So with that bar in the way in front how do you crank it?
With the aid of the hand operated self commencer from inside the cockpit !
Here's two different pull start from the drivers seat units from our collection that I posted under the Accessory Of The Day threads a while ago.
Here's the links
By 1914 folks were used to cars that were challenging to crank. My '07 Buick has tight quarters for cranking but is not bad when you get used to it. BTW the little plate next to the crank ratchet covers the ratchet up when the spark lever is advanced. Neat idea, huh?
The grease cup on the crank bearing is also a neat idea.
I thought so but the oiler sends it plenty of oil.
When i see those cowl lites i'm thinking it might have a real self commencer such as a Dayton?? Bud.
They probably used the crank. If they didn't, the handle would be tucked inside the leather "jock strap" dangling to the left of the crank.
It doesn't take much to start a well tuned Model T. A slow pull of the crank will do it.
Deja Vu - I knew I had seen that photo before. More comments in the thread below.
G.R.C. - Actually, I have a '27 depot hack and a '26 Touring, each with a front bumper, and neither seems to interfere much with hand cranking.
Hey, that's a 1914 and it has pin stripping that's similar to an early 1913. Is there a chance it came from the factory that way? It looks like the body might be a different color than the accessory hood. With all the aftermarket parts on it, there's a very good chance that it has a custom paint job too.
No one mentioned the two accessories in the front seat.