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New old parts

Post by Dallas Landers » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:19 pm

I picked up a bunch of T parts.
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Can someone tell me about this. Has original paint and punstripes. Its missing one bulb but I have pleanty.
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Re: New old parts

Post by Dallas Landers » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:22 pm

How about these? Do they work better. Electrodes show no wear. Gambles deluxe plugs.
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Re: New old parts

Post by Dallas Landers » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:24 pm

I have several sets of these. All soft and pliable. Seems thicker than the ones we buy today.
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Re: New old parts

Post by Dallas Landers » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:26 pm

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The large bulbs on the left that has the pointed top, are they magneto bulbs?

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Re: New old parts

Post by Ruxstel24 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:11 pm

Should say in the box, I believe it's Mag, should be single post too.
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The large bulbs on the left that has the pointed top, are they magneto bulbs?

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Re: New old parts

Post by Mark Gregush » Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:16 pm

Model T mag bulbs are double post, in/out no ground thru the base. I too have found the Wards and some other bands to be thicker. Only real issue might be, they may have shrunk up some in length and if there is no rot/mold, they might be stretched out(if needed) and once in the car should/might be fine.
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Re: New old parts

Post by Scott_Conger » Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:36 pm

I have found NOS and NORS bands to be terrific display items particularly when in original boxes. With regards to being used, if they are cotton or cotton/asbestos, they will typically be too short due to shrinkage. With effort, they can be stretched back to length by running through a roller, installed, and then predictably fall apart and clog the oil pickup.

They do less damage as an interesting display piece.
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Re: New old parts

Post by wayne sheldon » Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:43 pm

More and more, I am getting so that I like to see nice NOS stuff preserved and cared for as the pieces of the past they are.
That said, I know that IF (my famous big IF again) the cotton linings are not contaminated in any way by moisture and a microbe similar to what causes dry-rot in wood, those are much better than any cotton type linings that can be bought new today. Personally, I like running a T with cotton linings. Never before had problems with how long they lasted, and really liked the way they worked.
They are yours. So do as you think best. If you want to use them? Try to rip them with your bare hands. If they are contaminated (you cannot rely on how nice they look!)? You can likely rip them. If they are still good? Unless you are used to ripping telephone books in half, you shouldn't be able to hurt them with your bare hands.
Just do me a favor and try to save the boxes?

Just an added comment or two about not relying on the brightness of the white. I had some very old cotton clothing some years ago. It was bright and clean, and the colors were so clear. Took the item out of the box and it turned to dust in my fingers. I also tried to use an old cotton band lining some years back. It looked like new. It had been riveted onto a band and hanging in the shop for decades. Looked perfect. I ran my fingers between the lining and the steel band. Ripped right through. I knew then it was useless. So I tried a few more places. With my fingers alone, I tore about three inches of that lining into about twenty little pieces.

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Re: New old parts

Post by Steve Jelf » Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:27 pm

Scott and Wayne are on the right track with their comments about cotton. It will rot just sitting. These would be nice display pieces for you or the museum.

Magneto bulbs are generally similar in size but differ in shapes. Some are round like a ball. Some are spherical but have a little point on the front end. Some are shaped sort of like a rounded inverted tepee. All have even pins and two contacts not connected to the base.
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Re: New old parts

Post by Duey_C » Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:23 am

I have one or two of the "blue box" linings in my 24 since 2000-15. A friend gave the box of linings to me. We'll see. ;)
As I was looking around for that blue box I realized it's 50 miles away at the showgrounds in the display case. :)
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