I haven't been able to find by looking in past potings....Does anyone know if there is a listing or directory of Model T era Ford Tools with Corresponding tool part numbers?
Model T Tools All.pdf (50.7 k)
The sets that came with the Model T were rolled up in a black canvas or oil cloth holder and were kept under the seat. Occasionally, entire sets come up for sale on eBay, or you can buy them one at a time and assemble your own set. Jim Patrick
Of course there were a lot of tools that were available to work on the Model T, but the set that went under the seat was a set of basic tools. Wooden handled screw drivers, a combination spark plug/lugnut wrench a pair of pliers, an adjustable wrench and a jack. If my list is incorrect, please correct me. Jim Patrick
Thought it might be a fun project to find pictures to marry up up with all the Ford tools (as in the list Jeff provided) but this may be a difficult task. May start to see how many I can find.
Jim, the #2335 combination for spark plugs is for head bolts (5/8") at the other end.
Another tool that came with the car was the #1917 wrench for transmission adjustment. Also included was the #1349 hubcap/oil plug wrench. Somehow I neglected to get a picture of it.
Steve. Doesn’t the smaller end of the #2335 also fit the lug nuts? I believe I have used mine for removing the 4 nuts from my split rims. In an on road emergency, it seems like it would more often be used to change a tire than to remove the head. Either way, a very versatile, well designed and useful wrench. Jim Patrick
Yes, the lug nuts are also 5/8", so you can use it for at least three things.
Here's #1349. You often find it like this with the edges mashed from being whacked with a hammer to loosen a stubborn nut.
For a Model T show car, being judged in a prestigious car show, is it necessary to have an under seat tool kit and should all of the tools in the kit have Ford Script markings? During the Model T era, would it have been more likely for the tools in the kit to be made by Ford or is it more likely that they be non-Ford brand tools? Jim Patrick
Jim, you raise an interesting point. Steve's photo shows a Herbrand wrench with the number 2335. I understood that Herbrand is an aftermarket brand like Mosberg and Waldren Worcester. Ford logo tools tend to have only a forging mark to identify the supplier.
Just my observations.
Allan from dow2n under.
I have a black metal Model T era toolbox in the trunk of my ‘26 coupe and all the vintage tools in it have the Ford Script. JimPatrick
Ford tools were mostly, if not all, made by other companies. As Allan says, tools with the ford logo often have the forging mark of some other supplier.