OT - Sometimes, you have an "AH HA" moment.....

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen - Nebraska on Monday, March 03, 2014 - 10:46 pm:

I have been puzzled (and fascinated) by a Ford Motor Company advertisement that ran nationally in newspapers across the U. S. on Sunday, February 21, 1926. The advertisement for the Ford Model T includes a paragraph mentioning the "six cylinder Ford" Model K as the as the Ford the Model T planetary transmission was patterned from:



The entire full page ad that appeared in several newspapers across the U. S.:






I thought, why would Ford advertising mention the Model K as the "predecessor", when all the pre Model T Fords had two speed transmissions? Why not credit the great selling Models NRS cars? Or the first Ford, the Model A?

Then, I was speaking with another Model K owner and had an "AH HA" moment.

Can anyone else see why in 1926, Ford would have credited the Model K with the development of the transmission used in the 1926 Model T?

Model K cutaway drawing of the K transmission. Left is forward:



Two pics of our "K" transmission:




Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Townsend ; ^ ) Gresham, Orygun on Monday, March 03, 2014 - 11:20 pm:

Is the wider drum the brake drum?

-Keith


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen - Nebraska on Monday, March 03, 2014 - 11:52 pm:

Keith,

You got it!

Yes, the Model K is the only Ford to have a wider transmission brake drum and band, prior to the improved 1926/27 Model T. That is the only reason I can think of (but have no proof of) that Ford Motor Company would word the paragraph in such a way, mentioning the (by now) obscure Model K as the "template" for the T transmission.

The other reason I was puzzled by the choice of the "six cylinder Ford" reference is because Ford was rumored to be, and adamantly denied, preparing to roll out a six cylinder replacement to the Model T at the time.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kerry van Ekeren (Australia) on Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - 12:37 am:

I,ll do a Royce to you Rob, WINK!!WINK!!
But Rob!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kerry van Ekeren (Australia) on Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - 12:42 am:

I forgot to mention, this was in a British book printed in 1955. No doubt proven wrong by your relentess research.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen - Nebraska on Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - 04:42 am:

Kerry,
You really know how to get a guy down.
:-)


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