'16 "speedster" on Tbay

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn-Monroeville OH on Friday, May 05, 2017 - 08:24 am:

No connection to this. Always lurking. Looks nice, except, well, for the "GM red", it's NOT a speedster, looks like a '17+ cowl, enough brass to pass off as a '15.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn-Monroeville OH on Friday, May 05, 2017 - 01:03 pm:

Well I guess it woulda helped if I'd have remembered to put in the link! Duuhhh...I think 36 hours of nonstop rain and cold weather here has mushed my brain!http://www.ebay.com/itm/1916-Ford-Model-T-Speedster/302305017936?_trksid=p204557 3.c100033.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D41375% 26meid%3Dd43f13b540ae4ecba0d80ed94105cbb1%26pid%3D100033%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26sd %3D302305017936


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Stephen Bowers on Friday, May 05, 2017 - 06:59 pm:

get ready for people complaining, it has a water pump ;)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn-Monroeville OH on Friday, May 05, 2017 - 07:11 pm:

Don't matter Stephen, it's already sold! Surprised it went so fast. Tells me how much demand the brass cars are, even if they're plenty incorrect!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Walter Higgins on Friday, May 05, 2017 - 07:21 pm:

It was a 10 day listing with a BIN hit two days after being listed, then "sold".... and promptly relisted:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1916-Ford-Model-T-Speedster-/302306805769?vxp=mtr

(Message edited by Wmh on May 05, 2017)

(Message edited by Wmh on May 05, 2017)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn-Monroeville OH on Friday, May 05, 2017 - 07:22 pm:

Update..it's still for sale! Someone apparently hit the "buy" button accidentally. Whoooops! :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Walter Higgins on Friday, May 05, 2017 - 07:28 pm:

I'm always amazed at buyers "accidentially" hitting the BIN button. It's like accidentally shooting yourself with a revolver three times.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Frank van Ekeren (Australia) on Friday, May 05, 2017 - 07:37 pm:

The description has been changed a little, the,
'A true to form restoration' has been deleted.
As nice as it is, it has a July 17 block, 4 dip pan and a high head and ribbed diff backing plates.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn-Monroeville OH on Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 09:08 am:

Yeh, hard to honestly call it a "true to form" resto when it's red, has a '17 engine with a '24+ 4-dip pan plate, a '17+ cowl, and oh yeh, the waterpump!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 03:01 pm:

Later steering column with the larger horn wire tube.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erik Johnson on Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 03:38 pm:

The car probably started out as a 1918 Ford, if it is not a complete "put-to-gether."

Serial number corresponds to August 13, 1917 which is the first day of production for the 1918 model year. Casting date appears to be 7-23-17. (Ford plant was closed July 29, 1917 to/through August 12, 1917 according to McCalley.)

Also has 1918 model year and later square top bows.

As pointed out earlier, it has a 1917 and later cowl (due to the notch over the coil box) so most likely whole body is later.

Rear wheels appear to have originally been square felloe but someone has filed them to make them round. Note the u-bolt type rivet where the two halves join which was used on some square felloe wheels instead of a sheet metal joining plate. Can't tell if the front wheels also have the u-bolt rivets.

Geometry of the rear curtain of the top is incorrect and/or rear curtain straps are attached to the wrong points of the top bow. The bottom of the straps are attached incorrectly to the top saddle brackets. You should see some of the strap fully exposed toward the bottom of the curtain, not the nearly full length exposure on this car which is ridiculous.


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