While this Simplex is not a Model "T" Ford, I know that many of the Forum participants enjoy most all early cars.
This video produced in house at "The Old Motor" is the first in a series of what we like to call "Vintage Supercars."
The next two videos in the future will cover a 1915 Duesenberg racing car and 1914 Mercer Raceabout.
Learn more about the engine rebuild and other work performed on this Simplex that features a 589 c.i. T-head four-cylinder with a 5 3/8" x 6 1.2" bore and stroke by following the link in the description under the video on youtube to The Old Motor.
View it @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27LnZLOeFRw
WOW, What I would give, to be able to drive that thing all across the "American West" anywhere from Oklahoma to California, between Mexico and Canada, would be OK with me ...
Looks like a Crane Simplex. Nice. Wonder if Henry Austin Clark ever owned that one?
"Looks like a Crane Simplex" Its not a Crane Simplex which were built later and had 6-cyl. engines.
Clark had two of them, a "Speed Car" and a touring car. Have worked on both of them in the past.
Thanks David. It was a treat to see that and a good contrast to the fun Model T things we see here.
Richard you are welcome, good to hear you enjoyed the video.
Thanks for posting. Really enjoy your articles with Daniel Strohl in Hemmings - the ones on the Mercer in particular.
Forgot to mention David's awesome "The Old Motor" site!
Thanks David. Great car and video....
Clark always referred to them as a Simplex, Crane Model!
Wow. If that doesn't send excitement straight to your heart, nothing will. Well done, David. Congratulations.
I thought the car reminded me of Old 16 and then i see the driver! Very Nice and i say thank you!! Bud.
Great thing to see that powering up those hill and taking corners like a breeze. Looks fast sitting still and has a great sound. Nice camera shots to.
Thanks for preserving and posting.
I really like the camera work (and great car). It gives me some ideas...... thank you for posting David!
What nice ride. Tim
Thanks to all of you for your kind works about the video, and as they use to say at Esso "Happy Motoring" to all of you!
That i an absolutely glorious machine and video. If that were my car, I'd have to split that big tank behind the seats three ways. Instead of just gas and oil, I'd need gas, oil, and SPF 50 sunblock! Especially if I wanted to take Donnie Brown's proposed ride.