I got these items in a bunch of parts I bought.
Yep the top two pictures are doors to a 1912 touring which I'm interested in buying if you would like to sell and I believe the Swan set up is for kerosene or natural gas???
John, I had thought of putting these doors on ebay. but if you wish, you can email me.
John T, Do you have two doors? Those are two photos of the same door. Just wanting to help clarify things.
Also, check the measurements for the doors and compare to a '11 or '12 touring. Something looks a little off to me. (But then again, it is well known that I am totally crazy?) It could be an after-market door for an open roadster or even a non-Ford car.
Wishing both of you good luck!
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
I believe Wayne is correct that the photos of the right front door are not what we normally see on the 1912 fore door cars. I did a quick look in Bruce's book as well as some of the photos that I have saved over the years. I did not see any 1912 cars with the fore doors that had the bead across the door. That doesn't mean that I didn't miss the obvious -- that happens sometimes. It also doesn't mean that one or more body makers did not do it that way. But it does indicate that measuring the doors and checking the size verses 1910, 1911, 1912 openings would make sense.
I did find one set of doors that did have the bead across the fore door, and that was on Phil Mino's 1911 that he believes has accessory front doors. You can see photo of his car on his web site at: http://www.fordfarm.net/11Car1.html and the photos are thumbnails so if you click on them you can see a larger version.
And I believe there was discussion about fore door kits being made available for earlier cars.
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Those doors are for 1909 - 1910 touring.
Wayne thanks for the info, Jim I'll contact you but if you'd rather eBay them do so they are yours. To Wayne's point do you have both doors? Thanks to all John
I think, but could be wrong, that the Swan carburetor is mounted on modified Kingston Regenerator manifolds. The Kingston Regenerator was Kingston's answer to the Holley Vaporizer, but is not as frequently found.
Food must have been scarce. Even the rabbits are skinny in the photo.
Do you think that door may be aftermarket?
I do have both doors, just messed up on posting. As for the carb it is not a modified Kingston vaporizer.
I like those doors! I cannot afford them, however, so I hope somebody can get them and use them on a wonderful car. It would be great to see them on an earlier touring or roadster, whatever it is that they would fit. Several marques of cars started using doors of that type as early as 1908, and after-market doors started coming out at about the same time. Such things are very unusual today and would be nice to see restored.
Good measurements, all key directions, would help for others to check fit on possible cars.
I have a partially late 1912 T open runabout (mother-n-law or business roadster, repro body parts) project pile that I probably won't live long enough to restore (about number five down the list of priorities). If someone is interested. But I won't guarantee Jim's doors to fit it.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
I remember seeing an era photo of a R or S Ford with after-market doors on it. I think it was on this forum a year or two ago.
Maybe Jim S needs to start putting together a brass car?