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Old 05-23-2021, 03:56 PM
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What might this old car be? Took E300D on short round trip to Kentucky

We made a 4 day round trip from north Texas to Bowling Green this past week.

95 E300D proved again it's a much better choice than spouse's 2017 Prius 4 for comfort and quietness. Only problem was a tendency to increase engine temperature while in slow traffic ( I-40 Memphis river crossing and Arkansas construction ). Fillup fuel mileage was 30, 31, then 32 and traveling about 75-80 most of the time.

Highlight of driving was seeing the old car on a trailer while in Tennessee. Anyone know what it is? Hard to believe it's been sitting for so long somewhere and not been restored.

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Old 05-23-2021, 06:38 PM
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Ford, from the pedals & hand brake.
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Old 05-23-2021, 09:18 PM
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Frank must know his stuff picking up on the pedals and hand brake. I was going to "guess" 1921 Oldsmobile. Google images of Beverly Hillbillies truck.
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Old 05-24-2021, 07:00 AM
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The tires and wheels look oversize for a T don't they?
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Old 05-24-2021, 07:08 AM
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We made a 4 day round trip from north Texas to Bowling Green this past week.

95 E300D proved again it's a much better choice than spouse's 2017 Prius 4 for comfort and quietness. Only problem was a tendency to increase engine temperature while in slow traffic ( I-40 Memphis river crossing and Arkansas construction ). Fillup fuel mileage was 30, 31, then 32 and traveling about 75-80 most of the time.

Highlight of driving was seeing the old car on a trailer while in Tennessee. Anyone know what it is? Hard to believe it's been sitting for so long somewhere and not been restored.
Afraid that car is too old for me to hazard a guess.

Slight thread hijack. How did you find the I-55 bridge crossing the river into Memphis? I am scheduled to head that way in a coup,e of weeks, need to decide whether to reroute or put up with the backup.
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Old 05-24-2021, 11:01 AM
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The tires and wheels look oversize for a T don't they?
Maybe aftermarket, larger wheels and low profile tires for a more modern look.
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Old 05-24-2021, 05:34 PM
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It's not a Ford. By the character line of the radiator, it's a Packard truck. It may be an assembly of late 20's stuff.
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Old 05-24-2021, 05:54 PM
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I correct myself. 1914 White Motor Co:

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1914-white/

With some modern upgrades, like electric headlights. And that's my best guess.
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Old 05-24-2021, 06:45 PM
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It's not a Ford. By the character line of the radiator, it's a Packard truck. It may be an assembly of late 20's stuff.
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I correct myself. 1914 White Motor Co:

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1914-white/

With some modern upgrades, like electric headlights. And that's my best guess.
Mx has it. The profile of the radiator shell certainly looks like the one on BaT.
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Old 05-24-2021, 10:13 PM
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The proof is in the details...
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Old 05-25-2021, 04:21 PM
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We made a 4 day round trip from north Texas to Bowling Green this past week.

95 E300D proved again it's a much better choice than spouse's 2017 Prius 4 for comfort and quietness. Only problem was a tendency to increase engine temperature while in slow traffic ( I-40 Memphis river crossing and Arkansas construction ). Fillup fuel mileage was 30, 31, then 32 and traveling about 75-80 most of the time.

Highlight of driving was seeing the old car on a trailer while in Tennessee. Anyone know what it is? Hard to believe it's been sitting for so long somewhere and not been restored.

The car is definitely a 1915-20s era, because of the type of wooden slats in the rims. I didn't know that Fords used Motometers, but it could be an add-on, Moto made them to fit everything. The White Truck in the BaT ad does not have the dog bone.
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Old 05-26-2021, 02:10 PM
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Thanks for the replies, I spent a lot of time looking at photos on the internet and did not find the White. It's amazing that so many car companies sprung up in the early 1900's, probably more than a hundred.

I didn't know what the black cylinders were at the front of the BAT photos. Found this explanation in the comments:


"catruckman This author's likes: 14
The cylinders on the front are Gruss Air Springs also made by another company whose name I don’t remember right now. My own truck has them and they are simply an air cylinder at the leading end of the half elliptic spring that softens the jounce. They have no dampening effect other the hysteresis. I tried rebuilding mine w/ new seals, etc. and gave up. I have pictures of Biedermans, built during WWII, using the same style air spring but that is the newest image I have seen. "
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Old 05-26-2021, 02:31 PM
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Spent a little more time looking at old White vehicle info, found this:

https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/af18/auburn-fall/lots/r0310-1914-white-model-thirty-gah-touring/699496

Car on trailer appears to be stripped version, maybe for early endurance runs or something similar.

I was way off on my guess of early vehicle manufacturers, found this site:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_defunct_automobile_manufacturers_of_the_United_States
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Old 05-26-2021, 04:03 PM
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I have a book of every known manufacture of automobiles.Up to the time of the books publication.

One even erected a three story factory in the local town and built them. Actually a good quality car for the 1912 period. Do not know the production numbers but possibly a hundred or two. It was a stock scam.

I was unwilling to guess because of that book. That picture could be a brand that survived to modern times. Yet I would not bet on it. Many firms that erupted and failed used the owners surnames.

A huge amount of them where assembled cars with famous parts supplying companies still existing today. Supplying many if not all of of the components.

The dodge brothers for example originally where a heavy supplier of parts for Ford. Then decided to eventually build their own vehicles.
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Old 05-26-2021, 05:24 PM
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Back window of that tahoe.... Classy. Some people's lack of class is shocking.

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