How can I know if a cut out is for a Model T or a Model A?
If its on your T the its a T cutout, If its on an A then its an A cutout. Seriously, if its the Original style cutout, it can correctly be used on either one.
If it is a modern ELECTRONIC one, then you have to determine if it is a positive ground ( MOdel A)
or Negative ground (Model T)
Thanks Bill. Now I have to buy a Model A to test the darn thing.
Pat, on our Canadian sourced A model cars, one forked terminal goes to the generator. The second one screws to the side of the can. On our T model cutouts, both terminals fix to tabs at the base.
They are interchangeable in service.
Hope this helps.
Allan from down under.
Thanks Allan, good info.
The V-8's use the round Ford script cutout too. The pronged terminal on those is screwed on. I'm not sure about the Model A's.
Most Model A cutouts had two screws, one for an L shaped connector to the generator post, the other for the wire to the junction box. Early cut outs (until Jan '29) had a forked terminal on one side, and a threaded one on the other for the wire. On the "usual" cutout, there was a round fiber insulator shaped to fit against the cut out body for the screws. After mid-1930 the screws became hex head instead of fillister head. The "feet" that mounted the cut-out ;had slots for the mounting screws.