My 1925 Ford Model T - How to Start & How to Drive
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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.
"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
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
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.
Master Hands (1936) Chevrolet Manufacturing
Classic "capitalist realist" drama showing the manufacture of Chevrolets
from foundry to finished vehicles. Though ostensibly a tribute to the
"master hands" of the assembly line workers, it seems more of a paean to
the designers of this impressive mass production system. Filmed in Flint,
Michigan, just months before the United Auto Workers won union recognition
with their famous sitdown strikes.
Selected for the 1999 National Film Registry of "artistically, culturally,
and socially significant" films.
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)
2014 Mini Production
Watch the birth of the new 2014 Mini from start to finish.
0:00 Pressing Plant
1:54 Body Construction
5:57 Paint Shop
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.
The first car ever running live! The Benz Motorwagen (1885)
This is rare footage of the world's first car's engine igniting & running.
After developing a successful gas-powered two-stroke piston engine in 1873,
Karl Benz focused on developing a motorized vehicle. His Patent Motorwagen
(or Motor Car), introduced in 1886, is widely regarded as the first
purpose-built automobile, that is a vehicle designed from the ground up to
be motorized. Benz unveiled it officially on July 3, 1886 on the
Ringstraße in Mannheim, Germany. The vehicle was patented with German
patent number 37435, which Benz applied for on January 29, 1886.
Henry Ford's Mirror of America 1962
Henry Ford's Mirror of America 1962
Compilation of images and sequences from the Ford Film Collection, with
excellent footage of United States history, culture, industry and daily
life between about 1915 and 1930. Highlights include Coney Island, the
increasing pervasiveness of the automobile in American life, and early