How was the T fan attached to the pulley? Mine has 4 Allen bolts with no washers, and I'd like to use a more original-type fastener (1924).
Usually 1/4 #20 thread machine screws.
My 25 has the screws.
Looks like I'll get the machine screws. I assume they also use split washers.
One trick I've learned to make the zinc-plated hardware store stuff look old: soak for a few seconds in metal blackener (Eastwood 10113ZB), then some clear sealer or lacquer. It usually blackens the plating pretty nicely.
The problem with hardware stuff is it is getting harder to find slotted screw heads. You can still get them at
I like the look of the wider head screws MHO
Before you reinstall your original fan blade check it carefully for cracks.
The new powder coated blades sold by Model T Parts suppliers are very nice.
Ron the Coilman
+1 to what Ron said.
When I bought my T the fan was missing one blade and its opposite was ready to let go. Last owner apparently didn't care, the bushing in the fan pulley was toast from running it out of balance. Now I get to buy two parts instead of just one.
You can try running without the fan. Your car may cool just as good without it - if you don't do parades. If you have a high compression head the odds are better, I think.