Steve Scully

I need help identifying years and makes of these two cars

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On the left a Ford Model T  - 1920-22 era I think - with a non-original badge on the radiator.

 

On the right an Oldsmobile from the late teens.

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I am not a Ford T expert - but maybe it is the first of the black radiator models. Production began August 1916 I think.

 

The oval radiator Oldsmobile also started in 1916.

 

If the photo date is correct both cars are near new.

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It IS a Model T , but with a different radiator and hood. The shell almost looks homemade by the offset badge and crude construction. The rest looks to be pure Ford.

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1 hour ago, keiser31 said:

It IS a Model T , but with a different radiator and hood. The shell almost looks homemade by the offset badge and crude construction. The rest looks to be pure Ford.

Or maybe it was just a Friday or Monday Morning on the Assembly line,  or in the Die stamping dept. ;) 

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I believe the last year for the single arched window in the rear curtain was 1917. 1918 cars had 3 rectangular lights in the curtain.

 

Arched rear window is on the Ford

 

Frank

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Appears to be a almost straight head on shot of car.

 

I noticed the off center shell, radiator cap and emblem..................

Head lights of center, and ?different headlight reflectors..................

front fenders appear different also.................

 

A clever repair job way back then...........

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Seems to be a lot done on this Ford T model,the fenders looks to be in different size,the steering linkage no 2 looks a lot different than Ford T ,cowl ligts and "spot" light,as well as the bigger head lights?.No 3 could that be extra springs,and 4 could that be an electric  horn?

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Given the nature of the mechanical brakes, I imagine that there were many T's that had collisions and were home-repaired with whatever happened to be available.

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