The first Ford cars were equipped with what brand of engine?
#22687. Asked by wheeler1. (Sep 20 02 1:59 AM)
The engine in Ford's first car had no brand name. It was something Ford cooked |
Henry Ford built his first automobile, the 'Quadricycle,' in 1896 in a wood and
coal shed behind his home at 58 Bagley Avenue in Detroit. He built a 2-cylinder
gasoline motor, made from old steam engine parts, to power the vehicle. See:
On June 4, 1896 in a tiny workshop behind his home on 58 Bagley Avenue, Henry
Ford put the finishing touches on his gasoline-powered motorcar. After more
than two years of experimentation, Henry Ford at the age of thirty-two, had
completed his first experimental automobile. He dubbed his creation the
Quadricycle, so named because it ran on four bicycle tires. The success of the
little vehicle fueled Ford's automobile ambitions, leading ultimately to the
founding of Ford Motor Company in 1903.
About our Car: (Gift of Ford Motor Company) The Quadricycle is built on a steel
frame with no body. The dash is made of wood, and the seat is toolbox-like,
covered in green cloth with metal arms. There is an electric bell in front of
the dash and a bicycle lamp on the side. The metal plate on the back of the seat
U.S. and FOREIGN PATENTS PENDING ON THE WORKING PART and DESIGN OF THIS MACHINE
2 cylinder, 4-cycle gasoline engine.
Power transmitted from motor to countershaft to rear wheels by chain.
Weight of vehicle: 500 lbs.
Gasoline tank: 3 gallons
Transmission: 2 speeds (10 and 20 m.p.h.) No reverse.
In order to stop, clutch had to be released and foot brake applied.
Diameter of wheels: 26'
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