Broken Door Latch/Lock

Discuss all things Model T related.
Forum rules
If you need help logging in, or have question about how something works, use the Support forum located here Support Forum
Complete set of Forum Rules Forum Rules

Topic author
sundown9
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:27 pm
First Name: Steve
Last Name: Boyd
Location: Dade City, FL
MTFCA Number: 25975
MTFCI Number: 18287

Broken Door Latch/Lock

Post by sundown9 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:36 pm

Just as I was loading my '14 touring into the trailer for the trip to Tarytown NY and the O2O run, the door latch (rt front door) quick locking the door. The same thing happened to the left rear door some time ago. I removed the lock and find the spiral-wound clock spring has broken. I do not see an easy way to repair this so I am looking for advice on how to fix these two latches. I can buy two new ones for $320 (if they are not "out of stock") but would rather fix the ones I have if I can. Any advice will be appreciated.


Topic author
sundown9
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:27 pm
First Name: Steve
Last Name: Boyd
Location: Dade City, FL
MTFCA Number: 25975
MTFCI Number: 18287

Re: Broken Door Latch/Lock

Post by sundown9 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:45 pm

I have found a spring on line. Is this the one used in the door latches?
Calvas Torsion Spring Door Lock Lever Latch knob Springs for Door Handles Internal Wound Coil Repair Replacement. It is 28 mm OD and 19 mm ID with a 10 mm "finger". Cost is $21.89


Jim, Sr.
Posts: 97
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:13 pm
First Name: Jim, Sr.
Last Name: Rodell
Location: Wisconsin
MTFCA Number: 2406
MTFCI Number: 22213

Re: Broken Door Latch/Lock

Post by Jim, Sr. » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:20 pm

I have found that a spring for 1939- 46 Chrysler products is a perfect replacement for the 1914 Model T door latch.
Attachments
DSC08084.JPG
DSC08085.JPG
DSC08086.JPG
DSC08087.JPG
DSC08088.JPG
1922 Coupe , 1926 Touring


Topic author
sundown9
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:27 pm
First Name: Steve
Last Name: Boyd
Location: Dade City, FL
MTFCA Number: 25975
MTFCI Number: 18287

Re: Broken Door Latch/Lock

Post by sundown9 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:06 am

Any idea where I can purchase something like those springs?

Post Reply Previous topicNext topic