The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Museum in Detroit has a nice 1912 Torpedo, with no door latches. I have placed a wanted ad in the classifieds. However, I would appreciate it if someone could post a photo of one, (or both), so we even know exactly what it is we're looking for. I know these are specific to '12 Torpedos & scarce, but who knows?
Henry Ford thanks you!
(and so do I)
Attached is a photo of the door latch on my 1912 Torpedo.
Exploded view of '12 torpedo latch. It was taken apart for cleaning and restoration.
Torpedo door striker. Newly machined. Copy of original. I apologize for the poor quality of these two pictures. Photography was not my best subject.
those look just like 490 chev i might have some will look .charley
My original 1912 Torpedo body had latches similar to those pictured except: no rings around the mounting screw holes, 4 mounting screws on inside door surface ( none on jam face), knob that screws on for a handle. The right side was the same as some touring car Fore-doors. No latch on Fore-door left side!
Isn't that for 1911 Torpedo?
Referring to the striker piece.
(Message edited by Jack Putnam in Bluffton, Ohio on November 10, 2015)
This is the original door latch for my early 1912 Torpedo. I also have a late 1912 Torpedo which has the same latch.
Those are great photos and will help a lot. Thanks very much!!
Sorry Jerry. I looked in my spare parts garage
and couldn't find anything close. Good luck with
jerry! if you get the repo 1913 latches and re work the handles you will have the same thing as what is on gregs car.charley
Check this ebay item out, you can get at least one latch here. The latch for sale here looks just like the ones on my two 1912 torpedos and my 1912 Touring.
greg!!! you better look again. charley
I think this is what you are looking for.
Yes, I believe that's it. Are these being reproduced?
The catch looks different than the others shown above. What is the difference?
These are actually 10-11 Torpedo locks and strikes. Evidently they were used in 12 also. Looks to be a dead match. The difference in the strike is that this one has a back wall to it so when it is installed in the body the wall extends outward just past the sheet metal. So when you close the door, the plunger in the lock strikes the back wall first and does not strike the painted surface of the quarter panel. The wall can be narrowed to the width of the plunger if you desire. I have one pr. of these.
Here are a couple of hatches for comparison.
I don't know the year of them, but one of them looks like the picture Greg has posted and the other looks like the picture that Tom posted.
Jerry, it looks as if I may have missed a call from you?