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Fact About Model t
June 3, 2019

Fact About Model t

Let’s get something out of the way early, before Bernie Sanders supporters are burning me in effigy: I like Bernie Sanders. During the seven years I lived in Vermont, I had the pleasure of voting for him twice; first, when he ran for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by “Jeezum” Jim Jeffords, and second, when he ran for re-election. In my personal experience, he was…

Model t Serial Numbers
May 10, 2019

Model t Serial Numbers

* Numbers shown are based on the dates of sale, not of manufacture. ** The actual dates of manufacture of engines before 1913 have yet to be discovered. The numbers shown are based on the dates of the sale of the engine/automobile. From the available data it appears that engines were installed in cars, or sold as engines only, in numerical order until summer…

Original Model t
May 2, 2019

Original Model t

A new campaign is underway to try and save the original Model T plant in Highland Park. The Woodward Avenue Action Association launched an online fundraising drive asking supporters to pledge five dollars to turn the old assembly line into a museum and visitor s center. Five dollars was the daily wage Henry Ford paid his workers so they could afford to buy the…

Model t Racing
April 24, 2019

Model t Racing

TESTED A century from now, let no man or robot or digital personal companion embedded in the cerebellum at birth say that Car and Driver didn’t look at this thing from every possible angle. Thus, we proceed with yet another trial of the Model S. This time we compare the electric car to its direct predecessor, the hydrocarbon-burning automobile, much as our forebears…

Was the Model t the First Car
April 21, 2019

Was the Model t the First Car

Billy Cuddy enjoys nothing more than taking out one of his six Model T Fords — the flagship car for the motor company for 20 years — and driving them. The 70-year old motoring enthusiast, who lives near Glounthaune, reckons there could be up to 20 of the models left in Cork and describes driving them as akin “to riding a pony”. “The Model T is completely different…

Ford Model t Custom
March 28, 2019

Ford Model t Custom

This custom 1927 Ford T-bucket Roadster was completed in 2008, and is thought to be the last car built by well-known Oregon drag racer Jeff Jahns. The seller has driven the car 150 miles since acquiring it in 2016, but lacks garage space to keep it. The 2.3L turbocharged and intercooled EFI inline-four was sourced from a Ford Mustang SVO, and is mated to a race-built…

Model t Pickup
February 16, 2019

Model t Pickup

Moderator: Lauren Pheeney Della Monica Participants on Panel: Sam Cady, Diana Horowitz, and Karen Kitchel Topic: The Environment in Landscape Painting Artists will address what the physical world means in the paintings, the meaning of representations of the natural world, and attention to natural resources in the land. Bios: Lauren P. Della Monica Sam Cady Diana…

1926 Ford Model t Truck
January 7, 2019

1926 Ford Model t Truck

Ford introduced the one ton, heavy duty, TT truck in 1917. It was the most radically different Ford Model T variant ever produced. While its used the same 20 HP engine and transmission, it s chassis was 25 inches longer than the standard Model T, and was beefier, too. TTs had a different rear end, with worm gears and lower ratios, to enable the classic Ford Model…

Model t Speedster Body
December 30, 2018

Model t Speedster Body

Keeling Gaines Pulliam Jr. and Charles Ellsworth McCormick of Lexington, Kentucky, and Morris Julian Crutcher (Maury Crutcher) of Detroit, Michigan, all graduates of the University of Kentucky at Lexington Mechanical Engineering program and members of the Gamma Iota chapter of the Sigma Nu Fraternity, organized the Mercury Body Corporation in early 1920. In March…

Who Made the Model t?
November 28, 2018

Who Made the Model t?

In 1908, the Ford Motor Company introduced the world to the Model T. The rest, as they say, is automotive history. In over a century it’s safe to say cars and technology have taken a dramatic turn. From the simplicity of the Model T to self-driving Teslas, it’s clear the future is now. But two men with one mission are intent on delaying that for at least the…

Model Transmission
November 4, 2018

Model Transmission

Have you ever wondered how an automatic transmission works? I did, so I looked it up and then designed this desktop model. It has six forward speeds and one reverse. Real automatic transmissions have a hydraulic or electrical system that engages different clutches and brakes to shift gears depending on the driving situation. With this model you control those…

Ford Model t Frame
October 11, 2018

Ford Model t Frame

Ramp Travel Index (RTI) ramps are something of a bench-racing platform for off-roaders to compare suspension flex between different trucks of different size. So when a 1916 Ford Model T arrived at the Flex for Food event in Wichita, Kansas, there as clearly only one mission for the Model T owner: outshine everyone with 100-year-old excellence! When Four Wheeler…

