I found this in one of my G'pa's boxes of parts and thought it peculiar. It's a top for the oil cap but missing the part that slides into the filler hole.
Can anyone shed some light on this part?
Not the best photos as I took them with my cell phone.
It is a 1913 oil cap Philip. Nice one!
Thanks Royce, it appears to be brand new. It was with a box of brass hub caps, coil box switch plate and a Ford script that goes on the radiator.
What would this be worth? Don't have a 13.
I think $125 - $150 to the right guy. It is a fairly rare thing to find in great shape like that one. I don't have a '13 either. At least not anymore.
Ford made two styles that year. Yours appears to be the double Made In USA version. If you look closely, there should be some traces of solder where it was soldered to the lower portion of the cap.
You are correct Larry, using a magnifying glass I found two small splatters of solder opposing each other on the inside.
Look REALLY REALLY carefully for solder remnants. The very first of these fluted caps were soldered in only 2 places but that proved inadequate and they were then soldered in 3 places. It seems that 2 places across from each other would allow the cap to rock back and forth and break the solder connections. If you have only 2 places where it was soldered then you have one of the very first ones.