A few friends have asked about articles and accounts I've found over the last year. Following are a collection of the articles, stories and information I've accumulated. If your interested, click on the link below. The "menu" will look like the attachment shown. Just click on the title(s) that look interesting to you.
I've collected a large amount of information, and included my own opinions, commentary and conclusions. Some are older, and so there may be other information now that I was unaware at the time I prepared a particular story. If you like any of them, great. If not, I don't need to hear about it.
This material is for personal use only, not for copy or re printing.
That's great info on early Fords all in one place.
Thanks Rob...looks like a plethora of excellent info, I bookmarked it for future reference when I'm holed up in the house during the winter!
Thank you so much for making your research available to others!
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That is very thoughtful, thanks for sharing.
I notice that the 1911 racer, the front radius rods appear to be under the axle....
At the time I wrote that article, I wasn't familiar with the Ford Special. It was raced between 1910 and 1913. It does appear that the radius rod is under the front axle. This is the Ford racer with a 410 cu in motor and has a trussed frame.
I'll check photos I have of the racer that were taken recently (the racer is in storage at The Henry Ford museum).
Yes, it is under the axle. When did Henry Ford become aware of the problem with the over the top wishbone construction after an accident? (According to one story)
But,Is that the way the racer was org built?? I have many doubt's? Bud.
This link shows Frank Kulick behind the wheel of the original "Special" in the day. That's the photo Tony is referring to. The photos I have appear to show the same racer in storage at THF. I saw your post about the Kulick family on the other thread. It would be wonderful if they have any photos of the original racers Frank K. was involved with.
Rob,I stand corrected and mabey the under rod was brought to be from raceing instead of a wreck?? Would we now question other [facts] from Joe Glambe? Bud.
Funny you should bring this up. I remembered seeing the story by Joe Galamb, and thought it occurred in 1914 but wasn't sure. Then, John Page, Australia, emailed the copy of Mr. Galamb's story.
I think I'll start a thread about it. It's interesting that someone at Ford recognized the problem and corrected it with the under axle radius rod on the racer, but not on production cars by 1911 (or 1912).