The Model T judging Guide (6th edition) states "Steering Wheel Nut: Made from steel. Nickel plated or painted black:"
Mine shows no traces of nickel plating but it does have a letter "C" stamped on the top of the domed section.
Has anyone seen an original nickel plated steering wheel nut?
I've never seen a plated one that I thought was original. They really aren't steel either. They're cast iron and if you tighten them just a bit too much, crunch, no more threads.
Very poor cast iron. I have never seen evidence of Nickel. Maybe some after market ones were available.
The original nut on my car did just that... crunch! Now it wears a replacement from a donor car.
I have seen a number of originals with what appeared to be original black paint. Like Jerry VO, I have never seen one that appeared to be original nickel.
Just my (this time) unscientific view point.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
I have a NOS nut on my '25. They were raven finish. Next question, have you found your nickel plated dash light yet. I've never seen a Ford one in nickel, but have seen others that are.
He's another Canadian difference. The steering wheel nut with the two flats to take the horn button was usually nickel plated.
Allan from down under.
The dash lamp on the Improved Car, '26-'27 was nickel plated. The factory adv states 'finished to match other instruments' means nickel.
The '24-'25 accessory dash lamp was raven or black finish as you posted.
Larry, I haven't been spent much time looking for the dash light. I'll probably leave that for later on. Right now I'm trying to get the machine shop to finish my crankshaft and give me my engine back.
Dan T, Interesting photo cropping of the picture showing a '26/'27 dash?! Great photo however.