Two bullet holes in upper blades. Too bad it is the wrong year for my coupe. I might try it.
Yesterday a friend stopped by and said his neighbor was tearing down an old shed and had some old model T parts he wanted to get rid of. Reluctantly I went to look at them and brought most of it home. More junk. I can see two more projects on the list now.
I believe that brass radiator shell is a very early 1909 style. Should be a choice item I think
Jerry - How can you tell from the angle that the shell is shown in the picture?
The engine block on the left looks like it's pretty early too.
Jerry, the radiator shell has some gold paint on it to make it look brass. It is steel and not the best craftsmanship. Maybe a shell for a replacement radiator. The crimping on the upper corners looks pretty shoddy to me although it doesn't look home-made either. Probably not of much value.
Ken, there is an early block with a 12-28-17 casting date but early Jan. 1918 serial number. two '23s and a '27 with a repaired crack. I haven't gone over them with a fine tooth comb but the '17 and one '23 might be crack free.
I've always been short on drive lines and 4 of the torque tubes have shafts, u-joints and pinions on them.
The fellow just wanted them out of there but I forced a little cash on him. There were 2 Ruckstell axle assemblies and 3 housings but his brother wanted them. They had been stored outside for some years. I may go back in a few months. Not sure how ambitious the brother is.
Anyhow it was a fun break to find the stuff.
Someone will correct me if I'm mistaken but, I believe the very early radiators had removable brass shells while the later brass rads had the brass tanks that are of course not removable.
Rich, if you want a fan that isn't shot maybe you could try one of these.
Wow Steve, I could build a car around that fan. '20 Vermont. I wonder how the balance is. Looks a little like a V-pulley from this angle.
Jerry, I'm sure you are correct about the brass shroud on the first T's. I believe they had ford script on them. This steel one has no script of any kind.
If the fan is too far gone to use in the car
Perhaps you could use the fan as a canvas and paint an auto scene on it and hang it in you shop.
I love the license plate fan. Maybe he used his current license as the fan because he didn't know where else to hang it. I can just see the police officer with his head rotating around trying to read the plate and yelling at the driver to turn off the car so I can get the plate number
If you can't gasweld that fan up using steel rod, sandblast it, and rebalance it then send it to me. What do you want for that old shell?
I didn't plan to sell any of this and don't want to use the forum that way but if you really want the shell send me a PM. I don't know if it is even worth shipping.
I think the fan might just work OK. I do have a rusty '15 roadster I could put it on.
Richard, I really don't think it is a good idea to use that fan. If one of the damaged blades flings off you can loose your radiator, hood, or worse.
That looks like a really nice haul!
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Jerry - Thanks for that information. I didn't know the early brass shells were removable. I thought they were all just soldered together.