Dos anyone have a pictorial evolution of transmission cover inspection plates?
Pictures from the forum:
Early 1909: (S/N 904)
October 1910: (S/N 32374)
November 1911: (Tapered cover came in June 1911, "Made in USA" was added in 1912)
Plain cover used 1913-1917:
Usual embossed type used 1918-27. The version to the right with embossings at the gasket surface was made out of thinner steel and may have been used 1918-21(?):
You failed to show the 1912, early '13 Ford script cover with Made in USA on it.
Well, do you have a photo to add, Larry?
(There are several versions of the early square and rectangular plates missing too, but I couldn't find photos of them at the forum.)
Thanks ! Nice tutorial.
Here are the remainders:
First door, flat steel , for the 2-pedal T's, with bolt that turned lever underneath the door to lock it in place. Dimples in corner align the cover.
The later door, alum, with 4 bold ridges in the cover as you pictured.
The 'Made in USA' taper cover, used mid 1912 to early 1913.
On the two side by side photo That Roger shows the embossed one on the right is the same type as on Derrick Pang's '21 Runabout. My Late '26 has the one on the left.
I don't think they ever changed in Kansas. We don't have evolution.
Now that's funny and i don't care who you are!!