After reading thru the 1926-27H encyclopedia entry, I decided to post some photos of my wife's bucket list item which she wants to rebuild. We discovered that the engine number matches the frame and refers to a December date.
We found remnants of dark green cloth.
There is slime green paint all over the trans and engine but not a spot of black found anywhere.
There is a pipe plug in the differential, a Holly NH carb, not the vaporizer, and black wood spoke wheels.
We are rebuilding it from ashes only two blocks away from the New Orleans assembly plant in Arabi, LA where it was first put together 90 years ago.
Vern, it was assembled just two blocks away?
I do wish you'd update this thread with a couple pics from your site. :-)
You've done so much with that "relic". :-)
~not going to hijack your thread~
This is the Arabi, LA Ford assembly plant (New Orleans) that operated from 1923-32 I think. They built T's and A's right beside the Mississippi river for the South America market.
Yes our T was destroyed by both Hurricane Betsy (1965) and Hurricane Katrina (2005)
Oh heck! I didn't realize your T survived Betsy too!
Silly question, how do you folks pronounce Arabi? Damned important plant, by the way. Our South American brothers are heavy into these T's!
Shoot, I'm up in Minnesota and I was raised to say Loo-eez-ee-anna and I don't believe that's quite right.
That water tank still standing is priceless.
Thanks for posting this Vern.
Loo-eez-ee-anna is correct.
Nawlins is too slang. NewOrlins is better.
I took that photo this past weekend.