The closed cars were all available in a choice of Royal Maroon, Highland Green or Fawn Gray. The box of the truck is very nice with good wood and nice tail gate too. The Model T mobilized a nation, not only the United States, but many other countries. The balance is due in full as cash in person or wired to our bank account. The top is fairly new with one small rip seen in photographs. The truck would look great outside an antique shop, bait shop or farmers market.
Please feel free to call us at 319-396-2698 to answer questions. In spite of the improvements, the public continued its swing away from the Ford offering. The Ford body catalogs list no options other than the gray with the red or green stripe until 1927 models when gray with a white stripe was the only color. The bodies, except for the Fordor, lower and much more attractive. This truck is currently stored inside and can remain there for up to 15 days to allow for pick up or transportation of this truck. Klan had visited a slaughterhouse in Chicago. The 1926 models were almost the last word in weight addition, although they would become even more obese before the end, and this was just about the final blow to peppy performance.
Internally, steel shoes were installed over the cast-iron bosses on which the metal clutch plates rode. Neutral was located by the parking brake lever. Gasoline or kerosene fuel was used to heat water in a boiler; the steam produced was channeled to the cylinders, where the pressure drives the pistons up and down. The Model T had truly been The Universal Car. When opened, access to the compartment is extremely easy. There is little question that this improved Ford looked a good deal like more automobile than the one it replaced. The 20 horsepower engine was capable of carrying the vehicle to a top speed of around 45 mph.
The date of this change is not known but is believed to have been in late 1926 or in calendar 1927. This 1926 truck, adapted for firefighting by American LaFrance, served Milan, Michigan, for 12 years. He paid his workers a wage proportionate to the cost of the automobile, so they would be able to buy what they produced. Whether all engines were black, unpainted, or green cannot be determined with certainty. With the lowered steering wheel and cramped compartment, it took some maneuvering to get seated. There were no options; maroon Fordors and green Tudors and Coupes. Shifts from low to high nicely.
The new bodies were all metal except for the floorboards. He instructed his suppliers how to assemble the wood crates that were used to ship him parts. To most, it was the end of an era—almost like a death in the family. The cars were very solid when compared with the previous design, so much so that the Model T gained a new personality. In fact dealers were instructed to point out to prospective customers that this was a restyled and more comfortable version of the tried and true Model T that everyone knew and loved.
Distance from back panel of front seats to front of rear seat increased 2 inches, affording more knee room. As with the paint colors, seemingly original 1926 cars have been seen with black headlight rims, and closed cars with black radiator shells. The fuel sediment bulb was now located on the firewall inside the engine compartment, making it much easier to drain. An interesting sidelight: Fords records show the last Model T to be built on May 31, 1927 was number 15,007,033 but other Ford records show the engine with that number was the first one built June 1, 1927, the day following the end of car production. The sweep of the body lines from the radiator cap back to the spare tire carrier is startling.
Beautiful when new, it soon oxidized into a dirty brown. During 1925 Ford began an extensive advertising campaign to boost its sagging market share. It is of particular importance that the bodies of all closed and open cars are all-steel throughout, except the Fordor which has a composite body. Seat—has been completely redesigned for increased comfort. Your prospect is more interested in the beauty of the car, to which especial thought has been directed, and in the added comfort and convenience than he is in how these improvements were achieved. The buyer is responsible to arrange and pay for pick up of this vehicle.
There are a few little scratches and paint chips, however, wonderful patina. History The Ford Model T has an extensive history in the automotive market lasting for nearly 20 years. Upon returning from his visit, he proposed the idea to Peter Martin. While it is true that certain refinements have been added to the chassis and that these are more radical and therefore more conspicuous than any which have heretofore been made, the model T chassis though lower remains the same in design and construction as it has been since 1908. The engine has been overhauled by previous owner and runs like a watch. The seat is in real nice shape as is rubber floor mat. Buyer arranges shipping Buyer handles title transfer and fees, unless financed through Cassill Motors.
Unfortunately, tightening this lock nut could easily break the casting. The rear deck compartment is not only wider and longer, but deeper as well. The crates were then dismantled and used within the bodies of the car. All-steel bodies mean added strength and durability. The styling was contemporary—similar to the competition which had a similar style for years—and then changed, when Ford caught up.