Does anyone have a photo of the switch face plate for a 1911 Jacobson Brandow coil box? Or if anyone knows where I can get one? Any help is very appreciated! Thanks!
A Google search for "1911 Jacobson Brandow coil box mtfca" revealed this old thread:
See the reproduction that Lang's has at: https://www.modeltford.com/item/4252SW.aspx The note in their catalog says, "All of the parts for Jacobson-Brandow coils are available individually. Inquire for pricing." That may mean just the reproduction coil and not coil box or switch parts -- but you can give them a call. Ordering number is 1-800-872-7871 or Tech support is 9788-939-5500.
Also page 92 of Bruce McCalley's "Model T Ford" shows the Jacobson-Brandow switch and coil box used during 1911.
I don't remember reading if you have already requested a copy of the shipping documents for your 1911 Torpedo Roadster or not. There are many threads I don't get to so I may have missed that. If you have not obtained a copy, I would recommend ordering a copy of the original shipping document (also referred to as “production record”) from the Benson Ford Archives for you car (use the engine number). The cost is $20 and it helps support the museum & archives. See: http://www.thehenryford.org/research/productionRecords.aspx and you can order any shipping document between engine serial number 1,119 to 70,920. Information below is from that page:
How can I order production card information?
• There is a $20.00 per serial number charge.
• Provide your serial number, make, model and body type (for Lincolns), and contact information.
• Payment may be made either by check payable to “The Henry Ford” or by credit card.
Benson Ford Research Center
P.O. Box 1970
Dearborn, MI 481821-1970
Fax: (313) 982-6244
While looking for that info, I ran across Trent's web address. He restored a 1911 Torpedo Runabout and has some good information on that restoration at: http://jupiter.plymouth.edu/~trentb/Torpedo/TorMay7Y2K.html and http://jupiter.plymouth.edu/~trentb/ModelT/Torpedo2/TorJune16Y2K.html (which includes photos of a re-painted but very original 1911 Torpedo).
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Hap, thanks for that great reply. I did see that langs sells a whole switch but I don't see just the face plate. I will call and talk to Don about it. Also, yes I did mail in for the original shipping invoice for my Torpedo from the Benson Ford research center last week and I am excited to see what it says when I get it. I believe it takes about 2 to 4 weeks.