Now that the legal is over it's time to clear out Dads Garage so Was this speedometer used in the Model t I have been told 1925 but 75 seems a little high for a T
Not all that unusual, even modern cars have speedometers that register faster than they will go.If you figure that the most accurate area is the middle 75% that would be about right.
I don't believe Model T's were ever fitted with speedometers as standard. That is an accessory.
Thank you I am not up on the later T stuff Cheers Colin
Would be great for a potent speedster
Gary - early T's from 1910 up through the 1915 model year were fitted with speedometers as standard equipment, except for some time in 1914 when the suppliers couldn't catch up with Ford's production.
The encyclopedia is not crystal clear on that point. It states speedometers were optional in early 09, but never explicitly states if or when they became standard.
Roger stated it accurately - speedometers were standard for most of the brass era cars with the exceptions that he noted.
The AC speedometer Colin posted a photo of was not intended as a Model T accessory. Speedometers were designed and sold specifically for Model T Fords by several manufacturers. They were quite common accessories on new Fords for every year that they were not standard.
That model AC speedometer was common in other makes of the era. This one is on a 1926 Buick.
Colin, I believe they also were used on mid-20s Chebys, maybe other GM cars of that era and. on my 1925Gray (not Dort).
Does this work? Most were pot metal and, well, you know what happens to that stuff.
If it works and you want to get rid of it, I might be interested. i could use it on my Gray.
The speed was/is not important, odometer mileage is, and could be fairly accurate
Well think about the speed a Chadwick was running circa 1910 . . .
I have a Stewart speedometer that was used for the mid '20s T's, and it goes up to 75mph. The one I have in my '25 goes to 60mph, and I'll never go that fast either!
I had the Touring headed down a decline with a strong tail wind and the speedometer read 63 MPH. Never again. Bad part was the stop sign!
Montana 500 car.
Hey Dan some Montana 500 cars could peg that speedo
Ya, Dan and the rest of guys running the M 500 would need a faster one than that on his car.
Marty,I caught that and stand corrected! Its been a while! Bud.
"Hey Dan some Montana 500 cars could peg that speedo"
Shh we don't want to bring down the wrath of the forum safety police.