How many facts about the model t ford era, production, Henry, or operation and maintenance of the model t that are only hearsay or "old wive's tales" have you heard?
They were always only black, of course. Ford required suppliers to ship parts in crates that could be made into floor boards.
The cars were assembled by highly paid immigrants, who would send money back to their mothers in the old country.
Henry invented the assembly line.
Ford invented the planetary transmission.
All Model T's were the same
It would be nice to have a section on the MTFCA main site with common questions and answers that cover many of these topics.
Henry Ford invented the car.
They were designed to run on ethanol.
The Model T was the 20th model that Henry made before he got it right.
All old cars in photos are Model T's.
The old rumor/urban legend that if you gave your local Ford Dealer a set of U.S. dimes with the mint marks "F, O, R, and D" he would present you with the Model "T" of your choice.
Maybe he really would have because it would've been a pretty hard collection to assemble- only the "O" (New Orleans) and the "D" (Denver and Dahlonega, Ga.) mint marks have ever been used on U.S. coins!
When I was out digging I found a huge rim. I dont know if it is a model T rim. Please help me research for it. I dont know much about model T cars. Besides Henry Ford and he won a race and got a patent.
I am not the original owner!! Bud.
Never been quite sure if this was fact or not: "T's from 1913 through 1926 were black because the only paint that would dry fast enough for the moving assembly line was Japon Black."
The trucks go REALLY fast !
Facts aren't allowed on the Forum, only opinions...
Tim, Without data, you're just another person with an opinion; That is, according to W. Edwards Deming.
If you don't know where you are going any road will get you there.
Henry Ford was a pacifist. That's why he wouldn't sell Model T's to the military.
I prefer to sit back and listen to the facts folks have to offer. It's been hours of enjoyment a few minutes at a time. A recent one was a fellow who told me my T was worth a million dollars easily. He told me how Henry got the idea for the assembly line from working in a meat packing plant.
Repeating that here some time back it was suggested that meat packing conveyors may have inspired that somewhere.
I also have corrected onlookers with my own misinformation. Purposely and not knowing.
When asked about the speedometer gearing it's fun to say the car is front wheel drive.
Regardless of whatever truth is shown, it is nice that the old cars are being looked at and enjoyed by others.
(Message edited by rich eagle on February 13, 2017)
"My Grampa made a rod bearing out of a piece of bacon, his belt, etc."
Found using Google:
Ed, on one of the LBMTC Tours to the island of Catalina, someone did run a main bearing and DID use a length of leather belt for a connecting rod. It was then driven 1/4 mile onto the barge and drove off at Long Beach. I was a newbie at the time and saw it all happen. I could hardly believe my eyes but I know it lasted at least 1/2 mile.
The Model A came first or was just another model made alongside the T.
Chris Bamford used a leather bearing for well over 1,000 miles. Care to tune in Chris?
Chris' experience is described in the link I posted at 01:36.
I have used leather twice to get home from the back country. We ran on 3 cylinders. The leather didn't like the pressure on 4. 60-80 miles. I have heard the story of bacon rind and leather many times. Shoe tongue works best.
Frank and I like kids in a Model T. This was last fall at a church carnival in Houston.
Ooops,wrong post, sorry.
I was going to say 7, but it could be more, going on the posts by others.
Allan from down under.
Not if you mean your first statement to be a false fact. Then it's a correct post.
I love telling the Kingsford Charcol story and presume it is true.