Model t Water Pump

Model t Water Pump

(This article was originally published in the July, 2000 issue of the Spark Coil.) Howdy Fellow Model T’ers! Summer is certainly here and the hot weather can be a challenge for our Model T’s so let’s talk about Henry’s cooling system and the after-market water pump. Henry’s first Model T’s used a water pump. After…

What Year did Henry Ford died

What Year did Henry Ford died?

Samuel Ford died in 1842, but his grown sons carried on the family work, and along with George Ford had become well established by 1847. Cattle, cleared fields planted with crops and rude but substantial homes testified to their industry and persistence. Michigan had prospered with them, rising to a sovereign state but ten years…

Model t Tractors

Model t Tractors

The Model T was probably one of the most versatile cars of it’s time. When the Model T was designed and introduced, the infrastructure of the world was quite different from today’s. Pavement was a rarity except for sidewalks and a few big-city streets. (The sense of the term “pavement” as equivalent with “sidewalk” comes…

27 Ford Model t

27 Ford Model t

We can’t think of a street rod or custom car award with a more exacting set of judging standards than the Detroit Autorama’s Ridler Award. Those judges scrutinize every inch of the eligible cars. The Lokar Performance Products/STREET RODDER Driven Award has a shorter list of criteria, but we take it just as seriously. The…