|JAN||Acc. 575, Box 11, Ford Archivesv|
|T-8793 starter switch plunger for coupe only.|
T-8794 starter switch plunger for sedan.
|JAN 1||Acc. 575, #331, Ford Archives|
|Experimental Holley vapor manifold noted. 25 were purchased
|JAN 4||Acc. 575, Box 11, Ford Archives|
|T-4481A timer with roller. T-4481B timer with brush instead
of roller (new design).|
|JAN 7||Acc. 575, Box 11, #720, Ford Archives|
|Water outlet hose made 4 inches long (from 3-1/2 inches) for a better
joint. (P/N T-448.)|
|JAN 13||Acc. 575, Box 11, #723, Ford Archives|
|T-5418A & B running boards for coupe and sedan (L &
R). T-7987A & B splash shields for same.|
|JAN 15||Acc. 575, Box 11, #720, Ford Archives|
|T-4483 exhaust manifold. Flange added at bottom to hold
glands in place during assembly.|
|JAN 18||Acc. 575, Box 11, Ford Archives|
|T-555 float chamber gasket, new, and used on all cars.|
T-7660 instrument panel for 1919 coupe.
T-7661 instrument panel for 1919 sedan.
T-7610 right rear axle housing. Oil hole relocated to a point 1-3/4'' below the centerline.
|JAN 25||Acc. 575, Box 11, #719, Ford Archives|
|Bendix cover zinc plated. T-7994 rear fender bracket (to
running board) made from scrap of clutch disks instead of 20 ga.
|JAN 31||Acc. 575, Box 11, #720, Ford Archives|
|T-8793 and T-8794 starter switch plungers obsoleted.|
|FEB||Acc. 575, Box 11, #721, Ford Archives|
|Choke bell crank arm "raven finished." New spindle
arm (T-270B) after the first 56,000 1919 cars. T-270A obsoleted, to be replaced
with the new arm.|
T-8795 priming rod (long) for sedans; T-8796 rod for coupes.
|FEB 5||Acc. 575, Box 11, #719, Ford Archives|
|"We have specified the following parts to be used on all
models of 1919 cars, including trucks, and changed the symbol numbers as listed
T-350 dust cap (was TT-202)
T-351 bearing, R/H (was TT-250)
T-352 bearing, L/H (was TT-251)
T-354 felt retainer (was TT-201)
T-355 spindle cone (was TT-205)
T-356 inner bearing (was TT-252)
T-357 inner bearing cup (was TT-235)
T-358 outer bearing cup (was TT-234)
T-359 cone, right (was TT-207)
T-360 cone, left (was TT-206)"
These are the roller bearing front wheel parts, first used on the truck chassis. According to the Parts Lists, the ball bearings were still used on the open cars without demountables and starters, but this note says "all models."
|FEB 10||Acc. 575, Box 11, #723, Ford Archives|
|"Ford Motor Company" specified on ammeter face.|
|FEB 12||Acc. 575, Box 11, #725, Ford Archives|
|T-7675A ignition switch on first 200 cars.|
T-7675B ignition switch on next 2000 cars.
T-7675C ignition switch on next 3000 cars.
T-7675D ignition switch after first 5200 cars.
|FEB 17||Acc. 575, Box 11, #724, Ford Archives|
|Choke bell crank made from crankcase scrap.|
|FROM: Ford Motor Company, Detroit Office
February 20, 1919|
General Letter No. 347
As closed bodies are now being painted black, instead of green as heretofore, also carmine striped, it becomes imperative that the branches prepare to repair bodies when needed according to the new color. It is necessary that someone in your paint shop, accustomed to the method of striping, be assigned to this work, as this section of body painting is something new for branches to contend with. Striping pencils and carmine paint for striping will be furnished to you for this purpose upon receipt of request for same.
These are being sent you at this time and comprise the change in sedan, coupe, touring car and torpedo body painting, according to the latest information. You will note the change in the Symbol number of paint used in painting closed bodies, as well as that for touring car and torpedo bodies, and wheel paint, as called to your attention in our general letters of the 11th and 12th. F-165 and F-166 will be held for repairs only on closed bodies which were formerly painted green.
|FEB 21||Acc. 575, Box 11, #720, 723, Ford Archives|
|Following parts are zinc plated:|
T8793 starter switch plunger.
