Here is my 1924 Tudor. It is a right hand drive car. It was originally sold by Bailey's Motor Garage in Gunning, a few hours south of Sydney. Gunning Motors is still around although they switched to Holden (General Motors) in 1948.
I just got it registered yesterday.
It will be at All Ford Day on Sunday.
Andrew, wow, I am so jealous! I am working Sunday so can't get to the all Ford Day.
Pretty topical that a Ford dealer became a Holden dealer.
Looks great. Have fun!
Andrew, just noticed it has a 26/27 engine with the coil box on the engine not the dash. Where is the fuel tank? The cowl is also 26/27.
It came with two motors, the original and the one in it now. I plan to rebuild the original at some point.
The fuel tank is under the seat.
There are quite a few things in the car that apparently don't quite belong on a 1924 car. The guy I bought it off restored it in the early 1960's with his father. They purchased it off a farmer 5 miles out of Gunning in 1963. He tells me they repainted it, fitted a Ruckstall axle, replaced the vinyl roof and had the interior re-upholstered using fabric from the era. Some time later they fitted the newer engine. Other than that he tells me that is how it was when they purchased it in 1963.
It is the Concours Entrant for the Model T Ford Club as a barn find. Dean from the club has been very helpful getting it roadworthy.
The car has a clear headlamp lens on the passenger side and a purple lens on the driver's side. I was told that this was a requirement back in the day, the idea being the purple lens would not dazzle on-coming cars.
Just because it has cowl vent does not make it a 26/27 cowl. I see no way to "flip open" the cover to fill the gas tank. Also most exported cars were Canadian & they did things differently (and sometimes sooner) than we did in the States. The windshield certainly isn't a '226/27 style!
PS Looks great!
Yeah.......the '25 Fordor I had has the cowl VENT.....in fact I got a replacement one from John Danuser as the dang handle was broken off and missing.......
Gotta love John........
I have some explanations for some of the differing features on your Tudor. You seem to have the later improved car running gear under your car. When Ford Australia first established here ( 1925 ) in Australia they seem to have used up surplus earlier bodies on the later improved car chassis. For the last few years I have been compiling a Register of " Known Surviving Australian Original Import Closed Cars". I know first hand from my Fordor Sedan that the practice of the use of the earlier bodies did occur. When I got my car in 1978 it had the later running gear. Naturally I thought that it was incorrect and rectified it. Since doing the Register I have found several other car that are the same. If you would care to take this further, I can fill you in on quite a bit more. I will send you a private message through the Forum here and you can then email me. I will post a picture of our car as we got it back in 1978.
Also check out my profile by clicking on my name on this thread. I hope you will follow through as I am keen to add you car to the register. Best regards, John
Andrew, from the looks of it you have 21" wheels on the car. These are later than 24 also, so perhaps were changed in the early restoration. 21" tyres are cheaper and run at lower pressures, so the ride is better.
Just for interest.
Allan from down under.