Since Ford did not provide a battery or wiring for a battery, was there a terminal for a battery on the coil box from the factory? If not, was there a hole for a battery terminal in the dash board? My current replica dash has no hole (and no terminal) for the battery. I like it. Is it authentic?
The dash and the coil boxes of all Model T's had a battery terminal originally from the first Model T until the last.
All of the coil boxes with a switch on the front have a battery terminal on the right and the magneto terminal on the left. I hope that this helps. Good luck with your project. Bill
From about 1921 up coil boxes didn't have the battery terminal, the switch on the dash took care of both. The 26/27 only had the one terminal on the bottom of the box.
All wooden dashes for Model T left the factory with 10 holes for the coil box porcelain insulators to poke through. One of those holes is for the connection to the coil box switch of the BATTERY. Since your car is a 14 it also would have a slot for the steering column to slide into place through the side.
13-14 coil box photo by Kim Dobbins.
That's what I suspected. I'm getting a new dash and will be adding a terminal. Thanks everyone.