Good Day! I am a teacher in Wisconsin who in collaboration with schools in Kansas, and Florida and modeling a 1916 Model T to 1/3 scale.
Our group is responsible for the accessories... the headlight, head lamp, tail lamp, steering wheel, crank, and any other accessories one can think of or help us with.
So why are we posting... we need help. We have found very little online in regards to dimensions/ measurements of the above parts. We would love to get in contact with anyone with either a 1916 (or within the range of style) for any possible data that could help us model the parts. What does that look like? Photos (with a tape measure next to the part straight on)... to any photos of documentation or drawings that might exist, but we just can't find.
Any and all help can be sent to my school email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks in advance for your help!
By "head lamp" do you mean the side lamps, up by the windshield?
I'll see if I can get a few pictures for you tomorrow.
Any photos with a tape measure added in the photo would be great.
Peter, I am not familiar enough with Wisconsin to know which of these might be closest to you, but there are four chapters of the Model T Ford Club of America in your state. You might try getting in touch with the closest one to see if anyone has a car that would help you.
Peter, the "Dairyland Tin Lizzie's" are located in West Bend WI. I believe they're a very active group and might provide you a bucket load of information.
Your students would learn more (and have some fun) if they had a real Model T to measure. I'm sure a local owner would be pleased to drive over if you contact one of the chapters mentioned above.
Peter, I sent you an email.
I'm a member of the Dairyland Tin Lizzies and may be able to help on some of the items you listed, but I don't have a '16 Model T.
Headlights would be similar enough for model building from '15 to '25, steering wheels and crank too. The kerosene tail and side lamps were similar and used on (almost) all cars 1915-19 and on some cars up through 1925.
Lang's old car parts has a catalog that has reproduction of Model T Ford parts books for around 10.00 .They have one that covers 1916. It will have pictures of the parts and there measurements.