I was at a car show the other night and a guy asked me if ford ever put speedometers on the model T as standard eqpt. Drawing on my vast knowledge of the subject, I had no idea.I know they were offered as accessories from time to time but I just don't know about standard equipment. Does anyone have the correct answer? Thanks
Speedometers were standard on Model T's through the middle of 1915 model year.
Take a look at the Model T encyclopedia at http://www.mtfca.com and click on the speedometer section.
Speedometers were installed as an option on the 1909 cars and became standard equipment from 1910-1913. Stewart & Clark (Stewart-Warner) supplied the speedometers to Ford at this time. In early November, 1913, Ford ceased installation of speedometers because Stewart-Warner could not keep up with Ford's assembly line. From November 1913 to at least August 1914, speedometers were not factory installed by Ford. Around September or October 1914, Ford began to install the "Ford-Special" speedometer into his cars. Finally, around August 1915 speedometers were no longer installed at the factory. I hope this helps, Russ Furstnow