The white color vehicle on e-bay appears to have the two vertical threaded holes on each side vertical portion which could be used for mounting a turtle deck in addition to the four bolts on the bottom. Not all the models went into production. To further muddy the waters, I believe I have an early 1926 turtle deck which does not have the two holes two on each side-total of four which are used to bolt the forward part of the turtle deck to the body. I drive it both ways. In Cotati Speed Shop fashion, Buick drum brake covers were mocked up to fit over the disc brakes to bring back some of the visual mystique without sacrificing the performance aspect of the Wilwoods. I also have a turtle deck without the holes to attach the turtle deck to the body. Is this an original roadster pickup? Does this one have the bolts? Not that there is anything wrong with that.
Clinchers needed much higher pressure than today's tires, typically 60 psi 410 kPa , to prevent them from leaving the rim at speed. Larry: What are you trying to determine: if all flat panel vehicles do not have two holes on each side?? It is the only other one besides mine that I have seen. You don't have to be a mathematician to figure out that the power to weight ratio makes for some adrenaline-pumping thrill rides, especially with a Ford 9'' rear differential and limited-slip helping plant the power. In today's terms it would be considered a two-speed, because one of the three speeds was reverse. Prospective buyers should ask the dealer about its build history because it would be more evocative and valuable if were an actual period build rather than of more-recent vintage. This is an interesting discussion and I am taking notes. By arnie on Sunday, April 12, 2009 - 10:04 pm: Jon Hall, will you look at your pickup and see if it has the two vertical threaded holes in the body on each side, for the turtle deck.
We present a top shelf product and are here to serve you as the customer. By on Sunday, April 12, 2009 - 05:52 pm: Thanks Greg, I think your truck might be the key to all this and I look forward to seeing your posted pictures. Someone told me this was done on factory pick ups. As it turns out, they were so impressed with the roadster that they featured it in one of their latest Gazette publications. I have tried for a few years to get results and this is the most encouraging to date! You can contact me at 508-414-7720 Rob. The firewall was flat from the windshield down with no distinct cowl. The previously mentioned parking brake lever operated acting on the inside of the rear brake drums, which were an integral part of the rear wheel hubs.
On another note Dan, I went to the Henry Ford Benson research center and tried to get copies of the drawings, and was told they were not available. Wheels for the world: Henry Ford, his company, and a century of progress, 1903—2003. Hump plate over rear cross member missing, rusted a bunch, but it was originally spot welded to the floor panel. The steel body was built with the intention of mating to a '32 Ford frame, which Cotati built in-house. T-bucket bodies feature allÂ fiberglass construction with a molded turtle deck and firewall, inner door panles, and a flat floor unchanneled installed. I think that my vehicle is an early 1926, perhaps built in the year 1925, but I could not find a number on the frame, and the engine does not have a number on the pad. I am limited to 12 photos on this listing so I am using those 12 photos to show the rusted or damaged areas on this body.
It is the most interesting picture I have seen yet. In conclusion, I would like to add if Henry Ford changed to an embossed panel, I would think he would use if for both the roadster and roadster pick-up to reduce part number inventory. It will be constructed of the best materials, by the best men to be hired, after the simplest designs that modern engineering can devise. In , Paul Theroux mentions a rail journey in India on such a railcar. By on Saturday, April 11, 2009 - 08:43 pm: I don't think it's a touring conversion. The sheet metal panels on the right side are very good for a body of this vintage. The top bows are all aluminum.
The used in the Model T was an unusual one, with a low-voltage incorporated in the flywheel, supplying alternating current to to drive the. All gears were running in an oil bath. I am trying to find out if any early 1926 model year roadsters have the body and turtle deck without these holes as mine appears to be! Factory pickup bodies had small filler panels to fill the gap between pickup bed and rear body panel. Sheeeesh What was i thinking? When introduced, the T used the building methods typical at the time, assembly by hand, and production was small. By on Saturday, April 11, 2009 - 07:43 pm: I think you might be correct Ed. And to make the best use of old parts blending with new technology he chose a four bar suspension to limit caster change with the I-beam axle. By on Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 09:08 pm: Dan T.
It may not be your traditional choice, but the hot rod's V8-60 engine just adds to the uniqueness of this hot rod. I've been able to loosen up 3 of them so far. If this is the case then the straight panel for the roadster pickup would be short-lived. We want to hear from you! There is no difference between left and right on the right pic, because they are same distance. The front axle was as a single piece of vanadium steel. That took a couple of hours to unpack from Adobe Acrobat. By on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 01:32 am: I thought from my picture it was not embossed but I went out to looked at it tonight and yes it is embossed.
Here is the bed prior to restoring, note again the rear body panel with embossed rib across the panel. I take this to mean that only the left hand assembly drawing was made with the indication the R. The Model T holds a nostalgic aspect that is irreplaceable, but it's intent was to function more then anything else, as Henry Ford had a particular disdain for cosmetic differentiation. I don't really know how many and where they would be. Isn't the axel housing riveted? Another friend offered up a good flattie that had been running a few years ago. Snyders has a dual filament bulb you can screw into a '25-7 tailight, if you have the right socket, that enables you to put a stoplight inside. Farm Tractor Color History Series.
The first Ford roadster was produced in 1927, so it was determined to maintain the visual cues of a Model A with the comfort of a Model B. I am trying to find out if Henry Ford first made the turtle deck with it mounted by only the four bolts in the bottom area. By on Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 04:54 pm: Thanks for posting Arnie, yes, the engine is probably a '22 with a '25 bed. The middle pedal was used to engage reverse gear when the car was in neutral. We know your investment of time, money and patience cannot be tallied, therefore, to keep the value of your car going in the right direction it is important to be as authentic as you possibly can be.