Spending some time at Benson Library before OCF.
An interesting Model T parts card, dated 11-16-1907. Obsolete on 5-21-1908.
Same as T-817---- that number is Factory #817 for the Diff Housing Oil (drain) Plug.
That design is the flat headed looking plug with the single slot for a screwdriver to remove and replace.
Wonder what the obsoleted part looked like?
Typical 1909 Fac. # T-817 (Sales Part # 2532.
(Message edited by Dan_Treace on September 06, 2016)
Dan, we're looking for the drawing now.
Do you know what this part number might be?
You must have driven straight through.
Fac. # 1421 is Running Board Trim, rear, Brass.
Listed for 1909's with wood running boards, they have brass trim on the sides.
That ga. noted is Brown & Sharpe metal guage thickness, 18ga or .044" thick brass trim.
Fac. # 1423 is the trim for the front, #1422 outside left of the running board, #1425 outside right. And #1424 is brass 5/8" long single slot wood screw to hold the brass trim to the boards.
Early '09 like this 2-lever, with brass trim on wood running boards.
Yes. Now we're at the Hotel and going from there. What a great hobby.
Thanks. Tomorrow we'll be back at the library. Then, a seminar on packing the Model K waterpump in the afternoon...
You're welcome. Glad to help. That is fun at the Benson Ford researching, was there in Jan. for 1/2 day, wished for more
You should get Bruce's CD set and load it in your laptop, then easy to search by Fac. number, alpha, or numerical! That's how I find this stuff.
That encyclopedia on disk it the best fifty bucks you can spend on a Model T.
While at Benson Ford, they have an early printed copy of Bruce's parts lists. You can look them up alphabetically or by Factory number.
Those CD's are the best gift you can get from the author. Bruce gave me my set at Chikasha in 2010. Together with the signature in my copy of "The black bible" its my best memory of a great guy.
Photo: Michael Deichmann, Copyright 2010