Ford Model T Runabout, 1912 MY

The Model T Runabout is a passenger car from Ford, with rear wheel drive, a front positioned engine and a 2 door roadster body style. The Ford Model T Runabout's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 2.9 litre, side valve 4 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. In this application it develops 20 bhp (20.3 PS/14.9 kW) of power at 1800 rpm. The engine transmits power to the wheels via a 2 speed manual transmission. Quoted weight at the kerb is 700 kg. The Ford Model T Runabout is said to be able to manage a maxiumum speed of 68 km/h which is 42 mph.


Key facts

Ford Model T Runabout, 1912 MY information summary

What body style?
2 door roadster with 2 seats
How long?
3404 mm
How heavy?
700 kg
What size engine?
2.9 litre, 2896 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
20.3 PS / 20 bhp / 14.9 kW @ 1800 rpm
How much torque?
How fast?
68 km/h, 42 mph

Ford Model models

4 door sedan/​saloon FR 2M 2878 cm3 20.3 PS 20 bhp 14.9 kW 700 kg

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1912 Ford Model T Runabout data
Body type2 seater roadster
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2553 mm 100.5 inches
Track/tread (front) 1448 mm 57 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1467 mm 57.8 inches
Length 3404 mm 134 inches
Width 1676 mm 66 inches
Ground clearance 248 mm 9.8 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.33
Kerb weight 700 kg 1543 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 60.6 litres 13.3 UK Gal 16 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2.9 litre
2896 cc
(176.725 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 95.25 × 101.6 mm
3.75 × 4 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.94
Valve gear side valve (SV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output 20.3 PS (20 bhp) (14.9 kW)
at 1800 rpm
Specific output 6.9 bhp/litre
0.11 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio
Fuel system 1 Holley carburettor
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 724 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 32.9 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 68 km/h (42 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 28.97 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
21.31 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
28.57 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.01 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 46.94 kg/kW
78.4 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock 1.250
Turning circle
Front suspension LA.TL.
Rear suspension LA.TL.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 765 x 105
Tyres rear 765 x 105
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Braked area
Gearbox 2 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general ID176671
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 22.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1912 Ford Model T Runabout added 2008-05-05.
Last modified 2013-02-28.