From personal experience, sitting on the gas tank while driving is not the best and safest way to travel
Thank you for another great photo. I would estimate a mid to late 1914 as it has the new style crank handle rather than the earlier aluminum crank handle. (ref: http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/C-D.htm#crank )
I agree with you -- sitting on the gas tank is not the best way travel. Good news, in this case the engine is not running -- note the crank appears to be engaged and stationary.
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A farmer in the mid west ordered a new Ford, The Rail Road is just dropping it on his property (in the middle of nowhere) Good luck farmer Jones ( or old McDonalds Farm)on assembly.