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by drobnock
10 Feb 2019, 08:19
Forum: Not Model T Related
Topic: For those who want to use a period registration plate, this may be of interest.
Replies: 0
Views: 3961

For those who want to use a period registration plate, this may be of interest.

For those who want to use a period registration plate, this may be of interest. I often see publications such as the Antique Automobile Magazine carrying letters from those wishing to find a long lost family automobile. Yet I have not seen anyone searching for the owner and possible car of a registr...
by drobnock
25 Jan 2019, 12:34
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: What Year is this Car ?
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: What Year is this Car ?

OK so year and locality have been established. Next question is: Are the cars coming from the Detroit Plant of H. Ford to a dealer? Or are the cars being shipped from a Branch Plant to a dealer for final assembly and sales? Or are these cars what H. Ford is sending to a Branch Plant for final assemb...
by drobnock
19 Jan 2019, 11:06
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 APCO FORD SPECIALTIES ACCESSORIES CATALOG
Replies: 14
Views: 1241

Re: 1915 APCO FORD SPECIALTIES ACCESSORIES CATALOG

This particular catalogue came out 7 years after the introduction of the Model T. Knowing that the T was a popular vehicle, was the success of such aftermarket products because of the number of Ts sold or since the Ford did not offer much in the way of factory accessories? Where there similar access...
by drobnock
07 Jan 2019, 14:11
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: MTFCA Forum has Switched to phpBB Software for 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1310

Re: MTFCA Forum has Switched to phpBB Software for 2019

The other site was not "broken," but there are some problems now with those getting on the site, including me. That said, I have a sense the site is currently limping. I guess it is like changing from a Model T to a Model A. Adapting from three pedals to move, to three pedals that make you move diff...
by drobnock
10 Dec 2018, 15:36
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this your Ford?
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Re: Is this your Ford?

Whilst searching a follow up to the question on the Fahnestock purchase of a 1914 car, I came across a reference to the sale of the Fords in a set of published City Council of the City of Minneapolis minutes. How were Fords sold pre-1920? Did one order a car from a dealer, and wait for delivery? Or ...
by drobnock
10 Dec 2018, 07:24
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Is this your Ford?
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Is this your Ford?

In 1914 the City Council of the City of Minneapolis, through its Purchasing Agent, put out to bid two Fords, a Reo, and an Overland. The Fords were identified as 131923 used by the Outside Wire Inspector, and 127767 used by the Health Inspector. Ford 127767 was sold to D. R. Wagner Company for $225....
by drobnock
04 Dec 2018, 09:39
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Cart before the horse? Or an error in memory?
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Cart before the horse? Or an error in memory?

Of course, none of us are old enough to have bought our Model T new. But reading the work of Murray Fahnestock, contributor to the Ford Owner, and the Ford section in Dykes, as well as "The Model T FordOwner" (sections republished by Dan Post). Fahnestock lived in Pittsburgh, Pa. in 1914. Pittsburgh...
by drobnock
21 May 2018, 08:06
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford Truck Series 1
Replies: 3
Views: 616

Re: Ford Truck Series 1

Not being a Ford TT expert, but one who enjoys research, I came across the following two entries from 1918. A year after Ford introduced it's truck. The context of the articles in the auto publications indicate that up to WWI, Ford Autos were adapted, without side suppliers, to be ambulances, trucks...
by drobnock
18 May 2018, 18:14
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford Truck Series 1
Replies: 3
Views: 616

Ford Truck Series 1

According to McCalley's data in 1917, 3 trucks were produced. According to a period automobile publication the experimental trucks were being driven around Detroit. Of interest to those with and with out water pumps, the article stated the block may have some modifications to improve cooling. It sho...
by drobnock
17 May 2018, 12:06
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: OT-maybe?
Replies: 0
Views: 748

OT-maybe?

OT - maybe?

I find this forum refreshing and well - mature. Well done to all who contribute.