Category: Technical

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T Thoughts – John O’Neill

Hi members, I hope all is well with you in these strange times we are all living through. Our Secretary mentioned in his recent email our club is looking for things to publish on the website. As I have plenty of unplanned time on my...

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Model T Technical Tips

Useful images… Assorted grouping of technical images that may be useful for study or maintenance on Model T Cars & Commercials gleaned from various internet sites. Whilst we do not know the authors of these images and cannot credit them individually, we do acknowledge with...

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Original Toolkit

Original Toolkit 1914 ex Manchester In the current Irish Ford Times you have a copy of a 1914 tool list. Please find attached photographs of that tool list assembled from original items, all from Manchester. There are one or two photos in a little more detail. Also...

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Electrical Wiring Illustrations

Here is a very interesting article on the subject of electrical wiring on a Model T Ford  – with thanks to authors various courtesy of MTFCA with thanks. CAUTION: Please be careful to note that there is a difference between cars with a starter/generator and...

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Cleaning Sparking Plugs

Here is a very interesting article on the cleaning of Spark Plugs – with thanks to authors various courtesy of MTFCA with thanks. Spark Plug Cleaning Instructions: 2. Image of Spark Plug prior to assembly:

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Calendar Year Production

The following table shows engine serial numbers for the Ford Model T, gleaned from production records at the Ford Motor Company. These numbers represent calendar year production, not model year. 1908 1-309 1909 310-14161 1910 14162-34900 1911 34901-88900 1912 88901-183563 1913 183564-408347 1914 408348-656063 1915...

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Universal Rim Tools

The original instructions for the operation of Universal Rim Tools may be accessed here for those who wish to take on the challenge of changing a tyre on the later Model Ts with split rims. We suggest that you print out the instructions and take...

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Model T Specification

Engine 20 horsepower, 4 cylinder in line L-head side valve with detachable cylinder head and 3 bearing crankshaft. Bore/Stroke: 3 ¾ by 4” Displacement: 2896 cc (177 cubic inches). Gearbox   Integral with the engine. Foot operated 2 speed and reverse epicyclic transmission foot-brake. Transmission  Torque...

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VAT on Imports

All car enthusiasts especially of the veteran type should be interested in a recent decision by the London Tribunal Centre concerning the tariff classification for duty purposes of a 1955 Ford Zephyr Mark 1 convertible motor car. The appellant in the case had appealed against...