I´m going to teach a class in University of Buenos Aires about “History and Evolution of design in Ford Motor Company”. It´s part of the subject “Product Design” in Industrial Engineering. I´m thinking to center the class from Model T´s, Model A´s, Ford V8 to Ford Mustang, and impact of those designs in industry. I´m going to talk, of course, about Model T´s, the moving assembly line, the introduction of Model A, the develop of the flathead V8 engine, etc. I would like to know what other highlights do you suggest to include. Thanks!
I suggest you start with Henry Ford designing and constructing his first engine. He machined and built it and had his Wife help start it with it mounted on their kitchen sink.
Next, he started to build his own first car & drive it successfully in 1896.
He then progressed to getting financial backing to build & sell cars. His first ventures failed. In 1903 he got financial backing and proceeded to build Ford Cars starting with the Model A, progressing through various letter cars, leading to the Model T.
You can continue from there.
I feel that all of this is necessary to put Henry Ford and The Ford Motor Company in the proper perspective.
There are many videos on the internet that will assist you in taking the class through the Ford production line period from the beginning to the present day. From man power to robot welders
Keith, Dennis, thank you for the tips. I´ll work on them.
That's a great profile pic!
Thank you, Andrew! That´s my father and I, and the frame belongs to a Tudor 24 like yours.