The 1913 Model T Ford

Must have been a cold day when this man brought home his brand new 1913 Model T Touring. Ford completely redesigned the body and fenders for the 1913 model year, and changed nearly every other part of the car as well. Let’s look at the very interesting 1913 model year in this edition of Model T Ford Fix.

The 1913 model year began September 1, 1912. The models and prices announced were as follows:

Touring car, $600

Runabout, $525

Town Car, $800

Delivery, $625

Chassis (unknown price)

Ford records also claim that one coupe was built in 1913, probably for a Ford executive since it was not a cataloged offering. The delivery bodies were left over from 1912, the result of ordering more bodies than the market could bear.

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Repairing a Model T Ford Roller Timer

 

This drawing shows proper location and colors of the wires leading from the timer to the coil box.

The Model T Ford roller timer is the most reliable and best performing timer available for your car. Please do not take this to mean any roller timer or every roller timer. There are some very useless reproduction timers both current and from the past. The ones that work well are those made by Ford, and a few of the replacement brands such as Bull Dog and old stock Tiger timers. There used to be some awesome reproduction roller timers made by Howard Cascia, but since his death several years ago there have not been any good replacement roller timers made by anyone. Let’s take a look at what it takes to repair a roller timer that has been damaged by lack of lubrication.

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Model T Advertising In Ford Times and Other Periodicals

The Model T Ford upon its introduction in 1908 as a 1909 model was destined to be the world’s most popular and best selling car. It was replacing Ford’s Models N – R and S, already the world’s best selling and most popular cars.

Back cover of a 1911 Ford Times sows racing events in England. Of course a Ford won!

Ford advertising took many forms. There were advertisements placed in trade journals such as The Automobile, and advertisements in popular magazines such as Life and Harper’s Weekly. There were newspaper advertisements, post cards, and of course the in – house publication known as Ford Times.

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A Trip to Model T Haven

 

As the automobile industry evolved cars became faster and easier to operate. By the 1930’s automobiles were significantly better than cars built even ten years prior. Old “jalopies” with wooden framed bodies and two wheel brakes were considered dangerous. Many an old car was pushed to the back of the house or under an old tree on the back forty, never to be used again.

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