1911 Canadian Torpedo Roadster

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2009: 1911 Canadian Torpedo Roadster
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Chantrell - Adelaide, Australia on Saturday, December 05, 2009 - 08:33 am:

This photo is from a glass plate negative retrieved from the under the floor boards of the general store in Farina, South Australia in the 1950's before it was demolished. All we know is it was a travelling salesman and the car was sold by Duncan & Fraser (see www.duncanandfraser.com). The forum reader's comments please? Dave C.
1911 torpedo roadster


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Grady Puryear on Saturday, December 05, 2009 - 09:35 am:

Now that old boy was hungry ! I would hire him in a minute !


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Herb Iffrig on Saturday, December 05, 2009 - 09:56 am:

Where is the gas tank?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By DAREL J. LEIPOLD on Saturday, December 05, 2009 - 12:34 pm:

The gas tank might have been the "square" one used on the first 1911 torpedos. It just does not show up well.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR. on Saturday, December 05, 2009 - 12:48 pm:

Looks like he needs a bigger truck. :-) I love the car, though.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By "Hap" (Harold) Tucker on Saturday, December 05, 2009 - 03:04 pm:

David,

Thank you so much for posting the photo of the Canadian Torpedo. It has lots of good details on what appears to be a fairly new car rather than one that has been used for many years. I tried to zoom in and see if a round gas tank was visible, but I could not tell.

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Iím not sure if that much stuff would hide the larger round Torpedo gas tank or not. For sure Darelís observation that it might have the shorter square Torpedo tank would make sense. I donít really know if Canada used both types like the USA did or not.

Again thank you for posting it.

Respectfully submitted,

Hap Tucker l9l5 Model T Ford touring cut off and made into a pickup truck and l907 Model S Runabout. Sumter SC.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Chantrell - Adelaide, Australia on Saturday, December 05, 2009 - 04:46 pm:

Checking the original photo it has a round fuel tank. Dave C.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By "Hap" (Harold) Tucker on Saturday, December 05, 2009 - 05:04 pm:

Thanks David

Hap


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Herb Iffrig on Saturday, December 05, 2009 - 05:05 pm:

The zoom does show things better.
It looks like they have put a cargo box on the back and maybe relocated the tank to the front a little bit.
A great picture.
Thanks

Herb


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