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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2016: Tourabout-Photo
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Herb Iffrig on Wednesday, March 09, 2016 - 09:28 pm:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Lloid on Wednesday, March 09, 2016 - 09:49 pm:

That's not a happy looking bunch!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Severn - SE Texas on Wednesday, March 09, 2016 - 11:19 pm:

They still owe 35 payments.

Bill


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 12:45 am:

Looks like an interesting mounting of a master vibrator?
Dirty, but nice, car otherwise!
Thanks all.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Herb Iffrig on Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 06:22 am:

So would this be an '09 with the three tier sidelights? The taillight appears to be a non-standard variety.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Timothy Kelly on Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 09:09 am:

It's my understanding that the Tourabout first appeared as a 1910 model, notwithstanding that it may have been physically assembled in 1909.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen - Eastern Nebraska on Friday, March 11, 2016 - 12:27 am:

Perhaps, as with Model K and S before, "tourabout" Ts were built, either at Ford dealerships and/or branches, before the body style was adopted by Ford Motor Company? This Model K was a new 1908 model, still owned by the Oklahoma Ford dealer, when it made a mud spattered run to Kansas City in September 1908:



This is a 1911 ad for a Model S, with both the single rumble and a double seat. I have no idea if it was purchased that way, but considering the Model K tourer, I would think it was possible:



My guess is it's entirely possible (probable) Model T roadsters with a second double seat may have appeared before the tourabout body style became an "official" offering. The test will be to find photos or descriptions of 1909 tourabouts before the summer of 1909.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eric Sole - Castelldefels (Spain) on Friday, March 11, 2016 - 02:34 am:

They're watching black clouds rolling in and just remembered they have no umbrellas and no top.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Dallas TX on Friday, March 11, 2016 - 07:52 am:

The fenders and running boards make this a 1910 Model T. The headlamps and tail lamp and windshield all look odd, but this being a pretty old car, they may have been replaced over the years.

The coil box might be a later metal one, and there appears to be a master vibrator mounted to the coil box.


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