Thank you to everybody that has helped me with photos for my "Dating" presentation I am giving to the Veteran Car Club of South Australia next month. One question to answer is veteran vehicles in Australia are manufactured prior to 1919. These are non Ford people that have asked me to explain why a 1909 & a 1927 are still model 'T's!
I would like to use a couple of photos. I stole this photo from the internet because it shows not only a lovely early Ford but the design room in the background of Piquette Avenue. I would like to acknowledge the car, would anybody know who owns this car and its motor number?
I also have this great photo of the early water pump motor. Same again, does anybody know which car this is and who owns it so I can put the correct information to the photo?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
This thread may help:
Another option would be to do a google search for these images and you will find all the placed that they are posted.
I talked with Robin Brock last week and he has sold off 16 of his Model T's due to health Reasons but still has and is keeping the Don Hess Car
The Top photo is #337 owned by Milt Roorda
To answer your question about why are they all called T's. It is for the same reason that V W Beatles are all called Beatles. 1909 through 1927 Model T's were all based on the same concept of a transmission running in the engine oil hooked to a block mounted on a sheet metal pan with an A C Magneto mounted on the flywheel.
Henry changed sheet metal from time to time as did the V W Bugs, but both kept their same basic power plants and you could identify either one a block or two away.
There were many different body styles over the years, and made for use in different countries. But the drivetrain was basically the same. There were some minor changes in the drivetrain for improvements of problem areas, and addition of starter and generator and electric lights, but the engine, transmission and differential as well as the brakes remained the same. The last two years the brakes were improved and the wheels were changed, the body was lowered and the gas tank and coils were moved, but other things were very much interchangeable over the years. All of them were called Model T.
David, I believe the car in the first photo shown -- the photo showing the full car taken in the Piquette plant -- belongs to John Forester. John and some other collectors keep there cars in the plant as displays.
The second photo is likely Car #337.
Milt Roorda in Florida, look on the early fords register.