There are some great posts on the forum about tool kits and some tools. My question though is while I have 3 buckets full of Ford Tools, I do not know what there specific purpose was designed for. Many can probably assist me greatly working on cars. Here are two good postings, but wow, I sure would like to see a big list of pictures and what each tool was designed to do.
Ford factory pictures of various years' tools, plus a large table describing each tool is in the back of Bruce McCalley's Book, "Model T Ford the Car That Changed the World". You can get a greatly expanded version on DVD from Bruce's wife Barbara, I highly recommend both the book and DVDs.
It's easier to check the parts book for the year of your car. Pictures are toward the back of each book.
I believe all the parts books are also in Bruce's encyclopedia (the disk version).
(Message edited by steve_jelf_parkerfield_ks on November 04, 2014)
Help Identifying A Model T/A riveting Machine, Made by Stiles Harman Co.
My humble thanks to Mr. Gorder for suggesting this site.
HI, I have an ole machine that I believe is an early rivet machine for fenders, running boards and brakes. Can you or some of your members help me Identify this? A Stiles Herman made in St Louis, MO. It has great forging marks of the era....
It is A complete machine with A 1/8 inch drill bit with A shoulder for countersinking. We use these in the auto body shop. The rear motor has A new period correct belt (I believe it to be?) and then the two heads are joined together with A foot pedal....
It is very solid and complete, except for the motor. The curve of the neck is period correct. I have always collected the olde Willys and round fender Deeres, so you guys tell me what years this guy would have been in the factory?
Any idea of the age or value would be greatly appreciated. Would A dealer have had one of these? Any folks know of any pictures or references to the Factory?
I can send you more pictures, if you need them?
Tim Grove, MSG