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Offline 75Plus

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Ford Model T
« on: January 04, 2010, 02:19:44 PM »
I ran across this video of a brief history of Henry Ford's Model T. Quite interesting.

 


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Re: Ford Model T
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2010, 04:32:44 PM »
 :thumbup:Very interesting, thanks for sharing!
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Re: Ford Model T
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2010, 09:36:50 AM »
Amazing how many people worked on the assembly line back then.

I didn't see the offical cranker that started the engines at the end of the line, did you? Must of had one sore arm by the end of the day.  :lol:

Nice find. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Ford Model T
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2010, 05:30:49 PM »
I think they must have started by the short roll down the ramp at the end of the line.  It looked like in the last shot of the final car you can see a dust cloud as the car starts.

I owned my share of cars that I often tried to park on a little hill to help get started.


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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2010, 06:15:59 PM »
I think your right Ron. I went back and looked.

Be a bit difficult today with the automatics and all the other gizmos on the cars. I think you'd need about a 45 degree angle or better.  :lol:

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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2010, 12:01:50 AM »
Dunno about the rest of the world but here in OZ the Lada Niva from Russia (sold here in the 80's from memory) had a spot to put your trusty crank handle for those emergency crank starts.  Probably not a bad idea if one is trying to start one in the middle of a Siberian winter.
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2010, 09:01:00 AM »
I don't know if I would have the strength to try and start one by hand in a Siberian winter. I'd probably need a few of these before cranking.  :coffee:

Do you recall how many cyclinders they had/have?

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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2010, 07:37:12 PM »
4 cyl.  One still sees the odd one driving around down here in OZ and the odd add in the paper.

They copped a real bum rep here over reliability issues.  To the best of my knowledge they stopped importing them into OZ years ago, however I hear the Ruskies were still making them as of 2007.
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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2010, 10:10:24 PM »
20 years ago we rented a car in OZ that came with a crank handle for emergency starts.  I forgot what it was now though.