My 1925 Ford Model T - How to Start & How to Drive
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Update 10 Aug 2012:
My Model T has been fully restored, and I've just purchased a pair of carriage lights which the car was missing. Updated video to come.
"I MADE A MISTAKE!"
55psi only applies to clincher tyres on earlier Model T's. Since mine is a 1925 model and has split rims and balloon tyres, the correct tyre pressure is 35psi.
I imported my 1925 Ford Model T from the USA, not far from Detroit, Michigan where it was built.
In this video I demonstrate the T's unusual controls and how they all work, I show you how to start a Model T, and I take you on a short drive at the end.
The Model T was manufactured between 1908 and 1927, and was know by various names including Tin Lizzie, Flivver, T‑Model Ford, or just 'T'.
The Model T set 1908 as the historic year that the automobile became popular. It is generally regarded as the first affordable automobile, the car that opened travel to the common middle-class American; some of this was because of Ford's innovations, including assembly line production instead of individual hand crafting.
On May 26, 1927, Henry Ford watched the 15 millionth Model T Ford roll off the assembly line at his factory in Highland Park, Michigan.
How to Start a "Model T" Ford
Shows steps required to safely start any Model T Ford built between 1908 and 1927 using hand crank or electric starter
1917 Model T driving around in several feet of snow. This Model T has an accessory Livingood four-wheel-drive attachment, otherwise it is stock. It is dressed up to look like a WWI vehicle. Jesse Livingood is sometimes credited with inventing 4WD. His first patent was issued in 1912. He started selling conversion units in 1914. There is no evidence that the US government used 4WD T's in WWI, that I can find.
Model T Ford Club of Victoria Cen'T'enary Tour
Model T Ford Club of Victoria Cen'T'enary Tour 2008.
Held at Echuca-Moama in September and October 2008, the Cen'T'enary Tour commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Model T Ford. 270 Entrants spent the week touring local towns and attractions providing a great spectacle to the locals and providing a fitting tribute to Henry Ford and his iconic Model T 100 years on.
New Model T Engine in Test Stand
1927 Model T engine, rebuilt by Gen III Antique Auto of Massachusetts. This engine was done for a client in Florida. It includes a Stipe 280 cam, nylon timing gear, modified 009 distributor, modern clutch pack, and a high compression head. Assembled using modern methods and tolerances. It's been "Balanced and Blueprinted". This video was taken to show our long distance customer what it looks like and how it runs before shipping it down to him. If you have a Model T engine you need rebuilt, please give us a call or drop us a note via email. Our website address is www.ModelTengine.com
Old Top Gear Ford Model T
Old Top Gear from 1998
Tony Mason visits Neil Tucket at his farm in Buckinghamshire to view his Ford Model T collection
This clip was extracted from the episode that was first broadcast on the 19th March 1998
Ford Model T, Tin Lizzy, Ford Model T Centennial Party.
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See some of the Model T's at the largest Ford Model T Party celebrating 100 years held in Richmond, IN. with Mark Fields, Edsel Ford and more. See the entire exclusive event with over 900 Model T's at http://www.autonetwork.com.
Curator, Ford Model T Museum, Centennial Party.
Remarks by Robert Casey, Automotive Curator at The Henry Ford Museum,to attending journalists at the largest Ford Model T Party celebrating 100 years held in Richmond, IN. with Edsel Ford, Mark Fields and more. See the entire exclusive event with over 900 Model T's at http://www.autonetwork.com.