Ford Model Types
September 17, 2018

Ford Model Types

Will the E in Ford s Model E stand for everything? We ve heard comments from the Blue Oval that it may launch a Model E electrified-vehicle line as soon as 2019, and now we hear that it may expand the name to multiple body styles in addition to multiple electrified powertrains, Automotive News says. By doing so, Ford would be following in the footsteps of…

History of the Model t Ford
September 1, 2018

History of the Model t Ford

Jacques Mattheij made a small, but awesome, mistake. He went on eBay one evening and bid on a bunch of bulk LEGO brick auctions, then went to sleep. Upon waking, he discovered that he was the high bidder on many, and was now the proud owner of two tons of LEGO bricks. (This is about 4400 pounds.) He wrote, [L]esson 1: if you win almost all bids you are bidding…

1925 Ford Model t Pickup
July 15, 2018

1925 Ford Model t Pickup

Ford The Ford Motor Co. Detroit, MI 1925 1925 Ford production was reported at over 2 million. 700, Touring Cars were made and 300, Roadsters were made in 1925. These American Automobiles were Ford s most popular throughout the early 1920s. All 1925 Ford automobiles were painted black, with black fenders. 1925 Ford Model T Touring Car The 1925 Ford Model T had…

Ford 1927 Model t
May 28, 2018

Ford 1927 Model t

Henry Ford stamps the serial number on the first Model A engine. Ford Motor Company archive photo After selling more than 15 million Model Ts in nearly two decades, “The New Ford, ” renamed the Model A, was introduced on Dec. 2, 1927. Ford had previously used the Model A name in its early years, but wanted to help differentiate its latest vehicle from the Model…

Ford Model t Transmission
May 20, 2018

Ford Model t Transmission

Known as a Planetary or Epicyclic transmission the main components of the Model T Ford Transmission are the triple gears, transmission drums and clutch discs. The term planetary transmission comes from the similarity of action between the triple gears around the drive gear and that of the planets around the sun. The triple gears are mounted on three short shafts…

Model t Register
May 4, 2018

Model t Register

Registration without a title Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2008: Registration without a title By on : This week I registered my new 1923 touring. I got a title with the car, but didn t submit it because it had some unrecognizable number on it. If it was an engine number, I think it would have been for a 1912 car. Not wanting to open that can of worms, I just submitted…

Model t introduce
April 26, 2018

Model t introduce

The Ford Model T was introduced in September 1908 at a price of $850.00. It was the 20th design created by the Ford Motor Company, which was started in 1903. Not all 20 designs were actually built. The T built on the success of the Model S, introduced in 1907 at $700, of which 3, 750 were made and the Model N, introduced in 1906 at $500, of which 7, were built…

Model t Engine Numbers
April 2, 2018

Model t Engine Numbers

Before 1913, Canadian built Model Ts used engines sent up from the Highland Park plant, and the serial numbers were a subset of the U.S. numbers. The “Made in U.S.A.” was ground off the blocks of cars assembled in Canada. In 1913 Ford Canada began casting their own blocks and assigned Canadian-specific serial numbers, starting with C1. Records on Canadian cars…

Model t Brake
February 13, 2018

Model t Brake

The first versions of the Ford Model T were way ahead of their time, though many of the features will probably seem archaic to today s standards. In the early years one had to crank a Model T in order to get the engine started. And woe betide the driver who forgot to retard the spark before doing so - doctors had to set many a broken arm resulting from the Ford…

Ford Model t MPG
January 4, 2018

Ford Model t MPG

From what I ve heard, current owners get around 25 to 35 mpg (US) on modern fuel after retuning to take better advantage of it (greater ignition advance, etc). Which compares favorably against a typical large SUV or pickup truck, and isn t much worse than a lot of mediocre econoboxes But when you consider that these figures are achieved with a cruising speed…

Model t Ford Images
December 27, 2017

Model t Ford Images

Aeroplane Jelly history Aeroplane Jelly began in 1927 after Sydney tram driver Bert Appleroth had success selling jelly crystals first made in a bathtub. This small backyard operation had evolved into one of Australia s largest family-operated food manufacturers when it was sold to McCormick Foods Australia in 1995. A 1920s Model-T Ford truck used to promote…

Model t in the 1920s
December 11, 2017

Model t in the 1920s

Vermillion, SD — Sunbury Press has released Touring America by Automobile in the 1920s , William A. Cook’s compilation of his grandmother’s, Hepzy Moore Cook, travel journals. About the Book: A true labor of love, author William Cook has reproduced his grandmother’s (Hepzy Moore Cook) narrative of the day-to-day rigors in early twentieth century vacation travel…

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