Watched a video on how to crank a 1904 Model C Ford and the crank is on the passenger side rather than the front as a T is. How does that work? How does a side crank engage the engine to turn from the side. Hope the question makes sense. Thanks
The two cylinder engine is sideways in the car and drives the rear axle via a chain. As seen at Hershey last year (Model A):
John the engine is under the seat sideways.Crank handle still hooks into the crankshaft. Cheers pete
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A Model C (as well as an A, A/C and F) has a horizontally opposed engine. The engine is centered on the frame and under the body, not under the false hood in the front. One cylinder points toward the rear, one cylinder points toward the front. The crankcase is in between the cylinder and, of course, holds the crank shaft. The crank shaft runs left to right, not front to rear. Therefore, the end of the crankshaft is on the side of the vehicle, near the center.
This is a very typical arrangement seen on a lot of two cylinder cars such as REO, Buick, etc.
Another view of a very nice car !
Carl Pate starting his 1903 Model A at Paynesville, MN several years ago: