Are reproductions of the Brass Tee and Elbow used for the gas lamp installation available?
They had the brass tubing at our local Slot & Wing Hobby Shop. If you can't find it from the usual Model T suppliers you might try a hobby shop.
I had to make the fittings, couldn't find anywhere. You can get copper, but that's not compatible and a big no no!!!! Do A search and you will find some old threads about it.
Lang's has them, but they are copper. I had to get them brass plated.
Alan, I made a few, I'll check to see if I have any left.
I made that T out of a brass T fitting.
Here are some before and after pictures from Randy Driscoll:
I made my T fitting out of the same type of fitting. All you need is a file and patience.
You can make the elbow out of a carburetor gas line fitting. The straight coupler I made from a piece of brass.
Oh, and you will need this too:
That 7/16" is measured to the center of the fitting. That makes the ends only 1/4" long. File it all down first so you have something to hold onto! Cut the ends last.
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Just a thought would brass insert T's work better (less filing required). Its a long ways until Im at this point but is there a source for the brass piping?
Someday, if I ever get done working on T's, you know the big stuff, maybe I'll have time to tackle a job like this. I even have an original gas line too! I'll bet it would be fun.