Since I’ve had the reproduction starter delays for sale I’ve had many inquiries about selling just some of the parts. In response to that interest, I’ve had a small quantity of “extra” parts made for the do-it-yourselfer.
You get three PEREFECTLY REPRODUCED ITEMS:
3-Screws (two for the cap and one for the ground wire under the cap)
One Lid Gasket
One Wire Lead
You DO NOT get the entire starter delay.
It’s a package deal. Please don’t ask me to break it up. If you need this you should buy it now. I don’t have many sets to sell.
The details on the parts included are below.
Gaskets: The gaskets are made of the same black sponge rubber material as the originals. Same thickness and pattern. Exactly the same as the originals. I used an original starter delay gasket as a pattern and had a professional gasket company make the tooling for stamping them out. This is NOT some guy sitting around with a pair of scissors. The cork gaskets on some starter delays were never used on the assembly line units, but were used on some of the over-the-counter Ford service units.
Cap Screws: All original assembly-line starter delays have cap screws with a "C" marking on the head. Screws with this head marking are no longer available, so I had tooling made and screws fabricated to exactly match the original screws.
Lead Wire: The lead wire is made up of 3-components; the elbow, the grommet, and the wire itself. The lead wire used on the original assembly-line starter delays is always a red wire with a single thin dark blue stripe. The lead wire on the service starter delays is red with a much wider light blue stripe in a spiral orientation (not lengthwise like the assembly-line version). I opted to use the assembly-line type of wire with the lengthwise stripe, not the service type with the spiral stripe. No correct wire with the dark blue stripe exists, so I had 25,000-feet of wire made that exactly matches the original wire.
Lead Wire Elbow: No perfect matches to the original elbows are available. The starter delay elbow is slightly different than the elbows used that connect to the starter solenoid and coil. Making a mold of the original starter delay elbow was the only way to guarantee that the reproduction elbows would be exactly the same as the originals.
Lead Wire Grommet: No perfect matches to the original grommet are available. Again, making a mold guaranteed matching the original.