Is that a starter motor attached to a cut off hand crank?
Sure looks like it John.
Yes that car has been electrified! Starter motor, electric head lamps and a battery somewhere. Note the tool box under the running board and the fire extinguisher on the dash instead of side lamps. Looks like a laundry bag on the fender next to the hood side. Special steering wheel for the "arm less" driver.
What does it say on the windshield???
Must be a pretty stout starter motor to be able to turn over the engine with direct drive to the crankshaft!
Here is the Ford Times article about Mr. Stevens and the modifications to the car.
https://books.google.com/books?id=X2zPAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA277&lpg=PA277&dq=Albert+L+st evens+armless+driver&source=bl&ots=WQvlxivuTD&sig=ir-MKmtsjBcwFPm_FYPdAUBcvf8&hl =en&sa=X&ei=8lTOVNOGF8urogTVnIDIBw&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=Albert%20L%20stev ens%20armless%20driver&f=false
Are there any original non-starter Ts that have an accessory starter installed? I have seen 2 of these accessory starters but have not seen one actually installed on a Model T.
I would be interested in finding out more about how well they work.
That's some accomplishment, he could have just sat around and ask for pity but instead he tried to live a normal life.
I've never saw a a driver with no arms but I have seen many drivers with no brains!
I have an accessory starter/dynamo installed on my 1914. It is a Heinz-Springfield. It works very well.
Jack, you must have had the car at the Old Car Festival in 2013? Bud Delong pointed out that self commencer for me.
Yes, the car has been at the OCF several times.
I've seen Jack's self starter on his '14. At the OCF he demonstrates it often and it really works well.
Here is another one, its a Genemotor made by General Electric.
This unit was offered by the Ford dealers as an extra that you could have fitted to your 1915-16 Ford in Australia.
The one pictured is from a USA car from memory a Couplet. From memory Mike Walker sent me the pictures.
Correct on all counts, Peter. That's a '16 Coupelet.