Need help identifying a modified 1907 Model N

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TodWirth
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Need help identifying a modified 1907 Model N

Post by TodWirth » Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:04 am

Hello to all,

I am new to the EFR and not very experienced with the pre-T Fords but I have been involved with Ford Model T's all my life.

Recently I acquired a 1907 Model N and I have found that it has some interesting period modifications that I would like to find more information about.
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The first thing is that it has been modified so that it is equipped with a rear seat similar to a Model S roadster, instead of the stock trunk.
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The fenders and hood are also not factory original equipment.
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The frame has some short extensions on it which move the radiator forward about 1 3/4". The flywheel/fan has an extension shield on it with vanes on the inside and the engine hood would need to be longer than stock by the same amount.
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Can anyone provide me with information about these period modifications and who the manufacturer was? I would also like to know if there are other examples out there. I would especially like to find another example of the rear seat since all that is really left of it is the base.

Thanks for any help that you can provide.

Tod Wirth

Perry Goble
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Re: Need help identifying a modified 1907 Model N

Post by Perry Goble » Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:53 am

IF you need any help on what is correct on your car you can email me or call me at 512 234 0243 wpgoble@hotmail.com . Very good car to start with .I would like to find one like that to restore .

TodWirth
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Re: Need help identifying a modified 1907 Model N

Post by TodWirth » Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:36 pm

Thank you Perry. I appreciate the offer. I will likely contact you in the future as questions come up.

Tod

Lindner106
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Re: Need help identifying a modified 1907 Model N

Post by Lindner106 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:12 pm

While that looks like the correct radiator, my only thought was that someone modified the frame to extend the cooling with that fan shroud. It just doesn't look like it would work very well to me, for it doesn't cover the entire radiator.

My question is how do you get those photos attached?

Lindner106
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Re: Need help identifying a modified 1907 Model N

Post by Lindner106 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:12 pm

While that looks like the correct radiator, my only thought was that someone modified the frame to extend the cooling with that fan shroud. It just doesn't look like it would work very well to me, for it doesn't cover the entire radiator.

My question is how do you get those photos attached?

TodWirth
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Re: Need help identifying a modified 1907 Model N

Post by TodWirth » Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:07 am

Hi Lindner106

The frame is extended forward about 1 3/4". The radiator is the stock radiator but the hood is longer by that 1 3/4's".

I suspect the fan/flywheel was able to pull about the same amount of air, or possibly a little more, through the radiator. The shroud was the same size as the stock fan/flywheel and it also had extra veins on the inside to help it pull a little more air. To add to that, it looks like it was a bit closer to the radiator so it may have been a little more efficient at drawing air through the radiator than the stock setup.

As far as adding photos, this is how I did it. When you start a post or reply to a post, there is an "Attachments" tab below the box you type in (Red oval). Click on that to open the Attachments pane.
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Next you want to click on the "Add files" radio button (Yellow circle) and then in the window that pops up, locate the photo file on your computer you want to add to your post. Once you have clicked on the photo file you want, click on "Open" and it will download it. Lastly you need to put the cursor in the message where you want the photo to be and then click the "Place inline" radio button (Green oval) to insert the file in your message. You will just see the file name (Blue rectangle) at that point until you "Preview" your message.

Hope this is helpful.

Tod.

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