My wonderful wife sold my dump truck and bought me a new car for Christmas...1906 Model N Runabout with Elk skin top, leather seats with horse hair stuffing, etc...
The little guy fits nicely in my car hauler in front of my "15" T
Well merry Christmas Greg! Where your from you better keep it tucked in till warmer weather. Very nice wife you have. Maybe she can talk with mine.
Drive safe and often
Looks like she did well. Is she planning on making you drive it from New London to New Brighton in August?
Wow!!!! How cool.
Does she have a sister?
That is a very nice wife indeed! The car is no slouch either.
Greg, are you ever lucky! I'd love to have one of those, not to mention a wife that WOULD BUY me one! Or even let ME buy one!! Ha ha.
What kind of dump truck was sold ???
Beautiful N Greg. Merry Christmas indeed
Congratulations. A car that sweet should be in the living room, right next to the Christmas tree.
That's a nice picture in your profile! Will we see the N at the OCF?? Bud.
The Dump truck was a modern one...moving dirt was my job the sixth and seventh day of the week!
Living in Northern Minnesota makes travel in the summer very hard other than short trips, always a fish swimming with my name on it!
That's just too cool Greg!
Many of us may want your wife to speak with our spouse..... Congratulations on your new very nice Model N Runabout.
I was going to recommend that you join the 1903-1909 Early Ford Registry [ http://www.earlyfordregistry.com/ ]. But when I checked, I noticed you are now the newest member. so welcome to the EFR also! I think you will find there are a lot of great folks in that group -- many of which are also in this group. There is a lot of information on their website and of course you can ask questions on their forum. [FYI -- for others reading this you do not have to be a member of the EFR to read or post a question on the EFR forum. But you do have to register. They have found that greatly reduces the number of postings from Nigeria etc.]
The EFR site also has a members only area that you can access. It has the pamphlets on how to drive the N & R as well as the Price List of Parts and Instruction Book both the 1907 and 1908 versions. Those two booklets have a lot of good information for a N, R, S, or SR owner. Unlike 30 years ago when one new owner of a project vehicle wanted to find out the firing order of the engine. He had to turn the engine over and note the order the cylinders had compression. [Note he could have gone to the Benson Ford Archives -- but he didn't live very close and at that time he didn't know they had a copy of those booklets. ] Now days you can read what the firing order is on page 43 of the scanned 1908 book etc. And yes it is the same firing order as a Model T Ford. Note the timer/commutator is on the rear of the camshaft on the 1906-08 N,R,S, SR cars rather than the front of the camshaft as it is on the Model T. Therefore, the timer roller goes the opposite direction of the Model T at least as you are looking at it.
I would also highly recommend you obtain a copy of "Pate's Early Ford Automobile Encyclopedia." You can order from Carl the author at: http://www.earlyfordcars.info/ as well as from Lang's at: https://www.modeltford.com/item/PATE-ENCY.aspx It will answer many of your questions about your car and includes a DVD with lots and lots more information. For example the DVD includes a copy of Trent Boggess Early Ford Database. His database has approximately 1/4 of the serial numbers of the early cars. I did not see your serial number listed, but you would get a good feel for what month your car was likely shipped from the factory by looking at other numbers close to your serial number.
And if you are brand new to Model N, R, S & SR Fords, you may want to take a look at an article on "How to ID the 'N,R,S Fords.' It provided some basic information on the cars. If you or anyone else would like a free digital copy of that article, drop me a line with your e-mail and I will send it your way. If you click on my name at the beginning of my posting, it brings up my forum profile and my e-mail address is the 3rd line down. If you put "Send N,R,S Ford Article" it will be opened a lot sooner than many other subjects.
Again, great looking car. I'm sure you will have lots of enjoyment with it.
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I think Hap is onto something here .... additional income for the
wife as a motivational speaker.
I got 4 model Ts and my wife bought ever one of them I bought the tractor conversion but I had to lay on the floor hold my breath till I turned blue and kicked my feet.