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Help Identifying Rim Clamps Model T & TT

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:30 pm
by henryford2
Have very little or no knowledge of rim clamps for the T or TT. Any help identifying these? Thanks
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Re: Help Identifying Rim Clamps Model T & TT

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:08 pm
by Dallas Landers
#1 looks like Kelsey lugs. I have them on 30x3.5 kelsey rims.
#3 looks like kelsey also for TT rear wheels.

Re: Help Identifying Rim Clamps Model T & TT

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:48 pm
by wayne sheldon
Number four looks like the TT rim clamps I am familiar with. The '25 TT I had many years ago used those on the 20 inch rear wheels. I don't know whether they were used on any of the 23 inch TT rims or not. I still have a few of those hanging on a hook in my shop. Some have the "Ford" script, some do not.

Re: Help Identifying Rim Clamps Model T & TT

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:08 pm
by Allan
Joseph, the number ones are indeed lugs for Kelsey 88 rims. At $16 each for new, precisely CNC machined reproductions now available from the vendors, you have a small fortune in that heap! Yours are much nicer, showing minor flaws, deforming and some numbers/markings which make originals so much more interesting.

Allan from down under.

Re: Help Identifying Rim Clamps Model T & TT

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:59 pm
by henryford2
Thanks Allan, it's only a small fortune if someone pays you that! I do believe from my reading that the #6 lugs marked 27 TN is an alternative these for the Kelsey 88 rim

Re: Help Identifying Rim Clamps Model T & TT

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:53 am
by d stroud
#5 are also lugs for the Kelsey # 88 rims. # 6 I'm not familier with, but am reasonably sure they aren't for the Kelset #88 rims. It would help to see the back side of those. Dave

Re: Help Identifying Rim Clamps Model T & TT

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:38 am
by henryford2
You're right, I miss read this chart. This is what I am following to help identify these.
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Re: Help Identifying Rim Clamps Model T & TT

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:15 am
by Dropacent
Great catalog page for reference , Joe. This will help me identify a good sized pile of weird NOS rim bolts I have.

Re: Help Identifying Rim Clamps Model T & TT

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:20 am
by Ruxstel24
Wow, I had no idea how many different styles there were... :!:

Re: Help Identifying Rim Clamps Model T & TT

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:39 am
by Dropacent
We sometimes forget there were other cars than ford back then. Ford did use many different types, but they were only half the car population then. I’m still riding in the back of your flivver, Dave. It was a dream ride!

Re: Help Identifying Rim Clamps Model T & TT

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:46 am
by henryford2
Dave, now you know my hesitation and caution when it comes to buying something I have little or no knowledge of. Thanks again for the hospitality

Re: Help Identifying Rim Clamps Model T & TT

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:52 am
by Ruxstel24
henryford2 wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:46 am
Dave, now you know my hesitation and caution when it comes to buying something I have little or no knowledge of. Thanks again for the hospitality
Dropacent wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:39 am
We sometimes forget there were other cars than ford back then. Ford did use many different types, but they were only half the car population then. I’m still riding in the back of your flivver, Dave. It was a dream ride!
My pleasure fellas !! I spent my first 14 years in that backseat Tim. You sure looked cooler after the artificial breeze from the ride !! :D

Re: Help Identifying Rim Clamps Model T & TT

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:06 am
by Dropacent
Heck, maybe you were conceived in that back seat. You are a great caretaker of that fine ride, Dave! It’s in great hands, and your daddy would be proud.