Plumbing Carbide Tank 1913 Touring

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Plumbing Carbide Tank 1913 Touring

Post by GEmering » Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:29 am

I have read the “1913-14 Gaslight” thread with great interest.
I have a carbide tank on my 1913 touring but nothing else.
I am going to try the McMaster-Carr red hose for now, but can someone recommend a source for the correct pipe and clamps?
Also, is there a good diagram or photographs that show where everything runs?
I have a 1913 Touring
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Re: Plumbing Carbide Tank 1913 Touring

Post by GEmering » Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:29 am

A friend sent this link.

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Thanks!
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Re: Plumbing Carbide Tank 1913 Touring

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Re: Plumbing Carbide Tank 1913 Touring

Post by Drkbp » Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:41 am

Gene,

Covered in the link you have...
There is only the one clamp and when I checked my car it was still in place so I used it.
The only other piece is the brass "rear gas line" which is 44" long.

One of the reasons Ford used small clamps was to avoid introducing air (oxygen) into the acetylene lines before the lit burners.
That is why "loose" lava burner heads can introduce air and create a popping noise. A little contact cement fixes that.

Below are radiators on the assembly line 1913/14. You can see the small clamps if you look carefully.
I can't see the short 5-6" hose to the rear gas line since it would go straight down,
but all hoses attached to the radiator are in place prior to sliding down to the assembly line.
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GAS HOSE ON RADIATOR.JPG
RADIATOR - ASSEMBLY LINE.jpg

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Re: Plumbing Carbide Tank 1913 Touring

Post by TWrenn » Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:39 pm

Bottom pic is definitely a line up of '13s, based on the spade mount for the Carriage lamps. Also answers any questions/doubts as to exactly how the horn should be: Black! with brass screen, and of course the bell mounted "down". Nice pic!


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Re: Plumbing Carbide Tank 1913 Touring

Post by bud delong » Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:41 am

Would the moving line the cars are on date them?? Bud. :D


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Re: Plumbing Carbide Tank 1913 Touring

Post by Drkbp » Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:13 pm

Gene,

I agree with you on the red for the acetylene gas hose.

If you look at the last photo I posted, the gas line hoses appear
much like the radiator hoses which are red.

Certainly not cream, or white, like the tires in that photo.

Do you have your Mangin mirrors?

Ken in Texas

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