I want to install the combination Choke rod in my '25 roadster....can I do this and where do I get the items? Will I have to look in swap meets or e-bay....haven't gound any ads in Lang's, Shyder, fun projects or Mac's....
thanks for any nelp...Jack
Jack: I think you will find them in Lang's catalogue. Looks like item # 4591, 4129B. Give them a call, I'm sure they can get the correct ones to you. Merry Christmas.
Be careful before you do anything. There are two different choke rods used in 1925. One is 3/16, and the other is 1/4. The 1/4 inch rod takes a different dashboard than the earlier style. Also, the carburetor adjusting/choke rod is unique to the 1925. All together, there are at least 10 different lengths of them. I believe the one for the touring and roadster is 23 1/4" long.
Thank you bill and larry,...my fire wall has a bell crank for cchoke and wire hooking it to the carb, while the needle valve admustment is up under the dash and hooked to the u joint on carb....so I have difficulty trying to fugure out how a combo works....I have no one around herer with a T and no one to talk with except you fellows.....I sure appreciate it and hate to look so uninformed....
Jack Rossi '25 roadster
Bill, checked Lang's on part nos and they specify '26-'27 so I will call
trish or ashley in the morning...Jack
We ALL started out here UNINFORMED so don't worry on that score. Best way to learn is by others experience. Worst way to learn is by one's own experience. The bell crank is what was used prior to 26/27 and the choke rod had a small round aluminum knob on it and it went to the bell crank with a simple pull action that pulled the choke because the other side of the bell crank had a wire that then went down to the carb choke butterfly. Still another wire went from the OTHER carb butterfly arm out the front of the radiator to be pulled by the guy hand crank starting the car thus the carb choke could be pulled shut by pulling on the knob on the dash or by pulling the wire looped end out the front of the radiator. The choke butterfly has a spring return on it so you have to hold it closed by pulling one of those 2 places. The mixture was handled by a separate rod that had a folded end so that you could reach under the dash and turn it. That rod was forked on the end that goes to the carb and the other end just went through a slotted hole in the firewall. You sorta grope around under there while you are driving and give it any slight turning adjustment to lean out the mixture after you get going and things are warmed up. I have never tried to swap out those 2 controls for the one common control setup of the 26/27.
Since you have the bell crank, I would leave it alone. All you need is a coat hanger to make the connection to the carburetor. The mixture adjusting rod is not hard to find.
If someone could make the dies required for the new style dash, then a early dash could be converted. The 3/16 hole would also need a tool to swage it over for the 1/4" rod.
Hey guys, I found the diagram and part nos in my cd on service bulletins...looks like it has about 7 or8 part nos and they are all listed in lang's...I printed it.... It came out in '26 and the Ford bulletin stated that it required a new dash hole in past model cars, and for the dealer to use the new model cars to get the dementions...The control for the needle valve in my car is all the way to passenger side and up against firewall and hard to reach...