Do you think they "shrunk" the front axle to get the lowering idea to work?
Very interesting. It also looks like a brass radiator with a larger top tank, or a dummy shroud up there, to match a higher hood.
looks like the upside down perches to lower it. I wouldn't want to shake hands with the guy that put the kink in the middle of the axle for crank clearance. looks like a pretty early car.
Is it modified brass radiator, hand crank 1914 or older.
The rear cross member looks '14 or later. Also looks like an electric tail light. I'll bet he had some hair raising rides in that.
Looks like Barbed wire to hold the crank up.
I'd bet that there's an accessory overhead conversion, or, at least some type of high compression head on that car, because it looks like that hand crank is considerably longer than the stock one so as to make the "hopped-up" engine a bit easier to crank, hence the barbed wire holding up the crank!
That's like so many old photos that Herb, Jay and Erich and a few others post from time to time; the more you study them, the more you see! Thanks Herb,.......harold
P.S. Still seeing more,......interesting that there is some sort of tail light or brake light installed, but no headlights!
P.P.S. Also, that "notch" in the front axle must be because the stock straight axle was too close to the crank because of the way the chassis was lowered.
Hmmmm,.....I'm guessing that the wheelbase has probably been increased a total of 6" or 8" as the lowering method pushed the front axle 3" or 4" forward, and the rear axle 3" or 4" rearward, hence the upside-down steering wheel to add a bit of length to the stock steering.