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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen - Eastern Nebraska on Monday, January 25, 2016 - 04:15 pm:

One hundred ten years ago today, the "New York Times" ran this story about the speed events at Ormond Beach (Daytona), Florida. The United States had four entries in the large race division, including Henry Ford's six cylinder racer. Today the Ford six cylinder racer is viewed as a failure, because it did not make any sanctioned world records. However, at this point in time, the Ford was one of America's main hopes to capture records at the annual races. This article covers the problems several of the racers encounter, including Ford, as the races continue:




The New York Auto Show has just ended, and the major car makers are preparing for the next show in Chicago. The article below mentions Kulick demonstrating Ford's new six cylinder touring car prior to leaving for the Florida races:


This photo was labeled "Kulick driving the first Model K." I don't know if it was the Model K demonstrator at the N.Y. auto show, or taken at another demonstration. Some sources say only the first nine or ten Model K had the "pig-nosed" radiator seen on this car:

Courtesy THF, all rights apply


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Seth - Ohio on Monday, January 25, 2016 - 05:26 pm:

When you say "pig nosed" are you describing the step in at the top of the radiator?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen - Eastern Nebraska on Monday, January 25, 2016 - 09:39 pm:

Denny,
Yes, the first cars needed additional tank space, and evidently the quick fix was the radiator with more space on top. Soon these radiators were replaced with one similar to those used on the 07/08 Model K. This is Henry Ford, presumably talking with a farmer (tenant) at possibly one of his farms. This 06 K has the later style radiator:


Photo courtesy of THF, all rights apply

A second shot of Henry Ford, the farmer, and maybe Edsel behind the wheel:


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