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Old 01-20-2022, 01:05 PM   #1
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After seeing the referral to the "BAT" intake manifold in another thread, It got me to wondering how many members have various "accessories of old" that are either installed on your car or you have collected? Either listed in "Those Wonderful Unauthorized Accessories for the Model A" book or not.

I know a lot have heaters and such but does anyone have the more obscure accessories? I bet some of you guys have some neat 'stuff'

I have a Trico vacuum operated defroster fan and a spotlight.





I also have a Wells starter solenoid to replace the foot starter of unknown vintage.


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Old 01-20-2022, 02:10 PM   #2
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There was that guy on the thread a couple weeks ago who had an original Phillips timing advance mechanism.
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Old 01-20-2022, 07:50 PM   #3
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I have a sportlight of some kind. Also a tire gage, and a electrical (diagnostic) gage of some kind. I always think those newfangled water/oil/gas canteens on the running boards look cool.
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Old 01-20-2022, 10:50 PM   #4
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I've collected some era APCO brackets and gauges:



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Old 01-21-2022, 12:20 AM   #5
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I've collected some era APCO brackets and gauges:



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Old 01-21-2022, 08:17 AM   #6
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I have a couple different spotlights, a clock mirror, tire gauge, trunk rack, some manifold heaters and I guess that is all.

Edit: I forgot the real oval porcelain Ford sign.
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Old 01-21-2022, 09:20 AM   #7
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I've got a few Model-A accessory goodies, but there mostly stashed away.
However, I do run a "Simmons" Swan Manifold intake manifold on my '31 deluxe roadster.


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I would like to have an airplane mascot. For info about accessories, get this book.
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Old 01-21-2022, 12:05 PM   #9
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I would like to have an airplane mascot. For info about accessories, get this book.
Bob, yes I mentioned that book in post #1. What I was interested in is what items from "Those Wonderful Unauthorized Accessories for the Model A" book that members actually have on their car or in their collection.
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Old 01-21-2022, 01:02 PM   #10
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A Moto-Meter "Model-A" steering column mount temperature gauge set up. With all of its mounting accessories, also came with original instructions.


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Old 01-21-2022, 03:47 PM   #11
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I've collected some car clocks, clock mirrors, and some oil gauges (on the right in this photo), etc.... :

.....and a couple other oil pressure gauges:


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Old 01-21-2022, 03:53 PM   #12
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Awesome,


Thanks for sharing!
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Old 01-21-2022, 04:06 PM   #13
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Hi,

I have a vacuum meter and an inverse oiler (Marvel), reserve cans, front toolbox.
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Old 01-21-2022, 05:53 PM   #14
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Two "Rainbo-Cap" dash light covers:





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Old 01-21-2022, 07:20 PM   #15
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The rainbow cap is reproduced. some of the suppliers sell them, or did before covid.
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Old 01-22-2022, 02:09 PM   #16
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The rainbow cap is reproduced. some of the suppliers sell them.
I think a lot of the old accessories are being reproduced. But a lot of the ones listed in "Those Wonderful Unauthorized Accessories for the Model A" are pretty interesting and are not reproduced. That's probably a good thing in some examples.

I wonder how well the Boyle "Flat Seat" valves works? And can you imagine a Gear Shift Guide?
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This is another item from the "......Unauthorized Accessories for the Model A Ford" book that I have shown. It is a down draft Bendix Stromberg carburetor set up. The ad. for it shows a date of October, 1931. So it was available when the Model-A was still a new car. I've got three intake manifolds, two with Bendix Stromberg in raised letters on them. Two of the Stromberg DXR-2 carbs and one later BXV-2 replacement carb. Someday I hope to restore one of the set ups for my '31 roadster.


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I wonder how well the Boyle "Flat Seat" valves works? And can you imagine a Gear Shift Guide?
The gearshift guide was needed because the Ford the farmer traded in shifted very differently!
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Old 01-22-2022, 06:31 PM   #19
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A heater in the winter is always a nice accessory, but some tend to be noisey and expensive
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Heater, indeed!
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