Okay. My 26 TRP (first Model T)
how do the headlights work? I do not see any switch. I do have an extra hole in the floorboard. Is it a foot switch? Do I do something at the terminal block?
Also, where is the glove box
The headlights are controlled by the handle that has the ignition switch (where you put the key) in the center. Click on the pictures in this link for a closer look:
I carry a old black metal lunch pail in the bed . Cell phone ,registration , flashlight and magnetic led lights for night driving.
That's my glove box. No need for drink holder as you don't have enough hands for that. That's what the co- pilot is for.
Turn the big lever knob left or right, gives bright or dim settings.
Be careful n getting b those n agnetize next to your cell phone. Besides, you b should be carrying 2 cans and a string for your phone ....
Time to troubleshoot. Anyone gave info on the terminal block? No lights from the master control.
May need to clean some contacts
This work for you?
19-25 WiringDiagram.pdf (139.3 k)
Here's another version of the wiring diagram. Check for tight connections, of course, and while you're at it take a look at the bulbs.
Thank you John & Steve,
Another adventure and can't wait to check this out!
Check and see if you have power to the lights but no light (meters are good) you might have grounding issues. Clean the sockets and check the ground from socket to frame.
Bulbs must have all blown before me. I now understand the wiring and diagnosed all the bulbs in front. I put in some 12V reserved for my 65 Mustang and front lights are working. I had to order 6V bulbs and the parts store will have them in the AM.
No news yet on the brake light or running lights until I get the bulbs. Had to go into town with the better half so more investigation tomorrow.
Assuming the car has a standard charging system with working generator, having all of the lights blown indicates that the third brush of the generator is set way too high or the battery connection was lost since in either of those instances the output of the generator can very easily climb to way beyond the normal 6-7 volt range. The generators on these cars are very unusual and you must never spin the generator without a proper load on the generator or your can easily destroy it. As little as 100 yards of straight ahead driving can result in a burned out generator. Learn right away about how this can happen or you will learn an expensive lesson by having it happen.
All lights are working now. I have low and high on headlights, I put some new lights on the rear and have running and brake lights. The generator is also working properly.
Thanks everyone for the help
If you want a glove box, buy a Dodge Brothers! (My '16 DB has a glove box--but this feature was deleted on later cars.) Of course, with a DB, you have to deal with 12 volt batteries, vacuum fuel pumps, really expensive tires and on and on. . .