I would like to buy the parts to convert my 26 T to right hand drive. E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
I don't know where to get the parts you want, but I am curious. You profile says you're in Stockton, CA. Why do you want to convert your T to right hand drive?
You might try Ross Lilleker in Texas. He is an English fellow who has a huge Model T/A shop - . Lilleker Antique Auto Restorations www.mrmodelt.com. He grew up driving RHD cars. He probably has, or can acquire anything you need for a RHD conversion. You might also consider buying a great book called "The English Model T - A Century of the Model T in Britain" copyright 2008 co-authored by Ross' father, Bruce.
I have the same question as Henry - Why?
I am trying to find this for my brother who wants something different and does not have a computer.
He wants to stop his lady wife's feet being fried by the exhaust. In stead he will bravely submit to having his boots stick to the red hot pedals. Unless this is for a snowmobile, in which case he is being ungallant and hogging the heat for himself.
Jim, Your LHD drive T is one of the hardest models to convert. Touring, Coupe or Sedan you will need to source a RHD firewall and dash or otherwise you are faced with huge work cutting and re welding body panels moving it from one side to another. RHD firewalls and dash panels are extremely hard to find and in my mind all the cutting and moving would not be worth the effort. On my 26' Fordor Sedan the windscreen frame alone took three cuts and welds just to move the windshield wiper arm to the right side. Fortunately the Fordor Sedan shares its firewall with the TT truck and it was not to bad to sourc e a RHD steel TT firewall for that part of the conversion. You will also need the 26/27 RHD Hogshead and other steering components. Good luck with your project if you continue with it. Please post pictures of the project here if you make it happen.
I have the lower RHD frame/steering unit bracket if that helps you.
You will also need to change the brake cross shaft and remount the quadrant, you can buy that part new. The position for the throttle and spark levers are swapped. You will need a different throttle lever on the carb. You can't just buy the pedal shafts off the shelf if they need replacing, you will need to make or have them made. If you are using the equalizer for rear brakes it will need to be modified. Depending on which tie rod you have it will need to be changed. Depending on which timer you are using it mounts differently, the rod mounts at the bottom. If you are running a distributor you will need to come up with a linkage to use it. If you have a Ruckstell with center mounted control it will need to be changed to an outside type or make your own center mount. These are just a few of the hangups we are running into doing the same thing for a built up speedster.
Jim, Warwick may have missed your indication that you want the parts for your brother. If he has an earlier car than your Tudor, the conversion is much easier.
Mark has nailed some of the things you will need to change. The tie rod can be turned around but you will need a RHD adjustable end if you have the ball with the taper. You will need a RHD steering drag link, or else use an early one with the threaded adjustable end.
The big heavy item is the hogshead and pedals. I can get that for you but shipping costs will be up there!
Let me know if I can be of any help.
Allan from down under.
I made a list of all the different 26/27 RHD chassis parts using the 1927 Australian price list, mostly so I wouldn't make the mistake of buying LHD parts.
Some of these I'm really not sure what the difference was (eg the different steering bolts), but it gives a good idea of what parts will need to be adapted/acquired.
2721CR Spindle connecting rod yoke
2725BR, CR, DR Steering ball connecting rod (3 different lengths depending on year)
2900DR Petrol tank
2902CR Sediment bulb (fuel outlet faces opposite direction)
2909GR Petrol feed pipe assembly
2921R Petrol tank overflow pipe
3084BR Engine pan
3221R Commutator case (Oiler upside down?)
3376CR Transmission Cover
3402RD Clutch lever and shaft
3427R Slow speed shaft
3428R Reverse and brake notch
3434R Reverse pedal
3435RB Reverse and brake shaft
3439BR Brake pedal
3440BR Clutch pedal
3448R Controller quadrant
3449R Controller shaft
3455R Hand brake lever assembly
3458R Hand brake lever pawl (not sure how this is different)
3512RD Steering gear tubing assembly
3513CR Steering gear tubing flange bolt - long
3513DR Steering gear tubing flange bolt - short
3515R Steering gear to dash cover
3524RF Throttle rod
3525RF Lead rod
3532R Throttle and Lead rod guide
3534CR Commutator pull rod
3535BR Carburetor pull rod
3539DR Steering gear bracket assembly
3550R Steering bracket bolt - long
3551R Steering gear bracket cap screw
3634MR Dash assembly
4025BR Exhaust pipe
4057D Hood block - right
6206R NH Throttle lever
4129R Carb adjusting rod and knob assembly
5041ER Lighting wire
5042BR Switch wire
5046R Battery to starter switch cable
5047B Battery cable support
5051R Switch to starter cable
8531DX Horn to switch wire
8575X Terminal block to horn switch wire