T-1311 hood clip spring.
TT-67 hub brake shoe spring (truck).
T-8734 hood clip sprint.
T-841B transmission band spring.
T-935 throttle lever rod spring.
T-292 spring (misc. uses).
|FEB 21||Acc. 575, Box 11, #724, Ford Archives|
|T-701C starter-type flywheel used on all cars.|
|FEB 26||Acc. 575, Box 11, #724, Ford Archives|
|T-8778 spare-tire carrier, sedan and coupe only.|
|MAR 3||Acc. 575, Box 1, #357, Ford Archives|
|Demountable rims not painted, nor are the bolts. Finished in
a galvanized (zinc, or ternplate) coating.|
|MAR 4||Acc. 575, Box 11, #726, Ford Archives|
|"Ford" added to the transmission covers. Instrument
panel "leather covered" on early production (closed cars). "Ford" script
added to many parts in an effort to stop accessory manufacturers from selling
bogus parts as genuine Ford.|
|MAR 15||Acc. 575, Box 11, #726, Ford Archives|
|Starter-type transmission cover used on all cars.|
|MAR 19||Acc. 575, Box 11, #726, Ford Archives|
|Hub caps. Steel type discontinued. All to be brass
(nickel-plated) in the future.|
|MAR 21||Acc. 575, Box 11, #726, Ford Archives|
|T-1773 timing gear cover plate, T-1761 transmission cover
plate, made from two pieces from center of clutch plate stock spot welded
together. T-1758 transmission cover front plate made from two pieces 20 ga.
fender stock, spot welded together. (These are the cover plates used to blank
the holes when there is no starter or generator.)|
|MAR 25||Acc. 575, Box 1, #367, Ford Archives|
|"Sufficient demountables for all closed cars to have
them. Price increased $25."|
|MAR 28||Acc. 575, Box 11, #726, Ford Archives|
|T-4491 starter crank pin changed to a rivet rather than the
pin which had been riveted in place. (The riveting process caused oil
|APR 2||Engine production records, Ford Archives|
|Engine 3,000,000 built 8:15 A.M.|
|APR 10||Acc. 575, Box 11, #727, Ford Archives|
|T-8837 spare tire carrier redesigned.|
|APR 14||Acc. 235, Box 39, #385, Ford Archives|
|"From this date two distinct designs of front radius
rods, together with front spring perches, right and left, one on the Model T and
the other on Model TT.|
"The Model TT design will be assembled beneath the axle, instead of above the axle through the spring perch as heretofore.
"Although it would be possible to use the Model T design on the Model TT, we request this be resorted to only in case of a shortage serious enough to threaten loss of production."
|APR 14||Acc. 78, #385, Ford Archives|
|New radius rod used at first on the TT chassis. Roller
bearings at first on the TT and on the closed cars.|
|APR 17||Acc. 575, Box 11, #727, Ford Archives|
|One-piece Bendix cover reinstated, replacing the three-piece
assembly of December 24, 1918.|
|APR 18||Acc. 575, Box 11, #729, Ford Archives|
|T-400D (starter type) cylinder specified for all cars.|
|APR 30||Acc. 575, Box 11, #732, Ford Archives|
|T-6604 wood instrument panel for touring and torpedo
specified in a letter to the branches.|
T-7845, 7846 windshield bracket with integral side lamp bracket used on open cars without starter only. T-7845B and T-7846B bracket used with starter cars (has no oil lamp bracket).
|APR 30||Acc. 78, #405, Ford Archives|
|"Coupelet" is coupe with the removable pillars.
"Coupe" has solid pillars. First 10,000 has spare tire carriers with
|APR 30||Acc. 235, Box 39, #405, Ford Archives|
|"The spare rim carrier and method of mounting have been
redesigned. On the first 10,000, a forging bracket fastened to rear spring
clips, is used. After first 10,000 a steel stamping design of carrier will be
made and attached to the frame with three bolts and nuts on each side of
brackets. It will be necessary for branches to drill holes for attaching
brackets until such time as the manufacturers are in a position to incorporate
this change in production. This revision is essential in order to mount brackets
without removing the body. All frames are to be drilled if not equipped with a
carrier, according to attached print, so that the car can be supplied with same
when stock arrives."|
|MAY 1||Acc. 575, Box 11, #732, Ford Archives|
|T-6606 instrument board (new).|
Oil lamps discontinued on truck chassis.
|MAY 3||Acc. 575, Box 11, #733, Ford Archives|
|Ammeter to now read "Ford" instead of "Ford
|MAY 5||Acc. 575, Box 11, #733, Ford Archives|
|Throttle levers to be zinc-plated and buffed instead of brass
Gear case: regular and worm steering gears indicated.
