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How to Start a "Model T" Ford

Shows steps required to safely start any Model T Ford built between 1908 and 1927 using hand crank or electric starter


 


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My 1925 Ford Model T - How to Start & How to Drive
Enthusiasts Website: http://www.fordmodelt.net/ Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/modeltford/ Update 10 Aug 2012: My Model T has been fully restored, and I've just purchased a pair of carriage lights which the car was missing. Updated video to come. Update: "I MADE A MISTAKE!" 55psi only applies to clincher tyres on earlier Model T's. Since mine is a 1925 model and has split rims and balloon tyres, the correct tyre pressure is 35psi. ---------------------------------------------------- I imported my 1925 Ford Model T from the USA, not far from Detroit, Michigan where it was built. In this video I demonstrate the T's unusual controls and how they all work, I show you how to start a Model T, and I take you on a short drive at the end. The Model T was manufactured between 1908 and 1927, and was know by various names including Tin Lizzie, Flivver, T‑Model Ford, or just 'T'. The Model T set 1908 as the historic year that the automobile became popular. It is generally regarded as the first affordable automobile, the car that opened travel to the common middle-class American; some of this was because of Ford's innovations, including assembly line production instead of individual hand crafting. On May 26, 1927, Henry Ford watched the 15 millionth Model T Ford roll off the assembly line at his factory in Highland Park, Michigan.





Ford Model T - Fifth Gear Legends
Over the coming months, we're going to drive some of our favourite cars of all time and we're starting with an absolute cracker. In this video, Graham gets to grips with the backwards controls of a 101 year old Ford Model T and tells the tale of the car that revolutionised motoring.





Model T Ford Club of Victoria Cen'T'enary Tour
Model T Ford Club of Victoria Cen'T'enary Tour 2008. Held at Echuca-Moama in September and October 2008, the Cen'T'enary Tour commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Model T Ford. 270 Entrants spent the week touring local towns and attractions providing a great spectacle to the locals and providing a fitting tribute to Henry Ford and his iconic Model T 100 years on.





Starting and driving 1931 Ford Model A
How to start and drive a model A Ford and going for a drive with my Dad.





Manufacturing of Chevrolet Cars - 1936 - "Master Hands" - WDTVLIVE42
1936 educational film produced by Chevrolet to show the stages of manufacturing their new cars - from foundry to finished vehicles. . . WDTVLIVE42 - Transport, technology, and general interest movies from the past - newsreels, documentaries & publicity films from my archives.





How to start up and drive a 1925 Ford Model T
While still in the Ely neighborhood of Fairlee, Vermont, we get a quick lesson on how to start up and drive a 1925 Ford Model T. I am not sure how comprehensive a lesson it is, but I think with a bit of practice, I could drive this car. Once the car is started, we take a drive down Old Federal Route 5, which has been truncated, since the new Route 5 was built in the 1930's. The road is also unpaved, which I am sure is the way its been for years. Imagine being on this road 80 years ago and seeing this car coming along down the road; this would have been a pretty common sight. At the end of the road, we turn around in a neighbors driveway, where we see a couple of newer, yet vintage, cars. I am not sure what the white car is, but the Chevrolet pick-up looks like it's from the 1960's. Enjoy the view from the car, as well as the lesson on starting and driving it. If you have any questions about the video, feel free to message me. Comments are welcome. The video was taken on August 25th, 2013.





1925 Ford Model T First Start
1925 Ford Model T Coupe This Model T was a Connecticut 'barn find' in April 2012, and had been sitting since 1976. The car is all original and unrestored and will be kept as a "driver" in its original condition. Music Credit: Theme song from Click and Clack: The Tappet Brothers radio show on NPR.





Model T Ford Tractor Plowing
Model T Ford 1927 Model T Ford home made tractor. It has two additional 3-speed transmissions and has a Model TT rear end (Truck). The plow is a John Deere walking plow modified with linkage to raise and lower the plow. My dad purchased this tractor in 1941 for $15.00 "My older brother is running the tractor" (This homemade tractor was used to plow Victory Gardens during the depression)





Hand crank start
Filmed at Norgesløpet 2008 in Hamar, Norway. It sure is an American car from the 1930's but I don't know which brand it is. The cars all looked the same back than, too. It is an impressive task to start it by muscle power, though.





Ford Model T Half engine
I cut this T model Ford engine in half in 1957 using 11 hacksaw blades. The only part not cut with the hacksaw was the camshaft as it was too hard and had to ground through.





Driving Around New York City - 1928
1920's





Model T Ford Blooper Video
I was demonstrating how to hand crank a Model T Ford and I forgot to Retard the spark!





model t ford 1909
after an 8 year restoration this is the car's 1st time out on the road





Starting The Model A
This is the first time the car was started after about two years of not being run.





model T 1926 engine Matane
Matane moteur Ford model T 1926 engine




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