I like the wire wrapped around the radiator support rod. Not sure what it is or for though.
Remember when using a jack like that to always position it as close to the wheel as possible, not on the end of the hubcap. ;0)
Finally....been a while Jay.
Richard, Your right, that jack looks likes it's been setup as a dead fall.
Dan, I am giving those that don't care for the Old Photos a summer break.
I don't want a "summer break', I just love the pictures.
Who in their right mind would not like the old photos?
My in depth research shows the exact date this photo was taken is September 25, 1914.
Jay, Herb and others who post old photos...please keep posting them it's a window into our past.
What about the accessory of the day posts too?
Anyone care to guess what he's doing under there. I would say he is working on changing the bands or taking a nap. Not much else to do under that part of the car.
Hey Dave - could be any number things: brake rod adjustment, U joint and/or driveshaft grease cups, exhaust leak, gas leak, loose running board, etc. With the hood off and the tire pump and jack out, looks like either major surgery because something is WRONG, or just regular maintenance and going over the whole car before a big trip.
Looks like a side-of-the-road repair to me. The left front tire is against a concrete bridge abutment...
Just checking the oil! When it drips in his face, he knows it is high enough!
Dennis, I will be digging through the shed,garage and other nooks and crannies this summer for more items to add to the ACCESSORY OF THE DAY threads. As of today there are 350 accessory of the day threads. It takes a bunch of time to check and see if I already posted a particular item since stuff around here has moved around a lot over the last three plus years of posting these threads.
Here's a link to the search engine results of the 350 threads already posted for anyone that's interested.
I don't think that jack is doing anything, and if it did, it didn't help the poor hubcap any!
Thanks Jay. I always enjoy your accessory of the day posts and if you repeat them I'm sure no one would complain.
Sometimes I wonder when I'm bidding on an old car accessory if your the one bidding against me to add to your collection.
Thank you for promoting our hobby
I love all the old photos you guys post. I don't need no steenkin' summer break from them!
I remember Stan laurel changing a tire with the very same jack placement. He couldn't get the demountable off of the jack until the car rolled forwards over another actor's bandaged gouty toe!
This seems to be a posed photo. Hood off, jack placed to hint at work being done, hand up on the oil drain nut, car placed on clean soft duff, clean overalls!
My favorite movie is "Genevieve". In there the hero has to work on his 1904 (movie used a 1906 if I remember correctly) Darracq runabout. The film shows him laying on his back with his feet under the car and his head outboard from the running board. He strains to sit partially up so his wife can feed him whilst (whilst... remember it is a Brittish film!) the wrench in his hands can blindly reach to tighten something under the car! Posed shots usually come off rather goofy!