Ford Model T Roadster 1923 (3200)

Ford Model T Roadster 1923 (3200)

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan – U.S.A.
Type: Model T Roadster
Engine: 2896cc straight-4
Power: 20 bhp / 1.600 rpm
Speed: 72 km/h
Production time: 1908 – 1927
Production outlet: 15,458,781
Production outlet: 1,649,98 (all types in 1923, including 52,317 rolling chassis)
Curb weight: 740 kg

Special:
– On October 1, 1908, the company introduced the successful Ford Model T (also known as Tin Lizzie, Tin Lizzy, T‑Model Ford, Model T or T), designed by Childe Harold Wills, Joseph A. Galamb and Eugene Farkas,
– At first assembled in Piquette plant and from 1910 in the Highland Park plant.
– It was Fords first mass production car (instead of individual hand crafting). The chassis was drawn by workers on a carriage trough the factory. Later, the sleds were replaced by carts on rails and mechanically drawn ("electric lines").
– This was not the first production line with completely interchangeable … Read More

Minerva Open Tourer 1912 (8771)

Minerva Open Tourer 1912 (8771)

Manufacturer: NV Minerva Motors (Minerva Motors Ltd.), Antwerp – Belgium
Type: Open Tourer
Engine: 4084cc straight-4
Power: 33 bhp / 1.750 rpm
Speed: unkown
Production time: 1912 – 1913
Production outlet: unknown
Curb weight: 1490 kg

Special:
– It has a four-speed manual gearbox, a 68 liter fuel tank and rear wheel drive.
– The chassis with open body, designed by Dumas, Montpellier – France, has the famous Knight sleeve-valve engine, in addition to the primitive leaf springs Minerva had also shock absorbers and spiral-toothed angle gear at the rear axle.
– The Knight sleeve-valve engine, named after the American inventor of the design, Charles Yale Knight, works like this: The opening and closing of the valves was accomplished by slotted sleeves, which moved up and down within the cylinder bore, and within this the piston reciprocated. When the ports in the two sleeves aligned with the exhaust port, the … Read More

MG TA Midget Roadster 1936 (0235)

MG TA Midget Roadster 1936 (0235)

Manufacturer: MG Car Company Limited, Cowley – UK
Type: TA Midget Roadster
Production time: mid-year 1936 – mid-year 1939
Production outlet: 3,003
Engine: 1292cc straight-4 MPJG OHV pushrod (from the Wolseley 10)
Power: 50 bhp / 5.000 rpm
Torque: 80 Nm / 2.500 rpm
Drivetrain: rear wheels
Speed: 122 km/h
Curb weight: 1040 kg
Wheelbase: 92.5 inch
Chassis: channel sectioned wooden ash frame with a steel body
Steering: Bishop chain steering
Gearbox: four-speed manual (synchromesch on III and IV / floor shift
Clutch: single dry plate cork liner (cork-faced) running in oil
Carburettor: dual horizontal SU 1in semi-downdraft
Fuel tank: 68 liter rear-mounted slab fuel tank
Electric system: Lucas 6 Volts
Ignition system: distributor and coil
Brakes front: hydraulic 9 inch Lockheed drums
Brakes rear: hydraulic 9 inch Lockheed drums
Suspension front: beam axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs + hydraulic telescopic Luvax-Girling shock absorbers
Suspension rear: beam axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs … Read More

Ford Product T Touring Sort T1 1912 (8059)

Ford Model T Touring Type T1 1912 (8059)

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Enterprise, Dearborn, Michigan – U.S.A.
Sort: Product T Touring Sort T1
Manufacturing time: 1908 – 1914
Manufacturing outlet: fifty,598 (1912: all Touring styles)
Manufacturing outlet: 68,773 (1912: all styles)
Manufacturing outlet: 506,225 (1908-1914: all Typ T1 styles)
Manufacturing outlet: fifteen,458,781 (1908-1927: all styles)
Motor: 2896cc straight-4 aspect valves flathead, L-block, L-head
Power: twenty bhp / one.600 rpm
Drivetrain: rear wheels
Velocity: 68 km/h
Suppress fat: 710 kg
Wheelbase: one hundred inch
Chassis: direct frame created of riveted U-steel profiles on a wooden skeleton with individual metallic planking system
Steering: planetary epicyclic gear
Gearbox: handbook two-speed planetary device with a magneto positioned in front of the flywheel (this magneto supplied ignition current generated in a established of stationary coils)
Clutch: a number of dry plate disc
Carburettor: Ford
Fuel tank: 38 liter (case gas method: gravity type, no pump)
Electric method: six Volts
Ignition method: solitary trembler coil… Read More