N-R-S hoods

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Nickle
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N-R-S hoods

Post by Nickle » Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:25 pm

Is the hood the same for N-R-S or are there specific differences?
Thanks in advance.

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Re: N-R-S hoods

Post by bobster1 » Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:50 pm

To answer your question concerning the hood, I would say you have an early Model N Hood. At some point late 06' or early 07' all the hoods had 2 of the inspection doors. Since your hood only appears to have one hinged door it would be a early Model N. I did however look in the factory parts book and it says to specify the hood length when ordering, perhaps for the model SR? Please take this in formation at face value, it's worth what you paid for it! Regards, Bob (1907 Model N)

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Re: N-R-S hoods

Post by Nickle » Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:25 am

Bob, Thank you for answering my question. I did not know the number of inspection doors was based on vehicle year rather than vehicle model. You mentioned hood length, do N-R-S have different length hoods? This hood measures 25 1/2" Thanks again, Tyson

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Re: N-R-S hoods

Post by bobster1 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:55 pm

mine measures 25 3/8, are you using this on a restoration project? I might have a door that will fit it, have to look around.

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Re: N-R-S hoods

Post by Nickle » Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:29 am

This hood might be slightly closer to 25 3/8", the 25 1/2" measurement was just a quick not necessarily very accurate measurement. No I don't plan to use it on a restoration project, actually I was trying to assess if it was for a specific model N-R-S or if N-R-S all used the same hood. You basically answered my question that it could have been any N-R-S as long as it was produced in 1906. Thank you.

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Re: N-R-S hoods

Post by robheyen » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:46 pm

The 1906 N hood is a little different, with a slightly higher first bend. Early radiators had a slightly higher "shoulder," so the 07/08 hood won't perfectly fit the 06 radiator, and vice versa. I have an early 06 N, with a later radiator, and the hood was re-bent to force it to fit the later radiator. When comparing with another hood, measure the height where the first bend is on the front (radiator) side.

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Re: N-R-S hoods

Post by robheyen » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:07 pm

Early 1906 radiator on the left, 07-08 radiator on the right. The two hood bends are in different places, with a narrower distance between the two bends on the earlier hood:
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Re: N-R-S hoods

Post by Nickle » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:43 am

robheyen, based on your photo, the radiator of the vehicle from which this hood came looks more like the radiator on the right, so possibly it was a late 06 or early 07 with single access door? Hood dimensions are roughly 11" vertical to first bend, the angled bend is about 5" and the flat horizontal top is approximately 10".

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Re: N-R-S hoods

Post by robheyen » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:29 pm

I'm not sure when N's had two side door hoods (or if). Ford ordered in batches and the R wasn't introduced until late winter 1907, with models not making it to the public until late March or early April 1907. If Ford had a group of single door hoods on hand, I would think N's kept a single door for some time. I agree that the angle of your hood "bend" looks like the later style. My hood is the early version, and has been roughly bent to try to conform to the later replacement radiator on the car. I have a photo of our N taken in 1925 with the 07-08 radiator on.

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