Old Photo - Kids Checking Out A Burnt Out Model T On A NYC Street

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2015: Old Photo - Kids Checking Out A Burnt Out Model T On A NYC Street
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Monday, March 30, 2015 - 11:16 pm:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary H. White - Sheridan, MI on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 09:38 pm:

!st Mafia hit?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Wells, Hamilton Ontario on Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - 12:06 pm:

Must be where The South Bronx got it's start.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Wetherbee - Downeast Maine on Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - 12:56 pm:

Bet it was a coil box fire - good thing the gas tank was under the seat...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Alan George Long on Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - 09:59 pm:

The kid in the centre is using his iPhone to text his friends to come and have a look!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Wells, Hamilton Ontario on Thursday, April 02, 2015 - 08:46 am:

Alan, that's because the kid on the left spotted a pretty looking crystal timer.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Zibell on Thursday, April 02, 2015 - 08:53 am:

Mark, Fenders appear to be 26/27. Fuel tank in cowl.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Thursday, April 02, 2015 - 08:58 am:

Not on the Fordors, they kept it under the driver's seat.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James A. Mahaffey on Thursday, April 02, 2015 - 09:07 am:

Yep. It was an early 26 fordor. Note the clincher-rim wheels. No headlight bar.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill in Adelaida Calif on Thursday, April 02, 2015 - 09:48 am:

Notice no headlight rims, no rims no tires. I remember hearing that junk cars would be burned to get rid the the upholstery and wood in the interior. The car looks like it burned in that location so....where are the rims and tire? they were removed before the fire!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Semprez-Templeton, CA on Thursday, April 02, 2015 - 11:50 am:

The Wachowski brothers, anticipating their first mail order parts business, soon moved to Chicago.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Seth - Ohio on Thursday, April 02, 2015 - 12:00 pm:

The boys are playing in the chemicals that were used to put out the fire. Could you imagine that today...Hazmat would have the entire block closed and everyone would have to be decontaminated, the car would be cut up and placed in drums, and a lawyer would be contacted to file a claim for the boys.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Wetherbee - Downeast Maine on Thursday, April 02, 2015 - 12:40 pm:

Sadly, not all 26-7 cars were created equal - I still have to get out to fill the tank...

As noted above - the tank was kept under the seat - there is a different firewall with no tank access, the cowl still has a vent (which looks a lot like a tank fill cover without the finger pull) and they kept a 2-piece windshield at least thru April 1926 when my car rolled off the line.

I wonder if it was closer to the war and it was part of a scrap drive?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By M G Hillhouse on Thursday, April 02, 2015 - 01:13 pm:

It looks like the boy on the right is holding the motometer.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jack Putnam, Bluffton, Ohio on Thursday, April 02, 2015 - 01:22 pm:

Headlight bar is laying in the street.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Andy Loso St Joseph, MN on Thursday, April 02, 2015 - 02:34 pm:

Who needs a jungle gym....


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jerry VanOoteghem - SE Michigan on Thursday, April 02, 2015 - 02:58 pm:

Jack,

That's not the headlight bar. It's the frame from the sun visor. If the bar were in the street, the headlights would be too.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary H. White - Sheridan, MI on Thursday, April 02, 2015 - 06:51 pm:

Note hat on kid in middle. Old Fadora with brim trimmed and folded up. Haven't seen a picture of one in years.


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