No Black and brass refers to cowl and gas head lights that are steel body with brass trim.
Or was this a trick question? LOL Those cowl lights are just brass anyway.
Last of "Brass Era" - last brass radiator - 1916
First of "Black Era" - first steel radiator - 1917
That car definitely has some "black" and "brass" on it. However, it's a hodge-podge of parts, apparently mostly 1919 or later.
The MTFCI judging standards have a class called "Black and Brass," which includes the model years 1913-16.
Yikes, I wouldn't want that for a gift!
The vehicle is a conglomerate of 1917 or later parts. None of those parts would have been brass originally. W
I LOVE IT!,send it on my way. that car may not be original but it looks good.
1920 or later. Normally, I only like mainly correct cars but, I think that one looks rather beautiful.
Wheels should be black, as God and Henry intended. Now what kind of oil should it use?
I'm with Mack. A little rattle can black can go a long way
Heh, heh...was joking, I do know what "Black and Brass" means as I own a 1913 T. Correctness aside it looks nice, but I think had they used a 1915 hood and radiator the effect would have been similar without hodge-podge look, as Mike put it.
Aside from those cowl lights (they would have to go), I would have no problem driving it just as is.
Constantine, I knew exactly what you meant and enjoyed the pictures. Everyone reads these posts from a little different perspective and on different pages humor-wise. Some seem to be offended by any humor. Some enjoy it without responding. That's OK. It's still the best Forum on old cars. Keep up the good work.
Rich, A few jokes here and there on the forum I think balances things out. We cannot always be going toe-to-toe over etimers, engine oil, if the Model K was a decent car, disc brakes, if a T was meant to go fast.
By the way, this car is for sale, $15500 OBO. What are those cowl lights from anyway? Worth anything? see: