Very detailed. Looks like a 1926 though.
If it were a '26 it wouldn't have a coil box on the firewall.
Or small pedals...
That right front fender is a 26.
Yeah, but that right front fender is certainly a '26/'27 fender.
Gas tank is under the seat. Not a '26.
Gas tank under seat, cowl mount coil box, small drum rear axle, narrow pedals, early asbestos wrapped muffler with tapered tail pipe, and TT long clutch release cam!
'26 tailight, pre '20 round gas tank.
So, considering what many of us have experienced with our personal T's, it's a pretty accurate drawing, right?
And still left hand drive!! looks and sounds like a parts mix that would have been built in Australia!!
Sad but true Henry.
Looks like a poster. I'd like one.
This is where a little more information would be really helpful. If the illustration was drawn in 1925 -- then it could have been of the "Australian" model. Which was the code name Ford used dealing with the development of the "Improved Car."
If it was drawn after 1927 -- someone mixed up several different years as mentioned previously.
Based on the smooth flowing hood into the cowl, the cut out shape of the rear doors to clear the rear fender [only on the 26-27 touring as well as the 1924-25 UK drop frame tourings], windshield curved at the bottom, the right front fender, the body appears to be the 1926-27 style (1926 based on no headlight cross bar).
I suspect the illustration comes from one of the 1970s or later "illustrated" car books -- either for kids, young readers, or a coffee table book. But that is just a gut feel without any data to back it up.
If it were an actual car -- I guess it would be a real "Johnny Cash" and it still would be a lot of fun to drive. And think of the debates the bystanders could have over what year it really was.... For the song -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1-zzJnKtDg and for the a photo of the promotional Johnny Cash car see: http://www.motorbooks.com/motorbooks-blog/A-49-and-ndash70-Cadillac-Built-for-Jo hnny-Cash-and-nbsp/183
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You guys are playing the purist angle once again! That looks like a car built at one of the branches on June 15, 1925 to me, somewhere between 1 PM and 3 PM...
One of the late Bruce favorite quotes was actually a 're-quote'...from the last line of the following full text...
It is also extremely important to remember that all Fords of a given year were not exactly the same. Modifications were made at the factory at Highland Park that were not necessarily made on cars assembled at the branches, and vise-versa.
Even cars made at the same plant could (and did) vary from one to the next. Variations in the design of various components of the car, due to the varying suppliers of some of the parts, must also be considered.
Keep in mind a comment made by a restorer some years ago: “How can we restore these things correctly when Ford never made them correctly?”
The original is a 18 x 25 print that had no captioning. I took a photo of it with my digital camera and reduced it to post here.
'26 body, fenders, windshield & headlamps on an earlier chassis - small drum rear axle, centerline spindle bodies, straight front axle, etc.
Come on guys! It's only an artists rendering.
They all probably make mid year changes, but seems like Ford is worse than others. I once had a '79 F-100 that loved to go through U-joints. I couldn't get one to last more than a couple of years. Every time I went to buy one, the counter man gave me the wrong U-joint. I don't remember now whether it was the '78 or the '80 that fit it, but we always had to look at the next year older or newer to get the right one. Looks like Ford's been doing it since the 20's, or before, and probably still does.
Anyone ever mount a '26 - '27 front fender on an earlier car? Would like to know how to do it.
With 26/27 frame and fender brackets and by drilling a few holes and riveting a few rivets mounting 26/27 fenders on a earlier car can be done - but faking it on a drawing might be easier
Maybe someone was asked to make an up to date cut away drawing of a Ford car in 1926 and was able to save time by reusing an older sectional drawing of a Model T?
This cut away may have ben gradually updated over several years - there are features from various years on the chassis as have been mentioned already.