Repairs with spit and bailing wire

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2015: Repairs with spit and bailing wire
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Osterman on Thursday, September 03, 2015 - 01:18 pm:

Thought the group might enjoy this. Had some radiator shell problems; a broken fitting on one side and lost thimble on the other. I fixed the broken side by riveting an L shaped bracket of steel using cut off nails for rivets. Couldn't find a thimble in my box of old used parts. I just couldn't see spending $8 post for a $1.50 part and waiting for a new thimble from the suppliers ... so I cut the buggered end off the bottom of an old steel dope cup and it did the job.


thimble


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Osterman on Thursday, September 03, 2015 - 01:18 pm:

Sorry for posting again ... didn't see the first one take.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary H. White - Sheridan, MI on Thursday, September 03, 2015 - 04:38 pm:

Likely period correct.


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