Check out the front mounted flat belt pulley!
Jay, I posted that photo last year (or maybe the year before). If you go to your source, you should also find a photo of a T with front-mounted PTO driving a saw. IIRC both pics are from the Alexandra area in Victoria.
Dane, To date I have close to 3600 Model T Related old photos on my computer so it's kinda hard checking at times whats been posted or not here on the Forum.
Jay, Never ever stop posting your pictures here as many of us are new to the forum and that seldom post, but we are watching and enjoy every one of your pictures that represents a place or point in time that we all enjoy to see.
Thanks from the silent ones
Wouldn't that make a dandy "barn find" with that front PTO! Anybody know what those little "thingies" are at the top edge of the doors? Kinda' "rings a bell" with me, but I can't quite place what they are! Something to do with the door latches tho' as the placement of them is right where you'd place your hand to open the door. Also, can't quite put my finger on this either, but for some reason, the cowl doesn't look quite right to me,...??? Really great photo though Jay,.....one of your best for my money! Thanks for posting this one (and all the others),......harold
As usual, I didn't read enough before posting! Dane's comment explains why the cowl didn't look quite right to me; the car's from "the land of OZ"!
Jay, I second what Steve said. Your postings are great. Bill Everett
Harold, the " thingies " on the doors were positioned there for closing the doors.They were leather or leatherette pads. A lot of our Australian bodies had them.It saved the paintwork. Regards, John
That car is a Duncan Motors bodied car. They are indeed small pads to protect the paintwork when reaching for the internal door latch. Standard practice was to make them using a cardboard pad covered with top fabric. Original ones had a large Ford script pressed into them.
Note the suicide rear doors. I am guessing this is an earlier body of this design, around 1920? It has different lines and bow configuration to tops on similar bodies built on later low radiator cars. My own 1922 tourer had rubber stoppers bolted to the rear fenders to stop the back doors hitting on them. This car does not have them.
Interesting all right.
Yes, Jay ... love the photos! Always good to see these vehicles in their 'native' land, and time!
Looks like this poor ol' girl was leak'n from the inside!
Ohh ... and canvas top?
How did the 'Thingies' attach? Snaps? Magnets? Springy enough to just clip on?
Hal, the top edge is folded half way across the top of the door and tacked down. These tacks are covered by the trim strip which is upholstery material folded over at each edge and the folds held in place with a row of stitching on each side.
THe 'thingies' are held down on the doorskin with a small round head screw in each corner.
Dennis, many of the colonial bodies had canvas tops, usually a light beige colour. The car in question is around a 1920 model. Later tops followed the rear top bow down to the body line. Also the position of the top bow clamping iron sits lower on the earlier cars.
Canvas tops are listed in the parts books for our Canadian sourced cars. These are most likely Australian in origin, as most cars came from Canada without bodies.
Hope this helps.
Allan from down under.
I would hate to drag that thing very far down the road ....
The body was released in July 1921 by Duncan Motors in Adelaide. The car is this photo has pressed steel running board supports, so I would say more likely a 1922. The pinstripe is unusual and does line to up to a Victorian photo as this is a typical Tarrant style improvement.
The doors on the Duncan Motors bodies were fitted with a 'D' shackle and leather check straps to limit the door opening. Rubber stoppers on the mudguards are not original. The 2 screw holes for the check strap can be seen on this original front door.