I would like to list the brass radiator cap pictured, but as someone new to model Ts, I am not sure of the value.
I think it's original, but not positive.
Can someone help?
$18.95 new from Lang's.
Snyders sell new brass caps $16.00 to $20.00 not sure what an original would cost. I hope this helps.
Is the one pictured a repro?
I do think that the pictured cap IS a repro. Bill
Gene, caps with that shape on the "ears" are usually stamped. Yours looks to be cast, so is probably a reproduction.
Allan from down under.
it's a repop
Here's the real banana....$12.00 with the radiator neck. Most of the nickle was gone.
Ford never made that radiator cap.
Both caps I have look like the one Gary posted above. I've never seen a heavy cast brass cap like the OP showed, but it looks odd compared to original stamped caps.
Oh well, it's a stamped cap with a spun filler neck. I assumed it was an original , I shall defer to the experts. I had a cast cap on my 26 roadster, and a cast filler neck. Both repro's I know for certain. Lol
Yours is original. They're responding to the original poster's cap.
The cast caps are reproductions.
The stamped caps are original.
Here are some pics of mine - is it correct for a 1910 and do you think it's original?
Thin, high vane, looks right, and "weathered" enough to be a survivor. Is it a casting ?
How can you tell?
Bill: Castings are typically thicker and have a rougher surface. Can be left as is or polished. Porosity or “pits” are sometimes present as well.
Stampings on the other hand are typically thinner and the inner/outer surfaces will be smooth from the die surfaces.
I purchased a good original stamped brass radiator cap at Chickasha last year for $5.00.
(Message edited by AzBob on January 22, 2018)
Bill, yours looks original.
I have a nickel plated like the first one pictured. It came with a good flat tube radiator I bought. It was a cast repro. A dead giveaway for a repo is the thickness and the weight. Maybe the stamped caps would be harder to tool up to make them.
I guess all the repo caps sold these days are cast because they are cheaper to make?
Gary, your stamped cap is an early incarnation of that type. Later caps had taller ears. I don't know when the change was made, but if your cap was nickel plated, the change came after 1917.
Allan from down under.