There were TWO Model T's at the Washington Museum along with perhaps 6 other cars a 1926 and 1913. Note the garage display with the 1926. Very interesting. The mechanic would chain the frame of the Model T to the lift, then rotate the car to work on it! These folks were so smart and industrious!
The '13 Ford was donated in 1935. If they knew then what we know today, the car would not have been restored but conserved and preserved instead.
It has a number of aftermarket accessories.
Even if it was "restored", one could assume that original parts were used if it was done in 1935.
The lift is great, till the gas is dumped out of it.
I would think you would be rather limited as to what you could work on with that type of lift, Still a very nice display
I have seen that type of lift used at a car show to allow people to see the undercarriage of a vehicle.
That lift is the famous "Under and Over Outer" brand.
Was made just for Model T's, the easy way to remove a wayward band nut or lock washer.
Just tie the T on that rotary lift, remove the trans inspection plate, and rotate the car.....and Eureka, the nut or washer will just plop out on the garage floor.
I actually think the angle of the first pic makes the car look "sporty"
Interesting to think about what else could have dropped out of the car. Gas, oil, water, seats, dirt, coils, bolts, nuts, tools, family cat, whiskey flask, un-mailed mail, maybe even some nickels or dimes.
Come on guys it's the perfect way to retrieve that dropped washer or nut in the transmission.
It had to be invented for a T. Turn it over and out drops the washer/nut....etc...
And you could adjust the rods without getting oil dripped in the face
Actually, a roll-over trunnion seems quite useless...don't see that elusive band nut/washer ever coming out...just chasing it around the hogshead...possibly coming out the mag plug. Not much is really available that can't be accessed by crawling under.
I can stand upright and fiddle with stuff for quite a while but can't stay under a car more than a few minutes at a time.
That trunnion would be the cat's ass for me!
Getting old sucks...but it beats the alternative.
I agree with Roger K's observation.
if anyone is interested in buying one of those "under and over outer" brand lifts. pm me. I know where there is one complete and its for sale! doug hauge