In the Acc. 1701 collection of blueprint changes, the steering gear case is also now zinc plated and polished instead of nickel plated.
|MAY 7||Acc. 78, #413, Ford Archives|
|Demountable rims supplied on some open cars.|
|Rear axle hub design made to eliminate machining. New grease
retainer cups needed. T-7687 generator to cutout wire changed to read "for
repairs only" indicating that the cutout was now located on the
|MAY 19||Acc. 78, #420, Ford Archives|
|Starters on some open cars (appeared prior to this date). New
windshield brackets on electric cars; the old type with the integral lamp
brackets to be continued on the non-electric cars. (Oil lamps were not supplied
on the starter-equipped open or closed cars.)|
|MAY 27||Acc. 235, Box 39, #431, Ford Archives|
|T4491 (Crank ratchet rivet) "Changed from a straight pin
to a rivet, designed for cotter pin."|
|MAY 28||Engine production records, Ford Archives|
|Last non-starter engine block made on this date.|
|JUN 5||Acc. 78, #436, Ford Archives|
|All cars to have starter-type engines; trucks to get whatever
non-starter engines are left.|
Valve cover plates now to be held in place with a screw instead of a stud and nut.
|JUN 5||Acc. 235, Box 39, #636, Ford Archives|
|T654 Cylinder door screw|
"Branches are receiving motor assemblies equipped with the above door screw instead of a stud, as heretofore. The screw is the same as TT479 crankcase arm bolt, side (with cotter key hole omitted). This design will supersede that of the stud in making repairs. You will, therefore, exhaust the supply of studs which is on hand before supplying screw design in repair work."
T431 Intake and exhaust valve spring. "This spring will go forward to branches zinc plated instead of black enameled."
|JUN 7||Acc. 575, Box 11, #743, Ford Archives|
|Muffler rear end, T-1201, redesigned with outlet 10 degrees
above horizontal centerline to deflect exhaust away from the spare tire. Former
design had the outlet at the bottom of the end plate.|
|JUN 9||Acc. 78, #441, Ford Archives|
|Price list shows TT (truck) with starter at $75. extra.|
|JUN 16||Acc. 575, Box 11, #745, Ford Archives|
|T-519B. Changed diameter for the hole for the starting crank
spring from 1/16" to #50 drill (.070"). This change was made in order to use
up 12,000 #50 drills which were on hand, and was to take effect as soon as the
change could be made without holding up production.|
|JUN 19||Acc. 575, Box 11, #746, Ford Archives|
|Differential gasket announced (T-139). .015" original
material reduced to .009" in letter of June 20, 1919.|
|JUN 23||Acc. 575, Box 11, #748, Ford Archives|
|Steering gear cover again specified to have nickel plate.|
|JUL 2||Acc. 575, Box 11, #749, 750, Ford Archives|
|4:1 rear axle gears indicated. T-16 12-tooth pinion; T-12
48-tooth ring gear. T-418C piston lighter by 5 oz. (Was 2 lbs, 7 oz.)
|JUL 14||Acc. 575, Box 11, #752, Ford Archives|
|T-246B (front) and T91-1/2 (rear) spring hangers of
butt-welded design noted.|
|JUL 19||Acc. 575, Box 11, #751, Ford Archives|
|Valve cover doors changed from 20 ga. steel to 16 ga. steel.
1920 model cars now specified.|
|JUL 22||Acc. 575, Box 11, #754, Ford Archives|
|New timing gear cover, T-1754, to be replaced by T-1769 when
replacing T-400C (non-starter cylinder block) with T-400D (starter type) in
|JUL 30||Acc. 575, Box 12, #784, Ford Archives|
|T-1520 universal ball cap shim, two required, new.|
|AUG||Acc. 575, Box 11, #761, Ford Archives|
|Leather covered instrument panels are indicated on open cars
and closed cars in early production. Of wood, they were superseded by metal
panels by mid-1919.|
|AUG 19||Acc. 575, Box 11, #758, Ford Archives|
|T-7320 resistor made by Ward Leonard to be used at branches
for headlight dimming, enabling the use of old magneto-type headlamps on cars
with starters. Used until new design headlamps could be supplied to the
Horns made by K-W, Heinze, Garford, Connecticut.
