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This Model T Exploded!

Post by MichaelPawelek » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:00 pm

I have over 400 Model T and Model A pictures collected over the years from the Internet so I have no idea where this came from originally but it is very inventive and interesting. If someone knows the location please comment!

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Re: This Model T Exploded!

Post by Andy » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:07 pm

That looks and awful lot like the one at The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village.

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Re: This Model T Exploded!

Post by BobD » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:24 pm

This one taken at The Henry Ford Museum 2018.
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Re: This Model T Exploded!

Post by Rich Eagle » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:36 pm

Possibly a carburetor backfire? ;O3
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Re: This Model T Exploded!

Post by George N Lake Ozark » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:23 pm

Looks like 'The Boys" have been around ??
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Re: This Model T Exploded!

Post by Oldav8tor » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:12 pm

Why are the demountable rims displayed inside the wheels? Shouldn't it be the other way around?
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Re: This Model T Exploded!

Post by Ruxstel24 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:31 pm

Loose nut in the flywheel maybe ? :shock:


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Re: This Model T Exploded!

Post by Norman Kling » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:15 pm

Hit a California pothole.
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Re: This Model T Exploded!

Post by MichaelPawelek » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:12 pm

Must be a Southern Wide Track!


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Re: This Model T Exploded!

Post by George Andreasen » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:24 pm

Actually, this was Henry's first attempt at what he called a "stationary assembly line". The idea was to drop all the parts in one place and have a completed car. Alas, it didn't fare too well.

I understand the Ford engineer who came up with the idea was dismissed not long after........................


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Re: This Model T Exploded!

Post by Mark Osterman » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:40 pm

I have seen that several times in the Science Museum in London right across the street from the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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Re: This Model T Exploded!

Post by BobD » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:48 pm

Mark Osterman wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:40 pm
I have seen that several times in the Science Museum in London right across the street from the Victoria and Albert Museum.
I personally took the above photo at The Henry Ford Museum in Sept. 2018.
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Re: This Model T Exploded!

Post by Mark Osterman » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:53 pm

Ha ... I see that one is at Henry Ford Museum .. not the Science Musem. So evidently there is more than one. The Duetches Museum in Munich may have one too. Everything in that place is cut in half!

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Re: This Model T Exploded!

Post by VowellArt » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:47 pm

The wheels and rims are still in the wrong positions...you'd think somebody would fixt that.
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Re: This Model T Exploded!

Post by BobD » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:00 pm

Looks like it would be a relatively easy fix.


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Re: This Model T Exploded!

Post by Mindless Automaton » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:16 pm

It'd be funny if both museums had the rims assembled incorrectly.


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Re: This Model T Exploded!

Post by Chris Barker » Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:07 am

Hmm. The shut lines aren't too good


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Re: This Model T Exploded!

Post by d stroud » Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:45 am

I think I have a picture that I took of that in 1964 at the Henry Ford Museum somewhere. Chris B., what are "shut lines"? Dave
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Re: This Model T Exploded!

Post by Chris Barker » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:19 am

Gaps around panels and doors

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