1918

APR 16 Acc. 1701. Model T Releases, Ford Archives Specified the use of square-felloe instead of round on wheels which were supplied by Hayes and Prudden.

SEP 21 Ford Archives “Last metric engines produced.” (Not true, for metric engines continued at least until 1920, at which time they were no longer noted on the production records, but may have still been built.)

DEC 9 Acc. 575, Box 11, Ford Archives T-7944 gas tank bottom on sedans (1916-1919) changed.

DEC 11 Ford Archives First starter-type engine made, #2,815,891.

DEC 18 Acc. 575, Box 11, Ford Archives T-8731 hood clips. Cotter pin hole enlarged from 9/64-inch to 5/32-inch.

DEC 21 Acc. 78, Ford Archives Announcement of starters for closed cars on or about January 15, 1919, at $75.

DEC 21 Acc. 575, Box 11, Ford Archives T-690C. Reinforcing boss added for fan adjusting screw. (This is the timing gear cover plate, T-3009B. The T-690C plate is shown in the Parts Lists as the starter-type cover.)

DEC 24 Acc. 575, Box 11, Ford Archives “We have specified the following parts to be used for repairs only: T-7914, T-7923, T-1473, T-7260.” (Side lamp brackets, bolts, etc.)

DEC 24 Acc. 575, Box 11, #718, Ford Archives Bendix cover flange, T-1767; cap, T-1762; and shell, T-1766, replaced the one-piece design. The assembly part number was T-1763. (The one-piece design was reinstated April 17, 1919, (Acc. 575, Box 11, #727).)

DEC 27 Acc. 575, Box 11, Ford Archives Groove added to flywheel pocket for crankshaft flange, and inside edge of magnet shoulder to assure clean corners. (Part T-701B.)

DEC 27 Acc. 575, Box 11, #718, Ford Archives T-7426 carburetor adjusting rod fork flattened on one end and punched 5/64-inch for cotter pin. Hole enlarged to 3/32-inch February 17, 1919.

DEC 31 Acc. 575, Box 11, #720, Ford Archives T-431 valve springs to be zinc plated instead of painted black.

© Bruce W. McCalley. Rev. February 20, 2007

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