after market, got one, mine has a tin shell.will put it on my formatruck. charley
Pretty neat. Charley, how about a picture of yours ? Mighty interesting. The T is a '13. Is that hops the farmer is showing off ?
Aside - I like that means of slinging the crank - I tried it, couldn't make it work without untying every time you want the crank . . . is there a trick to that ?
These may be of use.
1908-09 Vertical Crankhandle http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/192154.html?1298316742
Accessory Crank Handle Holder - How Does It Mount? http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/135173.html
Thanks Tom, it's always of value to revisit past topics. Both cover mechanical arrangements to hold up the crank, the factory supplied item on the first 2500 Ts, and later accessories. This picture shows the crank slung on a cord or leather thong tied between the headlamps and that's what I'm trying to figure out. So far, seems it would have to be untied and re-tied every time and that's not very handy.
Early '13 front fenders.
Ken in Texas
The original radiator lasted less than two years? Maybe a meth-head stole it for scrap?
Back then freezing got the best of most radiators, esp. the Ford simple type with the rolled formed split tubes.
So many that had a radiator freeze and split open went for aftermarket cores, with hex, honeycomb or ribbon type construction.
Period adv. shows those crank slings with a spring at one or both ends, that way the cord or wire just pulls away and when you reset the crank handle it snaps back.
Aha! That's it !! Thanks Dan ! (Why didn't I think of that ?)
Thanks again Dan, problem solved with a saddle string and 2" cut off a screen door spring ! I feel a little guilty doing this, Liz came with a nice leather "crank holster" but I always forget to use it. Maybe I'll stow the crank if the keeper is in front of me. Besides, I like the vertical crank look !
That looks like a neat adaptation.
As for the shell, I had this one for a short time:
It was steel and painted with gold paint. It may be similar to the one in Herb's picture.
So what is the crop he is holding??
I still think it's hops - knowing the location would help some.
Great work on the crank spring holder, me too, I like that upright crank