Ford Model T - How to Start & How to Drive
Subscribe For More Model T Videos: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=PremiereDirector 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.
First firing of the 1917 Model T engine
After a lot of hard work it is finally running my 1917 model t engine that is going in my 1926 tudoor sedan
1919 Buick First start since 1952
This is the first startup of this 1919 buick six roadster that had been sitting in a barn in ohio since 1952. It was parked there with a bad differential. My boss bought it on Ebay and i gently disassembled the engine, cleaned out the 50+ year old oil, freed up the piston rings and put it back together. I had to substitute a newer coil to get a strong spark and had manually filled the float bowl of the carburetor. No fuel pump was hooked up or water in the engine hence the short run time. This is a very cool early overhead valve engine with an aluminum crankcase,cast iron cylinder block, roller tappets, exposed valvetrain, zero gap piston rings, and electric start. This car had about 14,000 miles on the odometer. Enjoy the video! Check out my other video/slide show for engine disassembly pictures.
New Model T Engine in Test Stand
1927 Model T engine, rebuilt by Tim aka 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 new website address is www.tfoye.com