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  1. Thanks so much for posting the location. I didn't have that and didn't know where I had filed/stacked it in my den/office. Again thank you for the help. Fall, such a great time of year When the smell of chocolate fills the air. Small towns are holding their county fairs and old car folks assemble at Hershey from everywhere. In once muddy fields which are now mostly paved to say "Hi, how are you?" and "I'm over here" as they wave. To walk endless isles searching for those special treasures. Hap 1915 Model T Touring cut off and made into a pickup truck and 1907 Model S Runabout
  2. The 1903-1909 Early Ford Registry meeting will be held at the Horseless Carriage Club America (HCCA) tent at 1 PM Thursday Oct 6 at Hershey. No, I won't be able to make it, yes I wish I was able to be there. Floyd Jaehnert will be the host and has done a great job in the past. For other information about the Early Ford Registry see: http://www.earlyfordregistry.com/ If someone knows which field the HCCA tent will be in, please post that info. Thanks. Hap 1915 Model T Touring cut off and made into a pickup truck and 1907 Model S Runabout
  3. I have one or two pictures/drawings of the 1908 and 1909 Ford version and I have an 1907 article that indicated Ford may have borrowed heavily or reverse engineered the body style idea from the 1907 Renault Town car, Landaulet, or Taxi. Once we finish the article if you want a copy just let me know. Thank you for the lead. I will write them and see if they will allow us to publish one of their pictures, there is a nice one at: http://www.prewarcar.com/searchresults.asp?make=Renault Compare that to the Ford Landaulet on page 5 of the information at: http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/index.htm If anyone has pictures etc. of the 1908 - 1910 Ford Landaulet, that would be welcome also as well as the early Ford Town cars. Thanks for the suggestion. I'm still hoping someone has a picture they snapped that they can just send. That would probably be easier if I was looking for a USA car or I spoke French and was on a French site. Again, thank you for the help. Hap 1915 Ford Model T Touring cut off and made into a pickup truck and 1907 Model S Runabout
  4. I am looking for a picture of a 1906-1912 Renault Landaulet or taxi that we can publish in our 1903-1909 Early Ford Newsletter and eventually post on our underconstruction website. Does anyone know where I can find one that is not copyrighted or which I could obtain permission to use? I hope to find a side view or one similar to the one at: http://www.picturesofcars.co.uk/gallery/veteran/imagepages/renault%20landaulet%201903.htm I have sent that website a note and they may allow me to use that one. There are several other websites that I plan to send a note to, but if someone has a non-copyrighted photo they could share, that would be a big help. Thanks for any leads. Hap 1915 Ford Model T Touring cut off and made into a pickup truck and 1907 Model S Runabout
  5. Do a quick search on the web -- I like google.com but you can use any of the search engines. Type in 1926 Chevrolet and see what comes up. Look for a Chevy club -- there sure are some. Go to the local Barnes and Nobles book store and pick up a copy of "Old Car Value Guide" it will give you a ball park value. Again, value is what is a willing buyer willing to pay -- not what I wish they would pay. The 5000 to 8000 sounds low if the car is actually as "factory new." But most antique cars are not "factory new." Find a local AACA or other old car club. If your plan is just to get educated enough to sell the car, then you probably already have enough information to list it on e-bay. If you want to keep it because it has special meaning to you -- you have a life time of leaning and fun ahead of you. "The Filling Station" is just one old car company that comes to mind that specializes in antique Chevys. Purchase a copy of the magazine Hemmings Motor News www.hemmings.com and look in the Chevy section -- lots of companies selling parts and books on them, as well as a feel for the prices. Also, if you post your question under the general info, you will probably get more responses. Most folks on this forum are looking the for sale or wanted items. Good luck with your car. Hap Tucker 1915 Ford Touring cut off and made into a pickup truck and 1907 Model S Runabout
  6. Hi, if anyone knows of a vender or seller going to Hershey with Pre-T Ford parts for sale, please let me know who and what spot if you know. I would like to include that info in the 1903-1909 Early Ford Newsletter that is going out soon. (they never are early...) Second, if anyone is at Hershey, please feel free to stop by the Horseless Carriage Club of America Tent (HCCA) location RWO30 at 1:00 on Thursday Oct 7 for a short Pre-T meeting. I won't be able to make it, but Floyd Jaehnert will be hosting the meeting. Hap Tucker 1915 Ford Touring cut off and made into a pickup truck and 1907 Model S Runabout
  7. The next 1903 - 1909 Early Ford Group meeting is scheduled for Friday Sept 10 at 5 PM Central Daylight Time at the Piquette Ford Plant, Detroit, MI see: http://tplex.org/location.html . Floyd Jaehnert has once again graciously agreed to work out the details for hosting the event. If you are interested in early Fords and you are planning to attend the The Dearborn to Lansing run that Thurs - Friday or the Old Car Festival at Greenfield Village that weekend, please join us. The following month after the Piquette meeting, our follow on meeting will be at the Hershey Swap Meet in the Horseless Carriage Club of America (HCCA) tent. The meeting will start at 1:00 on Thursday Oct 7. Floyd has also graciously made the Hershey meeting arrangements and will be hosting the meeting. If you are unable to attend, but you are interested in the 1903 - 1909 Fords, you may request a free copy of the newsletter for a summary of the items that are discussed. For additional information e-mail Hap Tucker by clicking on my user name "FordPiet" in the column just to the left of this posting. Remember to remove the part that says "removemefirst" from the e-mail address. I will not be able to attend Hershey this year, but I am helping shuffle some of the paper work or is that "e-mails" to help support our group. We are an HCCA Affiliated registry http://www.hcca.org/affiliated.html and also a MTFCA Chapter http://www.mtfca.com/clubpages/chapters.htm#sc To reach additional folks, we have placed a similar note on the MTFCA, HCCA, ACCA, etc. message boards. Hap 1915 Ford touring cut off and made into a pickup and 1907 Ford Model S Runabout
