A L Larson'S invincible Ford-Photo

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Herb Iffrig on Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 10:51 pm:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Monday, August 29, 2016 - 07:02 am:

Looks like it was a 1913.
"1700 miles without puncture or break"
Ain't that something! :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jerry VanOoteghem - SE Michigan on Monday, August 29, 2016 - 11:28 am:

Nice handwriting!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gilbert V. I. Fitzhugh on Monday, August 29, 2016 - 12:22 pm:

But I wonder whether the back doors came unlatched in those 1700 miles.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Monday, August 29, 2016 - 12:43 pm:

Maybe the body flex was reduced with the extra brackets supplied by Ford - and especially with the top up all the time?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker in Sumter SC on Monday, August 29, 2016 - 07:20 pm:

The later 1913 cars did not need the brackets ref: http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/doc13.htm

MAR 4, 1913 Letter, Ford to the Cincinnati branch
"....All bodies coming through from now on will be fitted with heavier sills so that attachment of extra brackets will be unnecessary."

Also the touring bodies built by Beaudett (also spelled Beaduett) were stronger and did not need the extra brackets. Ref: same page:

JUL 14, 1913 Acc. 575, Letter 434, Ford Archives
Noted that 1913 Touring bodies were made by Herbert, Fisher, Wilson, and Beaudett. Apparently the Beaudett bodies differed in construction from the others. Beaudett bodies with a filler block on the rear door hinge posts apparently did not need the steel reinforcing pieces.

Respectfully submitted,

Hap l9l5 cut off


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