Old Photo - That's One Way To Change A Front Tire

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2015: Old Photo - That's One Way To Change A Front Tire
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 11:09 am:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Spaziano, Bellflower, CA. on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 11:14 am:

Looks like there is someone directly behind the man with the wheel. That person appears to be in the process of falling on his backside!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 11:25 am:

Great moment from the past :-)
You can see the strain in the roof covering when everything is twisted to the right..
Lots of questions there.. Why did the wheel fall off, did someone forget to install the lock nut on the outside of the outer bearing? The spindle didn't fail, and noone would change the wheel without a jack.. Hard to get a jack in under there as it sat..

Would love to see more of the speedster to the left :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Henry Petrino in Modesto, CA on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 11:27 am:

It's a TT. I wonder what happened. From the look of it the nut came loose, but maybe something else?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Harper - Keene, NH on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 11:41 am:

Way off topic but, what the heck kind of hat is that guy wearing???


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Burger in Spokane on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 11:45 am:

Clearly the man flailing about on the ground was hit by the lumber hanging
out the side of the truck. The driver, clearly with deliveries to make, is remaining
focused on getting the repair made before attending to the flailing man.

Afterall, no one is getting a ride to seek medical attention until that wheel
is back under the truck !


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erik Johnson on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 11:48 am:

Might be a still or a frame from a motion picture. Might be Billy Gilbert with the wheel.

Even though the speedster plate and truck plate are different styles, they are 1923 California plates.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erik Johnson on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 11:57 am:

Update to my previous post.

1923 is too early for Billy Gilbert to be in a film.

Note that the truck has the high (1924) radiator and hood.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Semprez-Templeton, CA on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 11:58 am:

Based on the camera angle and the "staged" nature of this situation, I sense "Hollywood" may have been involved.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By robert wright on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 12:18 pm:

no marks on the ground from the front axle


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Dewey, N. California on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 01:20 pm:

And no damage to the front fender, which may or may not happen depending on just how the wheel departed the vehicle!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Menzies on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 02:33 pm:

It looks like Laurel and Hardy gag I don't know where they were sitting because the lumber is across the seat.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Joe Andulics on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 03:30 pm:

Nice looking speedster? in the background. Whippet radiator shell? Chopped windshield


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Palmisano on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 04:35 pm:

The movie is "The Mechanic" released in 1924
http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_498080-Ford-Model-TT.html


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erik Johnson on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 04:55 pm:

According to comments on the IMDB, a complete copy of the film has not survived.

However, you can see some of it on Youtube. The action in the photo above is shown approx. one minute in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bTxRV6aPH4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgQhdJG7dI0


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 12:29 am:

Definitely not a Whippet shell.


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