Accessory spring and spring perches?

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Accessory spring and spring perches?

Post by Retro54 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:27 pm

Good day! I've recently entered into the world of the model T with a 1915 cut-down touring with what I believe is a 1915 chassis powered by a 1922 engine. A real farmers special!

Anyways, the front of the chassis is interesting... it has what looks like an elongated long spring with accessory perches and a neat mounting for the wishbone. Is anyone familiar with this setup? We think it may have been an accessory kit but not sure. Any ideas would be welcomed.

Thank you in advance!
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Re: Accessory spring and spring perches?

Post by Wayne Sheldon » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:32 pm

Welcome to the affliction! Truly a horrible disease, some of us have suffered from it our entire lives.
No, actually, model T Fords seem to capture people of high intelligence and moral character.
Those long front spring setups are fairly rare (a very overused word, becomes practically meaningless, yet relatively speaking, these are quite rare). They were manufactured and sold by several companies way back in the day. Hopefully Dan Treace or one of our better researchers can identify exactly which brand this is, and maybe even post an advertisement for it.
These have been discussed a few times in past years. A few of our regular posters here have one similar. They seem to have offered a little better stability, but mostly attract attention among crowds of model Ts.

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Re: Accessory spring and spring perches?

Post by Steve Jelf » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:44 pm

As Wayne says, those long springs with accessory perches are an aftermarket thing you don't see very often. There are different versions made by different companies. Here's the one I have on a 1926 chassis.

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Re: Accessory spring and spring perches?

Post by Retro54 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:38 am

Thank you both! We thought it might be an uncommon set up, but weren't sure. What is cool is that the wish-bone placement corrects the early ford chassis flaw with the top-mounted wishbone. Gonna keep this one on the car as a conversation piece!


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Re: Accessory spring and spring perches?

Post by Les Schubert » Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:08 pm

That is a impressive idea. Thank you for posting


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Re: Accessory spring and spring perches?

Post by D Stroud » Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:02 am

I had one similar to that one that went with Dallas with our TT. Dave
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