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  1. fiftyv8
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    I found these T pic's while mooching around the net and thought that they were worth sharing for old times sake.
    I've never see these before and probably will not again.
    I guess it is history and our roots.

    If anybody else has some other interesting stuff post it here and for you know it we will have a interesting thread running.
     

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  2. 1ton
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    Thats a first for me. Guess they didn't sell a whole lot of them.
     
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  3. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    original "coil over"? Well, over nuthin' I guess...
     
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  4. jaracer
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    I've seen a couple of Model T's with these on them.
     
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  5. Stogy
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    No Hassles with the Assle...:D...I like the Spoke wheel Graphic it almost looks like the Gasser wheels 50 years before their appearance...
    Coil Over...Spring...:)
     
  6. Overload springs add on spotted them on a 26 T sedan years ago in South Dakota pops told me it was used to carry/deliver mail
     
  7. Stogy
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    [​IMG]

    Save Gas for Burnouts and Racing...Oh Yeah...

     
  8. rusty valley
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    quite common accessory on t's, Ihave a couple sets. they dont do much, but look like a sexy gizmo so folks bought them. keep in mind, the model T was the first car that the common man could afford, so once there was a bunch of T owners other entrepreneurs tried to figure out how to get the money out of the wallet of this new entry to the market, model T owners. there are catalogues the size of the old JC Whitney catalogue that are nothing but T accessory's.
     
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  9. Stogy
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    nuh uhh uhh...see post # 7 save gas and blow the Postmans doors off...uhh wait no doors...C Cab...:D
     
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  10. They may have improved ride and handling a little, but I doubt that they made any measurable diffence in gas mileage.
     
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  11. catdad49
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    Check out any of the early Floyd Clymer books, nothing but info on autos that most have Never heard of and auto accessory ads from the Early days of motoring. My Grandpa Cox gave me one back in the mid 50’s and I still enjoy looking thru it even now. Actually, look up Floyd Clymer, himself, an auto dealer at age 14!
     
  12. dwollam
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    Those who think Hasslers are rare never hung around stock T's and such I guess. I've even seen very similar items on old Dodge Brothers cars.

    Dave
     
  13. Budget36
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    My best small engine and dirt bike books. I think the one I have for a VW is Clymer as well.
     
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  14. hotrodjack33
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    I remember Floyd Clymer was considered the "Antique Automobile Guru" of the 1950s-'60s.:cool:
     
  15. lippy
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    He was also an Indian motorcycle dealer at 14 I believe. Very interesting guy. Lippy
     
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  16. fiftyv8
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    The Mail Must Go Through!
     
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  18. SPEC
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    I have seen them at the Chickasha pre war swap meet.
     
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  19. fiftyv8
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    This is unusual.
     

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  21. dirt car
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    Could it be ? now that I rethink may previous post regarding the model "A" with the big wheels, could it very well be the same vehicle some decades later ?? The I-80 exit route I took on this particular day some 15 plus years ago would have put me squarely in the neighbor slightly South of Fullerton Ne. where the article claims of it's use during the 1940's. As mentioned I don't recall the particular hwy. however I do recall it parked facing North on the west side parallel to that hwy. in question . It's uncommon for me to by-pass an old vehicle without inquiring so I can only surmise time was of concern & a return trip could provide time to check it out, perhaps someone in that direction may know if it is still around. I'm not certain when the original photo was posted it appears to be a clipping from another publication of some age. I happen to be but 20 miles from Plattsmouth Ne. & have connections with several car guys there, should the Meyer's family still be around, I'll inquire on my end.
     
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  22. The37Kid
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  23. I guess it might depend on where you're from. I go to a lot of auctions. If the auction is billed as automotive/parts/& related, they turn up, & sell for good money. If it's billed as a farm auction, they still turn up (usually in the barn, or in a pile of iron) & go for next to nothing. I've never had any interest in them, so, I let my restorer friends snag them
     
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  24. fiftyv8
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    I always wondered how the gearing would have coped with such big diameter wheels for it to be capable of achieving what was claimed???
     
  25. Beanscoot
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    The rear fender is pretty well done:

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  26. manyolcars
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    I sold some at Chickasha
     
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  27. chriseakin
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    Probably added a second transmission installed backwards like they do for cars and trucks converted to tractor use.
     
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  28. fiftyv8
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    A stock Model A road wheel had a 21 inch diameter rim plus an additional amount for the rubber.
    When compared to those huge wheels we see, they must be twice the diameter of a stock wheel.
    That is a big difference to cope with especially with the low HP of a Model A engine and the basic clutch.
    There must have been a modification that was made to cope which would have been fun with a torque tube drive train...
     
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  29. The37Kid
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    Wonder what the brake life was like?
     
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