Upholstery for 1918-1920 seems to be the same.
Body parts are the same from 1916 to 1920.
|AUG 27||Acc. 575, Box 11, #758, Ford Archives|
|Spring type radiator mounting, specified for trucks earlier
now used for all cars.|
|SEP||Acc. 575, Box 12, #766, Ford Archives|
|Tail light and license brackets for Roadster, Touring, with
and without demountable rims, redesigned. T-8767, 8768, 8771 are the new part
|SEP 20||Acc.235, Box 39, #527, Ford Archives|
|"The plunger type commutator is now obsolete and
replaced by the roller design. The change will take place as soon as it can be
made without holding up production. Repairs will not be furnished on the plunger
|OCT 17||Ford Archives|
|Steering planet gears. The original design of these three
gears called for 14-pitch, straight cut teeth. On this date the drawings called
for 14-pitch but with a 20-degree pressure angle. Apparently the old design was
discontinued and the new design was to be used for repairs. They wrote,
"Owing to the wear on these parts when in use it will not be necessary to
hold to the present design, that is parts having straight 14-pitch tooth for
|OCT 21||Acc. 575, Box 12, #767, Ford Archives|
|Holes punched in radiator fins for better cooling. 72 5/16"
diameter holes between regular tube holes.|
|NOV||Acc. 575, Box 12, #769, Ford Archives|
|Side lamps by Brown, E&J and Victor were supplied on open
cars without starter (only).|
|NOV 3||Acc. 575, Box 12, #769, Ford Archives|
|Round and elliptical gas tanks mentioned.|
|NOV 3||Acc. 1701. Model T Releases, Ford Archives|
|T246C "U" spring hangers first drawn.|
|NOV 3||Acc. 235, Box 39, #576, Ford Archives|
|"T4358 felt (short) is obsolete and replaced by T872B
felt (long) which has its thickness and length increased to eliminate oil leaks
between cylinder and transmission cover. All stock on had of the present design
is to be used up."|
|NOV 5||Acc. 575, Box 12, #769, Ford Archives|
|Wooden instrument panels reinstated due to shortage of the
steel type. These were leather covered as before.|
|NOV 14||Acc. 575, Box 12, #770, Ford Archives|
|Elliptical tank part numbers shown with note that they cannot
be used in open cars until the seat frames are changed....about four
|NOV 21||Acc. 78, #591, Ford Archives|
|"Account of difficulty in obtaining the present style of
solid molding for torpedo bodies, arrangements have been completed to produce a
new style of stamped molding on the deck side panels. This will eliminate about
three fifths of the solid molding. The Beaudette Company has an OK from our
Engineering Department on this new construction and will start shipments about
the 24th inst. A blue print of sketch is attached, showing method of assembling
torpedo deck side panels, which gives a general idea of the new
|DEC 4||Acc. 575, Box 12, #774, Ford Archives|
|Brackets which hold the gas tank redesigned to move the tank
7/16" towards the rear for better clearance at heel board. (Tank T-4018
|DEC 5||Acc. 575, Box 12, #775, Ford Archives|
|New fan pulley, T-608, 602, 615. T-608 drive pulley made from
|DEC 8||Acc. 575, Box 12, #774, Ford Archives|
|Hole in seat frame cover (bottom) enlarged from 2-3/4" to
|DEC 10||Acc. 575, Box 12, #775, Ford Archives|
|Commutator brush discontinued. Returned to roller type.
|DEC 13||Acc. 575, Box 12, #776, Ford Archives|
|T-901B steering wheel rim made of wood, covered with "Fordite"
or of solid "Fordite."|
|DEC 17||Acc. 575, Box 12, #776, Ford Archives|
|T-826E transmission cover. Holes for mounting Bendix cover rotated 30 degrees
for ease in assembly. (On April 6, 1920, the holes were changed back to the
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