This 1911 Model T Roadster was restored by my grandfather in the late 1980s or early 1990s. He restored 10+ Model Ts and helped friends with dozens of others.
I inherited the vehicle and have had it in storage in Maine for over a decade now (I live in Texas). This is the time of year where I get the storage bill and decide if I am going to sell it or not.
I am going to work to figure out the details of the vehicle and will update this post as I find out more details. Post any details you would like for me to figure out.
I will have to work through the mechanic shop that has it in storage. They are familiar with Model Ts and can do work to the vehicle if needed.
Thanks for everyone help and comments.
So probably originally a Canadian car!! Looking at the radiator it looks like the "Made in ????" has been ground away.
It is an intriguing car!!
I had to convert these photos to lowest quality in order to upload. Where is that supposed to appear on the radiator? I will try to take a look in the full res photo.
Thanks for the pictures. Does it have a clean title? In what state?
Sent you a PM
I do not have a title to the vehicle, just a Deed of Gift from my grandparents estate. The estate and the vehicle are in Maine, I am in Texas.
Gotta see some pictures of the engine, carburetor, front and rear axles. Any body numbers anywhere? What is the engine number?
I really have no clue about '11s, I'm just saving you some reading as I'm sure others will request photos of at least these specifics.
Ever thought about a tarp/car cover? That would be neat to have but either a major project to move to Texas or an expensive one. Maybe both.
Just below on the right side of the FORD script
I wonder what it says on top of the lamps. CLASCO maybe. Perhaps CM Hall?
Where I live the lack of "title " is a non issue
Look like Jno Brown sidelights but not sure of head lamps. Well, needs black upholstery & body painted dark blue unless its an early enough '11 in which case it could be that very dark almost black green. Also needs 2 piece firewall.
It is grainy in the full resolution photo also. I couldn't make out any more detail.
I just got off the phone with the shop that is storing it. Unfortunately they won't be able to get access to it until June. It is in the back corner of a building full of stored cars.
As people come for the summer vacation time in Maine, the rest of the vehicles will be pulled out and they can get to the vehicle and take more photos.
I will check back in June when I can get some more information.
Les, I think it is a Made in USA radiator. It definitely ends with an A, but there is no room for Canad in front of that when compared with the area for 'Made in'. Perhaps that is legitimate on early production cars before Ford in Canada got into action in Walkerville. I have seen front plates which have no indication of place of manufacture on cars in Australia.
Allan from down under.
Certainly what you say is reasonable. The early Canadian engine blocks have the made in USA ground off of them. The lights would be interesting to know about
The front wheels look like 3" square felloe, she may be a bitts'a??
I think Josh told me the radiator came off of another T that belonged to his great-grandfather's car so I don't think that one came with it, which explains the "made in USA".
Did the Canadian cars come in white for that year, or did they follow the same paint scheme that Ford Detroit used?
I seriously doubt that the fenders would be white originally. I do own a nicely restored Canadian round tube radiator
And the correct rear axle housing for '10-'11
The car is interesting and might make for a great project for someone but it's not for me - I really want an '11 Touring and won't settle for anything less.
I think tat the radiator on an '11 should not say Made in USA but should be blank in that location. Am I correct?
The things (I think) I know:
- The radiator came from my grandmother's, grandfather's Model T that he purchased from the factory.
- The body is not an original but a rebuilt replica.
- Nothing else
These are my memories as a kid, so I am not 100% certain. I will get some close up pictures of the important parts and post them here, but like I said above June looks to be the earliest possible time.
I did drive this sometime around 2000-2002. It ran great at that time and has been garage kept ever since. I wouldn't expect it to need a lot of work (for somebody with T experience) to have it running again.
The parts list for pictures I have right now is:
- close up on the radiator
- engine (both sides)
- transmission cover
- front axle
- rear axle
- coil box
- wheel hubs (inside and out)
If there is another part somebody would like to know about, post it here. I am not planning to travel to Maine this summer and would like to keep the back and forth with the shop to a minimum.