At least I hope it's easy. Are the rear perches identical left and right? Or are they different in some way ? This is for a '12.
I've been trying to keep all the parts properly identified while stripping, blasting, painting, etc. But it would be a lot easier if I could just toss both perches in the solvent tank at the same time and not have to keep track of which is which. I sure don't see any difference between the two.
The parts book shows one number for both sides, two per car, no left or right.
Great. Thanks Steve. That's just what I needed to know.
The correct ones for 1912 have no oilers, no provisions for oilers, and no oil holes. They are not marked with Ford script. Original bushings are bronze, typically worn out.
You nailed it, Royce. Mine are as you described, right down to the worn out bronze bushings.
I notice in the Chaffin's catalog that there are both brass and steel bushings listed, P/N 3844E and P/N 3844 respectively. Is the steel bushing intended for the spring (rather than for the perch), or is it for the perch on later cars ? I notice that the steel bushing shows a hole in the sidewall. That must be for oil to pass from an oiler.
When putting similar but different parts in the tank, you could always put a wire through the hole to mark all the left side parts, just saying...
I don't know why the catalogues call bronze bushings brass, but I use them in both springs and perches. I'd rather wear out bushings than shackles.
Ford went to steel bushings in the late teens. They are interchangeable.
Since the question was for REAR perches, it doesn't matter.