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1915 Tool kits

Post by nobob » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:13 am

So did the cars come with one or two tire tools?


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Re: 1915 Tool kits

Post by MWalker » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:55 am

two

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Post by Steve Jelf » Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:11 am

Warning: the Ford irons are for display only. To change a tire in the real world I carry three two-footers from HF.
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Post by Charlie B in N.J. » Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:17 am

I have seen and purchased every other type of T & Tractor Ford tool but never have I seen a tire iron. Wouldn't know it if it hit me.
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Post by Humblej » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:32 am

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Post by perry kete » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:42 am

I keep my tires wrinkle free with these two old tire irons! :D :D They are easy to press while still on the rims.

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Post by Allan » Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:50 am

The tapered irons were supplied by the tyre companies. I have Goodyear ones in my 1912.

I do not know when they were discontinued. Ford factory ones looked like this.
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This one is Canadian. Many were not branded like this. They are about 10" long and as Steve suggests, largely useless.

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Post by Charlie B in N.J. » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:01 am

Thanks for that pic Allen. I didn't realize they were that "formed". Thought they were just flatbar w/ rounded ends.
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Post by Steve Jelf » Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:25 am

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I believe these are Ford tire irons. Am I mistaken?
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Re: 1915 Tool kits

Post by Original Smith » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:17 am

What I would do is look at the pictures in a 1915 Ford parts book. Consider this. The parts books are usually a year behind on tools, so that may be of some help to you. When at the car show at Hershey last Saturday, I noticed Pete Ratledge had his tools laying in front of his car, including some pretty hard to find items. I hope none of those tools disappeared.

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