Listed as a 1914 T runabout in a british publication about T Fords, I thought this photo was interesting showing may modifications.
Modified all the way into a 2-cylinder Maxwell!
looks more like a maxwell to me
As I thought, listing was wrong, thanks.
That explains why the spares Henry sent over - and the ones we buy now from the USA - don't fit our Manchester-built cars!
Maybe this one is a good example of a pommie Runabout?
Your posting illustrates that sometimes the books and internet etc. will mislabel a photo. In some cases the author’s don’t know they are wrong. In other cases the author sent it to the printers correctly and the printer swapped two photos or two captions. (If you see one photo mislabeled on a page and there are multiple photos check to see if another one is also mislabeled and if the two were swapped by mistake.) And sometimes due to deadline pressure etc. an author will use a photo to fill the spot knowing it is not exactly correct but that it looks good and keeps the story, book, etc. moving. I sometimes laugh at the details of movies. I once saw a US Air Force produced movie that showed the fighter crews scrambled to intercept an unknown aircraft that was approaching. The movie showed the crew in 4 of 5 different planes. Not bad switching jets in flight. The story line was correct and if someone wasn’t familiar with planes they may not have even caught the different “stock footage” showing the different planes on the same intercept.
But is also shows that the photograph unless it has been retouched (easy for someone who knows what they are doing today – but more difficult for the early 1900-1927 photos) shows the car or event as it was. It may have been staged and many probably were. I.e. everyone hold still, look your best, etc. But the car’s features will tell the correct story about the car regardless of what the caption says.
In the case of IZ 105 – it is a well know car with a long history. It has the 1913 style English body that was introduced in Oct 1912 (ref page 61 “The English Model T Ford”). At the posting at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/122920.html?1264800914 and http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/123549.html?1265010997 it was discussed. Simon Meakon shared (and others) : “The car in the video clip IZ105 owned by Ford UK is shown with 16' onwards double curvature fenders that are incorrect, it is now fitted with flat top fenders that are also incorrect. Attached are pics of my 13, Manchester bodied car with correct fenders, these are unique to this body style. The wheel nut arrangement again is a very common UK after market modification that as you can see is on my car as well. The early English T's were fitted with 760 x 90 B.E wheels all around so a spare could be carried that would fit front or rear.”
Thanks for posting the photo -- we never know which one will add the puzzle piece we have been looking for (or would have been looking for if we knew it existed).
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Frank, I think you need to name-and-shame the publication.