Photo of model N

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HerbIffrig
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Photo of model N

Post by HerbIffrig » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:11 am

model n ford 3.GIF

bvansloun
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Re: Photo of model N

Post by bvansloun » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:28 pm

Herb,

Nice find! That is one weird photograph.
Why is she facing away?
The top half of a generator, and on the LH side and no headlights, not even any forks?
The speedometer is driven from the left wheel?
Horn on the left?
The trunk cutoff and a box bolted on? The body would need to be closed under the seat.
All the bolts running through the fellows horizontalaly?

Any history on the photo?

Looks like it was taken in Rob's neighborhood.

Bruce

Jack Innes
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Re: Photo of model N

Post by Jack Innes » Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:13 pm

Bruce,

If you look at the post mark it appears to be reversed - the picture has been flipped over somewhere in the reproduction. Is the lady not facing straight forward - the ties on her bonnet would indicate that.

Jack

HerbIffrig
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Re: Photo of model N

Post by HerbIffrig » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:36 pm

I'm not sure that the photo has been reversed. You can read the cancel on it as August.

Jack Innes
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Re: Photo of model N

Post by Jack Innes » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:30 am

If you flip the picture it rectifies many of the discrepancies & places the stamp & post mark in the correct corner on the other side where it normally is found - the ink has bled through the photograph at some time. The photo was probably not meant to be a post card.

In any case it is an interesting picture of a car that has seen some service.


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HerbIffrig
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Re: Photo of model N

Post by HerbIffrig » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:21 am

Thanks Jack.
I don't know how to do that.

Herb

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Re: Photo of model N

Post by Franklinman » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:26 am

I think I can shed a little light on the bolts sticking out of the wheels.
I worked on a 1904 Buckmobile (Now in a museum in Alaska) and for the man who owned it, I made a full set of rim bolt caps, very similar to what you see in the picture. The rim retaining bolts fit down vertically through the felloes of the wheel, and then the caps screwed on to them, with small washers under the cap bodies. These caps were fairly intricate, and the small washers had a chamfer, and fit on the caps, and were then swedged in place, so they were free to move, but captive to the cap itself. If you Google the Buckmobile, you will probably see the one in the Alaska museum, and if there is a closeup, you can see these caps. They were used on an obscure brand of rim and wheel. I do not recall the brand. I have never seen a set like them before or since. The owner had 3 or 4 originals to use as masters so I could make the drawings and the special tools to produce them. I also made a new camshaft for the engine in that car, along with many detail parts, such as the engine plumbing castings and tubing, spark plug caps and primer caps for the cylinder, and a bunch of other small parts.

Perry Goble
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Re: Photo of model N

Post by Perry Goble » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:29 pm

Hi Herb I had a original Model N body that the truck had been cut off like in this picture . The set was closed off in the back from the Factory . I have pictures of the body I could email you if you are interested . Perry

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Re: Photo of model N

Post by jerryvan » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:27 pm

Early N's had wheels like that. The bolts hold one half of the rim against the felloe. To change a tire, you removed the bolts, then removed one side of the rim, then pulled the tire off. In other words, the rims are split right & left. Not sure they're for clincher tires. Ron Heyen's Model N #3 had rims like that. The holes in his felloes have been plugged and clincher rimes have been added.

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