  8. While looking for photos of early 1903-1908 Fords, I ran across a site that has numerous early auto pictures -- 1905 & 1911 Glidden Tour, early races, etc. It is the George Eastman House Still Photograph Archive at http://www.geh.org/ For example http://www.geh.org/ar/strip15/htmlsrc/m198130510221_ful.html#topofimage has what appears to be a 1903 Ford or 1903 Cadillac in the center of the picture. If anyone knows of any similar sites with early photos, please let us know. I am looking for pictures of early 1903-1908 Ford photos to help determine the proper paint schemes for them. Or if you know of anyone who has any of the ex-Harrah's 1903-1908 Fords, I would like to contact them. There is a good chance they also may have the Harrah's Restoration Manual for the car they purchased. Bill Harrah put a lot of research into his restorations and I am hoping we can share some of that information with others. Thanks. Hap Tucker 1915 Ford Touring cut off and made into a pickup truck and 1907 Model S Runabout
  9. A 1950s magazine also had a good suggestion concerning photos. When possible, part the cars at a bout a 45 degree angle, so the 3/4 shot will be only of that one car and not catch the car on either side of it. Obviously takes more parking space, but if it is available, it makes for a much better picture of the car. Hap Tucker 1915 Ford Touring cut off and made into a pickup truck and 1907 Model S Runabout
  10. Does anyone have any information on how similar the 1903 Cadillac body and 1903 Ford bodies are? In one of the 1950s HCCA magazines there was a note under one of the pictures that mentioned that the same body builder supplied bodies to both Ford and Cadillac. I know the Ford body supplier was C.R. Wilson Carriage Company. They obviously look very similar, but I would like to know if they are like the modern day Dodge Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country -- same dimensions and many parts would interchange or if they looked similar but nothing would interchange. Thanks for any help or leads you can offer. Hap Tucker 1915 Ford Touring cut off and made into a pickup truck and 1907 Model S Runabout
  11. Thanks for the inputs. When we get it finished I will send you a copy. And if anyone else wants an e-mail copy, just let us know.
  12. If you could ask the driver and owner of a 1904 Ford Model AC some questions what would they be? No, we haven't found a 130 year old original owner. But our early Ford group newsletter is working on an interview type article with an owner who recently completed a 350 mile endurance type rally across the dirt roads and mountains in Australia in his 1904 Ford. I thought rather than me just asking the questions I think folks would like to hear answers to, I should asked and get some inputs from others. Related to that, are there any particular photo shots that you would really like to see of the car? Please e-mail me your questions or post them below. If this topic should be put on a different Forum -- feel free to move it to the proper spot. Thank you for your help. Hap Tucker 1915 Ford Touring cut off and made into a pickup truck and 1907 Model S Runabout
  13. One of our N, R, & S Ford group members is rebuilding his car's rear axle. He is having trouble locating the outer axle bearings for the 1906-1908 N, R, & S Ford. Does anyone know of a source for those? Also does anyone know if the floating hub kits or the modern roller bearing kits that replace the bearing and sleeve in a Model T rear axle could be adapted to work in an N, R, & S? Hap 1915 Ford Model T Touring cut off and made into a pickup truck & 1907 Ford Model S Runabout
  14. SalG, Thanks for trying to make the link to Trent's 1907 N Ford site work. I compared the two but I don't see what is typed differnetly. But something is. Here it is one more time -- I clicked on it in the preview screen and it worked. http://oz.plymouth.edu/~trentb/ModelT/N662/ModelN.html Thanks for all your help in making the forums available to us. Hap 1915 Ford Touring cut off and made into a pickup truck and 1907 Model S Runabout
  15. Are you interested in Pre-T Fords? If so, please join us for our N, R, & S Pre-T Ford meeting at the Horseless Carriage Club of America (HCCA) tent in the Red Field. The meeting is at 2 PM on Thursday Oct 9th at RWO 30. Our 1906 – 1908 Model N, R, & S Ford Group has been growing and several members also have other letters of Henry’s 1903 – 1908 models. Professor Trent Boggess will be speaking on one or more of the Pre-T models (http://oz.plymouth.edu/~trentb/ModelT/n662/ModelN.html). We are looking forward to learning more about the cars as he shares from his extensive research. Randy Mason, Steve Rossi, and John Forster all from T-Plex will speak about the early Piquette Ford Plant and the possibility of it becoming our home base for future meetings. The majority of Pre-T cars were assembled there, and T-Plex is managing the restoration of the plant (http://www.tplex.org/mainav.htm). We will also discuss the possibility of expanding our current N, R, & S registry into a listing of all Fords built during the Piquette era as well other group business. If you are unable to attend, but interested in the Pre-T’s, you may request a free copy of the newsletter for a summary of the items that are discussed. Floyd Jaehnert has volunteered to be our MC for the meeting. For additional information e-mail Hap Tucker by clicking on my user name "FordPiet" in the column just to the left of this posting. Remember to remove the part that says "removemefirst" from the e-mail address. I won’t be able to attend Hershey this year, but I am helping shuffle some of the paper work or is that "e-mails" to help support our group. To reach additional folks, we have placed a similar note on the MTFCA, ACCA, etc. message boards. Hap 1915 Ford touring cut off and made into a pickup and 1907 Ford Model S Runabout