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Is This For A Model T?

Post by DontKnowMuch » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:15 am

This was with some Model T parts I bought from the family of a long-time Model T gentleman who passed away recently. It appears to have been "manufactured" and not homemade. What is it?
Just curious.
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Re: Is This For A Model T?

Post by Steve Jelf » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:43 am

I don't believe it's a Ford item. Looks like a generic aftermarket hook that clamps on a car for tying down luggage, camping equipment, etc.
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Re: Is This For A Model T?

Post by Peter, Memphis TN » Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:48 am

I know! I know! It's a THINGAMAJIG! Of course, when you find a left-hand version, it's called a DOOHICKEY.

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Re: Is This For A Model T?

Post by Rich Eagle » Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:15 pm

Whachamacallit. It looks like it would clamp to the lip of a running board quite well.
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Re: Is This For A Model T?

Post by wayne sheldon » Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:42 pm

In Spanish it is called a "chingadera". A Mexican friend of mine years ago told me so!


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Re: Is This For A Model T?

Post by hpetrino » Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:59 pm

Wayne,

Years ago I too used that Spanish work to describe things I couldn't identify. I got a few funny looks from people who speak Spanish, so I stopped using it. I still do not know the literal translation.


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Re: Is This For A Model T?

Post by John kuehn » Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:23 pm

It’s a bolt on tie down hook. Looks like it would hook under running board lip to me. Accessory for cars in the Model T era. My very humble opinion.


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Re: Is This For A Model T?

Post by Chris Haynes » Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:21 pm

hpetrino wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:59 pm
Wayne,

Years ago I too used that Spanish work to describe things I couldn't identify. I got a few funny looks from people who speak Spanish, so I stopped using it. I still do not know the literal translation.
To put it politely it means a fornicator.


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Re: Is This For A Model T?

Post by Susanne » Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:27 pm

Its a a forged steel Paulyhook to hold the Exhaustum Compensator off the Differentialatum compensator, otherwise Ford would not pass the National Safety Requirement of 1923 Regulations without putting this in place...

No one knows where it goes. It was rumored to be the 17th itineration of a selden patent attempt to reign ford into line, and no one who ran a Ford car felt it necessary to comply.

The true story was supposedly lost in time, but we recovered it with thehelp of an 110 year old ford owner, and a guy who claims to be the 4th cousin of someone who knew a Ford Dealer in 1913, twice removed.\\

Seriously, tho, it looks not like a T part but somsthing slightly later that had coil springs. Maybe just pre-war, or thereabouts...
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Re: Is This For A Model T?

Post by bud delong » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:34 am

I think it is a well made beam clamp made for a industrial use? These may have been used on a moving conveyor to hold parts or containers of parts of more than one size and shape? Bud.


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Re: Is This For A Model T?

Post by John kuehn » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:00 am

Bud you are probably right! It probably could be used for a T for a tie down if it was mounted on the running board but a general use beam clamp is probably the closest ID yet.

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