My 1925 Ford Model T - Starting Safely & How to Change Gear
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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.
New Model T Engine in Test Stand
1927 Model T engine, rebuilt by Gen III Antique Auto of Massachusetts.
This engine was done for a client in Florida. It includes a Stipe 280 cam,
nylon timing gear, modified 009 distributor, modern clutch pack, and a high
compression head. Assembled using modern methods and tolerances. It's
been "Balanced and Blueprinted". This video was taken to show our long
distance customer what it looks like and how it runs before shipping it
down to him. If you have a Model T engine you need rebuilt, please give us
a call or drop us a note via email. Our website address is
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.