Looks like the photographer forgot to shut the back door in all the excitement.
That is a fantastic, clear photo of a 1911. Magnificent.
Would it be an early 11 with the one-piece spindles?
Perhaps the photographer was Henry Ford. We all know he has trouble shutting the door of a Model T.
Yes, it has the one piece spindles so an earlier rather than later 1911. The cars in the photo below have the two piece spindle and you can see the spindle arm nut and the extra space between the spindle and the axle.
Notice also that it is a wide track T. The photo below shows the wide track on top and the standard 56 inch track on the bottom. Wide track photo from page 31 Mar-Apr 1971 "Vintage Ford" used by permission to promote our hobby and club. It is a 1915 Ford.
The yellow lines in the photo above and below are the distance between the front U-bolts. On the photo you posted they indicate a wide track as shown below. The car is not perfectly level but the difference between wide track and standard track still easily shows up.
For additional information about wide track Fords please see: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/200217.html?1301125170
Great photo thank you for posting it.
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It's interesting to me that Henry took a "quick and dirty" approach to wide track cars.
I have a 1912 Buick wide track. The fenders are standard width, but the skirts and aprons are longer than normal so the wheels are centered under the fenders. From the rear, my Buick has a kind of gull-wing look.
I have a friend with a 1911 Cadillac wide track. The skirts and aprons on his car are normal, but the fenders themselves are very wide - four inches wider than normal on each side - to be centered over the tires. It must be a bear to drive into a trailer!
Here, on the other hand, we have the Henry approach - just let the wheels be barely under the outer edges of the fenders, and the heck with it!
The wide track Model T fenders are wider than the standard ones. Wheels on brass Model T's normally are near the outer edge of the fenders, wide track or not.
This is Phil Berg's non wide track couplet in the 1950's. I just like this picture for some reason.
Doesn't look much different from today: the 'modern' traffic still rides Ts' tails.
I like the picture also my mom is the cute girl next to my grandfather. My guess this picture was taken in the summer of 1954 during a parade or tour in downtown Omaha.
Great picture. Herb, can you do a super-duper zoom-in on the details of the door panel embossing?
Heck on the door panel...I'd rather have a super-duper zoom-in on the cute girl
Sorry Dennis she's taken.
... a very nice picture of Coupelet.
I note that this car has black handles, the same as I have on my 1918 coupelet.
But I've seen both nickel plated and black painted door handle, it looks like you had both of these models.
One of the door handle to the right is well to Centerdoor?! And ather cars.
Couplet door handles appear to be black in period photos.
I have an extra set of door handles and they are black.
I have photos of an unrestored '16 coupelet - the door handles are still black where the paint has not worn off.
The car closest to the camera in the above photo is a 1915 Jeffery; the one in back on the other side of the Ford is a 1914 Jeffery.
I had an 11 touring that had a round State of Florida DMV tag on it that was about the same size as the round tag on the upper dash board on this car. Until some one stole it when the car was in California. So maybe this car is in Florida (esp. since she's a wide track). Really a great picture. I think the 1911's are my favorite year; there were so many interesting changes!! Rollie