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by drobnock
21 Apr 2018, 07:30
Forum: Not Model T Related
Topic: first fatality involving a fully autonomous car.
Replies: 2
Views: 698

Re: first fatality involving a fully autonomous car.

“I’ve come to the conclusion that this will become the most disruptive technology in history, even more disruptive than the invention of the wheel,” said Thomas Frey, a futurist and founder of the DaVinci Institute, a think tank in Westminster. “There’s a lot of interesting questions. What happens t...
by drobnock
13 Apr 2018, 08:22
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Bonhams to auction off world's largest Ford collection at No Reserve!
Replies: 1
Views: 268

Re: Bonhams to auction off world's largest Ford collection at No Reserve!

I do wonder about the life expectancy of automobile museums and collections open to the public. Attached are questions on risk management of a museum collection. https://www.markelinsurance.com/-/media/specialty/museums/sales-materials/protecting-your-museum-0216.pdf?la=en&hash=14B19F455145714BEA4B5...
by drobnock
18 Mar 2018, 16:09
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: How to Drive a Model T Ford
Replies: 3
Views: 770

Re: How to Drive a Model T Ford

Excellent presentation.
by drobnock
30 Dec 2017, 09:11
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: BOOK Light Car Patrols 1916-19: War and Exploration...
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: BOOK Light Car Patrols 1916-19: War and Exploration...

Without reading the book on Light Car Patrols (1916-1918) I have no knowledge if this information is included. In December 1918 this article appeared telling of the motor division of the Quartermaster Corp ordering a quantity of Model T Fords for military service. As the date of the article puts it ...
by drobnock
15 Dec 2017, 08:41
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: FMC produced 15 million...
Replies: 2
Views: 473

FMC produced 15 million...

There has been some discussion on the number of FMC produced Model Ts surviving. The number given for production is 15 million and it appears to be based on the serial number of the motor. My question how many motors did FMC produce ? When a car is registered for operation it is generally accepted t...
by drobnock
03 Sep 2017, 11:45
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Reconstruction sales, production records lost in 1970 Fire?
Replies: 4
Views: 405

Re: Reconstruction sales, production records lost in 1970 Fire?

I originally asked a similar question a while back about body numbers found on coupes built between 1917 to 1922. Rather poor response. So if a questionnaire - one page would appear - for coupes - as a start - how much interest would there be in starting a data base (Information such as body number ...
by drobnock
23 Aug 2017, 08:00
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Reconstruction sales, production records lost in 1970 Fire?
Replies: 4
Views: 405

Re: Reconstruction sales, production records lost in 1970 Fire?

There are owners who ask questions about the origins and production of their cars. But without a build sheet /delivery sheet the car is an orphan. No birth certificate........ To put it another way, those who own post 1911 Model T's are at a loss for having production information. Below are comments...
by drobnock
22 Aug 2017, 11:27
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Reconstruction sales, production records lost in 1970 Fire?
Replies: 4
Views: 405

Reconstruction sales, production records lost in 1970 Fire?

It is my understanding that The Henry Ford has a major fire in 1970. The fire destroyed post 1915 Model T sale and production records. Is any one aware of an attempt to reproduce or collect the information lost in the 1970's? Those of us with late production cars are at a loss to historical informat...
by drobnock
18 Aug 2017, 11:38
Forum: Discussion Forum
Topic: Care and Feeding - What kind of Gas to use in my Model T Ford?
Replies: 5
Views: 1356

Re: Care and Feeding - What kind of Gas to use in my Model T Ford?

This is a correction --- From the original source - Automobile Engineering.Vol. 6. page 71. 1921. "Ford Construction and Repair." Text Reads, "This mixing tube, figure 54, can be replaced with a tube 23/32 inch in diameter at the throat for proper mixing of present heavy fuels." Illustration 54 show...