If you enlarge this photo you can see what appears to be a huge center mount spot light on the dash, Can you say deer in the spot light.... sure you can!
Got the rear wheel jacked up ready for an early start
Rear end truss rod too. The flag is appropriate with tomorrow. Is that firewood under the oil pan for the early morning warm up?
I always enjoy the pictures.
There was an unusual family that lived down the ally from us. The boys drove a '35 Packard to High School and sometimes on cold winter days you would see a cloud of smoke coming out from under the car in the morning. They would build a fire to heat the engine til it would be warm enough to start.
I have read of that being done with Ts but I would be afraid all that oil would ignite.
Most old timers i have talked to say they thined the oil with kerosene in cold weather.From the way their dressed i think a warm weather staged pohoto? Bud.
That is an interesting luggage rack on the back of the car.
FWIW, Murray Fahnestock, The FordOwner:
If you look close both rear wheels are of the ground and maybe the front ones also.
bob is right, its up on "tire saver" jacks. its seems to be 13 or 14, cant see the door shape or the windshield fold direction, but already the rear fenders have been replaced with 15-16 style
Might just be a convenient spot to keep the wood dry.
My grandfather told me his neighbors used to put a pan with charcoal under the engine to warm it up in winter mornings if just throwing on an old horse blanket before parking it for the night wasn't enough. According to him, that technique was responsible for several garage fires in the neighborhood though. So to avoid that he would go down to the tap off the boiler in the basement and get a big bucket of hot water and slowly pour it over the engine block to warm it up enough to start. Must have made a frozen mess on the garage floor though.
It looks to like the windshield is folded backwards and it has the curved support rod. It also has a bill on the front fender. I believe this is an early 1915 (late 1914?) that was made from during Sept. 1914 to Dec 1914\Jan. 1915. However, I can't explain the top with the oval windows in the back. Is it a replacement top, or a Canadian Model, or what?
I think it is a survivor, and maintained like so many others of that era with parts from the auto wreckers from any year handy. Note the round steel tail light and the early square side lights and electric head lights. I think all your dates are correct.