Anyone have a photo or measurements for the choke wire that goes through the apron on a 24 tudor ? thanks, Ken
Mike Walker makes them . He does a fine job.
Try this link at Jon Regan's Fun projects:
If you want to make your own, a coat hanger or a 3/32 piece of welding rod will work. The diameter of the loop is 1 1/16, with a 1 1/2 wrap. The length varies depending on the brand of carburetor.
The ones I make are sold through Lang's.
They are the correct material for each year, and the correct shapes. Both materials and shapes changed through the years.
There is another post that shows the location of the hole in the apron of a 15. I printed it up,but I can't find it. Could someone please post it.---Len
This shows the location of the choke wire hole on any brass radiator from 1909 - 1916:
I use piano wire. The brass wire I originally used broke.
Piano wire is way too small, and if you used brass wire, no wonder it broke!
No original Ford choke rods were made of brass, even though all the ones sold by the other vendors are.
My dad has a couple NOS choke wires that he picked up from a Ford dealership approximately 65 years ago.
Both have a raven finish. One has a single twist while the other has a double twist.
He recently put the double twist on his 1917 Ford.
Double twist choke rod:
Rest of the photos are the single twist:
Note regarding my post above: both wires above have a right angle bend where they attach to the carb. According to John Regan's research, these correspond to the April 14, 1925 revision. The raven finish would indicate up to the July 23, 1926 revision when black enamel was specified.
The "two turns" or double twist on the wire that is now on my dad's 1917 Ford does not agree John's research.
The right angle bend is how they were sold. You put the second bend in on installation.
No doubt every auto part store would have sold something this common. I bet the one your dad has is an aftermarket replacement from Western Auto or Pep Boys ore some such.
Not every Model T is going to have the same length. You must bend the end to fit your carburetor.