I am thinking of putting a topper on my radiator cap and I thought it would be fun to see what you got and it will give me some ideas as well.
I got this from I believe Bob Sherzer at Hershey a couple of years ago. The base I fabricated myself out of stainless steel. Jim
Nickel over brass masonic mascot installed on a Mitchell radiator cap:
This is a Belgian one. "Manneke Pis"
Just have the good ol' dog bone and a motometer. Looks to be
as old as the truck, but I cannot say it is original to it.
Andre, dat manneke komt me bekend voor!
Here are two that I made. The first one was the winner at Canyonlands III and the 2nd was the winner at Canyonlands IV. These competitions were a peoples choice award during the tour radiator cap competition.
This is my Angel Topper with wireless motometer.
this will be mine.
I don't often drive with this on as I worry about the extra weight affecting the steering. :%)
It is my favorite.
Jim, do you drive fast enough to spin the propeller?
Yes I do, and sometimes it spins quite rapidly. Jim
Useful for making a nice tall geyser when she's steaming
Dan, get rid of the water pump and you won't need that.
Over the years I have reproduced several radiator ornaments used during the T and A years . Here's some of the ones I have done.
The Air Ford done as originally made and then as a biplane more fitting on a T then the lower winged monoplane
The faith model also redone as a biplane as well as originally produced. These were wired to light the cabin when the headlights were turned on.
The propeller models.
Now the rotoscopes.
Better stop for now since the Devil made me do it. Bob
Ha Ha Ha. Oh, those are ALL really cool. I like the air ford but they are all great. This has given me ideas I didn't think of before. I may have to make more than one and change them out once in a while.
Amazing work Bob. The window regulator gear boxes are great too.
all very nice, but i see some that look quite heavy. i had a solid brass dog bone with motometer, old , very heavy, and about two summers of driving on my gravel roads cracked the top of the radiator around the neck.
I used to have one that was stolen, never able to find another, it had two tall wings, about 6" or so tall, if you know of one, let me know, I am in the market.
Good point Clayton. I'll have to consider that.
When on tour I change it up every day, but my favorite is the mermaid.
NICE collection. UH,,,,, Very nice one Jim P.
Gary, Oh! I like that. very nice. Jim
Like others of you, mine change every once in a while. Here are few of mine:
On our 1913 Little Giant which tops out at 14 MPH:
I imagine this will look familiar to most that attend Chickasha:
I put this on when I want to have a little fun
Hey Colin, is that Molson's, that comes out of there? Keith
My Kookaburra is a native Australian bird. Both the Kangaroo and the Kookaburra were made available for purchase in the 1920's by mail order from the Harris Scarfe catalogue of homewares. He is very heavy and I am not sure what he is made of. I think they originally appeared on more up market cars here in Australai.
My waterpump cap does 2 things. It adds water when I need it and also cools the engine. Les
Ok, I'll jump in, nothing fancy but fills the need!
How long does it take before that potato is ready for sour cream?
Here's somemore radiator ornaments that don't spin that I did some time back.
The Canadian beaver mascot.
The Phantom Firefighter
Titled "First water"
The American Eagle
Thank you Scott. She is a beaut and very anatomically correct if you know what I mean. I had to take her off and put my motometer back on, because whenever I went anywhere, a crowd of boys would gather in front of my car to gawk. LOL! I'm surprised she didn't get stolen due to her popularity. Jim Patrick
Jim - I laughed until my eyes watered on your last post!!
Jim if I had her on the front of my car I wouldn't watch anything else........... Like where I was going.
I think this little man would make a nice topper but would be hard to attach securely.