I understand the pickup for a speedometer would attach here. Can someone tell me which make uses this mount and perhaps provide a photo of what it is supposed to look like?
It's too bad your 1917 has later wheels. Ford had quit supplying speedometers, but their 1917-1918 front hubs still had the machined flange and the screw holes for a large speedometer gear. Russ Furstnow could probably tell you what you need. I expect he could even provide it.
That's part of a Stewart-Warner setup. That piece takes the place of the castle nut for the steering arm. You need a cotter pin through one of those small holes.
I have the "L" shaped bracket that holds the swivel. I has the number 4007 on one side a 2 on the other. Sorry if they are a little out of focus.
I hope this help with your speedo question.
Forgot to say this is setup for a 490 Stewart Warner speedometer.
Art, thanks for that last bit of info.
Thanks all for your replies. I can always count on this group.
Art, that's quite a rig! I guess they disappeared mine when they changed the wheels. From your photos I see that you had to drill the wood spokes to mount the big gear...is there anything else major that must be done to that type of wheel when setting up a speedo pickup?
Jeff - thanks for the heads up on the cotter pin. Will do!
Steve - while I agree my wheels aren't original to a '17, I'm glad to have demountable rims in case I get a flat on a tour. This is my first T and I plan to drive the heck out of it and enjoy it, not go for trophies :-) I'll try Russ Furstnow and see what he says.
I REALLY enjoy this forum!
My car is a Model T 1926 Tudor the tires are 4.50-4.75-21.
You should buy Russ Furstnow (email - firstname.lastname@example.org) book for speedometer details. I change my speedometer setup to 'The Stewart Warner 490' setup so it not the same as above. I love to document my process so I have lots of picture and information on every project setup on my car. Contact me at 206-999-5523 if I can help. Art
Sorry to bump this. Been busy with other antiques.
Great question and thanks Tim! One I've wanted to ask but you even have more parts than I do! :-)
I only have the mount for mount for the L bracket om a spare frame and wondered. Thankfully, my hubs are correct on my 18.
Great info here!