side (18-Z-245 SN xxxx)I do not know how many of these were originally Ford unis were made. Each of these units have the part number on the castings that were part of the casting mold.
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There was a short article in a 1919 Ford Service Bulletins announcing their availability. Over the last 25 years I have restored several of the original units with the stamped serial number. Unfortunately I do not have a good photo of this serial number stamping.
About one year later there is another FSB article announcing that the initial supply had been sold and the same unit was now available from Fairbanks Morse Company.
Ron the Coilman


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ron Patterson-Nicholasville, Kentucky on Sunday, October 05, 2014 - 12:02 pm:

The part shown above is the spark ring which was part #18-Z-245 suffix B. Each part had a suffix, casting mark but most were obliterated during machining. Only the spark ring number mark is fully visible.
Ron the Coilman


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John P. Steele, Montana on Sunday, October 05, 2014 - 07:05 pm:

Ron, thank you for the info!


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